Savonen nails first hat trick as Judges sweep Buccaneers at home

Coming off a sour loss against Rochester on Homecoming Day, the Brandeis men’s soccer team swept Mass. Maritime Academy 6-3 on Tuesday. The Judges, ranked 12th in the nation by the NSCAA and 13th by, now carry an overall record of 11-2, while the Buccaneers stand behind with 5-5-2. Forward Tyler Savonen ’15 had […]

Author and LGBT activist brings audience to tears

On Tuesday, transgender woman, professor, author and LGBT activist Jennifer Finney Boylan came to Brandeis for a presentation of her book “She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders.” The bestselling memoir is one of Boylan’s 13 published books, which include three novels, a collection of short stories and six books for young adults. While […]

Univ Archives houses rare Shakespeare works

The library at Brandeis houses a collection of rare Shakespeare works. Since 1961, the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections has counted books of Shakespeare’s plays that were printed in the 17th century among its acquisitions. In addition, the collection has a number of later anthologies of Shakespeare poems, as well as contemporary […]

Sexual assault prevention specialist hired, hopes to connect with students

Brandeis announced the hiring of a Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist on Oct. 7, welcoming Sheila McMahon to the staff while hoping to bring awareness about a sensitive topic. McMahon will begin Nov. 1. Brandeis has had numerous sexual assault cases in the past, from allegations of sexual assault last January at a fraternity […]

Film displays other side of propaganda in North Korea

The controversial politics and foreign policies of North Korea are often covered by the American media, yet people still understand little about the lives of North Koreans. Filmmaker Rob Montz sought to tackle this problem by creating “Juche Strong,” a short documentary about how the culture of propaganda in North Korea has contributed to their […]

Science illuminates history of artwork

The visual arts and sciences are commonly thought of as two separate fields of study, with little overlap between them. However, in his lecture “Science at the Art Museum,” Richard Newman, head of scientific research at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, demonstrated the crucial role of scientific processes in understanding and preserving […]

QRC proposes new counseling center and staff role

Amid rainbow streamers in celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, the Queer Resource Center has announced its proposal for the creation of a Gender and Sexuality Center. Margaret Borchert, co-coordinator for the Queer Resource Center, explained, “We thought Coming Out Day would be the perfect day for us to ‘come out’ with […]

Freedom from poverty a human right

Thomas Pogge, the world’s leading spokesperson for freedom from poverty as a human right, spoke at Brandeis on Oct. 8. The Graduate Programs in Sustainable International Development and Health at the Heller School with the Philosophy department in the College of Arts and Sciences presented the first ever human rights and social justice lecture with […]

Counseling center wins self-assessed award

On Oct. 4, Dr. Michael J. LaFarr, associate director of the Psychological Counseling Center (PCC), announced that Brandeis has been awarded the JedCampus Seal from the Jed Foundation in an emailed press release. The Jed Foundation is a “leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students,” according to the press […]

Economics Nobel winner has connection to Brandeis

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics were announced this Monday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the three individuals “for their empirical analysis of asset prices.” The Prize Committee stated that this year’s laureates were able to foresee the long-term course of asset prices. The winners are Robert Shiller of Yale University, […]

Univ creates two new positions to study African diaspora

Last week, Brandeis announced a new initiative seeking to expand the Brandeis Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS). The initiative, including a multi-year group of faculty hires dedicated to expanding the studies of the African diaspora, will begin this year with two new positions. The initiative strengthens the University’s increasingly culturally diverse campus and […]

Timeflies: too much for Gosman to handle

It is Tuesday, March 8, 2011 and a video has just been uploaded to Youtube. No one at the time realized this little video, featuring two nice Jewish boys who called themselves Timeflies, would kick off one of the most successful weekly web-series on the Internet. By 2013, episodes of the appropriately titled “Timeflies Tuesdays,” […]

Visiting poet discusses race and family ties

Poet Tess Taylor read at Brandeis on Oct. 10, a gloomy Thursday during the month of ghosts. It was a fitting time for her to visit, as her poems explore the ghost of Thomas Jefferson, a founding father for America and an ancestor of Taylor’s. Taylor’s work has appeared in the “Atlantic Monthly,” the “Times […]

First-years experience the Rose in style

Free food and Andy Warhol always make a good combination. On Oct. 15, the Rose Art Museum invited first-years to come to the “Freshman Night At the Rose.” The event was hosted by the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum (SCRAM), a student group that strives to increase student relations with the museum. “Our […]

Deap Vally’s delayed, anticipated debut is worth the wait

I first discovered Los Angeles’ garage-blues duo Deap Vally in August, when skimming through a set of photos taken by Spin Magazine at San Francisco’s 2013 Outside Lands Festival. In the set were two photos of Deap Vally in the middle of a song. The first photo shows vocalist/guitarist Lindsey Troy banging out a chord […]

“Miley: The Movement” to nowhere

“I live in America, which is the land of the free, and I feel like if you can’t express yourself, you’re not very free,” states Miley Cyrus in her MTV documentary “Miley: The Movement.” Now say what you want about Cyrus, but she certainly has more balls than anyone else in Hollywood. In her new […]

“MGMT” an improvement from sophomore album

After a second album, “Congratulations,” that did not do very well on pop charts, one would expect that MGMT would try to recreate the electro-pop sound of its 2007 debut “Oracular Spectacular.” Yet surprisingly, MGMT took a different route and created an album stranger and more psychedelic than its second. If this is Andrew VanWyngarden […]

“Gravity” may be boring, but a great spectacle

“Gravity,” which opened in theaters on Oct. 4, is not about gravity, but rather the lack thereof. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the movie begins in space. Bullock’s character, medical engineer Ryan Stone, is installing a program into the Hubble Space Telescope. The function of this program is the first of many ambiguities within […]

Uncovering the life of Vivian Maier

Pouring through thousands of film reels and prints, Northwestern lecturer Pamela Bannos delivered her presentation “Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story” to the Women’s Studies Research Center this past Wednesday. Bannos has dedicated herself to piecing together the mystery behind the identity of Vivian Maier, a street photographer and nanny who lived in poverty, […]