Univ makes foodie YouTube clips

Brandeis administrators Kathryn Howell and Shannon Hunt recently shot webisodes for “Food New England,” a video channel that launched as a beta channel on YouTube in mid-November. “Food New England” is produced by Robert Mighty, who also directed the show when it was aired on television. When “Food New England” was featured on Channel 5, […]

In memoriam: Robert Shapiro, 81

Brandeis alumnus Robert Shapiro, a longtime university donor and honored trustee, died earlier this month after having struggled with cancer for more than a year. He was 81. “To me, Robert was Brandeis,” Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement Nancy Winship said. “He was dedicated to two families—the Shapiro family and the Brandeis family.” The […]

Peace Corps finally a reality for ’Deis alumna

Emily Gelb ’11 hopes to make her university proud. After four years at Brandeis, she shipped out Jan. 19 with the Peace Corps to Ecuador, where she intends to use her degree in biology and her experience overseas to “assist another community in developing sustainable solutions to the challenges that they face,” she wrote in […]

Linsey pool gets $1M donation

Thelma Linsey donated $1 million Thursday to support the sports center and pool named after her late husband, former Brandeis Trustee Joseph M. Linsey, university officials said. President Fred Lawrence began meeting with Thelma Linsey after the university announced last winter it would renovate the Joseph M. Linsey Sports Center and pool. Although the agreement […]

Winter street bridge opens after 7 years

The city of Waltham celebrated the completion of the Winter Street Bridge Dec. 30, re-opening it to traffic after nearly seven years of setbacks and delays. The bridge, located at Exit 27B on Route 128, is meant to provide commuters with easier access to the highway while alleviating traffic congestion in the Boston suburbs, and […]

Suffolk names new president

The Suffolk University board of trustees unanimously approved James McCarthy as Suffolk University’s ninth president on Wednesday. McCarthy, currently provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York, will join the Suffolk community on Feb. 1. McCarthy’s wide range of leadership experience thoroughly impressed the search committee. Since […]

U-Ill. dean named LTS chief

John Unsworth will succeed Perry Hanson next month as Brandeis’ vice provost and chief information officer for Library and Technology Services. He was formerly dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In an e-mail announcing the appointment, Provost Steve Goldstein stated, “John impressed the search […]

In memoriam: Evelyn Handler, 78

Evelyn E. Handler, the first female president of Brandeis, who transformed the university’s life sciences and athletic programs, serving as a pioneer for women in higher education and a leader who sparked a debate over the Jewish identity of Brandeis, died Dec. 23 after she was struck and killed by a car in Bedford, N.H. […]

Brandeis-India initiative

President Fred Lawrence and members of the Brandeis academic community will travel to India next month as part of an initiative to increase Brandeis’ global presence by expanding its academic relationships with worldwide universities and institutions. The trip includes visits to both New Delhi and Mumbai with public forums and meetings at various institutions, including […]

Confronting Expectations, Embracing Change: Reflections on India

For years I had dreamed of going to India, the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. My interest in world religions drew me to India. I had studied Gandhi and Mother Theresa, and I yearned for its rumored mysticism. I used to think of India as a medley of ashrams, Gandhi, yoga, ornate Hindu temples, […]

India – A Land with more than what meets the eye

It was Friday night when I recalled the successful interview I had with one of the community health workers in Bhopal. That was five days and two cities ago. I was in Bangalore at this point and I still had two more cities to which I needed to travel. Somehow by the end of that […]

Judges still winless in UAA conference play

After losing to the fifth-ranked University of Rochester Friday night, the Brandeis women’s basketball team lost to Emory University Sunday afternoon. Losing both games at home by a margin of more than 20 points, the Judges are now 7-7 on the season, including 0-3 in the University Athletic Association game. Although Friday’s contest appeared one-sided, […]

Tebowmania: the second coming

The rollercoaster ride that was the Denver Broncos’ season finally came to an end this past Saturday with a blowout loss to the New England Patriots. Tebow had a sub-par performance with no touchdowns, five sacks and a lost fumble, but the Broncos team played even worse, which is clear in the 45-10 loss. Some […]

Judges’ six-game winning streak ends

The Brandeis men’s basketball team saw its six-game winning streak come to an end with a blowout loss to the Emory University Eagles, currently ranked fourth in the nation, 95-58. With the loss the Judges fell to 8-6 (2-1 UAA) while the Eagles improved to 13-1 (2-1 UAA). The Eagles rode their red-hot shooting to […]

Track and field brief

The men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action this past Saturday at the Bowdoin 5 Way Meet. The women’s team finished fourth overall but saw some strong individual performances. Ali Kirsch ’14 finished second in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:08.22, with teammate Kristi Pisarik ’15 right behind her in […]

Jeffrey Maser named UAA athlete of the week

The University Athletic Association (UAA) selected Jeffrey Maser ’15 as the UAA’s men’s indoor track and field athlete of the week ending Jan. 16. Maser earned his first collegiate victory in the high jump at the Bowdoin 5 Way Meet this past Saturday with a height of 1.93 meters (6’ 4”). Maser’s height is the […]

Moveable feasts: the top 10 films of 2011

A confession: I love making lists. If there’s downtime in class, I’ll make chronological lists of the American presidents, British monarchs and novels of William Faulkner. My desk always features at least one to-do list, while my laptop houses lists of all the books and films I’ve seen since beginning college. Consequently, when I became […]

Criss and Bridges ‘Succeed’ on Broadway

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: Let’s face it, that’s the ideal Broadway show for a second-semester senior to see. This break I saw the show with my mother at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Straight off the bat I want you to know that I loved it. For those […]

Another day, another picture

On Jan. 1, 2011, I took a photograph. From then on, I took a photo a day for the entirety of 2011. These photos didn’t have much in common. I didn’t adhere to any specific guidelines. As an aspiring photographer with a consistent college course load, I simply wanted to ensure that I’d set aside […]

‘War Horse’ brings little-told story to screen

Steven Spielberg’s new epic film “War Horse” is about a boy and his horse whose bond cannot be broken by World War I. In this film, a horse named Joey and his original owner, Albert, hope to be reunited despite the slim chance that either of them will survive. “War Horse” was originally a children’s […]