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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

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.

Editors' Note

CORRECTION: SEDER

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

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.

Editorials

Editorial: Wertheimer for UCS president

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Several of this year’s presidential candidates are dedicated members of the Undergraduate Council of Students who have served in leadership positions and taken the lead on important initiatives. But of the four candidates in the running, Clay Wertheimer ’10 is the best choice.

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon 4/14/09

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Awareness of impact key to sustainability

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: In response to Katherine Hermann’s column (“First things first — learn how to recycle a bottle,” Apr. 10): Anyone who says that Brown students are not excited about the small problems with sustainability does not know the right Brown students. Not only do a large population of […]

Columns

Nick Hagerty ’10: Academic Inequality

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

But since faculty turnover can proceed even more slowly than a UCS meeting, here are two proposals that could improve undergraduate academics at Brown in the meantime.  Brown, like all colleges, likes to cite numbers on average class size.

Columns

Andrea Matthews ’11: Brown’s brain drain

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In a few weeks, about a quarter of our population will process out of the Van Wickle Gates and into the real world.

Editorials

Editorial Cartoon 4/13/09

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Letters to the Editor

Letter: We hope you got that free first-class upgrade

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

While Staehelin is right to lament low student participation, he is wrong to assume a dearth of student interest. What he fails to mention is the lack of University resources supporting students’ pursuits of such opportunities, which often entail significant costs.