Listen in: Defending Higher Ed

The Herald’s editorial page editor Tyler Rosenbaum will be on Boston’s NPR channel, WBUR (90.9 FM), at 3:00 pm today!  He will be debating the authors of the controversial book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, which the Herald responded to in its January 31 editorial “Does college actually teach us anything?”  Be sure to tune in!  You can stream the  station’s live feed here.

Shameless plug: We love science trivia

Looking to exercise that big organ inside of your head (even though we know you might be tired from studying for that all-too-brainy midterm)?  Stop by the Science Center Trivia Showdown tonight at 7:00 in (*suspense*) the Science Center (3rd floor of the SciLi)!  A message from Trivia Showdown Coordinator Jackie Giovanniello:

The prizes are even better than last year, with gift certificates to Kabob and Curry, Ben & Jerry’s and Brown Bookstore merchandise, etc.  The event consists of two rounds of science-related trivia in which teams will compete to move on to the finale round.  Professor John Stein with be he MC and there will be a number of Deans, Professors and Advisors present to network and meet different people in the science departments.  There will be food too, so even if trivia is not you’re thing you should still come and watch!

All undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are welcome.  Just email with your four-person team and a team name.  If you’re competing, be sure to show up by 6:45!

Shameless plug: Expand your horizons

And listen to the global conversation.  Students and faculty who are abroad this summer are contributing photos, videos, and stories to “The Global Conversation,” a (fellow) daily blog that is run by students at the Watson Institute for International Studies.   The front page currently features stories from students in South Africa, Mali, Tanzania, the Czech Republic, Rwanda, and Canada.  For those of you who are more network-inclined, they also have Twitter and Facebook pages.

Have something to say?

The Brown Daily Herald editorial page board is looking for new members for next fall. The board is responsible for formulating and writing The Herald’s editorials and meets once a week on Sunday to discuss ideas and potential positions. Board members work together closely to present thoughtful, well-researched stances on school and local issues. The board is a great chance to work with a small group of experienced writers and have an impact on campus discourse. Students with no prior Herald experience are welcome to apply.

The application is available here. It’s due Monday at 5 pm, but if you think you’re going to have trouble meeting the deadline, contact me and we can come up with an alternative.

Matt Aks
Editorial Page Editor