Shrugging her shoulders and explaining that there’s probably no way the loan people can track you down, Brown University President Christina Paxson explained the “Brown Promise” vision of just not paying your loans back. “There are 6,400 of you guys, and if you all agree to not repay your loans, there’s no way they can punish all of you,” said Paxson, adding that she couldn’t believe no one had thought of this before.
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In the wake of the grand jury ruling against the indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, those complicit in the murder of Eric Garner urged protesters to remain orderly and nonviolent.
NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton, under whose command an officer killed an unarmed black man needlessly and with impunity, told those unhappy with the decision to remain peaceable in their protests of the violent assault.
Leaders in the coal industry expressed gratitude this afternoon that President Christina Paxson and university administrators have respected their opinions in deciding not to divest from companies that mine and use coal.
“It’s so rewarding to be heard by those in power,” said John Eaves, CEO of Arch Coal.