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Opinions

Opinions pieces published in The Herald — which include columns, op-eds, letters to the editor, and editorials — are written independently of news coverage. More information on the difference between these formats can be found at https://www.browndailyherald.com/submissions/.

Patterson ’23: Stop the theatrics. Pause reopening plans before it’s too late

Op-eds

Patterson ’23: Stop the theatrics. Pause reopening plans before it’s too late

September 8, 2020 6 comments

Almost everyday I think about the words of President Christina Paxson P’19 in her April op-ed entitled “College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall, Here’s How We Do it.” It’s a snazzy headline, to be sure.

Ruzicka ’21: Your money or your life

Columns

Ruzicka ’21: Your money or your life

August 19, 2020 0 comments

“Why Brown?” Thousands of prospective students have answered this question as they vied for a coveted spot in the next class of Brunonians.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

Op-eds

Pipatjarasgit ’21: President Paxson, since when has safety been your priority?

August 14, 2020 0 comments

On Aug. 11, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced “modifications” to the University’s original fall 2020 plans released on July 7 (though the term “reversal” is more appropriate in my view).

Carroll ’21: Reducing the pandemic fees is good. Now we need long-term transparency and change.

Op-eds

Carroll ’21: Reducing the pandemic fees is good. Now we need long-term transparency and change.

August 13, 2020 1 comment

Last week, the Brown Undergraduate Council of Students launched a campaign against what we deemed Brown’s “pandemic fees” and nearly 2,000 Brown community members and concerned parties signed our petition. 

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

Op-eds

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

August 12, 2020 1 comment

Prior to students’ return to campus this fall, the University has upheld its policy requiring students to spend six semesters living on campus, and promised to uphold their agreement to house all students who request it.

Editors’ Note: This fall, The Herald will publish online daily, print weekly

Editors' Note

Editors’ Note: This fall, The Herald will publish online daily, print weekly

August 5, 2020 0 comments

The Herald has made the difficult decision to shift to a weekly print schedule for the fall semester.

Brown, update the Open Curriculum; DIAP shouldn’t be optional

Editorials

Brown, update the Open Curriculum; DIAP shouldn’t be optional

July 31, 2020 0 comments

On June 15, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced a series of measures to address racial injustice through the University’s institutional power and resources.

A fall without first-years: Ten incoming students weigh in

A fall without first-years: Ten incoming students weigh in

July 22, 2020 0 comments

The Herald circulated a form asking incoming first-year students how they felt about the University’s three-term hybrid plan for the 2020-21 academic year, which means their class will not come to campus until spring 2021. Here are ten responses.

Letter: To build distinction in athletics, Brown made painful but necessary decision

Letters to the Editor

Letter: To build distinction in athletics, Brown made painful but necessary decision

July 17, 2020 5 comments

To the Editor: I write as a Brown alumnus, proud parent of two Brown graduates and Chancellor of the University with deep respect for the perspectives of members of our community. 

Ruzicka ’21: Don’t Sell Shopping Period Short

Columns

Ruzicka ’21: Don’t Sell Shopping Period Short

July 15, 2020 0 comments

Since the University administration announced its plans for the fall 2020 semester on July 7, 2020, students have been focused on making their decisions about whether or not to return to campus.