MIT develops program for the socially disabled

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab have developed a computer program that can be used to further develop social skills in what is a more comfortable setting for some. My Automated Conversation coacH (MACH) displays a computer-generated face that reacts to a users actions. The program has been used to simulate job […]

Sawyer remembered for student advocacy

As Jamele Adams takes over in the role of Dean of Student Life, his energetic personality and big plans for Brandeis’ future have thrust him into the spotlight. Busied by new classes and the club fair, many students may soon forget Rick Sawyer, the previous Dean, a man who served the Brandeis campus for 32 […]

"City of Bones" is Typical Teen Romance

“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is a movie somewhat inaptly named, as it has nothing to do with bones or a city of them. The plot of the movie is based around one of the mortal instruments, a golden chalice coveted by both the angels and fallen angels. The movie centers around an underage […]

University offers expanded shuttle service

Complimentary off-campus shuttle service at Brandeis University is changing and expanding significantly this year, as a result of the University’s decision to hire a new shuttle service provider. The Student Union and Finance Board collaborated with Brandeis Department of Public Safety to look into expanded shuttle service last year, and their efforts to fund extended […]

Debate society demonstrates chops to first years

Mandel G03 was filled to capacity Tuesday night as students witnessed the first meeting and demonstration round of the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS). The room came to a hush as Sarah Pizzano ’16 opened the meeting with a presentation on the team and their history—they are currently ranked second in the nation, […]

First-years on men’s soccer look forward to season

The Brandeis men’s soccer team had a phenomenal season last year, making it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Two new additions to the team, first-years Kyle Robinson and Thales Brito, provide insight into what it’s like to join a team with a successful reputation. Both defenders arrived […]

Lawrence co-signs letter on increased federal educational support

During the summer, President Fred Lawrence was one of many administrators and university presidents to sign a letter to President Obama and Congress, calling for increased federal support for higher education. The 198 signatories included the presidents and chancellors of numerous public and private colleges and universities across the country. Using the term “innovation deficit,” […]

Abrams encourages students to explore technology in art

Having cast aside his original intention to major in physics decades ago, Christopher Abrams, artist-in-residence and professor in Fine Arts at Brandeis, gravitated away from pop culture, fantasy film and the collaborative potential of digital media as sources of inspiration in order to create work that was more innovative in style and form. After attaining […]

Arts Recommends: “World War Z”

While “World War Z” is a film that explores the deconstruction of social norms and constructs while focusing on human survival in dire circumstances, it is also a great motivation to go to the gym. After watching zombies chase down millions of the members of the global population, the viewer begins to question could they […]

New orientation events engage students

Led by Core Committee members Joe Babeu ’15, Bethany Adam ’15, Jason Haberman ’15, Rachel Starr ’15 and Adrianne Wurzl ’14, Orientation 2013 implemented new programs for incoming students despite some logistical difficulties. New programs included a candle lighting ceremony, the dance party B.rave, a mud party and a night at the Museum of Science […]

Brandeis to help construct playground with Bentley and KaBOOM!

Brandeis University, Bentley University and the City of Waltham are collaborating with Waltham Group to make a lasting change for the children in Prospect Hill Terrace by building a state-of-the-art playground. Waltham Group, Brandeis University’s umbrella term encompassing the many community service groups on campus, works toward the long-term goals of helping the homeless and […]

‘Hesitation Marks’ brings new sound from Nine Inch Nails

“Hesitation Marks,” Nine Inch Nails’ first album since 2008’s “The Slip,” is nothing less than a triumphant return from one of modern rock’s great innovators. Fans have come to believe that they had seen the last of Nine Inch Nails, known for their unique brand of industrial rock that juxtaposes electronic and organic sounds, following […]

Madison ’15 advocates for student involvement in arts

When Charlie Madison was 13 years old, he sat down for a family dinner. As he ate, his mother asked the family to write down what they wanted to be when they grew up. Madison’s sister wrote she wanted to be a teacher. Madison wrote he wanted to be a playwright and create songs for […]

Jamele Adams brings experience and poetry to position as Dean of Students

Previously serving as the Associate Dean of Student Life and Assistant Dean of Student Life, Jamele Adams became the new Dean of Students during the summer. Many may have seen him perform inspiring slam poetry. Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, spoke of Adams’ virtues in an email, saying, “I was stunned […]

IBS students are “World Ready”

After a rigorous two-year development process, IBS has announced a new branding initiative with the tagline “World Ready,” intended to increase visibility of the school and its programs, featuring a new website, print materials and an improved look and feel for their branded communications. “‘World Ready’ means that our students graduate prepared with the necessary […]

Lemberg Children’s Center to break ground on new location

Lemberg Children’s Center has announced its intention to expand, constructing an entirely new facility to accommodate the growing needs of the Waltham community, and the pressing urge for infant and toddler care. Currently employing approximately 80 Brandeis students under Federal Work Study, Lemberg hopes to facilitate the ability of students to engage in early childhood […]

Rose to re-open with new exhibits

The Rose Art Museum plans to debut five new exhibitions on September 17 to the Brandeis community. With a strong legacy in making the visual arts accessible to students, the Rose Art Museum has continuously created compelling exhibits for the Brandeis community. Although currently closed for renovations, the Rose will welcome the new exhibits “Image […]

A Review of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” is saved from categorization as an underdeveloped flashcard history lesson by its powerfully posed cultural juxtaposition and the strength of lead actors including Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. “The Butler” provides a view of American history through the eyes of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), who, from humble and violent beginnings on […]

Livadaru leads judges to OT victory against MIT

The mood at Gordon’s Field on Wednesday evening was tense as the Brandeis men’s soccer team sent the opening home game against MIT into overtime, and stole the win. Now carrying a record of 3-0, the Judges sent the Engineers home with their first loss of the season, making their record 2-1. Despite the extended […]