Romney on students’ mind

As Massachusetts and the primary here nears, Mitt Romney, recent losses aside, is still the front-runner in the Republican nomination race. Brandeis students have varying reasons as to why they do or do not support him, and whether they believe he is electable. “I support him and I will be voting for him in the […]

Brandeis National Committee to honor Marion Levin

Marion Levin has been fundraising for Brandeis University for nearly 50 years. Then living in Chicago, she was inspired by Brandeis University’s message of equality and progress. “There were problems for my husband in getting into universities; there were quotas. But Brandeis had this feeling of ‘why not? You are welcome here.’” The sentiment moved […]

Hiatt communications forum braves tough economy

Students from Brandeis and other regional universities were provided the opportunity to network with corporate leaders and international agencies at the second annual Communications Forum, sponsored by Hiatt Career Center. Joey Reiman, CEO and founder of BrightHouse, commenced the evening with his keynote address, emphasizing purpose as the crucial attribute of a successful business. According […]

Actual environmental record belies public green cred

Even as Eco-Reps work to celebrate “Brandeis Loves Recycling Month” with fun events such as Recyclegrams and as Hillel collaborates with Students for Environmental Action (SEA) to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, awareness and waste reduction still remain challenges for environmental activists on campus. Five years ago, Brandeis received a C in overall sustainability and a B […]

Registrar: break in Feb. an anomaly with advantage

University Registrar Mark Hewitt believes that Brandeis’ peculiar break schedule, one during February and another in April, is actually advantageous to the students, faculty and administration. “Oddly enough, I think this actually works,” remarked Hewitt as he discussed the two-break system. “It seems appropriate for Brandeis.” With Brandeis’ large Jewish population, maintaining a break during […]

Bridging domestic action and global impact

The first ’Deis Impact highlighted the university’s social justice mission statement this week, with speaker events, question-and-answer panels and workshops. Faculty and students joined forces in discussions to address social justice in the Brandeis curriculum across departmental lines. “Social Justice” is a popular cause at Brandeis, though its definition is often ambiguous. In a round-table […]

Early screening shows ‘Jiro Dreams’ dreams big

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” director David Gelb’s film combining his love of sushi and filming, premiered this Thursday at Brandeis two months before it officially opens in Boston. The documentary, which originally was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, centers on an 85-year-old Japanese man named Jiro, a legend in sushi making. Jiro, at 85, […]

Musical ‘Smash’ shows promise

“Revivals and movies … why doesn’t anyone do new musicals anymore?” songwriter Julia Houston (Debra Messing ’90) wonders aloud in the pilot episode of “Smash,” a new show on NBC that explores the drama that occurs behind the scenes of one Broadway musical. Julia’s question is one that crops up frequently both online and in […]

AraabMUZIK creates percussive hip hop

Usually when you think of a concert, you think of guitars, drums, a jazz band, an orchestra. That wasn’t the case Thursday when Basic Physics and AraabMUZIK took the stage at Levin Ballroom, complete with six-foot-tall speaker towers and spinning light projections, blasting waves of synthetic hip hop sound that left concert-goers half deaf and […]

‘Touch’ of glory, hint of decay

NBC’s “Heroes” began well but truly fizzled out by its second season. Despite this, Fox is giving producer Tim Kring another chance with his new show “Touch,” which had an early premiere last month. “Touch” focuses on Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland), a man struggling to make ends meet and to connect with his seemingly autistic […]

Blast from the past: ‘The Simpsons Arcade Game’

Last Friday, for the first time in my life, I felt old while playing a videogame. “The Simpsons Arcade Game” had just been re-released as a port on XBox Live. It was the same game I had played every chance I could get in a real arcade when I was a kid, no matter how […]

Arts Recommends

‘The Artist’ “The Artist” is a very intriguing film. It is a silent movie done in traditional silent film style, including actors using pantomime and overly expressive facial expressions that are typical in the silent movie genre. The topic of the movie, however, is inherently modern in that it follows the life and career of […]

Doctoral candidate studies modern significance of Civil War

Yoni Appelbaum is taking history into the 21st century. With a dissertation at Brandeis, a position at the Atlantic, and a lecture series at Babson College, Appelbaum is exploring one of the greatest conflicts of American history. The Civil War, he says, is still alive in the collective imagination and he works “to trace the […]

BC3 rings in Lunar New Year

The Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3) welcomed in the Year of the Dragon last Saturday with a Lunar New Year celebration, complete with food and entertainment. Levin Ballroom took on a festive atmosphere as BC3 members and volunteers decorated the room with a giant dragon backdrop, red streamers with Chinese characters, and other Chinese symbols […]

Kriskus leads Judges as they split UAA road trip

The Brandeis men’s basketball team suffered a defeat to Case Western Reserve this weekend losing 91-68 and then bounced back with a thrilling 77-76 overtime victory against Carnegie Mellon two days later as guard Tyrone Hughes ’12 converted an off-balance jumper at the buzzer. Forward Vytas Kriskus ’12 had a stellar weekend scoring 16 points […]

Judges fail to capitalize on momentum as they drop both games

The Brandeis women’s basketball team suffered two defeats during the weekend, losing 60-47 to Case Western Reserve on Friday and 65-56 to Carnegie Mellon on Sunday. Judge guard Morgan Kendrew ‘12 had a big weekend, scoring 21 points Friday and 18 points Sunday, but her performances were not enough for the Judges to get a […]

Brandeis and the Boston Celtics: a tragic partnership

The Boston Celtics are one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports. Their past success is unparalleled in sports and will probably never be matched. From 1957 to 1969, the Celtics dominated the NBA, winning 11 titles in 13 years including eight titles in a row. Hall of famers Bill Russell, Bob Cousy […]

Men shine while women struggle at Brandeis tournament

While the men’s fencing team had an outstanding performance this past weekend at the Eric Sollee Invitational at Brandeis University, going 4-1, the women’s team struggled, going just 1-4. The men defeated Haverford (18-9), Hunter (25-2), New York University (17-10) and Johns Hopkins (14-13) with their only loss coming from seventh-ranked Pennsylvania University (6-21). On […]

Track and field impresses at Tufts

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams had decent showings at the Tufts Invitational this past weekend. The men finished 16th out of 22 teams while the women finished eighth out of 19 teams. Despite bringing the fewest runners of any competing team, Brandeis was able to maximize their point totals with outstanding […]