International students reflect on experiencing American culture on the Brandeis campus

Five international students from several undergraduate and graduate programs spoke about their experiences regarding American culture at a forum sponsored by the International Students and Scholars Office in the Levin-Ross room in the Hassenfeld Conference Center on Tuesday evening. The panel featured Georiga Luikens, a PhD student from Australia, Vinodini Murugesan, a PhD student from […]

Experts discuss causes of Autism

A panel of experts on autism spectrum disorders discussed the possible causes of autism in a medical discussion that was held in conjunction with Autism Awareness Week on Monday. The panel consisted of Dr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Elizabeth Sajdel-Sulkowska, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Harvard Medical School, […]

A broader definition of the word ‘mother’

Marguerite Bouvard, author of Mothers in All But Name, and Dr. Stephanie Wasserman, a foster parent and Professor of Psychology at Merrimack College, spoke Tuesday in Liberman Miller Lecture Hall about the role non birth mothers can play in a child’s life. Bouvard’s book, based on several interviews that she conducted, deals with the issue […]

Solar panel installation under way on Gosman roof

The installation of solar panels on the roof of the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center began Thursday and is expected to take three weeks. The system, which will be one of the largest solar panel arrays in the state, will be fully operational by the end of December. The solar panels are being built as […]

Archives celebrates Abe Lincoln

The annual Lillian L. Rolde Memorial Lecture series continued Monday with a lecture delivered by Professor John Burt (ENG) entitled, “Abraham Lincoln and the ‘Dred Scott’ Decision.” The Farber Library’s University Archives and Special Collections Department hosted the event, which included an exhibit from the collections on the varying historical depictions of Lincoln. “The goal […]

An interview with Brandeis University’s most recognized alum

Having graduated 35 years ago this May, Thomas Friedman ’75 is not only one of Brandeis’ most famous alumni, but also one of the world’s foremost columnists, journalists and authors. One of the few journalists to win three Pulitzer Prizes, Friedman will receive the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate award this evening. “Tom Friedman changed […]

JBS: Sneak Peak

On Nov. 6, Dean of Arts and Sciences Adam Jaffe approved eight Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) programs for. Below is an overview of the JBS programs that have been approved for summer 2010. Specifics about the programs, such as classes that must be created, are still being finalized. JBS is an opportunity for students to […]

Men’s soccer finishes season with a loss

As the minutes ran down the Judges stepped up their offensive pressure. It paid off in the 88th minute when Corey Bradley ’10 made the final goal of his collegiate career off an assist by classmate Jamie Batista. Bradley was open in the box and after getting a pass from Batista, he knocked the ball […]

Women’s basketball season preview

As the Judges return to the court after a record year last spring, the team seems ready for action. The women made it all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in the program’s history, coming just short of the Final Four. Based on that performance […]

Women’s soccer advances to semi-finals in ECAC Tournament

The Judges had a perfect week, shutting out both their opponents to finish off the regular season with a win and take the quarterfinal round of the Eastern Conference Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Tournament. In Saturday’s game against UAA rival the New York University Violets, the Judges needed just one goal to […]

My experiences volunteering at ACEing Autism

For about a year I have volunteered on Saturday afternoons at ACEing Autism, a non-profit organization that teaches tennis to young children with autism. When I first signed up for the program, I didn’t know anything about autism, but I thought that the idea of helping young children learn to play tennis sounded like a […]

Tennis teams work on ACEing Autism on the weekends

Saturday afternoons seem to be a time for college kids to rest. Some people sleep right through it, or if they’re up early, they go do something fun with friends like a trip into the city or some time at the mall. For both the men’s and women’s Brandeis tennis teams, Saturday is a day […]

Hair-pulling on the field garners national attention

When people think of a catfight they tend to think of high school hallways, generally with someone shouting, “You took my boyfriend!” When they think of hair-pulling, a soccer field usually does not come to mind. Unfortunately, this was exactly what happened last week in the Mountain West Women’s Championship game between the Brigham Young […]

Volleyball team ends season with loss in first round of ECAC Championship

The Judges finished out their regular season last weekend in Chicago in the UAA Tournament where they went 1-3 to finish sixth. They went on to be seeded second in the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship tournament and faced Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday night. In a surprising turn, the Judges dropped […]

Screening of new documentary “The Horse Boy” challenges paradigms

“Why does autism have to be a shutting down of everything? Why can’t it be an opening to adventure?” Those lines, uttered by Rupert Isaacson during the beginning of the new documentary, “The Horse Boy,” act as the film’s core premise. This film was screened Tuesday evening in Olin-Sang to an audience of about 30 […]

Chew on this: J. S. Foer discusses issues behind “Eating Animals”

Jonathan Safran Foer stands at a grand wooden podium overlooking dozens of pews packed with eagerly awaiting fans. An air of humble intellect gives him an almost rabbinical presence, standing at the front and center of attention at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline. A respectful silence hangs in the air but is immediately broken as […]

The movie-goer who stared at nothing

The trailer of “The Men Who Stare At Goats” is promising enough: George Clooney in a kitschy mustache is a reactivated psychic warrior for the Army and Ewan McGregor, a bright-eyed reporter, follows him on his new mission. However, the movie itself fails to make good on the trailer’s promises. It attempts to emulate the […]

Cyber-sexism: Texts From Last Night’s offensive take on women

The signs were all there. Girlie feminism was a full-fledged movement by the late nineties, bringing along with it the Spice Girls and Legally Blonde. It was only a matter of time until pressures from the opposite side (a Macho movement?) appeared. Now for every book, magazine, movie, TV show, etc. that features empowered feminine […]