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Tasawwar Rahman

Staff Columnist

Tas Rahman is a staff columnist at the Brown Daily Herald writing about issues in higher education. When he's not coding or studying biochemistry, you can find him hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.


Rahman ’26: Brown must adopt institutional neutrality

In a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, then-Presidents Liz Magill of Penn and Claudine Gay of Harvard, as well as President Sally Kornbluth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were asked if “calling for the genocide of Jews” violates each president’s ...

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Rahman ‘26: Why I said no to parental tracking

Two weeks ago, I was sitting at Saloniki Greek in Harvard Square visiting two friends from high school. I looked at my phone and saw a bombardment of anxious text messages from my parents: “Go home.” “It’s already 8:30” “Safety should be your first priority.” “Is it worth throwing your ...


Rahman ’26: Has ChatGPT turned the BA into BS?

In just one year, generative artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT have transformed the way we work and learn. In the Herald’s Fall 2023 poll, only 30.3% of surveyed students said that they do not use ChatGPT or similar tools in their academic study. Given the prevalence and utility of this ...


Rahman ’26: The education crisis facing American boys

Today’s higher education landscape looks drastically different from that of our parents. In a dramatic reversal of the United States’ higher education gender breakdown, 59.5% of college students today are women. While both men and women this century are more likely to attend college than in the ...

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