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Urtexts: Brandeis’ new interreligious journal

Talk about using your major to take action. Binny Kagedan, ’08, a NEJS major, has always been “very focused on religious studies” and is now using his passion to start a new interreligious journal at Brandeis. Kagedan has always appreciated … Read More...

Shopping period: A cursed blessing?

02010806.jpgShopping period gives students the opportunity to try out, or “shop,” various classes before deciding which ones to actually take.

It’s an invaluable tool for weeding out the weaker professors, the classes that don’t cover what the syllabi say they … Read More...

Inside ticket to the Brandeis parking office

At the time, she took the job out of need. Tia Oliver, ’10, was saving up for a trip to Texas with her mother when a friend who worked in Brandeis’ parking office told her of an open position. Oliver, … Read More...

Writing program teaches city kids, but faces uncertain future

Every Wednesday afternoon at Snowden International School, in a school library no larger than an MBTA train car, I sit and wait for students to come and ask me to help them with their writing. Snowden lies where the posh … Read More...

Are you a double major? At Brandeis, that just makes you like everyone else

PHOTO BY Ben Sacks/The HootWhen I ask my friends what their majors are, their responses usually include at least two different departments, normally with a couple of minors thrown in between. It seems everyone is at least a double major, or a major with … Read More...

Brandeis students unite as ONE against poverty

Sam Vaghar, ’08, probably never envisioned that after reading The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs in 2005 he would be attending a school that was in second place among 100 other colleges nationwide in a competition to end the … Read More...

Brandeis students study Palestinian-Israeli conflict at the scene

ISRAEL CAMPUS COALITION: Our guide standing on the remains of a house next to Gaza.Most people don’t visit the place where we were standing. Certainly not Birthright. Most people would be too scared to even set foot in the area at all, but there was our group of 41 Americans, from various college campuses, … Read More...

Real-world experience for BEMCo student EMTs

1207073.jpgSo, we all know when there’s an emergency who to call- BEMCo. I’m sure a lot of us even have their number stored in our cell phones. We’ve seen them driving around campus in the BEMCo vehicles and toting medical … Read More...

The story behind the name:

Many prominent figures throughout Boston, New York and other parts of the country lent their time and energy towards organizing, publicizing, and eventually creating the Brandeis we know today. It remains an amazing example of successful organization and working with … Read More...

Brandeis Labor Coalition: ‘Criminal Records Information System is in need of reform’

Do the letters CORI mean anything to you? You may already have some idea of what Brandeis’ policies on hiring university workers are based upon the workers you see around you every day, in the dining halls and in your … Read More...

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