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Midyears making their own paths

Aryela Rose ’20, a midyear, says that she “wouldn’t trade the experience [of being a midyear] for anything.” Taking a somewhat unconventional route, she did not go abroad on a Brandeis program, but rather worked her fall semester.

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ISSO responds to new administration’s immigration policies

On Monday, Feb. 6, 10 days after President Trump signed an executive order barring travel from 7 largely Muslim countries into the U.S., Jodi Hanelt drove to Boston’s Logan airport to pick up a delayed international Brandeis scholar hailing from … Read More...

Prof. Fellman urges against complacency

“Do you know the movie, ‘The Hunger Games’? That’s kind of the image I think of,” said Prof. Gordon Fellman (SOC) about the possible effects of the Trump administration on Brandeis students. The popular movie was a perfect reference to Read More...

Yasemin Akar and Mark Kohen: Turkish students on Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

For a student coming from Turkey and studying in America in the current political climate, “I’m going from a dictator to a chimpanzee,” said Yasemin Akar ’20. Akar has had this staple joke in her repertoire since the election. Meanwhile, Read More...

Sociology Prof. Vijayakumar advises on student activism, effecting change

Prof. Gowri Vijayakumar, a sociology professor with a focus in gender and sexuality, currently teaches a class called Protest, Politics and Change: Social Movements, which focuses on activism across many contexts. The class falls at a unique and opportune time, Read More...

Drop it like it’s H.O.T.

The rhythm of tap shoes, the enthusiasm of performance and the thrill of original choreography all combine when Hooked on Tap dancers are onstage. The only group of its kind on campus, Hooked On Tap, or H.O.T., is a dance Read More...

Students comment on the ban

On Friday, Jan. 27, the news of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries spread like wildfire across the Brandeis campus. The news rapidly spawned devastation, protests and intense forums of debate across social media platforms.

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Returning from London: switching from acting to academia

Sara Kenney ’18 just spent her fall semester studying abroad in London through the British Drama Academy (BADA) program offered at Sarah Lawrence College. She attended the London Theatre Program, a semester-long program “designed for dedicated students who are passionate … Read More...

Gwen Fraser makes most of Union experience

Starting in student government as a Ziv senator her junior year, later than most students, Gwen Fraser ’17 decided she wanted to return to the Student Union for the fun meetings and great community, as well as the opportunities to … Read More...

Putting a culture to the Chinese language

Eric Goldberg ’18, a varsity tennis-playing Jewish junior from New York, embarked last fall for Shanghai, China, for a semester of study abroad. He knew that he wanted to study abroad in China, having studied Chinese since the seventh grade. … Read More...

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