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Prof. Anderson of Brown University argues for interdisciplinary study of rumination

Rumination — repetitive and obsessive thoughts — are widely considered by the field of psychology to be pathological, associated with neuroticism and anxiety. However, in a lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 25, Professor Amanda Anderson offered a different view. Drawing on the field of literary analysis, she argued that rumination can be not only intrusive, but also productive and essential for ethical thought.

Ban the Box teach-in

SPEAR holds walk out and teach-in at CPUC meeting

Fifteen minutes into the CPUC meeting, the crowd of students left Betts Auditorium and walked to an outdoor area in front of Frist Campus Center, where they listened to two speakers — Damion Stackhouse, a formerly incarcerated activist, and Dannelle Gutarra Cordero, a University writing program lecturer. Students and faculty alike joined in solidarity over the issue.


Sackler family under fire after new court filings claim that Sacklers deceived public on OxyContin

A recent court filing claimed that the Sackler family, which has donated extensively to the University, purposely misled the public about the current crisis of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey alleged that the Sackler family’s goal was to profit from opioids as much as possible.

U. receives ‘D’ on mental health report, condemns report's findings

The study report — titled “The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health in the Ivy League” —  gave the University a “D” and claimed that the University’s policies pertaining to leave of absence were often unclear and, at worst, discriminatory. The paper focused on the leave of absence policies for each Ivy League school and argued that the language of the policies leads to discrimination against students.

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