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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/.

Editorials

Editorial: Next year in Providence

October 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

There will be no quick and easy resolution of the struggle between municipal officials, University administrators and state legislators over proposed development in the Jewelry District of downtown Providence.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: W Week activities are aimed at all students

October 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As a WPC, I was delighted by the publicity W Week received from last Friday’s article (“Pledge to respect one’s body kicks off annual women’s week,” Oct. 23). However, that article made the inaccurate assumption that W Week means Women’s Week, a week for women. W Week is not a week for women to learn about women’s issues: It’s a week of events organized by the WPCs to promote awareness of issues that affect everyone, regardless of gender. (W Week included a women-only self-defense workshop, but this requirement doesn’t represents the ethos of W Week; it was a requirement of the instructor.)

Columns

Fatima Aqeel ’12: Life in the SciLi

October 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A few basic improvements could be made to the library in order to facilitate good studying.

Columns

Mary Bates GS: Doing time in graduate school

October 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled

No matter where one is in his or her graduate career, the question, “When do you plan on finishing your degree?” is sure to inspire anxiety.

Editorials

Editorial: The sauce

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown’s athletics department recently partnered with an outside company, Nelligan Sports Marketing, to increase advertising sales and sponsorships. The company has done well for us so far, bringing in corporate sponsorships from Dunkin’ Donuts, AT&T, Domino’s Pizza and Taco Bell. Sponsorship funding for the year has already surpassed the previous fiscal year’s total. These early successes are encouraging, and will hopefully mark the beginning of a profitable partnership (the University has not yet broken even on the five-year deal).

Editorials

Editorial: Dropped call

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Professors in the physics and engineering departments must have been surprised when they arrived at their building last spring and found the parking lot closed to accommodate a crane. They must have been even more surprised to find out that the crane was there to install a T-Mobile cell phone tower — a radio transmitter that could interfere with sensitive research equipment in the building.

Columns

Brian Judge ’11: A sense of humor no one likes

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I hereby present for the consumption of all hypocrites, capitalist/chauvinist pigs, etc.: Stuff that Brown students who write “Stuff that Brown Students Like” like.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Think before you eat

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In Fatima Aqeel’s ’12 recent article (“For the love of animals, and of meat,” Oct. 15), there were some nuanced insights made about differing views on animal rights, and for that the members of the Brown Animal Rights Club are grateful.  There were also some insinuations about BARC which are not accurate.

Columns

Tyler Rosenbaum ’11: Poor old Rhode Island

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

When I was at the Empire State Building last week, I noticed an interesting mural. It was a stylized map of the northeast, the point of which undoubtedly was to portray New York at the center. All the states but one were labeled. Can you guess which was left behind?

Columns

Ivy Chang ’10: We’re all mad here

October 26, 2009 1 comment

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday morning, despite arriving ten minutes before class, I can barely find a seat in the filled-to-capacity auditorium where Abnormal Psychology is taught. What exactly is it about classes dealing with mental illness that draws so many people?