President Lawrence advises students on law school

Law school rankings from the U.S. News and World Report do not fully portray all of the criteria that students should consider when applying, university President Fred Lawrence said during a reception at the Hiatt Career Center on Wednesday evening. Lawrence, himself a graduate of Yale Law School, said that Harvard, Yale, Stanford and University […]

Public Safety, Union plan events to foster community

Hoping to improve communication between students and university police, the Student Union and the Department of Public Safety will host an informal reception next Thursday in the Shapiro Campus Center, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan said. “I thought it would be good to [create] interaction so it wasn’t [this] us-versus-them situation,” Callahan said. During […]

Professor discusses Native Americans’ bloody history with United States

Fred Hoxie, a professor of history from the University of Illinois-Urbana gave a lecture Thursday that highlighted the political participation of Native Americans in their long, bloody history with the American nation. Entitled “Word Warriors: Native American Political Activists and the American State, 1776-2000,” the lecture explained various thematic patterns he has seen in the […]

Experiential learning expo set for March

Brandeis academic services along with the Dean of Arts and Sciences’ office has begun preparations for the semester experiential learning symposium, to be held later this spring. “We look forward to showcasing a way to see what students are doing on campus,” Alyssa Grinberg, program manager for the Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) project and a […]

AIEA to host forum this weekend

In partnership with a number of other colleges and universities from the east coast, the university’s Office of Global Affairs will be hosting an AIEA forum on Jan. 28 and 29. The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is a “membership organization formed in November 1982, composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international […]

New provost. Know the old one?

While the search committee for a new provost has already received many nominations for who should replace Marty Krauss, it is also faced with overcoming the obstacle of what members of the committee call widespread student apathy, or ignorance, as to what being provost actually entails. “It’s very frustrating to me that students don’t know […]

Always Arguing: Mock Trial team continues to win, impress

Brandeis’ Mock Trial team has only been around since 2001, but its recent victories and awards have proven that the club has come a long way in the past 10 years. The club, which started with a small group of core founders, now has approximately 30 members, who all have the opportunity to compete as […]

‘Nerf or nothin’:’ now or never

Students who wander into the Shapiro Campus Center this evening at 9 p.m. will find themselves in the middle of a war zone—a Nerf gun war zone that is. The war will be the main event of Game Knight’s weekly meetings. The Brandeis club, which formerly spelled it’s name “Game Night” until it decided that […]

’Deis clubs serve greater Waltham community

The Brandeis student community is as diverse in interest as it is in composition. Students actively participate in more than 250 clubs ranging in topics from cooking to Korean culture and from environmental awareness to slam poetry. Each of these organizations caters to a different faction of the student population, allowing students to explore that […]

Schlossberg details ‘Life in Miniature’

From birth, Adie was different—tiny. From the beginning of the novel “Life in Miniature,” Adie—the smallest girl in her grade—is marked out as unusual. Her small stature gives her a unique vision of the world around her, which author and Brandeis alumna Linda Schlossberg depicts with poignant and specific imagery. Adie notices and remarks on […]

‘Listen to This’ makes sweet music

While reading a chapter on Johannes Brahms in “Listen to This,” the latest book from music critic and “New Yorker” writer Alex Ross, I realized a key difference between so-called “classical” and “popular” music—namely, that you can’t really write about pop music. Sure, you can deconstruct lyrics, examine musical elements, and endlessly examine and analyze […]

The unbearable lightness of being American abroad

“You’re going to learn a lot about what it means to be an American,” a veteran of the study abroad experience told me before I left last semester to study in Germany. At the time I acknowledged her statement but also shrugged it off—sure, I’d be an American, but hadn’t I always been one? It […]

Sylvain tackles ‘Love’ and ‘Loss’ during ‘Night of Haitian Poetry’

As part of an evening celebrating Haitian poetry, Brown University Professor Patrick Sylvain used his strong and vibrant poems to voice the pain, the strength and the love that have been prevalent themes among the Haitian people. The night was one of the efforts of Professor Jane Hale (FRE) to incorporate more of Haitian culture […]

The Weekly Glutton: Ollie’s provides late-night treats

Have you ever craved a pancake and waffle fries at 2:15 a.m.? How about three bleu cheeseburgers and a buffalo chicken wrap? It happens to the best of us. We all know Waltham shuts down at around 11 a.m. and that the C-Store is notoriously closed whenever you need it most. If this has happened […]

Arts Recommends

Long before films like “The Omen” tackled the hot-button issue of infants that may or may not be the antichrist, director Roman Polanski did it with 10 times the style in 1968’s “Rosemary’s Baby.” Everything appears idyllic for newlyweds Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy (John Cassavetes) when they move into their new apartment, save for […]

No glove, no love: practicing safe sex

There is nothing like a week of frostbitten fingers, frozen ears and rosy cheeks to encourage us to curl up and stay in bed—and what better way to stay warm than to snuggle with somebody in bed and create your own heat? Ah sex, it is the perfect substitute for sledding: you can get slippery […]

The calm before the storm: the Pro Bowl

Long before the AFL-NFL merger, the NFL has played various forms of “All-Star” games. The current incarnation, with teams divided between the AFC and NFC, has been played continuously since the 1970 season when the merger between the two leagues began. From the 1979 season through the 2008 season, the game has been played at […]

Two fencers receive UAA honors

The men’s and women’s fencing teams placed two saber fencers on the University Athletics Association’s Athlete of the Week honors list during the week of Jan. 23, according to a Brandeis statement on the event. Anna Hanley ’11 earned the honor for the first time this season while Adam Austin ’11 earned it again in […]

Indoor track finishes with strong performances

The Brandeis men’s and women’s indoor track teams travelled into Cambridge on Sunday for the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. While the Judges didn’t walk away with any first place finishes, several strong performances ensured that the trip was a success. Grayce Selig ’11 continued her unparalleled Brandeis career with a third-place finish in the […]

Victory eludes women’s b-ball

The visiting Washington University women’s basketball team outscored host Brandeis University 21-1 during the first 5:18 and 30-3 during the first 9:24 as the Bears defeated the Judges, 66-36, in Red Auerbach Arena. The Bears improve to 13-3, 4-1 University Athletic Association (UAA), while the Judges, who lost their second-straight game against a ranked opponent, […]