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Tender love and Brandeis care

Gwenn Smaxwill had always dreamed of having an office with both a door and windows. Getting one seemed like enough of a reason for thanks, but when she found herself with a door and not… Read More...

Tête à tête with the new EVP/COO Jeffrey Apfel

The Brandeis Hoot: You’re currently serving as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance. When do you officially step into the position as executive vice president? Jeffrey Apfel: At the board meeting coming at the… Read More...

H1N1 absences lead to creative teaching methods

Dealing with the occasional sick student’s absence from class is no new phenomenon for many college professors, so much so we often don’t even give it a second thought. Fall arrives, bringing with it a… Read More...

Sillerman Center introduces competition to encourage philanthropy

Sometimes the best ideas come to us when we’re in transit. At least, that was the case for Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management Lisa Lynch. It all started about a… Read More...

To tweet or not to tweet?

There’s a famous song that goes, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me, and I have no privacy.” Sound familiar? Do you ever get the feeling someone’s following you? Or are you the one doing… Read More...

New program opens Gateway to knowledge

Only two first-year students had initially signed up to be in the talent show. It was the end of the summer and several Brandeis students were gathered with their instructors for an ice cream social,… Read More...

Something Brandeis, something bleu

The sun flooded through the stained glass windows of Saint Pierre de Montmartre early that July morning. The weather – cool and sunny – was perfect. The church – picturesque. The backdrop – ideal. Outside,… Read More...

Counseling for career and life: Departing seniors share their thanks to the people who’ve guided them

There are exactly 16 days until commencement. For many seniors, it couldn’t have come soon enough. For others, it may seem like time–and their future–is closing in on them, and fast. Maybe some of you… Read More...

From students to professors; Profiling the winners of 2009 teaching awards

Peter Kalb4, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art on the Cynthia L. and Theodore S. Berenson chair, is the 27th recipient of the Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Teaching. This award is handed out to… Read More...

He does it his way

On the door to Ed Callahan’s office there is a sign that reads “Will retire.” Its plastic red dial is carefully spun to the year 2040. Above the sign is a crinkled piece of paper… Read More...
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