Topic: Opinions

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

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Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The other day during a math lecture, I raised my hand, and I asked a question — a stupid one. It was one of those questions that you regretted as soon as the words came out of your mouth.

Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

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Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

November 7, 2019 0 comments

The 2019 Major League Baseball season came to an end last week with the Washington Nationals completing their magical playoff run, defeating the powerhouse Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series.

Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

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Van Horn ’21, Mendez-Flores ’20, Caver ’21, Sanchez-Strauss ’21, Donahue ’20, Hahn ’20: Brown University must cut its contract with Palantir

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Palantir Technologies, a software company based out of Silicon Valley, recently renewed a three-year contract to provide crucial products to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

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Hajdarovic GS: To protect graduate workers’ efforts to unionize, we must oppose the NLRB’s proposal

October 4, 2019 0 comments

One of the most frustrating things about pursuing my PhD is having to explain to friends and family members, repeatedly, what I actually do all day. No, I do not have the summer off. Yes, I do get paid. No, I am not going to be a neurosurgeon when this is all over (sorry, Mom).

Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

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Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

September 20, 2019 0 comments

At Wednesday’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting, Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 made two suggestions on how to subsidize laundry for students with demonstrated financial need.

Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Investment Office’s response to divestment is misleading

March 19, 2019 0 comments

In their recent op-ed, Dowling, Dietze and Kennedy ’97 argue that it is infeasible for Brown to divest because of the complicated nature of managing the endowment. This claim is concerning, considering the fact that Brown University has claimed to divest from tobacco, genocide in Darfur, and HEI Hotels and Resorts.

Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

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Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

December 4, 2018 0 comments

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department’s chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will have taken a computer science course before graduation. 

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Colby ’20, Grassfield ’19, Klein ’20: Don’t delete the public policy concentration

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Colby ’20, Grassfield ’19, Klein ’20: Don’t delete the public policy concentration

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In a report circulated to students in an early October email, the Office of the Dean of the College proposed the combination of Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ three undergraduate concentrations into one concentration, which would be the third largest concentration at Brown.

Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

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Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

November 12, 2018 0 comments

With the Democrats’ long-expected reclamation of the House of Representatives last week, President Trump and his allies certainly anticipate the beginning of a fierce Democratic backlash.