Alum arrested in WV mine protest

Activists have called for probes into allegedly brutal police conduct during the break-up of a protest at a West Virginia mine last month where Dorian Williams ’12 was among those arrested. The July 28 protest was designed to stop production at Hobet Mines in West Virginia. Twenty protesters were arrested after refusing to leave at […]

2 rapes reported at Harvard Yard

Two unaffiliated women have reported rape around Harvard in less than a week. Prior to the recent incidents, Harvard had not had a stranger-rape reported in 12 years. The descriptions of the attackers were disparate, and police do not believe there is a connection between the incidents, according to The Boston Globe. The first victim […]

Students, Faculty Weigh in on Health Care

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act June 28, declaring the law constitutional with a 5-4 vote. The decision affirmed the 2010 law as constitutional; yet amidst a partisan congress, a rhetoric-filled campaign, and a nation split down the middle, the state of health care is in […]

Former Tufts official named new chief operating officer

In one of several changes to his senior staff this summer, President Fred Lawrence last week appointed Steven Manos, who served as executive vice president for 26 years at Tufts University, to be senior vice president and chief operating officer at Brandeis. “Success to me does not just mean a good bottom line,” Manos said […]

African and Afro-American Studies names new department chair

After nearly a year of searching, the committee has hired Hamilton College Professor Chad Williams to serve as chair of the African and Afro-American Studies Department (AAAS). He will replace Professor Faith Smith, who had been serving as acting head of the department. Professor Smith will continue to teach within the department. The hiring of […]

Brandeis ranks second-most expensive in MA

This year’s 4.1 percent tuition and fees increase made Brandeis the second most expensive college in Massachusetts, ranking behind only Williams, and ahead of Boston College, Boston University and Babson, according to a Boston Business Journal report published in May. The primary purpose of raising an extra $8.6 million in funds with the tuition increase […]

A123 signs potential $465m deal with Chinese

A123 Systems, a Waltham based technology company, has merged in a $465 million dollar deal with Chinese company Wanxiang Group, the company announced last week. The company creates lithium-ion batteries for electric powered cars and motors. Wanxiang is an automotive components manufacturer, and one of the largest companies in China not owned by the government. […]

Waltham police chief arrested for domestic assault

Waltham Police Chief Thomas M. LaCroix was arrested June 12 after allegedly assaulting his wife and verbally threatening to murder both her and her friend, who was present during the incident, according to prosecutors. Thomas LaCroix is officially charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, assault, threats, […]

Jackie Theoharis stars with a sense for truth

Jackie Theoharis ’14, who performed in Urinetown and Fuddy Meers this past academic year is making her mark on Brandeis theater. Theoharis, who was hooked on the idea of theater from the age of four said that as a child she loved singing and dancing. “[My] aunt and cousins were extremely involved in theater, and […]

Action and Art Abound in Upcoming Films

As students, teachers and staff members return to Brandeis for the fall semester, the thought of impending academic and social stress can appear daunting. Thankfully, a slew of upcoming movies promises to provide entertainment and escapism. In the realm of testosterone-laden action films, three major titles stand out: The Expendables 2, Red Dawn and Skyfall. […]

Great Promise Personified in New Rose Director

In selecting Christopher Bedford, who served as chief curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts, to be director of the Rose Art Museum, Provost Steve Goldstein chose wisely. Hailing from the U.K., Bedford achieved a B.A. in art history from Oberlin College, with an M.A. in art history from Case Western Reserve University. He […]

Creative Productions to Shine in Fall Theater Season

Due to an intensely competitive a cappella scene, a slew of comedy troupes, and not to mention the many theater groups on campus, each school year brings a new batch of performances. As the semester unfolds, each weekend brings some new theatrical event, and the coming semester looks to be no different. Between September and […]

Ken Kaiserman, developer and trustee, dies at 73

Trustee Ken Kaiserman ’64, a devoted alumnus who established several endowed scholarships and engaged with young alumni, died from cancer on Aug. 19. He was 73. Having first joined the Board of Trustees as an alumni-term trustee in 1995, Kaiserman served in the Alumni Association for more than 35 years, according to senior vice president […]

Brandeis professor questions census

When Professor Len Saxe (HRNS), director of the Cohen program and the Hornstein program, first arrived at Brandeis, he taught Psychology with a background in Social Psychology. He was very interested the relationship between a community’s decisions and how they affect policy and Jewish society. “Nowadays you cannot open up a newspaper without seeing surveys,” […]

Esther Kartiganer, 60 minutes producer, dies at 74

With a career culminating in her position as senior producer of the CBS news program 60 Minutes, Esther Kartiganer ’59, a Brandeis alumni and trustee, died on Aug. 1 in Aspen, Colo. She was 74. Kartiganer was engaged in a habitual bike ride to a nearby ski lift where she enjoyed reading when she suffered […]

Recipe for success: men’s basketball hits Croatia

The last time the men’s basketball team traveled overseas in the preseason was in 2007 when Coach Brian Meehan took the team to Italy. That season the Judges advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament for the first time in nearly 30 years. This year, forward Alex Schmidt ’14, alumnus John Saucier ’08 […]

A Distinguished Career: the legacy of Tim Morehouse

The resume of Tim Morehouse ’00 speaks for itself: U.S. Silver Medalist, three-time Olympic team member, seven-time World Cup Medalist and three-time NCAA All-American. He has been featured on the Today Show, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, MSNBC and Bloomberg News. He even demonstrated fencing technique to President Obama on the White House lawn […]

Joe Paterno: a complete fraud

When the reports of sexual abuse at Penn State surfaced in 2011, Joe Paterno acted as we all did: outraged, indignant and shocked. He played the part perfectly. He claimed he did not realize what Mike McQueary meant when he told him that he saw Jerry Sandusky raping a 10-year old boy in the team’s […]

Fear and conspiracy in the NBA: an erosion of trust

Whether it was an alleged over-aggressive call or a call perceived to be missed, the referees quickly became a story in the NBA playoffs this year. While many have called for a complete revamping of NBA officiating, arguing that referees are inept and even corrupt in some cases, Nolan Fine, a former NBA referee for […]