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Rebecca Aman


Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

My stomach full of pumpkin pie and turkey, I sat on the floor of my childhood bedroom writing and rewriting an email. Yes, it was Thanksgiving. But as an Opinions Editor for The Herald, I didn’t take days off. We had received a time sensitive op-ed, and I knew I had information the writers would not ...


Aman '20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

It’s been repeated so many times that it’s become cliche: We are living through unprecedented times. After sending home the vast majority of students living on campus and urging those living off campus to leave, the University has tasked professors with moving their courses online. While the University ...


Aman '20: How to make clubs more inclusive

Last week, Rachael Schmidt ’21 wrote a column  arguing that clubs at Brown need to be inclusive. Schmidt argues that while clubs face logistical challenges in becoming more inclusive, they still have room to grow. But making clubs more inclusive isn’t as hard as Schmidt makes it out to be. She ...


Aman '20: Locked doors don’t keep us safe

How many times have you waited in the bitter cold for a friend to let you into their dorm? And of those times, how often did a kind stranger let you into the building, holding the door open as they swiped themselves in? How many times have you walked up to Stephen Robert ’62 Hall (“New Watson”) ...


Aman ’20: The value of group problem solving

Every Tuesday from 12 to 12:50 p.m., I attend section for MATH 0180: Intermediate Calculus. During these fifty minutes, we solve challenging problem sets in groups of two or three. Every Tuesday at 12:50 p.m., I leave class feeling more confident in my understanding of multivariable calculus. I’ve ...


Aman '20: Brown should change its motto

Brown University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, published in 2016, states that “All Brown students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious and political views, and other aspects of their identities, are accepted because of their enormous potential as scholars and leaders.” ...


Aman '20: End athletic recruitment and legacy admission

On Oct. 1, a federal court upheld Harvard’s race conscious admission practice. During the case, Harvard was forced to publish admission data from 2009 to 2014, offering an unprecedented inside look at the college admission process at an elite American university. In September, three economics professors ...

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