Voters to decide physician-assisted suicide Tuesday

Massachusetts voters will decide Tuesday whether or not to legalize assisted suicide. If the ballot measure passes, it will allow “a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at the request of a terminally-ill patient meeting certain conditions, to end that person’s life,” according to the language of the proposal. It is one of the […]

Kaplan dispute ends in judicial mediation

Dean Kaplan’s ’15 case against the Student Union after being defeated by the abstain option and consequently turned out of his position as off-campus senator ended in mediation earlier this month. Originally, Senator Carlton Shakes ’14 announced Kaplan as off-campus senator, and when Sunny Aidasani ’14 was named winner in a re-do election, “Dean originally […]

Minimal campus damage from Sandy

Temporary power outages on Monday evening and two fallen trees marked the extent of damage to the Brandeis campus from Hurricane Sandy this week. The storm struck the East Coast and killed more than 80 people nationwide, including 38 in New York City, with high winds, massive flooding and widespread power outages. While the campus […]

Students actively campaign before Senate election

On Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Scott Brown (R-MA) will compete for the title of U.S. Senator for the State of Massachusetts. Warren and Brown have been in fierce competition for months, campaigning over the radio, on television commercials and encouraging the support of Brandeis, among other colleges and universities. Brown is the first Republican […]

Legacy fund hosts symposium on poverty in America

Professors, students and historians gathered in the Hassenfeld Conference Center on Thursday for a symposium on Poverty Since the Great Society. The event, sponsored by the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, is a result of the collaborative work between students and scholars exploring poverty alleviation at the Heller School for Social Policy. […]

Anti-Israel professor removed from Northeastern faculty list

A political science and Middle Eastern studies professor has been removed from the list of faculty at Northeastern University after a video made by Boston-based political organization Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) revealed anti-Israel views expressed in his classroom. Professor Denis Sullivan, a tenured professor who is still director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center […]

Waltham pharmacy closed after breach of sanitary regulations

A Waltham specialty pharmacy was shut down on Oct. 23 after a surprise inspection in which state inspectors found multiple sanitary violations. Infusion Resource closed after being found in violation of national pharmaceutical standards and Massachusetts regulations. The conditions, officials said, could affect the sterility of the intravenous medications they provide. The manager of the […]

Students warned of dangerous funding cuts to lab at center of state scandal

A Jamaica Plain lab that examined drug evidence in criminal trials was shut down on Aug. 30 amid concerns that a former chemist mishandled thousands of drug samples, potentially tainting convictions. Three Brandeis students, however, voiced concerns about the lab two years ago. In September 2010, Ben Ostrow ’10, Rebecca Ratner ’10 and Kayley Wolf […]

Altman appointed to state health commission

Governor Deval Patrick appointed Professor Stuart Altman (HS) to chair a new Massachusetts state board that will set health care spending goals and track health care providers’ success in reducing costs on Thursday. The 11-member Health Policy Board was created to enforce a new health care reform law passed by Patrick. In August, Massachusetts became […]

Finding authentic food in unexpected places

Taqueria Mexico, a mexican restaurant located on Charles street, is definitely worth taking a trip beyond the well-visited Main and Moody streets. It may not replace some of the pre-existing Brandeis mexican staples, but its authenticity and great deals give it a clear draw. While the food at Taqueria is extraordinary, the atmosphere is considerably […]

Arts Recommends

Hands of Glory Connor Novy, Editor Being “indefinable” is a dubious blessing. It has connotations of saccharine whimsy or being generally unlistenable. Andrew Bird, however, continues to disregard the boundaries of genre with his newest release, “Hands of Glory.” With only eight songs, it might be too short to stand alone as an album, but […]

Costumed composers provide an unsettling evening

Slosberg Recital Hall saw a decidedly strange performance last Saturday night. The first in this semester’s series of concerts hosted by New Music Brandeis, “Night of the Living Composers” showcased the compositional work of several graduate students in the Composition and Theory program, as performed by their peers. The most prominent composers of the evening […]

‘Metamorphoses’ sets high standard with brilliant performance

The Undergraduate Theatre Collective struck gold with their production of Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” Based on the familiar Greek myths of Ovid, “Metamorphoses” is presented as a series of short tales connected by themes of love and loss, among others. Directed by the talented and creative Jessica Rassp ’13, the show boasts a twelve-person cast in […]

Dor Guez engages with art and experience

This semester, The Rose has had the sincere pleasure of hosting the art of Dor Guez, a Christian Palestinian whose work, a collection of photos and videos, chronicles the tale of his family and their lives as a minority group in Israel. Guez’s work has been shown on a global scale and it is a […]

Colvin stars for cross-country at the UAA championships

Both the men and women’s cross country team traveled to the University of Rochester this past weekend for the UAA championships. Ed Colvin ’14 earned his first career All-UAA honors, finishing in ninth place out of 78 competitors to gain second-team honors. Colvin, who burst onto the scene, winning the 2010 UAA Rookie of the […]

Brandeis falters on senior day; loses control of their own fate

The men’s soccer team suffered its first home defeat of the season at the worst possible time this past weekend. With a chance to clinch the UAA and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament for the first time in over a decade in front of fans and parents, the Judges were unable to grind […]

Judges continue to shatter records in their return

The Judges hit the road last weekend as they traveled to Rochester for their first road meet of the season. On the men’s side, Max Fabian ’15 continued his record-setting performance from the first meet of the season as he demolished another school record, winning the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:36.09, defeating Chris […]

Undefeated weekend leads to emotional sendoff for Judges’ seniors

Coming off of their wins at the Hall of Fame Invitational last weekend, the women’s volleyball team entered the Judges Classic with an assertive attitude, putting on a show-stopping performance on their home court. The three-straight wins that bumped up their season record to 19-11 proved to be bittersweet for the Judges as they finished […]

Emory and Carnegie Mellon prove tough opponents for the Judges

As the Judges tied with Emory and lost to Carnegie Mellon last weekend, the women’s soccer team finds themselves with a 12-4-2 record and one match left. Although the last week contained two trying matches that set the Judges back in the standings, they still have an opportunity to enter the championship tournament and play […]

Brandeis alumna finds YouTube fame

Alex Dainis ’11 has found a way to merge her passions in a way that is making her YouTube famous. During her time at Brandeis, Dainis juggled multiple majors and various activities. Graduating with majors in biology and film, television and media, Dainis used her skills to create her own YouTube channel. The channel, called […]