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, investigates the social construction of heterosexuality and whiteness and has recently been featured in large media outlets such as Newsweek, New York Magazine, […]

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 the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. By BPR Guest Contributor Sam Hill-CristolHow did you get started at the Environmental […]

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 miracle of the young state’s rise. Yet the foundations of these desert mega-structures are built upon […]

The Positives of Private PhilanthropyStory by Benjamin Koatz Across the country, private organizations aren’t waiting for big government to tackle the problem of homelessness. United Way, the premier philanthropic organization combating homelessness in the United States, dots the nation with local chapters and funnels 90 percent of its operating budget directly to programs on the ground […]

Dear Reader,Control of the House of Representatives and the Senate can make or break a president’s agenda, and the2014 midterm elections will likely prove to do the same. With that in mind, we’ve created a project design to showcase student analysis of the upcoming races.Explore our videos, interviews and articles that illuminate themes surrounding the […]

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 has arguably had a greater impact upon the culture, philosophy and pedagogy of Brown […]

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 March 13, 2001. The flyer featured quotes like, “If not for the sacrifices of white soldiers… blacks […]

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, brought to Brown at Andrews’ personal invitation, has grown beyond recognition to redefine the intellectual architecture and values of […]

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 beer, due to be signed into law by the newly elected […]

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 he would be delighted if King could stay at least until luncheon hour on Sunday and thanked […]

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