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Weinstein '17: Brown decides to chase its ‘peers’

The Herald reported on Provost Richard Locke’s P’17 new financial plan for the University Oct. 5. In the article, ostensibly about Brown’s fiscal situation, were several comparisons to what Locke calls our peer institutions. One of the purposes of Locke’s plan, according to the article, is to ...

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Weinstein '17: The problem with divestment

This spring, many student climate activists are turning up the heat. On campuses across the country, student activists have turned to sit-ins to pressure their schools to divest from fossil fuels. At Swarthmore College, where a student divestment proposal was rejected at 2013, students have been sitting-in ...

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Weinstein '17: Why MLB Needs a Hard Salary Cap

Opening Day is next week, but it’s unlikely anyone will be taking me out to the ball game this year. That’s because average ticket prices have increased from $14.94 in 1998 — when a player signed a $100 million contract for the first time — to $27.93 in 2014, adjusted to 2014 dollars. While ...

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Weinstein '17: Coordinating coursework outside STEM

What do statistics, 20th-century American politics, 19th-century architecture and the Vikings have in common? Those are the four classes I’m taking this semester, and I can tell you from experience they have almost nothing in common. This is not unusual for me. As a history concentrator who takes ...

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Weinstein '17: Sexual assault and conflict of interest

If the two recent cases regarding the alleged spiking of two women’s drink with GHB at a Phi Kappa Psi party and the alleged sexual assault of one of the women have conclusively proven anything, it’s that many people do not trust Brown’s disciplinary system. Two of the biggest issues in the recent ...

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Weinstein '17: The ethics of unpaid internships

On my first day as an unpaid campaign intern, I was told, “We could pay you, or we could buy more TV ads, and you’re already here, so we’re going to buy more TV ads.” While I may have been disappointed by the campaign’s attitude toward its priorities, I understand it. Campaigning is a lot ...

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Weinstein '17: Don’t mess with Pope Francis

On the papal plane from Sri Lanka to the Philippines Jan. 15, Pope Francis, speaking about the terrorist attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo earlier this month, put the world on notice. “If (my aide Alberto Gasparri) says a swear word against my mother, he’s going to get a punch,” ...

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