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Fundraising style shifted with Brandeis presidential transition

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Overlooking the fairway greens and still water ponds that make up senior citizen paradise at Boca Greens Country Club here, at 86 years old Rosalind Schacknow remembers vividly the day when… Read More...

Textbook costs rise with frequent updated editions

In a time when economic hardship is becoming the norm, college students feel yet another aspect of university life draining more money out of their wallets: textbooks. While textbooks have always been expensive, students have… Read More...

Linsey Pool opens with full house

After much anticipation, the Linsey Pool opened to festivities last weekend. Despite multiple inches of snow, Brandeisians turned out for a grand-opening pool party, complete with mechanical shark, photobooth, free pizza and an appearance by… Read More...

Obama starts challenge on tuition

President Obama prodded the nation about the growing gap between the necessity of higher education and the ability to afford it in his third State of the Union address Thursday evening. The president held colleges… Read More...

Study Abroad fair highlights travel opportunities

Representatives from the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad Thursday invited representatives from a selection of the university’s 250 approved study abroad programs to a mini study abroad fair in the Shapiro Campus Center atrium. The… Read More...

IBS showcases business internships

A Thursday night event at Brandeis’ International Business School featured six speakers in the fields of business, finance and banking, from companies such as State Street Corporation, Santander Sovereign Bank and BYN Mellon Wealth Management,… Read More...

BSF gets large donation, awards much of it

The Brandeis Sustainability Fund (BSF), which provides grant money to students who wish to pursue “green” projects and initiatives on campus, has awarded projects including a recycling machine and a green laundry system more than… Read More...

Univ. research connects classroom to marketplace

Federal research and development efforts are failing to make the most of basic and applied research occurring in universities in communities across the country, according to a recent report from the Center for American Progress.… Read More...

ENVS Professor aqquires local farm

Brian Donahue, associate professor of American environmental studies, recently bought a 170-acre farm in Gill, Massachusetts. After three decades working on a community farm in Weston and teaching students about landscape and conservation, his long-term… Read More...

Birren draws on value of sciences as dean

One semester into her new role as dean of Arts and Sciences, Susan Birren has transitioned from her position as teacher to administrator by drawing on her science background and training, to focus on the… Read More...
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