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BPR statement on George Floyd’s death, police violence:

 

George Floyd’s life mattered. Like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others whose names we don’t know, Floyd was stolen from friends and family members who loved him and cared about him. His murder cannot be undone, and it is our most recent reminder of the fact that white supremacy, police violence, and racism are dangerously prevalent forces in America today… Read Full Statement

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Image courtesy of Brown 250+ Timeline & John Carter Brown Library. A Note From the Editors This year, as part of Brown University’s celebration of its 250 years of institutional excellence, the Brown Political Review (BPR) is documenting th...

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By Samuel Rubinstein As any applicant to Brown can tell you, the New Curriculum has become the heart and soul of the University since the program’s inception in 1969. Its chief architect, however, may be even more remarkable. Ira Magaziner ’69 ha...

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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...

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By David Chy “Brown University’s long silence can only be considered our approval,” student leaders cried. This sentiment was widely held on campus by those who believed that the University could not ignore the controversy of the Vietnam Wa...

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By Sara Erkal & Paula Martinez Gutierrez Twenty-four years ago, in 1990, Dean of Student Life John Robinson organized an open forum to discuss the issue of sexual assault. “Your outrage at the administration is justified,” he told the studen...

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