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Jane Ward is an associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. Her most recent book, Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, i...

BPR Interviews: Jane Ward

Jane Ward is an associate professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. Her most recent book, Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, i...

Gina McCarthy is the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to being nominated for the post by President Obama in 2013, she served as Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation and Commissioner of th...

BPR Interviews: Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy is the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to being nominated for the post by President Obama in 2013, she served as Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation and Commissioner of th...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is often hailed by the West as a model of stability and modernity in the otherwise tumultuous Middle East. Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s bustling skylines, emblazoned with glittering skyscrapers, have come to symbolize the mi...

Pillars of Sand

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is often hailed by the West as a model of stability and modernity in the otherwise tumultuous Middle East. Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s bustling skylines, emblazoned with glittering skyscrapers, have come to symbolize the mi...

Vincent Albert “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. was first elected as Mayor of Providence in 1974. After a total of 21 years in office over the course of six terms, he became the city’s longest serving mayor. He’s currently running for a seventh term as an...

BPR Interview: Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. was first elected as Mayor of Providence in 1974. After a total of 21 years in office over the course of six terms, he became the city’s longest serving mayor. He’s currently running for a seventh term as an...

Dear Reader, Control of the House of Representatives and the Senate can make or break a president’s agenda, and the Art by Emily Reif 2014 midterm elections will likely prove to do the same. With that in mind, we’ve created a project design to sh...

BPR’s 2014 Midterms Analysis

Dear Reader, Control of the House of Representatives and the Senate can make or break a president’s agenda, and the Art by Emily Reif 2014 midterm elections will likely prove to do the same. With that in mind, we’ve created a project design to sh...

By Perla Montas and Meghan Sullivan “Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is a Bad Idea for Blacks — and Racist Too.” This title headlined David Horowitz’s full-page anti-reparations advertisement, printed in the Brown Daily Herald (BDH) on...

Digging Up the Foundations

By Perla Montas and Meghan Sullivan “Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is a Bad Idea for Blacks — and Racist Too.” This title headlined David Horowitz’s full-page anti-reparations advertisement, printed in the Brown Daily Herald (BDH) on...

By Eli Motycka  It was by 19th century candlelight, in then-President Elisha Andrews’ office after nightfall, that the first women were educated at Brown University. The movement that started with six high-achieving local high school students, bro...

My Brown-Eyed, Brown-Educated Girl

By Eli Motycka  It was by 19th century candlelight, in then-President Elisha Andrews’ office after nightfall, that the first women were educated at Brown University. The movement that started with six high-achieving local high school students, bro...

By Alex Lloyd George March 1933 had been a fairly quiet month for members of the Brown University community and its daily paper, the Brown Daily Herald (BDH). If one topic had held the student body in rapture, it was the impending legalization of bee...

Make Petitions, Not War

By Alex Lloyd George March 1933 had been a fairly quiet month for members of the Brown University community and its daily paper, the Brown Daily Herald (BDH). If one topic had held the student body in rapture, it was the impending legalization of bee...

By Benjamin Koatz Just over a year before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Charles Baldwin, the chaplain at Brown University from 1958 to 1990, wrote him a letter concerning King’s planned Sunday morning sermon at Brown. Baldwin wrote ...

Between Brown and Black

By Benjamin Koatz Just over a year before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Charles Baldwin, the chaplain at Brown University from 1958 to 1990, wrote him a letter concerning King’s planned Sunday morning sermon at Brown. Baldwin wrote ...