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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/.

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: 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.

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. 

Columns

Anthony Staehelin ’10: A Day On College Hill: A campus-wide responsibility!

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

So what does any of this have to do with you? The goal of this column is twofold. First, it is an attempt to alert the campus that ADOCH is happening tomorrow. For reasons I still don’t understand, over the last few years the Admission Office has been unable to obtain permission to send a campus-wide e-mail announcing ADOCH and has limited their announcement to an entry in Brown Morning Mail. (I know the head coordinators are still pushing for an e-mail announcement this year, and I hope they are successful.) The second goal of this column is to explain, as a past ADOCH Coordinator, how important campus-wide involvement is.

Columns

Nick Werle ’10: Think, before you (invite someone to) speak

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

When John Yoo, the author of the Bush Administration’s infamous “torture memos,” came to Brown in February, he was welcomed as an honored guest. Yoo, who served as an attorney in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003, came to campus in order to debate the existence of universal human rights with Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

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.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: HEI misrepresented

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Student Labor Alliance calls on the University to support worker unionization at HEI Hospitality.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bring students to the Corporation

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Will Wray ’10 suggests an altenative to the Corporation’s “young alum” position — a UCS liason.

Columns

Katharine Hermann ’09: A love letter to two of Brown’s libraries

April 16, 2009 1 comment

I love the Brown libraries and have two points to make on their behalf: Appreciate the Rock more. Use the Hay more.