Burmese monks advocate democracy, civil rights

Three Burmese monks spoke about Burmese civil rights and democracy to a packed room in the Usdan International Lounge in an event sponsored by the Brandeis chapter of Amnesty International Wednesday night. Monks U Agga, U Gawsita, and U Pyinya Zawta participated in the 2007 Burmese Saffron Revolution in which monks led anti-government protests against […]

Hamza says ‘Talk to an Iraqi’

24 year old Iraqi journalist and photographer Haider Hamza spoke about his experiences living through the Iraq War at a lecture Tuesday evening in Goldfarb library. Hamza lectured and presented a slideshow of photographs to students, professors, and adults in the Rappaporte Treasure Hall. The event was sponsored by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism […]

Doctor who lost three daughters in Gaza War addresses need for peace

A doctor who lost three daughters during the Gaza War spoke about the need for peace and cooperation in the Middle East in Olin-Sang auditorium Wednesday. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, whose three daughters were killed when Israeli tanks destroyed his home on Jan. 16, explained that action towards peace and not discussion must be the ultimate […]

Grinberg hired for JBS

Before coming to Brandeis Alyssa Grinberg worked for a division of Americorp and at the International Honors program (IHP), which “offers students a unique opportunity to examine major social justice and sustainability issues facing the world today. Students examine a thematic topic in multiple countries in the semester or academic year, exploring how people in […]

Commemorating 50 years of knowledge advancing social justice

Last weekend marked The Heller School for Social Policy and Management’s 50th anniversary. The weekend was not only a time of nostalgia for the school as it sponsored speeches, discussions and events focusing on the past, but it was also a chance for alumni and faculty to consider their hopes for Heller’s future. Named for […]

Admissions counselor shares love for Brandeis

When Luigi Solla applied to Fairfield University in his native Connecticut, he did so because of a suggestion from his English teacher. The youngest child of Italian immigrants, Solla had been schooled on the value of education many times, so going to college wasn’t a question: the big issue was where. Solla’s family had two […]

New season brings many changes for the Minnesota Wild

The National Hockey League season has been going on for a few weeks, and some teams are off to much better starts than others. One of those teams who is not doing as well as hoped is the Minnesota Wild. Last season, the Wild went through some of the biggest changes of its entire history. […]

Men’s soccer goes 2-1 on the week

After losing 1-0 to the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans last Friday and falling 3-0 to the Emory University Eagles on Sunday in University Athletic Association (UAA) play, the Judges snapped their four-game losing streak by taking down the Springfield College Pride on Wednesday 3-1. The Judges are now 5-8-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play. […]

Golf finishes out fall season on a high note the week

The Brandeis golf team had two tournaments this past week to finish out their fall season. The first was the NYU/Manhattanville Invitational in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on Saturday Oct. 17 where Brandeis tied for 10th out of 12 teams. They then went on to play in the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships in Brewster […]

Women’s soccer goes 1-0-1 in UAA play, Coach reaches 250-win plateau

The Brandeis women’s soccer team is now 1-2-1 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play after tying the Carnegie Mellon Tartans last Friday 1-1 and beating the Emory Eagles on Sunday 4-2. The Judges’ overall record has improved to 7-4-3. Despite attempts by both sides, the game between the Judges and Tartans remained scoreless into the […]

Money is the root of the "Garden"

The lights go down and actor Richard McFadyen GRAD appears behind a sliding glass door mowing a lawn. It’s a disconcerting moment, because the typical American cliché of the suburban dad cutting the grass with his shorts and knee length socks gets inverted; this time we’re on the inside looking out on a world that […]

To everything there is a season

It always happens at this time of year, when the treetops are singed with licks of crimson red and luscious orange, that I feel oddly tranquil. Students, upswept in a maelstrom of midterms and responsibility, don’t notice autumn creeping up to drench their landscape in the vibrant palette of a Thanksgiving cornucopia. Although nature is […]


This week over 145 students participated in a silent photo protest against California’s Proposition 8. Students were photographed alone, in pairs, or in groups that consisted of campus clubs and organizations. The event was created by Katie Kaufman ’12 and Jourdan Cohen ‘11, Democracy for America members, in conjunction with Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. This […]

Liberian journalist brings message of peace with documentary

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” presented as part of the Brandeis Social Justice Leadership Service, is a touching documentary about a group of women who made a difference in Liberia during a tumultuous civil war. A question and answer session followed the viewing with Janet Johnson Bryant, a Liberian journalist who helped create the […]

Carrying the constitution: In order to form a more perfect union

Everywhere I go, I carry my pocket Constitution. It’s an eight and a half by 12 piece of paper with double sided text—one side is the Constitution proper, the other is the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional Amendments—that folds first into eighths and then into thirds in order to fit into one’s pocket. I […]

SEAC and you'll find

Southeast Asia Club is a student organization that focuses on educating the Brandeis community about the southeast countries of Asia. There are eleven countries in which SEAC emphasizes in its activities: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. SEAC holds biweekly meetings in the Intercultural Center Swig […]

Ask the Queer Resource Center!

Do you have questions about gender, sexuality, diversity, or acceptance? Would you like anonymous advice from friendly peer counselors? Check out the Queer Resource Center, the educational branch of Triskelion, the Brandeis LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual/ally) group. We provide free, confidential peer counseling to people of all identities, in Shapiro Campus […]