|By Gfloyd (Gfloyd) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 10:06 pm: Edit|
Is it true that Brown has a very liberal student body politically speaking? Is it stifling for a more conservative student? Some of the guidebooks make Brown sound liberal and unaccepting bordering on close minded.
|By Fredmurtz2 (Fredmurtz2) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 11:27 pm: Edit|
It is true. Faculty and students do paticularly bend towards the liberal. If you are willing to engage in debate as a conservative student, you will benefit I would argue more from the school than if you were one of the liberals if you can respect opposing viewpoints and some level of common respect and understanding. I think generally you can engage or disengage from politics as you choose although Brown is very political. USA Today ran a story about Brown and the recent resurgent right on college campuses not too long ago.
|By Dcircle (Dcircle) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 03:49 pm: Edit|
believe it or not, it is not so bad here.
There is actually a strong, and very intelligent conservative presence on campus as well--the brown spectator is one of the best political publications we have:
david horowitz himself commented on the incredible maturity he saw in the students here during his last visit
"When I arrived at Saloman Hall, the main campus theater, it was packed to the rafters with 600 students and many had to be turned away. Amazingly, there were no protesters and the Dean of the College, Paul Anderson, was there to introduce me – itself an almost unprecedented occurrence in the 250 or so appearances I had made on college campuses (so thorough is the institutional dominance of the left in the university culture). And there, sitting in the front rows and honoring me with her presence, was a magnanimous and gracious Dr. Simmons herself.
I began my speech by thanking Dr. Simmons for attending, acknowledging her leadership in committing Brown to intellectual diversity, and expressing the hope that the evening’s event would help her in accomplishing this goal. The audience was multi-ethnic and more than half those present appeared to be politically liberal or left. Considering that I had been made a campus pariah and was a symbol of the right wing demon its radicals had been schooled to hate, the Brown audience was as polite and respectful as audiences at any university where I have spoken. "
While most of the campus leans left, there are only a few who are disrespectful of other's views and make the rest of us look bad.
hope this is helpful
|By Asianalto (Asianalto) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:51 pm: Edit|
This is an email quote from my friend at Brown:
"Any anti-liberal, anti-gay, anti-environmental sentiment is not tolerated here. It gets a bit irritating at times (the very, VERY far-leftness), but once the election passes, I think it should wane."
|By Jschuman3 (Jschuman3) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:40 pm: Edit|
anti-gay sentiment should not be tolerated anywhere.
|By Asianalto (Asianalto) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 06:18 pm: Edit|
Oh, she was just talking about how annoying it was when she went to an on-campus movie and two lesbians were making out in front of her and she couldn't say anything that she normally would to straight couples because she'd get lynched or something. Gays deserve equal rights, but not special ones.
|By Knightmare (Knightmare) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 06:51 pm: Edit|
Why would anyone complain because of two lesbains making out?
|By Neobez (Neobez) on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 04:10 pm: Edit|
Thats the kind of stuff i like to see!
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