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Carter '12: Drifting apart

Toward the end of the fall semester, The Herald published a four-part series entitled "Mission Drift?" that examined how the University has changed during the tenure of President Ruth Simmons and what those changes might mean for the future of our university-college. In addition to being an unexpected ...

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Carter '12: Faulty reasons for not studying abroad

According to an article in Tuesday's Herald ("Study abroad participation drops," Nov. 15), the number of students who studied abroad in the 2010-2011 academic year was the lowest in a decade and represented a 7.4 percent decrease from the previous year. Though 414 students studied abroad last year in ...

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Carter '12: Occupying the issue of social mobility

Two pieces caught my eye in the past week: "The Tyranny of the Meritocracy" by Megan McArdle in the Atlantic and "The Downward Path of Upward Mobility" by Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post, both of which found their inspiration in a piece written by Brookings Institute fellow Scott Winship in the ...

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Carter '12: Faculty, students and the presidential search

A variety of issues surround the University's search for its 19th president, and many of them have already been discussed in these very pages. There are concerns about the search process itself, the selection of members who will comprise the committees so fundamental to this search process and the extent ...

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Carter '12: Up on the stage

The Brown Concert Agency faces a lot of criticism. Spring at Brown is marked not only by warmer weather and more lounging on the Main Green but also by the noticeable increase in complaints directed at this one student-run organization. Some students are unhappy with the selection of musical acts for ...

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Carter '12: A modest proposal

Brown imposes few requirements on its students. This is one of the reasons many of us are here. The New Curriculum is treated as something sacrosanct, even if many of us do not fully understand the complex processes that led to its development and enactment. Here on College Hill, academic freedom is ...

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Spring Weekend 2009

Toubab Krewe

For the past decade, the standard fare of the jam band scene has come from bands trying to establish themselves as heirs to the thrones abdicated by the Grateful Dead and Phish. While acts like Umphreys McGee and STS9 certainly have attempted to push the genre in new directions, it can become difficult ...

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