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Dan Davidson ’11: Why R.I. reformed court debt

April 14, 2009 0 comments

A recent New York Times article highlighted one of the ways that states, burdened with massive budget shortfalls, are filling their coffers. In Florida, Georgia, Michigan and elsewhere, state judicial systems are cracking down on people who owe fees and fines to the courts.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Awareness of impact key to sustainability

April 14, 2009 0 comments

To the Editor: In response to Katherine Hermann’s column (“First things first — learn how to recycle a bottle,” Apr. 10): Anyone who says that Brown students are not excited about the small problems with sustainability does not know the right Brown students. Not only do a large population of […]

Editors' Note

CORRECTION: SEDER

April 14, 2009 0 comments

Editors' Note

Corrections

April 14, 2009 0 comments

An article in Friday’s Herald (“Panelists discuss being gay in the business world,” April 10) quoted Kyle Poyar ’10 as saying that Brown University does not give medical coverage benefits to domestic partners. In fact, same-sex domestic partners are covered under the University’s Health coverage plan, “subject to meeting specific eligibility criteria,” according the the University’s Benefits Enrollment Decision Guide, as posted on the Human Resources Web site.

Editorials

Editorial: Wertheimer for UCS president

April 14, 2009 0 comments

Several of this year’s presidential candidates are dedicated members of the Undergraduate Council of Students who have served in leadership positions and taken the lead on important initiatives. But of the four candidates in the running, Clay Wertheimer ’10 is the best choice.

Columns

Simon Liebling ’12: Student power for Palestine

April 14, 2009 6 comments

Students at the New School withstood pepper spray attacks by police last week while trying to force the ouster of their controversial president, continuing the tradition of a year of occupations as part of a national campaign for accessible education. The beleaguered administrators they target could almost be forgiven for thinking that the goals of student power movements end where they begin — on campus.

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon 4/14/09

April 14, 2009 0 comments

Editorials

Editorial: UFB leadership endorsements

April 13, 2009 0 comments

Tomorrow, Brown students will choose the new leadership of the Undergraduate Finance Board, the body that allocates funding for officially recognized student groups. We strongly urge you to vote for Salsabil Ahmed ’11 for UFB chair and Neil Parikh ’11 for vice chair. Of the candidates running for these positions, they are the best prepared to counter the board’s weaknesses and capitalize on its strengths.

Columns

Nick Hagerty ’10: Academic Inequality

April 13, 2009 0 comments

But since faculty turnover can proceed even more slowly than a UCS meeting, here are two proposals that could improve undergraduate academics at Brown in the meantime.  Brown, like all colleges, likes to cite numbers on average class size.

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon 4/13/09

April 13, 2009 0 comments