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Tobias '12: Too busy to care?

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the apparent lack of activism at Brown. Helen McDonald '14 accused the University of not caring about racism ("Who cares about Trayvon Martin?" April 12) in trying to explain the apparent lack of rallies and meetings in response to the killing of Trayvon ...

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Tobias'12: Better living at Brown

On-campus housing will get a new look by fall 2013 ("Campus housing to be renovated, transformed," Feb. 13). Keeney Quadrangle will be split in three and, along with Pembroke, will become exclusively first-year dorms, while sophomores will be clustered in doubles near the Main Green. Most juniors and ...

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Tobias'12: Rebuttal

McGoldrick for thinking that two or three required courses might enhance a Brown education. Certainly, her example courses would be very valuable for some first-years. However, the question at stake is whether Brown should award degrees to students who have not completed certain required coursework. ...

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Tobias '12: No, Brown should not have required classes

"The various courses should be so arranged that, in so far as it is practicable, every student might study what he chose, all that he chose, and nothing but what he chose." These words, stated in 1850 by Francis Wayland, Brown's fourth president, have been the foundation for academics at Brown for more ...

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Tobias '12: Putting affirmative action in context

Affirmative action is back in the news. The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that challenges the constitutionality of racial consideration in admissions at public universities. Because many private institutions accept government funds, any ruling that ends racial considerations ...

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Tobias '12: Changing a cheating culture

Scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and criminal impersonation — these are just a taste of the criminal charges being levied against Long Island high school and college students who allegedly cheated on the SAT. According to prosecutors, the high schoolers paid college students to ...

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Tobias '12: Is Health Services healthy?

The University's highest priority should be the health and safety of its students, yet this does not always seem to be the case at Brown. When I applied, I was told that students seeking Emergency Medical Services would have access to Brown's Health Services 24 hours a day and that all such visits would ...

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