Klausen discusses her book and cartoons that ‘shook the world’

Professor Jytte Klausen (POL) addressed the causes of violence and controversy over a Muslim cartoon editorial published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, as well as the controversy that surrounded the publishing of her book “The Cartoons the Shook the World” at a panel discussion in the International Lounge of the Usdan Student […]

Capital projects not cause of univ. financial crisis

President Jehuda Reinharz sent an e-mail message to all faculty members last week debunking an article written in Harper’s Magazine entitled, “Voodoo Academics: Brandeis University’s hard lesson in the real economy,” that raised questions about the effects Brandeis’ capital projects over the last 10 years may have had on the university’s current financial crisis. In […]

Eco-reps encourage students to make their dorm rooms ‘green’ certified

A model ‘green room’ was displayed Thursday in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, in order to demonstrate the university’s program piloted earlier this month by the Brandeis eco-reps, environmental advocates, and Students for Environmental Action (SEA). In the corner of the atrium, the model stood as a mock dorm room, albeit with a bike and […]

Some members of Student Union Constitutional Review Committee appointed, not all

Nine students were appointed this week to the Student Union Constitutional Review Task Force, which will be charged with reviewing the Student Union Constitution. The Student Union Executive Board appointed Director of Community Advocacy Jenna Brofsky ‘11; the Student Union Senate, by a two-thirds majority vote in executive session, elected Ziv Quad Senator Ryan J. […]

Memorializing the fall of the Berlin Wall

Brandeis hosted both a pro-democracy official and a unique German Cold war Hero, Tuesday at the event “Twenty Years After,” a remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies. Marianne Birthler, the German federal commissioner in charge of the records of the […]

Union endowment committee chosen

Student Union President Andy Hogan ’11 appointed eight members to the Committee on Endowment Ethics and Responsibility (CEER) Thursday evening. CEER’s main goal is to improve the “F” grade the university received from GreenReportCard.org on the endowment transparency; the university received a “A” or “B” on all other green indicators. In addition the committee will […]

Former theater arts student combines passion with service

Like most seniors, Gabrielle Young ’09 had no idea what she was going to do with herself after graduation. “I was having one of those classic ‘I’m a senior and don’t know what I’m doing for the rest of my life’ moments,’” she said. She knew she had her summer accounted for, having landed an […]

Shining the spotlight on teamwork

The day Supervisor of Grounds and Vehicles Dennis Finn was awarded the 2004 Lou Ennis Staff Award, President Jehuda Reinharz made a speech to honor his accomplishments. Reinharz told the story of an email that had been sent that day to the Office of Facilities Services; an email on which the president had been copied. […]

How Brandeis does the World Series

October is a beautiful time of year. It brings the real start of fall, with leaves changing and a bit of a nip in the air. In theory we’re settled into life at school. Most importantly, though, it signals the World Series. The teams may change year to year, but the excitement surrounding the playoffs […]

HEAD TO HEAD: Why I am a Phillies fan

To my knowledge, “Phillies” doesn’t really mean anything. Every team has some icon to represent themselves, like Red Sox, Cardinals, or even the Orioles. Phillies has no meaning, and the mascot, the Philly “Phanatic,” doesn’t resemble any real animal or has any symbolic meaning either. So how could fans root for a team that already […]

HEAD TO HEAD: Confessions of a Yankees fan

Everyone has something they love, something they’re passionate about. For me that thing is the New York Yankees. My obsession (as I will honesty call it) began over a decade ago when my PopPop had me watch a game with him on TV. Chuck Knoblauch came through in the clutch and had a grand slam. […]

Men’s soccer finishes out non-conference play for the year with a win

The Judges played their last non-University Athletic Association (UAA) team of the season on Wednesday when they faced off against the Lasell Lasers on Gordon Field. Brandeis shutout the visitors 2-0 for their second shutout of the season and improved to 6-8-1 while Lasell fell to 9-5-3. This was the second straight win for the […]

Hockey needs to check itself before it wrecks itself

The World Series started Wednesday night, and congrats to the Phillies who won 6-1, but frankly I have little interest. I mean no disrespect to all the Yankees and Phillies fans out there that are beyond excited; I just have officially moved on to hockey. And last week in hockey there was a lot of […]

Obbini Tumbao shakes up Brandeis with Latin grooves

As I walked out of Slosberg last Saturday night, one distinct impression surfaced my mind: “Damn, Brandeis can dance.” For those of you who weren’t showing off your salsa skills that evening, you missed out on Obbini Tumbao, a wildly envigorating Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble. This concert was part of the World Music Series in conjunction […]

A modern variation of a classic love story

Some stories are good, and some good stories are classics. But only a handful of classics are truly timeless. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is the ‘classic’ example. Despite having over-analyzed it to exhaustion in our English Lit courses and having seen numerous modern-day conversions of it for television, stage, and film, this tragic tale of […]

Boring ‘White Collar’ stigma broken with USA’s sexy new show

The term “white collar” gets a whole new meaning with the help of the newest show from the USA network of the same name. No longer just a description for mundane paper-pushing office jobs, “White Collar,” which made its debut last Friday, now stands for one of the sexiest and wittiest hours on TV this […]

'Wild Things' makes my heart sing

The thing about having a happy childhood is that no matter how well-adjusted, privileged, and otherwise positively-thinking I was as a child, I can still recall the most minor of slights from parents, siblings, and friends. It seems that Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers had the same recollections in creating “Where the Wild Things Are.” […]