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Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

Op-eds

Ruzicka ’21: Brown should make all courses S/NC while allowing grade petitions

March 24, 2020 0 comments

Amid the panic and fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college students everywhere have been left in limbo about the trajectory of their academic careers. The most prominent concern I have encountered among students is the impact the global crisis might have on their academic success.

Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

Op-eds

Javaheri ’20: Against mandatory S/NC — why choice matters

March 24, 2020 1 comment

In recent days, there has been a call for all courses to switch to mandatory S/NC grading as a measure to “achieve real equality,” claiming that the loss of our on-campus community and access to resources necessitates the implementation of a forced pass/fail semester.

Oke ’20, Saji ’20: Brown University must continue paying its student workers

Op-eds

Oke ’20, Saji ’20: Brown University must continue paying its student workers

March 23, 2020 0 comments

On March 20, Brown University announced that they would no longer pay student workers after Saturday, April 4, if students could not continue their on-campus jobs remotely.

McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

Op-eds

McCarthy ’23: In the age of COVID-19, we must consider inequality: make classes mandatory S/NC

March 22, 2020 1 comment

As the majority of students depart from campus, entering into new environments with new routines, I fear that remote learning will amplify the inequalities among our student body.

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

Columns

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

March 19, 2020 3 comments

As soon as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s triumph on Super Tuesday became apparent, progressives at Brown and online began bemoaning the result. Once again, the Democrats were running a boring centrist who was certain to lose to current President Donald Trump.

Editors’ Note: For now, The Herald moves to online-only publication

COVID-19 Updates, Editors' Note

Editors’ Note: For now, The Herald moves to online-only publication

March 17, 2020 0 comments

In light of the suspension of in-person classes that began this week, it saddens us to write that the March 13 issue of The Herald marked our last print publication of the semester. 

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

Columns

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

March 13, 2020 2 comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has quickly developed into a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions. The virus is said to cause mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most cases, resulting in severe respiratory illness in particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals.

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

Columns

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

March 12, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 24, The Herald reported that seven former players on the women’s basketball team alleged that their coach Sarah Behn “repeatedly made remarks about players’ weights, used language that they described as vulgar and singled out players for criticism.”

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

Editorials

Editorial: Brown must address students’ long-term COVID-19 concerns

March 11, 2020 1 comment

In response to the spread of COVID-19 and the ever-heightening accompanying international concern, the University has announced and implemented a number of public health measures.

Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

Op-eds

Frieden ‘19.5: I was tear gassed by the IDF. Warren Kanders Must Go.

March 11, 2020 1 comment

Last fall, I watched a livestream of the Whitney Museum filling with smoke. The smoke emanated from bundles of sage burned by members of Decolonize This Place, an activist collective based in New York City advocating for the removal of Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 from the board of the museum.