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From classroom to common room

Writing an article about the history of the Usen Castle is a bit daunting considering its many uses and modifications over the past 80 years. In a 1997 publication called “Building a Campus: An Architectural… Read More...

The face versus the facebook

So you’ve never met Suzy Smith in person, but in addition to her first and last name, you can list at least five of her friends and the fact that she’s in a relationship with… Read More...

Faculty Club: A higher level of dining for students

Did you know that students are allowed to eat at the Faculty Club? I didn’t, but it’s true. Wedged between Sherman and Shapiro Campus Center, The Faculty Club is open to everyone for lunch between… Read More...

ELEVEat-ing girls to their full potential

$25. That’s the price of a dinner out with some friends. To some, it might be petty change; to a young girl in Senegal it’s a future. Sitting in a car with her Senegalese host… Read More...

Beyond Israel: Jewish students explore the four corners of the world and themselves

Brandeis University and the State of Israel. What a combination. Both full of Jews, both established in 1948, both characterized by the colors blue and white. It’s like a match made on JDate. With the… Read More...

A little less talk, and a lot more action

Imagine this: You didn’t show up to your first three weeks of classes this past semester or do any of the required reading for them, study for the tests, or introduce yourself to the professor.… Read More...

Then and now: Why so many Brandeis alumni keep coming back for more

Most students can’t wait to get out of school, but that’s not the case for the 164 odd Brandeis alumni who now work on the very campus where they once resided. In true Brandeis alumnus… Read More...

Who are Carl and Ruth J. Shapiro?

Freshmen Jeremy Solomons and David Hanno eat at Einstein’s in the Shapiro Campus Center about once a day. Jeremy lives in North Quad, and Hanno lives in Massel, so the two friends use the SCC… Read More...

Meet the Author series introduces many prominent authors to Brandeis community

Four and a half years ago, Brandeis Media Relations and Communications staff members Dennis Nealon and Lorna Miles came up with a simple idea: bring authors to Brandeis to discuss their works, and make the… Read More...

Freshmen twins preform gymnastics on horseback

When the sport of volleyball was originally founded in 1895 in a nearby Massachusetts YMCA, it was hailed as an ingenious combination of tennis and handball. American football drew inspiration from its British predecessor, rugby,… Read More...
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