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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/.

Editors' Note, Letters to the Editor

Editor’s Note

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Earlier this month, The Herald published a letter signed by Philip Kloss ’11 (“Transfers a valuable addition to Brown,” April 10). Since its publication, the editors have learned that no student with that name is currently enrolled at Brown.

Columns

Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: (Don’t) stop the presses!

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I learned to read when I was three. I still remember reading nightly with my father, sitting in his lap with a book in my hands and a blanket around my shoulders. I was brought up on “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Goodnight Moon” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” I wonder what books my sons and daughters will learn to read first, if they read books at all. I might be sitting with a child in my lap, pointing at lines of text on a computer screen instead of words on a page.

Columns

Anish Mitra ’10: Fall Weekend fiasco

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I am not arguing that Columbus was a saint, or the first explorer to arrive in the Americas. Columbus’ significance derives from the series of events that transpired after his arrival that ultimately led to the creation of our country.

Editorials

Editorial: Dear ADOCHers

April 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brunonians are smiling, and for good reason — spring is here at last. In the coming weeks, we enrolled students will judge how best to split our time between the lawns and the libraries. But for the moment, we’ll savor springtime, and leave the serious decision-making to you, the class of 2013.

Editorials

Editorial: Another bump in the wall

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Last Wednesday, Superintendent for Providence Public Schools Tom Brady handed down some good news. In the coming academic year, six schools in his district will abandon the practice known as “bumping,” in which teaching vacancies are filled in order of seniority. The year after that, the entire school district will follow suit. After the old single-criterion system ends, principals will select replacement candidates based on a thorough evaluation of their skills and their compatibility with the empty position.

Editorial Cartoon, 4/21/09

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Columns

Fatima Aqeel ’12: The election race

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As the election period for the Undergraduate Student Council here at Brown drew closer, many students eating at the dining halls were confronted by their peers in UCS who were hunting for signatures.

Columns

Tory Hartmann ’11: Blue book exams are the way to go

April 21, 2009 2 comments

Despite the Securexam program’s apparent benefits, I do not like the idea of using Securexam. Call me a Luddite, but I believe that the benefits of hand-writing one’s own responses far outweigh the convenience of a computer. 

Editors' Note

Correction

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

An article in Monday’s Herald (“Transfer students embrace life at Brown,” April 20) incorrectly referred to Melea Atkins ’10 as the Head Transfer Student Adviser. In fact, Atkins, Carly Hudelson ’10 and Chelsea Harris ’09 are transfer orientation coordinators.

Editorials

Editorial: Young trustee elections

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

If the Corporation is truly committed to obtaining input about the undergraduate experience, it should use a more representative selection process. To that end, we recommend making young alumni trustee an elected position.