‘Evolution of Dance’ stuns with energy and grace

This past Thursday night, Nov. 12, the Adagio Dance Company performed its fall semester show, “Evolution of Dance.” As Brandeis’ largest student-run, student-choreographed dance company, Adagio truly demonstrated the extent of their hard work and overwhelming abundance of talent during the two-hour-long performance. Encompassing many styles of dance, ranging from hip-hop to ballet, “Evolution of […]

Address black students’ demands

This Thursday afternoon, Nov. 12 African American Brandeis students and their supporters (or “accomplices” as some called themselves) marched from the Rabb Steps to the Shapiro Campus Center, where they sat for over two hours. Their purpose was clear: to stand in solidarity with students at the University of Missouri who have been threatened with […]

LTS deserves commendation

Brandeis’ Library and Technology Services (LTS) is a vast and underappreciated service whose hard work is not often enough acknowledged. LTS employees deal with an onslaught of complicated issues each day, be it campus technologies, research or various other student issues. Despite all of the exceptional hard work that the department’s employees—both student and nonstudent—devote […]

A call for Asian American studies

“On April 12, 1995 students camped by the Rock, the symbolic center of campus, and refused to eat. One student, Charles Chun, went 12 days consuming only water and fruit juice and lost 20 pounds. Other students carried on the strike with relay-style fasting. For 23 days, students fasted and protested, before deciding to pursue […]

Globe reporters discuss work uncovering clergy sex abuse scandal

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalists that covered the sex abuse scandal in the Boston Catholic Church spoke to a full room of over 240 on Tuesday, Nov. 10 about the importance of funding local newspapers and investigative journalists in a time when journalism is transitioning from print to constant, online news coverage. Josh Singer, […]

Senators work toward solar panels to reduce carbon footprint

Student Union Senators Matt Smetana ’17 and David Herbstritt ’17 are working tirelessly to implement solar panels on campus and specifically, on top of Admissions. The senators hope to get the project moving before the winter of 2016, as they look to present their idea to the Interim President Lisa Lynch this January. Smetana, a […]

Kindness Day spreads cheer across campus

An annual Brandeis tradition, Kindness Day promotes compassion across campus. This year’s celebration was officially Thursday, Nov. 12, but volunteers tabled across campus all week. Kira Levin ’17, a student coordinator for Kindness Day, agrees that everyone should be kind every day, but finds Kindness Day to be a reminder to tell people they are […]

Students unite against racism in march

Almost 200 Brandeis students, faculty and others marched in solidarity against violent and racist threats against African American student activists at the University of Missouri this Thursday, Nov. 12 also demanding more action from Brandeis administrators to address and condemn anti-black systems and incidents. The protest was organized in under 24 hours by undergraduate and […]

Sex-ed activist promotes enthusiastic consent

Jaclyn Friedman, author of “Yes Means Yes,” spoke to community members about consent, advocating a culture of enthusiastic consent to replace the existing rape culture. Her presentation, “Beyond Consent,” to an audience of mostly women, was sponsored by the Brandeis Rape Crisis Center and the Psychological Counseling Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Before creating a […]

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ lacks originality

Ellie Goulding’s career has been a slow process of echelon by echelon. In fact, her first record “Lights,” which was first released in the U.K. back in 2010, took roughly two years to reach the top five on the U.S. charts. Although, you may argue that the wait was worth it, since “Lights” became Goulding’s […]

‘Spectre’ is wonderfully shaken, not stirred

Caught up in the fantastical world of wonderfully coiffed suits, black-on-white and white-on-black, mysterious women in silky, floor length gowns and precariously fast sports cars, director Sam Mendes presents a reality audiences have become all too transfixed with. At the center of it all, the iconic image, James Bond, lives on in the fourth installment […]

Prof. discusses televangelists’ impact on African American women

Harvard Professor Marla Frederick visited Brandeis on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to present her research on televangelists and the help they provide to women who have experienced sexual trauma. Her research focuses on how American religious leaders speaking on television affect women in a Kingston, Jamaica community. Televangelists are evangelical preachers who speak on television to […]

Fencing starts season off on right foot

The Brandeis men’s and women’s fencing teams started their 2015-16 season this past Friday at the New England Fall Collegiate Championship at Smith College. The team started off strong with senior captain Caroline Mattos ’16 leading the way on the women’s side, taking gold in the foil competition for the second time in her collegiate […]

Profs speak at panel on anti-Semitism in Europe

Experts in the field spoke at a recent panel about rising anti-Semitism in Europe. It took place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 and was sponsored by the Coalition Against Anti-Semitism in Europe, the Center for German and European Studies and the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI). The panel featured Rob Leikind, Judith Vichniac and David […]

Achieving well-being: mental health

“I am taking a mental health day” is a phrase we have all heard and most likely have said ourselves. Either way, the use of this phrase is an acknowledgment that mental health is something that must be maintained rather than kept in a static state. Only 17 percent of adults in the United States […]

Greek Awareness Council raises donations, visibility

Greek life at Brandeis is not the same as at other colleges and universities. Some might even go so far as to say that there is no official Greek life at Brandeis. This is, however, not the case. Greek life is present and buzzing with activity at our institution, and a more than fair number […]

Eliana’s Advice: Successfully managing the balancing act

“Dear Eliana, My roommate has been very distant lately, but when I ask him about it, he just shrugs the question off. I really want to help, but he’s just not making it possible to communicate right now. I don’t know how to make the situation better.” –Frustrated Dear Frustrated, It’s great that you tried […]

Transportation surveys to provide data for future sustainability improvements

A random sampling of student commuters, faculty and staff were asked to respond to a survey regarding transportation on Thursday, Nov. 12. This is a yearly survey, conducted in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rideshare program (MassRIDES). It is the first of two surveys that will be used to gauge the state of […]

Poet-in-Residence Elizabeth Bradfield to teach upcoming class

“How can art and literature, often the most solitary of pursuits for the creator, matter in the public realm? How can we contribute to the public lives of our communities as artists or supporters of the arts?” These questions, and more, are the pivotal topics of one of Brandeis’ newest classes, Broadsides, Public Art and […]