New program aims to educate future leaders in disability care

Thursday afternoon, Brandeis announced a significant new program, one that is designed to make Brandeis a forerunner in preparing students to become leaders in disability-related fields. The program was made possible by a $450,000 grant, donated by the Ruderman Family Foundation. These funds have created the Ruderman Social Justice Scholars in Disability, and will provide […]

Fencers rank no. 21 at NCAA finals

After sending three fencers to Ohio State University for the NCAA Championships March 20-23, Brandeis ranked 21st. Adam Mandel ’15, Noah Berman ’15 and Caroline Mattos ’16 competed among 24 fencers in each of their respective weapons selected from Division I, II and III varsity programs throughout the country. The Judges qualified during the NCAA […]

Men’s tennis conquers Coast Guard Academy

The men’s tennis team defeated the Coast Guard Academy on Saturday to improve their team record to 5-3. The 7-2 victory was accomplished through losing only one singles and doubles match. The first seeded doubles team lost but was vindicated with an 8-6 win by Michael Arguello ’17 and Danny Lubarsky ’16, and 8-2 victory […]

Baseball team defeats Salem State

The baseball team left the University Athletic Association Champion earlier this month with a 2-6 record but had some bright spots as Brian Ing ’14, Tom McCarthy ’15 and Colin Markel ’14 made the All-UAA Tournament Team. Ing was the only player in the competition to be honored in both hitting and pitching. The team […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ empower women through descriptive skits

The 2014 “Vagina Monologues,” originally compiled by Eve Ensler, premiered on Friday, March 21 in the Shapiro Campus Center Theatre, prompting a huge turnout. The monologues were composed of different narratives told by all different kinds of women, each with a distinct experience. Each skit covered a range of issues, from the oppression of women, […]

‘1984’ a frightful and intense interrogation

“This is not your 10th grade English class,” said Sarah Waldron ’17 in her director’s note for Brandeis Players’ performance of “1984.” This much was clear instantaneously, as audience members entered the SCC theater on Thursday to see that Winston (Reno Kersey ’17) was already splayed across the stage on the ground, motionless. Chains were […]

Showing our colors in the SKIN Fashion show

Last Friday evening, you might’ve seen some students walking around dressed to the nines looking stylish on campus. They were most likely dressed up for the SKIN Fashion Show which was hosted by BAASA (Brandeis Asian American Student Association) and co-sponsored by Project Plus One and the Fashion Design Club for Asian Pacific American Heritage […]

USA’s ‘Psych’ bows out true to its classic self

On Wednesday night, March 26, the “Psych” team bid a final farewell as it finished an eight season run on the USA Network. The show follows the shenanigans of fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his partner Burton Guster (Dulé Hill) as they assist the Santa Barbara police department in solving crimes. Its series […]

Stellar novelist to read debut ‘Necessary Errors’ at Brandeis

Caleb Crain is the author of “Necessary Errors,” a novel that received stellar reviews from The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and others. This novel was actually Crain’s debut, due to a career Crain himself describes as “like a ride on the F train when it’s going over the A line […]

‘Liquid Latex’ performers impress with bold dance moves

You know an event is going to be a riot when the announcers talk about strobe lights and having BEMCo on hand, although the crowd remained safe and enjoyed “Liquid Latex: Lights, Camera, Latex.” “Liquid Latex” is one of those Brandeis traditions that is quirky, hilarious and extremely entertaining. It involves students being painted in […]

Blackwell shares how minority groups contribute to and benefit from economic growth

On Tuesday, March 25, members of the Brandeis community filled Rapaporte Treasure Hall to listen to Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, deliver the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life lecture. The keynote speech, “All-In for an America That Works for All,” was hosted by the […]

First-year creates directs dark and intriguing performances

Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia” and first-year Ayelet Schrek’s “Fiction” opened this past Friday, March 21 in the Schwartz Auditorium, sponsored by the Free Play Theatre Cooperative. A bold and unique play, “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia” highlights love, sexuality and bestiality. “Fiction” preceded “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” and […]

Catalyst Fund to raise $100 million for scholarships

President Fred Lawrence announced the formation of the Catalyst Fund on Thursday at the 12th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon before students and donors to the university. The Fund aims to raise $100 million, and this money will solely be used to fund scholarships for undergraduate students and fellowships for graduate students. The funds will be […]

SpeakOut! Brandeis Tumblr hopes to dispel misconceptions about sexual assault on campus

SpeakOut! Brandeis, a newly created website by an anonymous group of Brandeis students, seeks to dispel the misconceptions about sexual assault on campus. Hosted on the social media website, SpeakOut! is described on its website as “a student-led initiative to promote awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment on our campus, and […]

Relay for Life displays hope, promise and a commitment to ending cancer

In a display of coordination and generosity, Brandeis hosted its seventh annual Relay for Life last Sunday, March 23 and raised over $42,000 for cancer research. Relay for Life is a community-based event that takes place nationwide, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. As its most successful fundraiser, Relay raises money for both cancer research […]

The continuing rise of ‘Girl Rising’

Mandel G3’s seats were filled with a small crowd of students, mostly young women and few young men for a film screening of “Girl Rising” followed by a question and answer session with the producer, Justin Reeves, on Tuesday, March 25. The event was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Global Brandeis, Department of […]

French and Francophone Club revitalized in the Brandeis community

This year, Leslie Kamel ’16, Samantha Way ’16 and Breanna Vizlakh ’15 have decided to revive Brandeis’ dormant French and Francophone Club. Brandeis is known to have hundreds of different clubs that cater to an array of interests and causes. It may come as a surprise that something as prevalent on a college campus as […]

Exploring the figuratives of death

A small group of students gathered in the International Lounge in Usdan for a discussion on both the literal and metaphysical concepts of death and dying on Wednesday, March 26. Waltham Group’s Companions to Elders program (C2E) hosted the event, which consisted of an intimate discussion among students, moderators from C2E and a select group […]

Michigan’s plan to decrease student debt may cost students more

Legislators in Michigan have proposed a “pay it forward” bill that aims to decrease the burgeoning educational debt that students face. House Bill Number 5315, also known as Smarter Michigan and Retaining Talent Program (SMART), is a tuition grant program that would allow Michigan residents to attend state community colleges and universities tuition-free before being […]

Alumni share how their service in college is serving them now

Members of the Brandeis community gathered for an alumni panel, “The Intersection of Service and Your Career” in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room on Monday, March 24. Co-sponsored by Waltham Group, Hiatt Career Center and the Department of Community, the event’s purpose was to engage current and former Brandeis students in a discussion about […]