Fourth installment of sustainability panel discusses environmental impact Sustainability panel addresses divestment, building renovations

While sustainability efforts have yielded positive results over the academic 2015-16 school year, panel discussion noted that further efforts must be made to reduce the campus carbon footprint in the form of building renovations, political discourse, and student led initiatives. The panel was the fourth installment of the event series, “Our Impact: Fossil Fuels, Climate […]

Univ. should reconsider regular tuition increases

The Brandeis community received a familiar email from Interim President Lisa Lynch informing it of a 3.9 percent tuition increase, set to take effect for fall 2016. The university justified the increase by listing campus improvements, new hires and services that the money would go toward. This is not a surprise, as unpleasant as it […]

‘Guys and Dolls’ rolls the dice, comes out on top

On Thursday, April 7, the Hillel Theater Group (HTG) put on “Guys and Dolls” at the SCC Theater, which is a musical written by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and the music and lyrics composed by Frank Loesser. The play was loosely based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, known as, “The Idyll of […]

SEAC’s Ayala entertains for a wonderful cause

On Saturday, April 2, Brandeis’ Southeast Asia Club (SEAC) put on Ayala, their annual show dedicated to Southeast Asian culture. This year’s Ayala was titled “Daya Tahan” and raised money for the Indochina Starfish Foundation, an international charity that provides education for children in Cambodia. It was coordinated by SEAC members Sharon Cai ’18 and […]

Protecting our precious pathways

Brandeis stands out among the institutions of its caliber in its values, its activism, its daily goings-on, but obviously in its architecture choices. I personally toured (with the help of my parents, of course) almost 20 different schools before I began to send college applications, and they all had their unique building styles. UC Berkeley […]

Student Union Elections fill seats in the Union and Judiciary

Students were elected this week to fill five seats in the Student Union senate and five seats on the judiciary. Nathan Greess ’19 and Shaquan McDowell ’18 were elected as Senators-at-Large. Greess received 38 percent of a total 782 votes and McDowell received 54 percent. Greess, who is a Class of 2019 Senator this year, […]

Wolfe’s new art exhibit conveys various aspects of Iranian culture

No matter where you turn here at Brandeis, it seems like art pervades every nook and cranny, even to the furthest reaches of campus. The Rose Art Museum is not the only place you can go to in order to satisfy your need to engage with art (though that desire would be better served if […]

Working behind the scenes, Brandeis techies integral to theater

“Techies” is an ubiquitous term in theater that many use to describe the team of people who run shows behind the scenes. These individuals lend to the performance and actors many of the tools necessary for creating a thespian spectacle for viewers to enjoy. Tres Fimmano ’18, Sara Kenney ’18 and Zak Kolar ’18 all […]

A cautionary tale of subletting

I have an adventure to share with you, friends, an odyssey that begins with a young man’s faith in miracles being dashed to pieces by the ignoble wheels of fate. In other words, I got a pretty bad number in the housing lottery last year and ended up living off-campus. The true meat of the […]

New course ‘The Asian American Experience’ to be offered next semester

With course registration for next semester open, students can select a new class on Asian American history. The Brandeis Asian American Task Force (BAATF) demanded Brandeis offer this class and create a new department on Asian American and Pacific Islander studies in a campaign last semester. There is no cap on enrollment for this course, […]

Students, faculty, admin. discuss climate survey

A major point of discussion when students and faculty gathered to discuss the analysis of the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct in relation to race, ethnicity and international status was changes and improvement to the Bystander Intervention training program. The Task Force for Sexual Assault Response, Services and Prevention led most of the discussion. […]

Criticism of latest meatless Monday unwarranted

One of the easiest things to complain about at Brandeis University is, without even a moment’s hesitation, the food. Sodexo has undoubtedly been the recipient of some of the heaviest criticisms at this school—oftentimes painted as though the workers purposefully sabotage the food, Sodexo just cannot seem to please the student body no matter what […]

Students gather at memorial service to discuss recent terror attacks, islamophobia

Students held a memorial for those affected by terrorist attacks in Brussels, Somalia and other parts of the world on Tuesday, April 5. The memorial payed respects to the victims of these terrorist attacks and examined the discrepancy in media coverage and social media reactions between terrorist attacks in different locations. 23 students attended the […]

Latest SSSP event blossoms with creativity and success

On March 31, Brandeis SSSP (Student Support Service Program) celebrated its 25th anniversary with its largest event of the year called “I Am A Movement.” The event featured guest speakers Cesar Pineda ’16, alumnus Daniel Acheampong ’11, Interim President Lisa Lynch and SSSP director Jennifer Morazes, along with a performance by nationally recognized singer/songwriter Kevin […]

Two well-known comedians liven the Brandeis community

On Tuesday night, students had the pleasure of seeing well-known comedians H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman perform stand-up comedy routines. Students crammed outside Sherman Function Hall long before the show began in a gesture of anticipation markedly different from that for Sherman food. The event surely proved that Brandeis is home to many “Bob’s […]

Admin., Board need to show greater transparency in tuition increase

On April 1, Interim President Lisa M. Lynch announced that the Board of Trustees had approved a plan to increase undergraduate tuition by 3.9 percent for the 2016-2017 academic year, stating that the increase will “allow [the university] to maintain [its] commitment to providing [students] with an education of the highest quality and will sustain […]

Softball splits games against Worcester state

Last Friday the women’s softball team played Worcester State University away. The Judges faced the Worcester State Lancers in a doubleheader. The Judges split with the Lancers, taking the first game but dropping the second to Worcester. The Judges came out of the doubleheader with a record of 11-10 this season. In the first game […]

Women’s tennis wins two of three games at Nor’Eastern Bowl

The Brandeis women’s tennis team is well into their season having just competed in the Nor’Easter Bowl. The tournament was fairly successful with more highs than lows. The team is led by head coach Ben Lamanna and assistant coach Michael Kopelman. The team captains include Sarita Biswas ’16 and Hannah Marion ’16. The tournament lasted […]

Tuition increases 3.9 percent for 2016-2017 academic year

The Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 3.9 percent for the 2016-17 school year, announced Interim President Lisa Lynch on Friday, April 1. Lynch gave various reasons which factored into the decision including sustaining financial aid and renovating dormitories. The 3.9 percent increase will affect comprehensive charges which include tuition, fees, housing and […]