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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/.

Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

Op-eds

Gaur ’21 and Lee ’20: UFB’s pandemic response fails our communities

May 30, 2020 2 comments

Following Brown’s closure due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 16 Brown student organizations called on the Undergraduate Finance Board to donate unused funds from these organizations’ annual budgets to mutual aid efforts to support members of both the Brown and Rhode Island communities.

Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

Columns

Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

May 30, 2020 0 comments

Over the past four years, my professors taught me about the history of museums, how to read like a writer and to question who has the right to tell what stories.

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

Columns

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

May 28, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

A couple days before classes started last fall, I learned that my grandmother was dying. She was the oldest member of my family, but we did not expect such a rapid decline in her health.

AJ Davis: Finding meaning in the small moments

Columns

AJ Davis: Finding meaning in the small moments

May 26, 2020 2 comments

Anticlimactic. That is the descriptor most used when discussing graduation for the class of 2020.

Eduard Muñoz-Suñé: How the pandemic expanded my perception of success after college

Columns

Eduard Muñoz-Suñé: How the pandemic expanded my perception of success after college

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

The coronavirus has radically changed the last three months of my college experience by ending in-person classes, making me leave campus and postponing my graduation.

Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

Columns

Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

For many adults, the end of the pandemic will be marked by apparent normalcy. Control over the novel coronavirus (whether in the form of a vaccine, herd immunity, or comprehensive contact tracing) promises the cessation of mass death, yes, but also the return of familiar routines.

Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

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Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

My mind has never thought as an ordered set of instructions. I always have a jumble of thoughts in my head, reminders to do laundry next to overdue problem sets on top of pleas from my mom to CALL MY GRANDPARENTS.

Wrenn MS’18 PhD’21: Fact-Checking the UCS Executive Board’s Herald Letter: A Historical Perspective

Op-eds

Wrenn MS’18 PhD’21: Fact-Checking the UCS Executive Board’s Herald Letter: A Historical Perspective

May 24, 2020 0 comments

In their May 15 letter to the editor, the Executive Board of the Undergraduate Council of Students appealed to the Brown community that the Class Coordinating Board is not an official form of student government: 

Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

Columns

Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

May 24, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

I am technically part of the class of 2019.5. But because I graduated a little early, I decided to spend spring semester on campus, remaining engaged in the communities I have come to love at Brown.

Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem: Trailblazing as a brown girl at Brown

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Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem: Trailblazing as a brown girl at Brown

May 23, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

I remember being wide-eyed and nervous. My stomach was in knots, yet my heart was warm and full of anticipation. My parents and I had decided to take a road trip from my home in North Carolina to Providence, Rhode Island for my college move-in.