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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/.

Columns

Jeanne Jeong ’12: How not to win a college election

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Though the approval rating of UCS has increased since the fall to a little over 50 percent, the organization still remains somewhat of a mystery to the rest of campus. So it seems fitting that UCS elections should be equally baffling.

Columns

Jeremy Feigenbaum ’11: The Passover story

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Passover also provides important lessons for modern Jews and non-Jews alike about the freedoms they enjoy.

Columns

Tyler Rosenbaum ’11: Rhode Island falls behind

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The rest of New England is preparing to follow in Iowa’s footsteps. New Hampshire and Maine look likely to approve marriage equality bills this year, and Vermont’s legislature already overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’ veto of its marriage equality bill by a two-thirds vote. Where is Rhode Island?

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon, 4/15/09

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Editorials

Editorial: Beyond forgiveness

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

We think that Brown could go further in its forgiveness of penalties for unpaid balances.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: No divestment at Hampshire, no divestment at Brown

April 15, 2009 10 comments

Tuesday’s column, (“Student power for Palestine,” Apr. 14) contains factually incorrect and vitriolic information.

Editors' Note

CORRECTION: SEDER

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

Editors' Note

Corrections

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

Columns

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

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.