Topic: SPEAK coalition

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: SPEAK report ignores lived experiences of politics

March 20, 2018 2 comments

I appreciate the concise and valuable data that SPEAK has compiled about discourse on campus, explained in The Herald’s March 5 article “Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically.” However, I don’t think this committee has sufficiently explained what exactly they want conservative voices to provide.

Op-eds, Opinions

Boury ’20: Advocating for ideological diversity at Brown

March 15, 2018 57 comments

In 2001, newly instated President Ruth Simmons famously responded to controversy surrounding a racist advertisement in The Herald by stating that “it is easy enough to exist in a realm where everyone is like-minded and speaks only of unimportant matters. That’s easy. While comfort may be found in silence, truth cannot dwell there.”