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Ratledge '11: Plastic or plastic?

Last Friday afternoon found me at the Brown Bookstore, searching for that elusive species of textbook which has a "love me, I'm marginally less expensive" used sticker without six thousand markers' worth of unnecessary highlighting. The bookstore's Web site had lured me in with the promise that the ...

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Alyssa Ratledge '11: Do you know what today is?

Last month, the debate over renaming Columbus Day "Fall Weekend" captured the community's attention for the second year in a row. I have little doubt that next year, we'll see all the same people saying all the same things yet again. Protests and debate on campus and off proved that it will be a long ...

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Alyssa Ratledge '11: Lawyers won't kill IR

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: ...

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Ratledge '11: Hey, Senator! Leave them kids alone!

For 1,700 poor elementary school students in Washington, D.C., the best chance for a quality education ended last week. Despite entreaties from Education Secretary Arne Duncan and even President Barack Obama himself, the Senate used the omnibus spending bill to eliminate the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship ...

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