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Emily Breslin '10: The unexamined life is not worth living

As universities are trying to figure out how to juggle their decreasing endowments, they are cutting programs, and philosophy is among the cuts because of declining interest in the subject. There are two obvious and understandable practical reasons for this. Students are wary about choosing a concentration ...

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Emily Breslin '10: Brown, the FDA, ROTC and discrimination

The U.S. Armed Forces and the Rhode Island Blood Center, a Food and Drug Administration-regulated bank, both have policies in place that exclude people on the basis of sexual orientation. According to the 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" memo, "The military will discharge members who engage in homosexual ...

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Emily Breslin '10: They're not all made out of ticky tacky

The statement that investment bankers have replaced lawyers as the most hated professionals in America has become a common throwaway line, but it makes me wonder why lawyers apparently occupied that place to begin with. Like many Brown graduates before us, many of my friends and I will probably be headed ...

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Emily Breslin '10: Not content to hope in God

I find Brown's motto confounding. In my experience, theists describe their "belief," "faith" or "trust" in God (or gods) rather than their "hope." "Hope" indicates a degree of uncertainty, as in, "I hope that God is coming, but I'm not convinced." Non-theists do not hope in God either; it makes no sense ...

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Emily Breslin '10: The hypocrisy of moral relativism

Conservative activist James O'Keefe laments that college students are "drowned in relativism." This is a fairly common criticism of academia, but it is not exactly precise. It is fair to say that American universities are generally socially liberal and that many students and professors value tolerance ...

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