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Badami '11: Just saying

At the heart of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps debate is the question: Whom does Brown University exist to serve? Ostensibly, it is the students, though the mission statement claims it's "the community, the nation and the world," so perhaps it's one of those train-and-educate-the-students-who-are-our-future ...

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Anthony Badami '11: If I was president...

Brown University's recent appointment of recording artist and activist Wyclef Jean to a visiting fellowship in the Department of Africana Studies was severely ill-guided. It represents an aspect of this University's character that I ardently believe we should push against: the tendency to be a stature ...

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Anthony Badami '11: Arguing against Elginism

The view of Athens from atop the Acropolis, more accurately known as the Citadel of Athens, is heart-stirring and breathtaking. The matrix of bleached-white stone which comprises the city below provides an impressive foreground, while the surrounding cerulean sea is pleasant and welcoming in comparison, ...

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Anthony Badami '11: I am embarrassed

I first encountered the work of Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a wide-eyed freshman in high school. My inchoate intellectual views were just starting to take shape, and I had developed a keen interest (nay, an obsession) with political philosophy ...

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Anthony Badami '11: Consider Berlin

You know the dichotomies: east meets west, communism versus capitalism, classical goes contemporary, etc. Throughout the span of modern European political and cultural clash, the tension between these sets of ideas has bred conflagrant rebellion and uproarious revolution, new beginnings and salient ...

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Anthony Badami '11: I hate Glenn Beck

In an effort to squeeze out negative energy (new year, new semester, new outlook, you know the drill), I must take this conspicuous opportunity to lay open my feelings against a most conspicuous man. He is someone who absorbs more attention than he will ever deserve. He is a man capable of and culpable ...

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Badami '11: The importance of being earnest

I must thank a friend who recently encouraged me to seek out a salient university document that I had treated, at best, with indifference. This noteworthy piece of text is the oft-disputed Brown University mission statement. From what I am told, it received considerable revision in the past two decades, ...

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