Crown Center hosts panel on Mid-East politics, economics

Five Brandeis faculty members discussed Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Palestine-Israel and Middle East relations Wednesday afternoon in a panel hosted by the The Crown Center for Middle East Studies. Naghmeh Sohrabi, Director of Research at the Crown Center, Professor Kanan Makiya (IMES), Crown Center Junior Fellow Joshua Walker, Professor Nader Habibi (ECON) and Professor Shai Feldmen […]

New study abroad progam in the Hague completes first summer

Brandeis piloted an all-new study abroad option this summer in The Hague, where 18 Brandeis students joined Professor Richard Gaskins (LGLS) for the new six-week immersion program. The program aimed to open students’ eyes to world-renowned international criminal courts and legal processes. While in The Hague, one of the largest cities and the seat of […]

Univ advises building changes during heat wave

With temperatures in the upper 90s this week, the university asked all members of the Brandeis community to turn off extra lights, close windows, avoid extra electrical use and close shades facing south, south-east and south-west in a statement sent on Monday from Peter Baker, director of facilities services. “The systems are not designed to […]

Lawrence introduces himself to the student body

Presidential appointee Frederick Lawrence spoke briefly and met with students at an event in Ridgewood Commons courtyard Monday night. In the student body’s first opportunity to meet the new president, Lawrence, who will officially be installed as president of the university on Jan. 1, 2011, offered brief remarks on his excitement to serve as president […]

Eddy: Ready for RISD

Everyone wears more than one hat at Brandeis. Whether it’s being a community service leader, academic advisor or club captain. As university President Jehuda Reinharz often says, “everyone’s a president at Brandeis.” The metaphor fits perfectly for Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Jean Eddy, who has also been the acting dean of admissions […]

Handy to have around

Sitting in Mod 12 on a Monday afternoon, Karl Nauss acts like he lives there. In a plush turquoise folding chair bought from Bed, Bath And Beyond three years earlier, he knows all of the suite-mates, and even some of their families. “Hey Kansas City,” he calls to Madeline Mayer ’11, “how’s your Ma?” “She’s […]

Summer flab into fall fab

First-years and seniors alike experience the back to school hustle and bustle of hounding Amazon for textbooks, going overboard on the club fair sign-up sheets and choosing late night Lizzy’s ice cream with friends over the usual nightly work-out. Ah yes, the life of a Brandeis student is often one of pushing the extreme in […]

A midyear’s journey

When I was offered admittance to Brandeis as a midyear student, I was at first quite disheartened and confused as to why I had not been accepted into the fall term. So I began to read through the literature that Brandeis provided, as well as blogs and college-prep websites, about what it meant to be […]

Images from abroad: Travel writing overseas

This past summer marked my first time across the Atlantic Ocean. While people are normally afraid to travel such long distances even with friends and family, I had to do it all alone. I was headed to spend a month in Madrid, Spain with a family teaching English and being an all-around nanny, attempting to […]

Flavors of the North End

During the summer, I fell in love with the North End. The North End is a foodie’s dream. Boston’s appropriately named “Little Italy” features a hodge-podge of cozy restaurants, cafés, bakeries and gelaterias. One of my first experiences of food in the North End was at Mike’s Pastry. Mike’s Pastry, like the area in which […]

The first-year experience in haikus

Welcome to Brandeis Is everyone this friendly? So many blue shirts. Dinner in Sherman. Everything looks delicious. Oh wait. It isn’t. I’ve met him before. Oh shoot, I forgot his name. Danny … Ben … David? A Good Fall. Ha Jin Did anyone read that book? Collective nap time. First day of classes Chem in […]

Labor day adventures

In order to celebrate the end of the first week of school and the long weekend, go on an adventure. This weekend take advantage of the beautiful (and very hot) summer weather. Boston and the surrounding area offer many opportunities to explore the outdoors, here are a few suggestions which are all accessible via the […]

American summer

Nothing is more American than baseball. Nothing, except for maybe an American Studies major traversing the country, watching as many baseball games, in as many different parks, as possible. At least I like to think so. Prior to this summer, I had only ventured to four major league ballparks–one no longer standing, one no longer […]

Volleyball claims opening day victory

Image Gallery The Brandeis University volleyball team won six of its first seven games in the 2009 season, including a season opening win against Babson College. The Judges won the seasons first contest, a home match against Babson. One can only hope the trend continues. Brandeis defeated Babson (0-1) in Wednesday’s season opener, digging out […]

Women’s soccer drops season opener to MIT

The intensity on the field was matched only by the heat in the air Wednesday, as the Brandeis women’s soccer team kicked off its season at MIT’s Roberts Field. With temperatures reaching 90 degrees, the Judges fell to their intrastate rival in a 2-1 final. Tiffany Pacheco ’11 scored Brandeis’ lone goal while Lauren Hernley […]

Changing of the guard

Last month, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Jean Eddy announced she would be gone by the end of this one. On Tuesday, Provost Marty Krauss announced she is stepping down. Eddy and Krauss’ resignations make them the latest in a growing number of senior administrators to leave their university posts since January 2009. […]