Campus services deserve commendation

Last semester, when snowstorm season was in full force, students took shelter in their residence halls and in other campus venues made accessible only through the tireless work of campus services. The snow-clearing crews, Sodexo, facilities and other services did not take shelter, working through the hard times. It took until July for the last […]

One calendar to rule them all

What does Brandeis offer its students? Really—that’s a serious question. It’s a wide topic that can’t easily be grappled within a short period of time. I believe it is safe to say that every single student who finds themselves involved on campus takes advantage of some of the things the university offers its students beyond […]

Prominent administrators in the athletic department get promotion

This fall, Brandeis Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa ’90 was promoted to senior associate vice president for student affairs, while Lynne Dempsey ’93, formerly senior associate athletic director will serve as the acting athletic director. Dempsey will succeed Sousa after serving as her top assistant for the past 11 years. As associate athletic director, Dempsey […]

Lucas Malo wins award for work with Prospect Hill Community Center

CarMax recognized Brandeis’ Director of Community Service Lucas Malo for his work with the Prospect Hill Community Center with the Bright Side of Game Day award, including a $10,000 prize. Malo accepted the award at the first New England Patriots game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 10, and then donated the money to the […]

Spingold Theater celebrates 50 years of student performance

50 years ago, in June 1965, Brandeis’ Spingold Theater was opened in dedication to Nate B. and Frances Spingold. Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Stacey Winkler ’98 wrote an article on the theater, found on the theater’s website, celebrating its 50 years. “The development of the Spingold Theater Arts Center was a fitting […]

A look inside the Student Union

The Brandeis Student Union plays a huge role in the school functions and activities that make Brandeis special. They plan events, charter and allocate funds for clubs, and connect the administration with the student body. Much of what the Student Union does is behind-the-scenes work, but their efforts directly and openly affect the student body. […]

BUGS offers undergraduates valuable academic resource

Brandeis Undergraduate Group Study, abbreviated BUGS, is a study program maintained by the Office of Academic Services for the use of students seeking help, guidance or review for a large number of classes. Each BUGS session is led by students who have taken the courses for which they tutor. Conner Wahrman ’17, a politics major […]

What is really in our food?

Imagine this: You have exactly forty minutes between your last class and your lab period for lunch, but you still have to do the pre­lab work. You rush to Usdan Dining Hall, and hastily hand your card to the person working at the cash register. For a quick and easy lunch, you make a beeline […]

Fitchburg Commuter Rail service suspended for maintenance for second year

The MBTA suspended weekend operations for the Fitchburg Line of the commuter rail beginning April 25 and is projected to continue work until Nov. 2. Normal weekday service will continue to run throughout this period, while Saturday and Sunday operations have been suspended for track improvements and renovation projects. As a result of this weekend […]

Abram Sachar: Brandeis’ first president

In 1948, nobody would have dreamed of the heights Brandeis would hit in its first 20 years. The newborn university had been built from the remnants of the financially embattled Middlesex University. In the beginning, there were just 107 students and 13 faculty. At a time when the future was very much uncertain, one of […]