Poet creates ‘a future more vivid’

On Dec. 1, Israeli poet, translator and musician Betsy Rosenberg came to campus to perform a poetry reading in the Mandel Reading Room. She has lived in Jerusalem since 1967 while studying at Hebrew University. Through her selection of poems that she handed out to the audience, “A Future More Vivid” serves to reflect a […]

Rather Be Giraffes hosts yet another successful semester show

Can you picture a night where singing, some Shakespearean comedy, and giraffes were all present? It sounds like it would be interesting, to say the least—and it actually transpired on Friday, Nov. 21, when one of Brandeis’ a cappella groups, Rather Be Giraffes, had its fall semester show. With songs ranging from Kimbra’s “Settle Down” […]

Duke Ellington honored in Jazz Ensemble concert

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was a jazz legend. So it’s only natural that Brandeis Jazz Ensemble’s latest concert “Music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Edvard Grieg,” was all about Ellington. Duke Ellington was born in 1899, led his orchestra starting in 1923, and kept playing and composing until he died in 1974, spanning a record-long […]

'Serial' podcast mystifies and hooks listeners

This past October, a new podcast “Serial” was released and immediately became a hit. “Serial” is a spin-off of WBEZ’s “This American Life,” which has been on air since 1995. The podcast is released weekly on Thursdays, and is a non-fiction account of one woman’s attempt to uncover the details of a murder that happened […]

'The Imitation Game' highlights unsung hero

Ah, another movie featuring a likely awards nominee, so soon after “The Theory of Everything.” And it just so happens to be another biopic! Why, it’s almost as if there’s some sort of season upon us, an Oscar season if you will. OK, in all seriousness, “The Imitation Game” is a movie that, like “The […]

Brandeis organizations unite for Stanley Family Night

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Stanley Elementary School in Waltham hosted its annual Stanley Family Night. The event is set up like a carnival, and various organizations and clubs from Brandeis run different booths that the students of the elementary school and their families walk around and participate in. These booths range from ones focusing […]

‘After the Launch’ features Boston-area start-ups

This Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, WINC (Women, Inc), a Brandeis initiative for women to support business and politics, organized “After the Launch.” The event was sponsored in conjunction with the International Business School (IBS) Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship program. The entrepreneur panelists had a chance to introduce their business and […]

Pres. Lawrence discusses rising tuition costs

University President Frederick Lawrence joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio on Nov. 20 to discuss the cost of a higher education and what makes Brandeis a unique institution. The interview was conducted as part of a series with other leaders and thinkers that shape the Boston area. In just the last […]

Prof. Conrad studies medicalization of ADHD

“I was the kind of kid who would get up and walk around, look at the goldfish, read the encyclopedias in the back of the room, talk to neighbors,” Peter Conrad, a professor of sociology, said in regard to his childhood. “Had ADHD been an option as a diagnosis in the ’50s, which it wasn’t, […]

Students discuss experiences volunteering with immigrants in Waltham

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, 11 Brandeis students discussed their experiences working with immigrants in the Waltham community, through the program, “The Immigrant Experience in Waltham: A Service-Based Practicum.” The students volunteered with three community partners supporting the immigrant population: the Waltham Community Day Center (CDC), Waltham Family School and the […]

Swim team falls to crosstown rival

Linsey Pool was surrounded by excitement as the Jury came out in support of the Brandeis women’s and men’s swim teams on Friday, Nov. 21. However, despite the high energy, the Judges couldn’t pull out the win against rival Bentley. Even though the Judges couldn’t pull out the win, individuals from both of the Brandeis […]

Men’s soccer misses Final Four

The Judges’ road to the NCAA finals came to a close on Nov. 23 as the men’s soccer team lost in a final eight game against No. 3 SUNY Oneonta, 3-0. The Judges were just one win shy of making the Final Four for the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Judges finished the season 19-3-1. […]

Best start in years for women’s basketball

Despite a tough loss to the Tufts Jumbos on Nov. 22 by 74-51, the first loss of the season for the Brandeis women’s basketball team, the team pulled themselves together for a home game against the Emmanuel Saints last Tuesday with a 12-point victory, 66-54. The Judges then kept up their winning streak for the […]

WBRS, offering ‘Something for Everyone’

Currently, WBRS is Brandeis University’s sole student run radio station. WBRS broadcasts 24/7 to Brandeis University, Waltham and its surrounding towns. WBRS facilities are located on the Brandeis campus with studios on the third floor of the Shapiro Campus Center and features a transmitter on top of the Rabb Graduate Center. WBRS’ motto is “something […]

Savonen ’15 excels on the field and in the classroom

Tyler Savonen ’15 has been an instrumental part of the Brandeis men’s soccer team and an accomplished student since the beginning of his time at the school. As one of the team’s captains, Savonen helped to lead his team to the Elite Eight this year, all the while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. Savonen is a […]

2014 Mike Epstein Award given to Prof. Blake LeBaron

Professor Blake LeBaron, the Abram L. and Thelma Sachar Professor of International Economics at Brandeis International Business School (IBS), was honored with the 2014 Mike Epstein Award from the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation for his work bridging technical analysis to the academic world. This award was established in 2009, in memory of late MTA […]