Walter Benjamin’s ideas brought to campus by lecturer

On Thursday, Oct. 30, the Brandeis community had the unique opportunity to listen to Howard Eiland speak about the works and life of Walter Benjamin, a renowned 20th-century philosopher. The event complemented a conference held at the beginning of October on philosopher Herbert Marcuse to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of […]

Brandeis Film Collective releases Halloween short film

On Halloween Eve, Brandeis Film Collective launched its first short film of the year, a production titled “Too Close to Be Home.” The film featured two up-and-coming first-year actors, Keturah Walker and Jordyn Seri, both of whom made it to the first showing and described their first experience acting. There was an aura of excitement […]

Walter W. Naumburg Prof. of Composition premieres fifth symphony

David Rakowski, the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis, had his fifth symphony premiered by the New England Philharmonic Orchestra on Oct. 25. Inspired by dance, body movement and ballet, the symphony began as a multitude of short pieces and gradually became an entire four-movement symphony. “I liked working with the dancers, and […]

Popov ’16 completes a half-marathon and a dream

On Sunday, Oct. 12, Brandeis student Stanislav (Stasik) Popov ’16 completed his first Boston Athletic Association half-marathon. Popov finished 1,802th out of 6,211 people. His finish time was 1:52:5. “I just focused on getting through one mile at a time and just tried to take my mind off of running and just enjoy my music,” […]

Rose Art Museum hosts successful diaspora event

On Friday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m., the Rose Art Museum hosted a Diaspora event with artist Mark Bradford and lawyer Anita Hill. The event was created because the Rose now houses some of Bradford’s work, and is part of the Art, Blackness and Diaspora series. A few minutes before 2 p.m., the museum was […]

Brooklyn-based artist premieres latex art at Women’s Studies Research Center

Just as the name suggests, “Big Bounce,” the Women’s Studies Research Center’s (WSRC) art event, displays innovative work that has recently grown in leaps and bounds—using latex as a medium of focus for artwork. With Brooklyn-based artist Leeza Meksin’s site-specific installation outside of the WSRC building, we can see how this elastic material helps viewers […]

Judges volleyball triumphs over Lasell

After a 13-game losing streak, Brandeis women’s volleyball started to turn things around with a sweep of Lasell College on Tuesday night, Oct. 28. The Judges defeated the local rival 3-0 in a quick game at home. The win brings the Judges to a record of 6-20, while Lasell fell to 6-26. The Judges didn’t […]

Run the Jewels puts out a satisfying sophomore effort

Way back in May 2012, Atlanta hip-hop agitator Killer Mike released “R.A.P. Music,” his sixth album, to significant critical acclaim. The album was entirely produced by Brooklyn underground rap legend El-P, and this connection introduced Mike to hipsters and new popularity. Later that same month, El-P released “Cancer 4 Cure,” his third album to similar […]

Kennedy School prof. reflects on Ukraine crisis

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Dr. Karl Kaiser of the Kennedy School of Government spoke at the “The Ukraine Crisis: Implications for German Foreign Policy, the European Union and Transatlantic Relations.” The event was sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Brandeis International Journal and the International and Global Studies Program in the […]

Journalist Foreman advocates more attention for chronic pain

On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28 in the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), a group of senior scientists, lecturers and students gathered to listen to nationally syndicated medical journalist Judy Foreman. She delivered a lecture titled “Chronic Pain in America: How are We Managing?” Foreman focused the talk on her recent book, “A Nation in Pain: […]

Investment Club places third at statewide conference

The Brandeis Investment Club (BIC) placed as one of the three finalists in the Seventh Undergraduate Investment Conference on Oct. 17, at the University of Michigan. The conference was composed of 21 colleges, including two Ivy League schools. Kenneth A. Buckfire, the president and co-founder of Miller Buckfire & Co., opened the conference with a […]

The Cutting Board: Prime Deli vs. Prospect Cafe

Every once in a while, your stomach may be growling for the type of food that Sodexo just can’t provide. Last week, I decided to venture into Waltham and determine once and for all which place was truly better—Prime Deli or Prospect Cafe. I did not order take out from these restaurants so I can’t […]