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Brandeisian in the operating room

As is a common theme among Brandeis students, Dr. Sander Florman ’89, now director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center, was a student of many interests during his time as an undergraduate at Brandeis.

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A donor’s testimony

You just don’t know who you are going to touch and what someone’s connection could be, according to Melinda Estelle, a kidney donor. Since donating her kidney to a coworker’s husband a year and a half ago, Estelle has been Read More...

Dania Khandaker battles kidney failure

The meeting was scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center. At first glance, Dania Khandaker, 27 and the department coordinator for the Brandeis National Committee, did not particularly stand out from the other interview subjects in the Einstein’s Read More...

Inside the Arcadia London Midyear Program

While most of the Brandeis class of 2020 started their fall semester at Brandeis, 29 of the midyear students spent it abroad in London. For some of these first-years it was the wonderful, British experience they had hoped for, but … Read More...

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...

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