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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/.

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

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.

Columns

Alyssa Ratledge ’11: Lawyers won’t kill IR

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Since the publication of a scathing article on Interim Director of the Watson Institute David Kennedy ’76 (“Watson director’s unpopular agenda draws ire,” March 16), several Herald letters and columns have stepped up to defend Kennedy from personal criticism. Few, however, challenged the article’s angle: that it is somehow distasteful for Watson to hire legal studies professors and provide law-themed classes. Perhaps if Kennedy were suddenly forcing every international relations student to be pre-law, I could understand such an attitude, but short of that, what’s the problem?

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.

Editors' Note

Corrections

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A story in Wednesday’s Herald (“Corporation will consider ‘young alum’ positions,” April 15) incorrectly reported that the proposed young alumni trustees would be elected through the Brown Alumni Association. In fact, according to Vice President for Public Affairs and University Relations Marisa Quinn, the proposal calls for young alumni trustees […]

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon 4/16/09

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Editorials

Diamonds and Coal

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A lighter take on the news.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Lighten the burden of interdisciplinary programs

April 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

While I applaud Nick Hagerty ’10 for his continued focus on University issues, his most recent column (“Academic Inequality,” April 13) has some poor proposals.