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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/.

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

Columns

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

March 11, 2021 5 comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses nationally, all eyes are on the industries responsible for creating and churning out the vaccine in such record time. Given the success of Operation Warp Speed, can we possibly praise the companies that took a huge gambit to provide us the vaccine? Or is […]

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

Columns

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Understanding and keeping advancement accountable

March 10, 2021 0 comments

When students found out about the now infamous “Granoff Dinner,” they were outraged. To be fair, there were also some published opinions defending the events, but most students will likely recall an overwhelmingly negative reaction when the story broke in spring 2019.

McGough ’23: Don’t let fears of gentrification hold back housing

Columns

McGough ’23: Don’t let fears of gentrification hold back housing

March 9, 2021 0 comments

America has a housing problem. Whether in being prohibitively expensive, hopelessly rundown or environmentally unfriendly, America’s housing is not meeting the needs of the 21st century.

Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

Columns

Walsh ’23: Will Biden meaningfully increase government transparency? Probably not.

March 8, 2021 0 comments

With the tumult of the last four years, it’s not hard to decipher President Biden’s mandate. Economic relief from COVID-19 and racial justice sit atop the agenda while issues like environmental protection, LGBTQ+ rights and electoral reform are on a slightly lower rung. But his mandate goes beyond just expanding […]

Kundra ’21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

Op-eds

Kundra ’21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

March 8, 2021 1 comment

“My body, my choice.” Growing up, my mom was always quick to remind me of this fact. “You have the right to make decisions about your body,” she would say. “Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do with it.”

Editorial: Brown, be kind

Editorials

Editorial: Brown, be kind

March 5, 2021 1 comment

As we approach COVID-19’s anniversary on College Hill, the University is better equipped than ever before to handle a pandemic. From the automated COVID-19 test reminders to the plexiglass dividers in the dining halls, Brown has created its own “new normal” to keep members of the campus community safe. 

Mackie ’59: Cliff Stevenson and the coaching road less chosen

Op-eds

Mackie ’59: Cliff Stevenson and the coaching road less chosen

March 5, 2021 0 comments

It was 1960, and Brown was trying to gain a foothold in the newly-minted athletic Ivy League. Overmatched in facilities, financial resources and athletic pedigree, one question dogged the program: Do we really belong in the Ivy League?

Letter: Response to SAT-optional proponents: Listen to the data

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Response to SAT-optional proponents: Listen to the data

March 4, 2021 16 comments

To the Editor: Concerns about equity in the college admissions process are always well-founded and necessary. However, a recent op-ed by Zoë Fuad ’23 calling for Brown to become standardized test-optional is misguided. It fails to acknowledge that well-intentioned efforts to exclude the SAT or ACT ignore half a century […]

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

Columns

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

March 2, 2021 2 comments

In recent years, we have witnessed a political realignment, with ancestral Democrats in rural areas voting Republican, while traditionally Republican suburbanites vote Democrat.

Siemens ’21: Little Rhody teaches little civics: Rhode Island students’ battle for a forgotten right

Op-eds

Siemens ’21: Little Rhody teaches little civics: Rhode Island students’ battle for a forgotten right

March 1, 2021 0 comments

What’s a right without a remedy? Rhode Island’s public school students learned the answer all too recently: It’s no right at all.