New tragedy shakes BU

A Boston University student driving the van which flipped over, killing three students and injuring four studying abroad has been charged by New Zealand police. He faces three counts of careless driving causing death and four counts of careless driving causing injury. He was asked to surrender his passport. He appeared before the Auckland District […]

Lawrence chooses Waltham, ’Deis to sell Newton home

Brandeis will sell its university-owned home on Beaumont Avenue in Newton and rent an apartment in the renovated Waltham Watch Factory for President Fred Lawrence and his wife, Kathy, officials announced earlier this month. After the board of trustees voted in March, authorizing the university to sell the Newton residence at 66 Beaumont Ave. where […]

At IBS, Magid merges academics and government

Brandeis’ International Business School may be tucked away from the rest of the campus in Sachar Woods, but it’s proving to be an important part of the university’s future. IBS Dean Bruce Magid has represented Brandeis on Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick’s most recent trade mission to Brazil. Magid began as dean of IBS in 2007 […]

Senior gift participation up from last year

Senior gift participation increased by 1 percent this year, making it the highest participation rate in recent memory. President Fred Lawrence lauded the class in a faculty meeting last Thursday, saying that senior gifts were an excellent way to begin the habit of giving to the alma mater. The gifts were of various sizes—anywhere from […]

Amid controversy and celebration, Rose thrives

It has been more than three years since former President Jehuda Reinharz announced, amid great controversy, that The Rose Art Museum would close and the university would auction the collection’s pieces. Nearly a year after President Fred Lawrence’s announcement that the university had settled a lawsuit and would sell none of its artwork, the museum […]

Petsko addresses 92 members of Phi Beta Kappa

Gregory Petsko (CHEM) addressed the newest inductees of Phi Beta Kappa at the initiation ceremony Saturday in Spingold. Petsko, who is the Gyula and Katica Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacodynamics, was asked to prepare this speech by faculty members of the Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee. First, let me congratulate all of you […]

Senior speaker bids goodbye to class of 2012

In his four years at Brandeis, Daniel Liebman ’12 was involved with the Undergraduate Theater Collective, Brandeis Film Collective and Waltham Group, among other organizations, and was awarded a Presidential Scholarship, was on the Dean’s List, and served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. In his application to […]

Brandeis grad tackles both politics and science

Frances Colón PhD ’04, who came to study neurobiology at Brandeis, has taken full command of her education, building on her talents outside the laboratory to earn her new job as deputy science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Colón explained how the science and technology branch first “made its entrance during […]

Students witness war crime trial in The Hague

As the Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Brandeis students participating in The Hague semester abroad program witnessed the court’s judgment last month. Taylor had previously been accused of aiding rebel forces in Sierra Leone, leading to charges that connected him to war atrocities […]

Softball drops title game, runner-up in ECAC tournament

On its final day of the season, the Brandeis softball team played three games. In the first game, an elimination game, they defeated Simmons College 3-1 and in the second game they defeated Endicott College 5-1 to force a decisive game for the ECAC Division III New England title. Unfortunately, the Judges fell into an […]

Brown breaks record in 1,500 – meter race

In one of the final meets of his collegiate career, Chris Brown ’12 set a new Brandeis record in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3:43.49 at the New Balance Twilight Meet hosted by Bentley College. Brown’s time was the fastest in all of Division III in the 2012 season by almost three seconds. […]

Cooke named UAA Rookie of the Year, heads to NCAA Championships

Carley Cooke ’15 was selected to play in the NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Individual Championship tournament. The event, hosted by Meredith College in Cary, N.C., from May 24 to May 26, will consist of 32 individual athletes. Additionally, in the same week, Cooke was named the UAA Rookie of the Year. Cooke became the […]

Campus activates creativity for annual arts affair

Even with finals looming, the final weekend in April proved truly incredible. In part, this was because the Leonard Bernstein Festival for the Creative Arts brought art, dance and music to venues across campus. Meanwhile, a number of theater productions were being staged alongside the semester shows of countless clubs. To top it all off, […]

‘The Avengers’ assemble in marvelous movie

Well, I think I love Joss Whedon more than I love my parents and I am not even sure if that is a bad thing. This man gave us “Buffy: the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and now he has given us “The Avengers,” based on the Marvel comic books. As […]

Lady Antebellum brings country flair to Worcester

The trio Lady Antebellum is a monster in country music. They have been awarded Best Country Album at the Grammys for the country-pop crossover album “Need You Now,” and they’ve also been honored with Top New Group by the Academy of Country Music. With Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley sharing vocals and Dave Haywood on […]

‘Once Upon a Time’ promises happy endings

“There is a town in Maine, where every storybook character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse that can only be broken by one person.” So goes the opening sequence of many episodes of “Once Upon A Time,” a magical show that enchants viewers every week on ABC. If […]

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