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Last fall I led a research team at Brown’s Climate and Development Lab, which investigated 10 of the country’s largest investor-owned utilities. The report we produced was featured in The Atlantic shortly after its publication. Curiously, however...

Rail Companies: Quit Membership With America’s Power

Last fall I led a research team at Brown’s Climate and Development Lab, which investigated 10 of the country’s largest investor-owned utilities. The report we produced was featured in The Atlantic shortly after its publication. Curiously, however...

In 2018, 2,435 Rhode Islanders received an in-state abortion and 382 others came from another state to receive an abortion in Rhode Island. Demand and numbers for abortions in the smallest state of the nation would seem to indicate fair abortion laws...

The Case for The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act

In 2018, 2,435 Rhode Islanders received an in-state abortion and 382 others came from another state to receive an abortion in Rhode Island. Demand and numbers for abortions in the smallest state of the nation would seem to indicate fair abortion laws...

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...

250 Years of Student Activism

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...

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...

The Art of the Possible: Ira Magaziner ’69

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...

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 ...

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...

Good Morning College Hill

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...

By Nikhita Mendis & Luke O’Connell As the LGBTQ liberation movement gains attention across the country, Brown remains a longtime cradle of progressive queer rights. Brown students’ struggles for equality for these groups have resulted in ...

The Rainbow in the Ivory Tower

By Nikhita Mendis & Luke O’Connell As the LGBTQ liberation movement gains attention across the country, Brown remains a longtime cradle of progressive queer rights. Brown students’ struggles for equality for these groups have resulted in ...

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...

Assault, She Wrote

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...