Ethnic studies merges with American studies dept

The ethnic studies program has merged with the Department of American Studies this semester in what administrators and faculty members called an effort to provide more structured support to the ethnic studies concentration.

Equestrian team bucks rivals, trots into fifth

The equestrian team wrapped up its fall season Saturday, trotting to fifth place at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club in Glades Ferry, Conn., where 20 riders competed for Bruno.

Alum becomes third in state police command

Karen DeLucia Pinch ’88 was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Rhode Island State Police earlier this month, making her third in command of the force and the highest ranking woman in the organization’s history.

R.I. to uphold ACA compliance standards

Rhode Island will require all residents to have health insurance that complies with the standards outlined in the Affordable Care Act by March 31, despite President Obama’s decision Thursday that anyone on canceled individual or small business insurance plans can keep their coverage for another year, announced Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson Friday.

Fencing sweeps field in season opener

Both the men’s and women’s fencing teams swept their first official conference meet of the season Saturday, with the men taking 88 of 108 bouts for a 4-0 record and the women winning 106 out of 135 total, going 5-0.

Feldman ’15: A school without boundaries

There are many factors that limit where people are able to attend college: finances, location and academic programs all play major roles in choosing an appropriate college. Disabilities should not play a factor. Certain schools do not do well in accommodating people with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, it seems Brown has joined their ranks.

Wrestling jumps to a quick start at ESU

The Bears opened their season this weekend at the 47th annual East Stroudsburg University Open Wrestling Tournament hosted by East Stroudsburg University in eastern Pennsylvania. Eight members of the team placed in the competition, four of whom placed in the top three in their respective weight classes.

Weekend crime update: Nov. 15-17, 2013

The following is an account of the crime event that took place this weekend, reported to The Herald by Deputy Chief of Police for the Department of Public Safety Paul Shanley:

Editorial: Give the Common App a chance

This year, the Common Application — an organization that standardizes the college admission process for Brown and over 500 schools — introduced its new system, CA4. Unfortunately, this rollout has been characterized by technical difficulties, leaving frustrated students struggling to meet admission deadlines. Dealing with the consequences has been a “nightmare,” Jason C. Locke, a vice provost at Cornell, told the New York Times. Since August, when the new system premiered, students have faced numerous problems: New questions have been added, essays have been unable to upload and some parents have been forced to pay admissions fees multiple times because they received no confirmation. While we sympathize with affected students and encourage the University to provide allowances for Common App-related delays, we believe that a standardized application benefits not only Brown but also the high school applicants.

Hudson ’14: Being independent

Success literature has largely remained unchanged for hundreds of years. From the New Testament to Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich,” pundits have called thrift, discipline and hard work the foundations of a good life. These values remain necessary for those seeking success today. But they do not guarantee success. Today’s world demands that a person not simply embrace thrift, discipline and hard work, but also become independent.

Book Review | ‘Violent Death’ is modern, emotive

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

Although it falls into Amazon’s “Love Poems” category, Heiko Julien’s “I Am Ready To Die a Violent Death” seems to deserve a more general cla…

Hudson ’14: Being independent

Success literature has largely remained unchanged for hundreds of years. From the New Testament to Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich,” pundits have called thrift, discipline and hard work the foundations of a good life. These values remain necessary for those seeking success today. But they do not guarantee success. Today’s world demands that a person not simply embrace thrift, discipline and hard work, but also become independent.

OP-ED | Preparing for peace

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president and founder of J Street, the pro-Israel, pro-peace national organization, spoke last week to a group of students about America’s role in the recent peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. J Street aims to change the…

Editorial | Continued support for Tufts football

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

It’s not hard to find someone at Tufts who has never been to a football game. Given that this year marks the third consecutive winless season for the team, this shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise. The student body as a whole — especially freshmen…

Upadhyay ’15: An academic approach to free speech

As a student who transferred to Brown in the middle of my sophomore year, I’ve had the unique opportunity to compare my time here with that at another university. While I cannot really speak to the first-year experience in one of the 90 or so first-year seminars offered at Brown, my impression of these smaller, discussion-based courses is overwhelmingly positive. From my impression thus far of Brown’s commitment to its undergraduate curriculum, I believe seminars at Brown would be just as useful, if not more, than those at my previous school. For this reason, I propose that Brown expand its seminar offerings to students of all semester levels — not just to first-years and now, with the strategic plan’s proposal for sophomore seminars, second-years — to encourage discussion and debate, both of which are especially relevant given the recent on-campus controversies surrounding free speech.

Ingber ’15: UCS should stay focused on Brown

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is undoubtedly one of the most controversial Supreme Court decisions in recent memory. In a 5-4 decision, the court struck down limits on independent expenditures for corporations and labor unions as unconstitutional. The opinions penned by the court were vociferous — a normally affable then-Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens even read part of his ninety-page dissent from the bench. He argued stridently that the majority had changed the facts of the case in order to change the law.

Student LEAF making sustainable strides at University of Northern Colorado

Hundreds of thousands of student dollars are set aside each semester for one purpose: the implementation of sustainable projects on the UNC campus.
How to best use that money is left entirely …

Students embrace spirit of Thanksgiving at University of Northern Colorado

The North American Student Services annual Thanksgiving is Everyday celebration was at Kohl House Wednesday.
The small building was full with people talking, packed into chairs. Three men beat a cowhide drum in unison and chanted.
“Darling don’t yo…

Minimum wage and the fast food fight

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

All across American, fast food workers have mounted a campaign to demand a so-called living wage. Workers fed up with low wages in the fast food industry from Durham, NC. to San Diego, CA. and New York City, NY. all share one common goal: To have their…

Tenured professors should dedicate more time to classes

Most students come to college expecting their courses to be challenging, but rewarding. Unfortunately, these expectations sometimes fall short when professors don’t have enough time to dedicate to their classes.

The commercialization of the holiday season

University of Notre Dame

Nov 18th, 2013

It has already started. Many people are starting to play Christmas music again, and some never even turned it off from last year. As Thanksgiving approaches, Christmas lights, ornaments, trees and decorations are popping up in dorms on campus and in to…

Sustainability and conservatism go hand in hand

I used to think I was an anomaly. I identify as a conservative in many of my views, yet I am also very passionate about the idea and implementation of sustainability.

Feldman ’15: A school without boundaries

There are many factors that limit where people are able to attend college: finances, location and academic programs all play major roles in choosing an appropriate college. Disabilities should not play a factor. Certain schools do not do well in accommodating people with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, it seems Brown has joined their ranks.

Football | Long road to recovery for Tufts football

Tufts University

Nov 19th, 2013

Every Monday at 11 a.m., head football coach Jay Civetti makes the walk from his office in the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center to the Of…

Letter: Sufferers should address mental health issues

In response to Alexander Pike’s courageous article, “In memoriam: on mental health at Brown” (Post- Magazine, Nov. 14): I am disturbed by the lack of conversation about mental illness at Brown. I have seen some of my closest friends battle with eating disorders, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. I myself have finished a semester incomplete due to anxiety and depression so severe that I experienced a loss of reality and saw no point in completing my classes or even my degree. It’s common. And it is always kept hushed. Why does it seem that Brown students, who are so open to tackling difficult social issues, are ashamed to admit mental illness or bring the conversation outside a psychiatrist’s office? Attention to mental health should be a preemptive measure, not one only taken when crisis strikes. The inherent instability of the life of a college student, combined with high-stress, high-stakes academics, is the perfect environment to wreak havoc on one’s mental health. And the intelligence of Brown students is almost a crutch here: I’ve seen a weighty responsibility to do something great, combined with an ongoing existential crisis, propel many students into depression, whether mild or severe. Brown offers so many things that promote mental health: Yoga and Mindfulness, Brown Meditation Community, music groups, intramural sports and fitness clubs and the Brown Outing Club. Let’s be able to say, “I’m not doing this to be great — I’m doing this to be healthy, body AND mind, to love myself and achieve my potential.”

All-NESCAC Selections | Twelve Jumbos receive fall All-NESCAC honors

Tufts University

Nov 18th, 2013

With the fall season effectively over for many of the Tufts sports teams, all-conference teams have been picked, and 12 Jumbos across four teams have thus far been selected for first and second teams. Field hockey picked …

Northern Colorado wrestling dominates Old Chicago Open

A successful run for the UNC wrestling squad began early and continued throughout all of Saturday during the annual Old Chicago Open at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
The Old Chicago Open hosts a n…

ND Women’s Soccer: Irish score four unanswered goals, advance in first round of NCAAs

University of Notre Dame

Nov 16th, 2013

Notre Dame freshman midfielder Morgan Andrews has played a variety of roles for her team in her first collegiate season. On Friday night, she added a new one to her résumé — designated pe…

Athlete of the Week: Akeel ’16 pushes Bruno past Bulldogs with two goals

Men’s soccer midfielder Tariq Akeel ’16 continued his impressive year Saturday with two quick goals against Yale in a 3-1 victory. Akeel has played in every game this season and leads the team (7-6-3, Ivy 3-1-2) with 14 points — six goals and eight assists. During his first year Akeel played in all 19 matches and was selected for the team’s Britton Chichester Award, which is given to the first-year who best embodies sportsmanship.

Bold Sisters, Bolder Lips

Howard University

Nov 19th, 2013
Winter weather evokes images of comfy sweaters paired with fluffy hats and cozy scarves, and what better way to accentuate these face-framing accessories than with the perfect lip color? Cooler temps are the perfect time to go bold with bea…

Yuletide Cheer and Some Tears Too: Best Man Review

Howard University

Nov 19th, 2013
“The Best Man Holiday,” Malcolm D. Lee’s better-late-than- never sequel to the 1999 hit “The Best Man,” comes during another remarkable time for black centered films, and among such serious dramas like

A Step Above the Rest: D.C’s Best Dance Studios for College Students

Howard University

Nov 19th, 2013
Check out these four dance studios with great classes for the busy college student to stay physically fit while having fun!
 
Most Variety – American Embassy of Dance
4908 Wisconsin Avenue

Men in the Media: Knew World Order

Howard University

Nov 19th, 2013
The entertainment industry can be a tough one to break into, but with the right guidance, one can surely make it through. On November 14th Howard University entertainment organization,

Thayer businesses come and go as trends, students pass through

As community members have always shared a unique symbiotic relationship with Thayer Street stores and restaurants, students and alums have been well-positioned to witness Thayer’s shift from an area dominated by mom-and-pop shops to a more restaurant-based, nightlife-oriented hub.

Letter: On Ray Kelly protest, fault lies with Paxson

The Herald’s Nov. 12 editorial, “The Function of the University,” was a most comedic statement suggesting a mission to preserve objectivity and be a patron of different opinions. Has anyone questioned if President Christina Paxson has violated any codes of conduct with her statements and associations?

ND students make history with ‘Connemara Five’

University of Notre Dame

Nov 14th, 2013

A cast of six Notre Dame students will be making history Thursday night at Washington Hall. The 7:30 p.m. performance of Micheál Ó Conghaile’s “The Connemara Five” will mark both the play’s international and its English debuts.

Drivers take pride in rides

Central Florida University

Nov 13th, 2013

The No. 1 rule of Car Club at UCF is to talk about Car Club at UCF.

Knights take part in no-shave November

Central Florida University

Nov 13th, 2013

Things are getting hairy around UCF, but it’s all for a good cause.

‘12 Years’ examines historical brutalities

Making a good movie about slavery is no easy task. Achieving historical accuracy demands a disturbing portrayal of brutality and injustice. Contemporary audiences seek entertainment and inspiration. “12 Years a Slave” skillfully walks this line, combining a stirring personal narrative with realistic exposition.

Greeley’s Distortions Unlimited in spotlight with Travel Channel’s "Making Monsters"

As you ascend the paint chip- littered stairs into to a seemingly commonplace warehouse, the distinct smell of latex pinches the nose and the low rumble of machinery echoes close by. Welcome to Distortions Unlimited, one of Greeley’s best kept secrets….