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Letter: Centrism is cynical, not realistic

To the Editor: The irony of centrist pleas for realism like Andrew Reed’s ’21, in his column “It’s Time to get real, Dems,” is that they are built on a fantasy. They emulate the Joe Biden-style wish that if Democrats just moderate their policies enough or make overtures to Mitch McConnell ...


Zappa ’17: Responsibility and power after Brown

Admission to Brown is among the greatest gifts one can receive in the United States, which fancies itself a meritocracy in which a college degree is among the most prized credentials. It is a gift that will never be repaid. The gift is power — the ability to do or ability tout court. This immense ...


Viet Nguyen, Adriel Barrios-Anderson to speak at Commencement

Adriel Barrios-Anderson ’17 and Viet Nguyen ’17 will deliver speeches at the University’s 249th Commencement ceremony May 28. The two were selected by a committee of staff and faculty members as well as fellow students. This weekend they will take their place in a Brunonian tradition that elevates ...

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Students abroad in Paris safe, but shaken

PARIS — After a Friday night babysitting shift, Maria Jose Herrera ’17 was walking through Saint Lazare, one of the busiest metro stations in Paris, when she received the call from a friend also studying abroad here: Explosions had shaken the outside of the city’s football stadium, and shootings ...


Breaking down classroom walls

The brick-and-mortar classroom has long been and remains the cornerstone of a Brown education, but future — and some current — undergraduates will experience the University in a broader context, venturing down College Hill and across the globe on the coattails of new pedagogical practices. Over ...

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Vicki Colvin to step down as provost

Updated May 19 at 8:30 p.m. Vicki Colvin will step down as provost June 30 after just one year in the position, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced in a campus-wide email Tuesday afternoon. Colvin elected to leave her post as provost in order to pursue research in greater depth. “I have ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: April 8, 2015

Rutgers temporarily bans Greek parties Rutgers University barred all of its 86 fraternities and sororities from holding parties for the rest of the spring semester, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The ban follows “a number of alcohol-related incidents” tied to Greek life this semester, Rutgers ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: March 18, 2015

College presidents: Sexual assault happens, but not on my campus An Inside Higher Ed survey of U.S. college presidents found that 32 percent of them agreed or strongly agreed that sexual assault is “prevalent” on college campuses, according to an online report released by the organization. Forty-two ...

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