Brandeis think tank works to combat drug abuse

In June, Brandeis University hosted a meeting between the governors of five New England states, who gathered to discuss the problems of prescription drug abuse and overdoses and strove to work toward solutions. Their long-term goals are to respond to the increase in prescription drug-related deaths, better monitor the doctors who prescribe these drugs and […]

Fall semester brings opportunities for theater performance

It’s a new year and the air is ripe with opportunity. The SCC atrium echoes with the calls of reunited friendships while new connections are being made in the stairwell (you know, the ol’ “Let me help you with your suitcase” meet-cute). And of course, with every new semester, comes a full lineup of potentially […]

Boston teems with attractions for upcoming year

As students head back to campus, many may find themselves unsure how to spend their time for the first few exam-free weeks. Here are a few arts-related events both on and off campus: Lorde and her awkward spasms will be performing at this fall’s Boston Calling music festival. Boston’s popular semi-annual music festival runs on […]

Women’s soccer team has high hopes for this season

“Everyone always says it, but our team is a family,” said Alec Spivack ’15, one of the captains of the Brandeis women’s soccer team. “My best friends, study buddies and shopping partners are all in one place.” And it is a good thing that the women’s soccer team is a close-knit family, because they are […]

Prof. John Plotz’s timeless tapestry

This April, Professor John Plotz (ENG) released his first children’s book. “Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure” includes stunning illustrations by Phyllis Saroff, who learned the style of William Morris to design the book cover, 16 illustrations, marginalia and decorations for chapter openings. The book features two orphaned siblings who embark on a […]

New volleyball coach joins Brandeis team

Head Volleyball Coach Michelle Kim recently stepped down from the position when she was promoted to assistant athletic director. Kim has been replaced this summer by Alesia Vaccari. Vaccari comes to Brandeis after spending three years as the head coach at Simmons College. Before working at Simmons, Vaccari was the graduate assistant at Clarkson University […]

Suspension of Al-Quds partnership still a source of controversy

On Nov. 15, 2013, a rally took place at Al-Quds University in the West Bank. Demonstrators marched in dark military gear and held large, fake weapons. In a report issued to the Brandeis community on Dec. 9, the incident was described as including “glorifying portrayals of hatred and violence that are antithetical to the institutional […]

Crew recruits alumni for regatta reunion

Current and graduated members of the Brandeis Rowing Team will reunite along the Charles River on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Second Annual Alumni Regatta. Ellie Driscoll ’16, alumni secretary, stated that this regatta originated as a fundraising idea. “We thought it would be nice, instead of simply asking alumni to donate money, to have […]

Striking out ALS: from ice baths to Brandeis labs

As newsfeeds become bombarded with home videos of the ALS challenge, with individuals willingly dousing themselves with buckets of ice cold water, even celebrities such as Lady Gaga, David Beckham and Brandeis’ own Olympic silver medalist Tim Moorhouse ’00 are joining the fray to combat ALS. Coined the ALS Challenge, the campaign seeks to raise […]

Department of Community Living welcomes new director

The newest face in the Brandeis community is Timothy Touchette, the new director of community living. Touchette began working at Brandeis on Aug. 11, in plenty of time for the 2014 Fall semester. Touchette’s duties include overseeing the management and daily operations of Brandeis’ 11 residential areas. These buildings house some 2,900 students. His team, […]

Hoot Scoops: summer movies

“Calvary” After the priest in a small Irish town has his life threatened during confession, he seeks to find the killer while healing the damaged people around him. This is how “Calvary,” one of the best movies in years, begins before taking the viewer on a sad and moving journey. In his brilliant follow up […]

Lenny Bruce’s personal papers make a visit

Lenny Bruce’s personal papers, which include his personal photographs, manuscripts, news clippings and audiovisual recordings, are the exciting new archive collection coming to Brandeis this fall. Previously, his daughter Kitty Bruce had the collection. The late comedian was born in Mineola, New York, as Leonard Schneider in 1925. He joined the United States Navy at […]

Founding director of The Rose passes away

Founding director of The Rose Art Museum Sam Hunter once described artist Larry Rivers as a man who created an “astonishing and fertile career today … remarkable for more than its inventiveness, diversity and breadth of mood and vision.” One could say those same words about Hunter himself. Hunter lived a long and fulfilling life, […]

‘Chasing Life’: an empowering perspective on life, love and disease

Chronic disease is a topic that can evoke feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and immense sadness. In countless movies and books, when someone is diagnosed with such a disease, the character typically succumbs to feelings of depression and pessimism, faced with low odds of survival and daunting treatments. However, ABC Family’s new series “Chasing Life,” which […]

Students showcase work at Boston Young Contemporaries exhibition

On July 18, Boston Young Contemporaries held its ninth annual juried exhibition, which highlights the work of MFA students from the New England area. Held in Boston University’s 808 Gallery, the exhibition began in 2006 by an assembly of Boston University MFA students. It showcases works in painting, photography, video, sculpture, printmaking and installation art. […]

Student leader Romero ’17 hones skills over summer

Of the limitless summer opportunities available to college students throughout the country, Christian Romero ’17 decided to spend his time honing his ability to lead within Brandeis’ own Student Events group. Romero first became involved with Student Events spring semester of the 2013-14 year, in the position of a social department coordinator. In this position […]

Professor Allen Grossman dead at 82

On June 27, the Brandeis community lost Professor Allen Grossman Ph.D. ’60, to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Grossman was an acclaimed poet and respected academic who also taught at Brandeis from 1957 to 1991. He is survived by his wife, Judith, Ph.D. ’68, his daughter, the sculptor Bathsheba Grossman, and four sons: novelist and “Time” […]

Thefts consistent throughout summer

The Aug. 10 media log released by the Brandeis University Police Department included three thefts, part of a grim pattern throughout this summer’s media logs, which have consistently featured at least one or two reports of larceny. Said thefts have been mostly of electronics, particularly items like laptops and iPads. Two of the three thefts […]

Title IX training scheduled for student employees

An email was sent out last month to various directors of student groups laying out the details behind Title IX training for student employees, with a complimentary lunch to be served afterward. Organized by Dean of Academic Services Lisa Boes and facilitated by Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist Sheila McMahon and Director of Employment […]