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Tennis ’14.5: Where is the provost?

As Brown’s provost, Mark Schlissel P’15 was arrogant and dismissive — but at least he was upfront about it. Meanwhile, our new provost is nowhere to be found. The provost is Brown’s chief academic officer, responsible for all academic and budgetary affairs of the University. Notably, she chairs ...

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Tennis ’14.5: Tweet less, write more

Before we begin, let’s see if I can argue my point in 140 characters or less: Twitter lets people feel like they’re shaping dialogue and influencing thought without necessitating meaningful reflection, thorough research or — Nope, couldn’t do it. I was going to say “or constructing a powerful ...

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Tennis '14.5: The provost’s potential

Well, at least she’s a woman. At the end of May, President Christina Paxson announced that the provost search committee reached a decision regarding the selection of Brown’s 12th provost, to replace former Provost Mark Schlissel P’15. Schlissel has assumed the role of University of Michigan president ...

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Tennis '14: Who should the next provost be?

At the end of January, I wrote in a column that the departure of Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 is an opportunity to hire a new provost who genuinely understands the aspects of Brown that make it strong and unique (“A new provost, a new opportunity,” Jan. 30). Significant among these is the centrality ...

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Tennis '14: Provost search lacks student representation

Two weeks ago, two forums offered undergraduate and graduate students each the opportunity to participate in the University’s search for the person who will replace Provost Mark Schlissel P’15. I use the term “participate” cautiously, however. A closer examination indicates that the process ...

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Tennis '14: A new provost, a new opportunity

It wasn’t a big surprise when the University announced late last week that Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 is leaving Brown to become the 14th president of the University of Michigan. Schlissel’s departure simply adds one more name to the list of administrators who have left their positions since ...

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Tennis '14: Tuition assistance shows appreciation for faculty

Last year, I wrote a column about one benefit of being a Brown employee: child care (“Take care of day care,” Sept. 25, 2012). Specifically, I wrote about the lack of institutionally sponsored child care at Brown for University faculty and staff members with young children. My article was prompted ...

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Tennis '14: Rape and the intoxicated victim

Campus rape has been in the news frequently in recent years. This rise in media attention is not because campus rape is anything new, but rather reflects a decline in the societal stigma that prevented coverage of the topic in the past. Sexual assault is and has been a part of campus culture for a long ...

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Tennis '14: A different take on sex in college

The Daily Princetonian ran a controversial letter to the editor in March. Its author, Princeton alum Susan Patton, warned women — especially female students at elite colleges — that college is the best time, and possibly the last chance, for them to find the “right partner.” There’s not enough ...

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Taking Sides: Is the name "Brown" racist?

Husted ’13: Yes Hipsters constitute a powerful and pervasive contingency on College Hill. While many see hipsters as a new phenomenon brought about by the changing of the times, in reality some form of hipster culture has always dominated the Brunonian way of life. And with hipsters come irony. In ...

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