Prof. Troyanovsky ’98 takes distinct approach to renowned play

Dmitry Troyanovsky ’98, an assistant professor in the Department of Theater Arts, spent his summer far from Brandeis, all the way in China. He directed playwright Sarah Kane’s most recent and final work, “4.48 Psychosis,” at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in. Troyanovsky said this was not the first time he has worked in China. […]

Surviving Sodexo: Taco Tuesday (and every day)

Taco Salad, created by Olivia Leavitt ’19, is healthy and light meal that can be assembled in both Usdan and Sherman dining halls—a unique feature of the dish. Leavitt, a member of the varsity tennis team, usually assembles the salad before practice, as it is a good source of protein, but not heavy. Ingredients Lettuce […]

Asian student experience broken down in panel

A panel addressed generational conflicts and racial stereotypes that contribute to Asian students’ high expectations in their academic and social lives. The event, held at the Intercultural Center on Friday, Sept. 18 was titled “You are not your GPA: How race contributes to the stereotype,” and sought to normalize Asian student’s struggles through shared personal […]

Brandeis fall elections: Student Union spotlight

Nathan Greess ’19, a graduate of Concord Academy in Massachusetts, is one of two elected Class of 2019 Senators. He plans to major in economics and politics with a possible minors in history and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. On campus, Greess is involved in Brandeis University Students for NARAL and plans to be a […]

Anita Hill, now Univ. Professor, lectures on race, gender, opportunity

Professor Anita Hill said the ruling in a recent Supreme Court case involving housing discrimination is a step toward eliminating systemic racism, speaking at the celebration of her appointment as University Professor on Thursday, Sept. 24.  The case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs  v. The Inclusive Communities Project Inc., addresses “disparate impact theory” in […]

Art students given on-canvas experience in Siena, Italy

If you plan to study abroad at any time during your Brandeis career, don’t miss the opportunity to look into a study abroad program that focuses on the arts in the small, intimate Italian city of Siena, a drawing, arts and society Siena Art Institue. The program is a two-course, five-week intensive, experiential learning summer […]

SU survey stresses importance of financial aid

This week, the Student Union sent out a survey to the student body to gather data about students’ use of financial aid and its impact on all aspects of their daily life, both at Brandeis and after graduation. They intend to share their findings with the Board of Trustees, connecting them more to the needs […]

Univ. rolls out free cable streaming

On Friday, Sept. 11, the Department of Community Living introduced Comcast’s “Xfinity on Campus” video service to the residential student population. As of now, Brandeis is one of 27 schools that has adopted this service. The livestreaming service grants access to over 170 channels and thousands of on-demand shows. The service may be accessed by […]

Administration should be more transparent in presidential search

On Aug. 20, Chair of the Brandeis Presidential Search Committee Larry Kanarek sent an email to the Brandeis community with an update on the committee’s progress. However, the update was more self-congratulatory than informational. According to Kanarek, the committee was “moving ahead on the timetable [they] set for [them]selves” and getting along with each other. […]

9/11 memorial inappropriate avenue to express politics

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2015, two members of Brandeis Democrats, three Brandeis Conservatives and other volunteers collaborated to put together a memorial to remember the lives lost on that day in 2001. They placed close to 3,000 flags on the Great Lawn early that morning in what was supposed to be an apolitical […]

Hunger and Homelessness launch another Brandeis Be Our Guest

Brandeis students are invited to donate their guest meals to Waltham’s homeless community as part of the sixth-annual Brandeis Be Our Guest Program through Tuesday, Sept. 29. The program, run by Hunger and Homelessness Coordinators Rose Wallace ’16, Max Parish ’16, Lily Elderkin ’18 and Mira McMahon ’18, has already collected 262 guest meals, as […]

The beginning of Israel’s civil rights movement

For decades, Palestinian participation in Israeli politics has been dominated by one major issue—ending the Israeli occupation and creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. For Palestinians in Israel and for those in the occupied territories, the struggle was one and the same, focusing on ending Israel’s occupation and calling […]

Women’s soccer extends streak

The women’s soccer team faced off against Babson and took home a 3-0 victory over the Beavers this past Tuesday, Sept. 22. The Judges crushed the Beavers, delivering all three of their goals in the span of 6:04, late in the first half of the game. Babson, who has allowed only two goals in their […]

Lady Gaga’s new single confronts sexual assault

Though she’s no stranger to addressing social issues in her music, Lady Gaga’s newest single stands out against the flamboyance and shock value of her top hits. “Til It Happens to You,” the title of the singer’s 28th single, was released with an accompanying music video Friday, Sept. 18, bringing public attention to a topic […]

‘When Voices Meet’ touches upon strong themes

My mom is from South Africa and grew up during Apartheid. I’ve always asked her for personal stories about her experiences, but for some reason, she didn’t have many. So when I saw “When Voices Meet” as part of the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival, it proved educational, inspiring and deeply moving. Perhaps it […]

Musicians step into the lamplight

Every Brandeis student recognizes “The Light of Reason” sculpture. It serves as a landmark on campus, and the gathering place for our first welcome as Brandeisians, but after that it often gets overlooked by much of the student body. Fritz Oleshansky ’16, coordinator of SCRAM (the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum), hopes to […]

Shira Chadasha provides new Jewish outlet

For most members of Brandeis who identify with the Modern Orthodox movement, standard procedure tells them to go to services at the Orthodox Minyan. However, for those who want another option to fill their needs, the Shira Chadasha group has an answer. Started in 2002 in Jerusalem, “Shira Chadasha tries to answer the growing need […]

Piano performance pays homage to Miriam Jencks

Brandeis held a program as part of their concert series titled “J. S. Bach in the Age of Romanticism” on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Slosberg Music Center. Intended to honor Miriam Jencks, who passed on July 21, 2015, fortepianist Robert Hill played moving musical ballads that paid tribute to a time of musical excellence in […]

Crew looks to broaden horizons

One of Brandeis’ hidden gems is the club rowing team. The team was established in 1986, in true Brandeis fashion, because of the passion and initiative of two students. Since its founding, the team has expanded into the ranks of Division III club sports as a co-ed organization. A few recent accolades for the team […]