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Manas Gautam '12: Are you scared yet?

In most of the Asian education systems, students have to take entrance examinations for admission to engineering, business or medical colleges. Depending on a student's performance on just one test, the student is given a rank. In India, a university might have 3,000 spots to fill (after a 50 percent ...

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Manas Gautam '12: Subsidizing Ruth Simmons

Decision making is based on incentives. These incentives may be rational to some and irrational to others. Most of the attractive incentives and decisions we make are linked to survival and intellectual growth. However, there is a culture of self-doubt that is superseding the culture of growth and development. ...

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Manas Gautam '12: In defense of Brown, Inc.

In his recent column ("Brown, Inc.", Sept. 10), Simon Liebling '12 made it very clear that he has forgotten Brown University's primary objective — education. It is not to provide healthcare to Dining Services or to take care of Rhode Island's destitute, but to provide an education and a remarkable ...

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Manas Gautam '12: Getting our money's worth

It is that time of the semester: the fresh start where we find ourselves running from one class to another trying to figure out our schedules before the Banner registration system closes. This fall, registration for courses starts on Aug. 31 and ends on Sept. 14 . We can change a course from the traditional ...

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Manas Gautam '12: The estrangement of the anointed

I remember reading once that science has allowed us to become gods before we ever learned to be humans. Advancements in science have allowed us to do everything from saving lives to enjoying seedless watermelon. Such advancements have not only made life easier but have also improved the overall standard ...

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Manas Gautam '12: Off with our heads

Since the people of Massachusetts doomed the health care bill, the Obama administration has been trying to bridge the differences between the Senate and House health care reform bills, and will continue to do so within the next several days before the televised bipartisan health care summit on Feb. ...

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