Gender equality still out of reach

This week, Brandeis’ Women and Gender Studies core faculty released a list of statistics, titled “Report Card for Women at Brandeis University.” Accompanied by a graphic, the study unearths how many full-time faculty are women, how many women are on the board of trustees, how many serve in senior administration and more. “A number of […]

Fencers send three to Nationals

At the NCAA National Championship Northeast regional qualifiers on Sunday, March 9, three Brandeis fencers did well enough to advance to Nationals later this month. Held at Wellesley College, the Regionals tournament saw fencers from Brandeis University, Boston College, Brown University, City College of New York, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Hunter College, MIT, […]

Baseball team struggles in UAA tourney

The baseball team travelled to Sanford, Florida, for the University Athletic Championship which takes place from March 9 to March 16. Brandeis began the tournament on the wrong end of a 9-8 score against Case Western Reserve University. The Judges began the game strong with Brian Ing ’14 scoring in the first on a single […]

Speaker highlights Odysseus’ classical journey

On Thursday, March 13, the Department of Classical Studies hosted an event with an audience of over 45 people. As a Brandeis graduate, Professor Joel Christensen of the University of Texas at San Antonio was welcomed back to the department with open arms. The chair of the department, Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, introduced Professor Christensen as […]

Heller students shoot for social justice gold

Earlier this month, the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good, was awarded to students from all over the globe for their entries. Since 2010, the prize, which is partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative, has invited groups of students to pitch their ideas for business startups with a social justice goal. […]

Panel aims to promote dialogue between divided peoples

On Monday evening, the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life held a panel discussion in the Reading Room of the Mandel Center for the Humanities entitled “Extremists and the Challenges of Public Conversation.” The discussion was moderated by Daniel Terris, director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. According to Terris, the Schusterman […]

‘Top Gear’ provides top tips

With the change of the season, only one thing can be expected: a new series of “Top Gear.” Keeping with British television tradition, “Top Gear” presents new episodes on cars and motoring, usually around six or eight, two times a year. One of the most popular shows in the U.K., “Top Gear” has spawned spin-offs […]

Bob Moody exhibit is a relaxing retreat

Some quiet moments of contemplation can be found by observing Professor Bob Moody’s (THA) exhibit called “Work, Now, and Then” in the Dreitzer Gallery at the Spingold Theater. The exhibit featured many different works of Moody’s to ponder and reflect upon. One is sure to find an art piece that sticks out. Moody has widespread […]

A surprising delight at Chorus and Chamber Choir concert

Between a cappella concerts, open mic nights and the one kid from your dorm who can do a less than stellar rendition of “Wonderwall,” Brandeis bombards you with vocal music. The Brandeis University Chorus and Chamber Choir concert showcased trained musicians. They were well-rehearsed, and would definitely be able to do an above average version […]

Mieke Bal discusses film on cultural identity

This Thursday, Mieke Bal came to Brandeis as part of the Art and Gender: Global Perspectives Lecture Series. A Dutch cultural theorist, video artist and founding director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Bal came to speak and screen her film “Becoming Vera.” Before Bal began her lecture, titled “Resisting Resistance: Identity Politics Revisited,” […]

Israeli comedian picks at stereotypes

On Thursday, Mar. 13, Brandeis’s Israeli Comedy Night was held in the Lown Auditorium with TBA, one of Brandeis’ improv troupes. They began by first improvising with the word “falafel,” setting the scene with two actors playing the roles of new caterers who got the job at the catering company out of desperation, as the […]

Two new tracks give insight to Coldplay’s upcoming album

Music critics often comment that Coldplay, one of the most successful current alternative-rock bands to emerge from the London music scene, often releases music that strongly resembles several other older rock and pop artists. However, instead of criticizing the quartet, it can be quite beneficial to commend Coldplay for its combined, Buckley-style Brit-pop, melancholy Radiohead-esque […]

Chum’s gets funky

Last Friday night, students packed themselves into Chum’s Coffee House for a musical celebration they called “Fat Friday,” referring to Mardi Gras. WBRS hosted and organizaed the event and featured music by Philadelphia funk band Swift Technique and Brooklyn’s Turkuaz. The Facebook event described the bands as “large and exhilarating,” paying specific attention to Turkuaz, […]

Avett Brothers rock TD Garden

The TD Garden hosts many concerts throughout the year, from Justin Timberlake to Miley Cyrus, but this past weekend, the stadium heard a different kind of music. On Saturday, The Avett Brothers played the Garden with opener Old Crow Medicine Show. While there were a fair number of empty nosebleed seats, for the most part, […]

Cal-Berkeley co-op changing after lawsuit

Cloyne Court, the nation’s largest cooperative student house is set to be rebranded and revamped 68 years after it was first purchased by the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. The plan to alter the residential structure comes four years after John Gibson, a former resident of the co-op, sustained serious […]

Brandeis Catholic and Jewish students take on Rome

On a Wednesday morning from a stage at the Vatican came an announcement welcoming a group of Brandeisians, prompting a frenzy of cheering and waving of blue and white scarves. Pope Francis held a service and delivered a sermon in Italian, after which he whizzed through the crowd in his white popemobile, blessing babies, religious […]