Crown Center hosts forum on Egypt, Tunisia

Conditions for the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia will not necessarily translate to other uprisings in the region, Middle East scholars said during a forum in Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Tuesday sponsored by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. Brandeis Professor Eva Bellin (POL) discussed the uprisings in Tunisia, University of Utah Professor Ibrahim […]

MIT professor to receive Brandeis science award

Peter Schiller, the Dorothy W. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, has been selected to receive the Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Sciences. Pepose, a graduate of Brandeis, conducts groundbreaking research in vision sciences and ophthalmology. According to Pepose, he and his wife, Susan […]

Israeli, Palestinian negotiators discuss Egypt and the Middle East

Former Israeli negotiator Daniel Levy and former adviser to the Palestinian negotiating team Amjad Atallah debunked the idea that the revolutions in Egypt and throughout the Middle East would be detrimental to Israel in a talk Thursday evening in Usdan’s International Lounge. The talk, titled “What do the Israelis and Palestinians want, and can they […]

Judges get back to their winning ways

Brandeis men’s basketball snapped its four-game losing streak during the weekend with a pair of victories against Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon. Both teams overcame Brandeis when the Judges visited them in January, but the Judges showed them who was boss in the Judges’ house. First, on Friday, the Judges defeated Carnegie Mellon University […]

Fencing: two out of three ain’t bad

The fencing teams have been busy this past week. The women’s team started off Sunday with a strong showing at the Stevens Tech Invitational while both the men’s and women’s teams hosted Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston College (BC) in the annual Boston Beanpot tournament. This past Sunday, the women’s fencing team […]

Women’s bball split weekend and lose home finale

In the home season finale, the Brandeis women’s basketball team split their weekend series against Carnegie Mellon (CMU) and Case Western Reserve. In a basic repeat of the team’s January match-ups, the Judges handed a verdict of defeat to Carnegie Mellon but slipped two days later against Case Western. In the first game of the […]

Offseason in review: Boston Red Sox

As the dust settled after the World Series last fall, the 2011 Red Sox began their preparations for Spring Training. The 2010 Red Sox finished with a record of 89-73 that landed them in third place in the highly competitive American League East Division (AL East). General Manager Theo Epstein had to be very ambitious […]

Professors discuss Shakespeare’s First Folio

It feels almost silly stating that William Shakespeare is, without a doubt, the most prominent figure in the English literary canon. Virtually everyone who has ever taken a high school English class has, at some point, read one of his plays, whether it be “Romeo and Juliet” or “Hamlet.” Countless theater groups dedicate themselves solely […]

Pet prescription: new remedy to common problems

After imprisonment in the library all week from studying for pre-break midterms, it seems as though many are craving social interactions beyond the frozen Canadian geese squawking on the Great Lawn. Since you’re preparing for February break, I thought it would be a good time to suggest purchasing something that could bring you continuous companionship […]

Mashes to mashes, dust to dust …

I breezed into Levin Ballroom Saturday night feeling confident. “I’m on the list,” I said airily to the ticket-takers. They showed me in and I examined the room. There was about a third-of-a-Pachanga of people there —one Pachanga being defined as the number of people you can fit into Levin Ballroom before you immediately want […]

And the winners will be …

To paraphrase a wise man, nothing in life is certain save for death, taxes … and the Academy Awards. Just as most Brandeis students will be returning to campus on Feb. 27, the 83rd iteration of the Oscars will be underway. Like every other year, this telecast—to be hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway—promises […]

Creative Writing: “The Duke”

When Veronica stomped onto the gravel track, head-down, blinking from the sunlight like a baby mole, Tim thought that the girl was going to punch him. Every morning, Tim gulped down a glass of orange juice, ate a power bar and went to the town reservoir to run. He never listened to music. Once he […]

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A very presidential love story

Fred says: Kathy and I met at Friday night services at Yale Hillel her senior year in college and my first year of law school. We became very good friends that year and I thought that she was the kindest person I had ever met. Fortunately for me, she stayed on campus the year after […]

Taking to the streets

The Egyptian protests of the last several weeks have gripped the globe, monopolizing headlines and shaking a region. As the military is now in command of the government and the world ‘sattention on the country remains, one Brandeis student has a unique connection to the new regime. Sara Enan ’11 is the great-niece of Lt. […]