Fencing teams rally with two successful meets

The fencing teams competed in the second round robin Northeast Conference Meet of the year at Boston College on Saturday, Jan. 25. Brown University, Boston College, Vassar College, Dartmouth College and Tufts University competed in both men’s and women’s competitions, while Smith College competed in only women’s events. The men went 4-1 in the tournament, […]

Women’s basketball triumphs while men’s team fall

The women’s basketball team won a close game on Friday in Cleveland against Case Western Reserve University. The final score was 63-58. The game featured eight ties and 11 lead changes. The Spartans began with an early 9-2 lead, but the Judges responded with a 9-0 run that included three jump shots by guard Kasey […]

Wayward turkey goes viral with students, social media

Kayla Newby ’16 was simply sitting in her room doing homework last Thursday evening, when all of a sudden something smashed into her window. “Our shade was down, and I couldn’t tell what had caused the glass to shatter; my first thought was that it had been a bomb or something,” Newby wrote in an […]

Another accident on South Street sends 3 students to hospital

Three Brandeis students were hit by a car on Sunday evening and were all seriously injured while crossing South Street on their way to a Super Bowl party. All students were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immediately thereafter. The students, who are all undergraduates, include an 18-year-old male, an 18-year-old female and a […]

Anti-death penalty activist stuns crowd

By the time Sister Helen Prejean, renowned anti-death penalty activist and New York Times bestselling author, stepped back from the podium to take questions from the more than 200 people gathered in Levin Ballroom Thursday night, she was talking to a different audience. The event, presented by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and 12 […]

Segal fellows combine leadership skills with social justice

This week, the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program announced the 2014 recipients of the Segal Fellowship, four undergraduates and two Masters in Public Policy (MPP) students. These students will be placed in a summer internship at an organization concerned with social justice and citizen leadership, and will also receive a $3,500 to $5,000 stipend […]

Mandelas speak on Africa activism

Levin Ballroom was fully packed on Wednesday evening, despite a snowstorm, as the Brandeis community gathered to listen to Kweku Mandela-Amuah and Ndaba Mandela, grandsons of the late Nelson Mandela, deliver the keynote address of ’DEIS Impact week. The event was sponsored by the Ruth First Lecture series in collaboration with the African and Afro-American […]

Illuminating homelessness stereotypes

On Monday, Feb. 3, Tatjana Meschede, senior lecturer at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, contributed her knowledge and experience of homelessness in the conference titled, “A Focus on Homelessness in Local Communities” for ’DEIS Impact. Members of Habitat for Humanity and Hunger and Homelessness, active clubs under the Waltham Group, held the […]

BADASS sparks drone use debate

Before the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (BADASS) ’DEIS Impact debate began, Alyssa Adler ’16 stood in an aisle in Golding Auditorium, preparing to make her case. ’DEIS Impact is Brandeis’ annual festival of social justice, a concept on which the school was founded. BADASS got in on the action with “Debating For a […]

Public Officials Take Steps for Transparency in Sexual Assault Reporting

Sexual assault on college campuses was a common news topic in 2013. As we enter the second month of 2014, the issue is gaining more movement and traction in the minds of students, college administrators and public officials. The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights received 30 complaints alleging failures in how […]

The Student Union presents: SLAM

Just a few minutes after 9 p.m., Chums was packed for the Social Justice and Diversity Committee’s Poetry Slam. Crowd Control, one of Brandeis’ improv groups, had already begun their act, though it was difficult to hear them. Chums was so crowded that I could barely shove my way into the coffee house. However, what […]

“A View from the Bridge”

Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” is showing this weekend in Laurie Theater in Spingold, sponsored by Brandeis Theater Company. As a part of this week’s ‘DEIS Impact festival, the show highlights social issues such as incest but, more prominently, homophobia. “Only God can make justice,” the play’s narrator, Mr. Alfieri (Alex M. Jacobs […]

‘Queerlogues’ demonstrates Brandeis’ LGBT pride

Imagine a room full of warm, passionate, intelligent and funny individuals. Inject fierce dedication to social justice, human rights and LGBT pride, and that is the very essence of Queerologues. Queerologues was part of ’DEIS Impact and was put on by the Brandeis Queer Resource Center (QRC), which is a peer education and counseling outreach […]

‘Portraits of Purpose’ an inspiring exhibition

It seemed fitting that I visited “Portraits of Purpose” by photojournalist Don West, while the “Introduction to Jazz Improvisation” class met in the recital hall of Slosberg Music Center. As I circled the room, the sounds of soulful jazz piano wove in and out of a fervent trumpet solo, perfectly capturing the spirit of the […]

Lunar New Year performance draws large crowd

Last Friday, the Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3) hosted a celebration of the new Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Horse with a host of student performances and showcases. Featuring nine parts and two videos celebrating the hard-working board members of BC3, the celebration drew laughs and cheers from the crowd of nearly […]

‘DEIS Impact event shows the importance of pluralism

Brandeis Pluralism Alliance sponsored an exhibit for ’DEIS Impact titled “Pluralism, Unity, Social Justice and the Arts: An Art Exhibition” from Feb. 1 through Feb. 5. The reception for the event was held in the SCC on Feb. 4. Brandeis Pluralism Alliance (BPA) is an organization on campus that promotes unity through sponsoring events and […]

New Bombay Bicycle Club album almost impresses

Bombay Bicycle Club, a London-based band, is known for their innovative indie music. Having produced three critically acclaimed albums in three years, their fourth album, which took three years to produce, had to meet high expectations. Although most indie critics like to pin the changing style of Bombay Bicycle Club’s sound to their status as […]