Liebowitz updates community on diversity efforts

President Ron Liebowitz described updated diversity and inclusion efforts made over the past 12 months in an email sent to the Brandeis community on Friday, Nov. 18. The presidential campaign run by President-elect Donald Trump featured, “rhetoric of racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia and jingoism,” Liebowitz wrote. “Such rhetoric and the acts it has inspired are […]

BLC presents petition on working conditions to Sodexo

Students and workers filed into the office of Sodexo’s general manager on Tuesday and presented him a petition—with about 300 signatures—calling for Sodexo to ensure its workers receive their full 40 hours each week and to hire more 40-hour employees to avoid overworking and long lines. Sodexo employees present said they are often working 32, […]

Technology wars: What you don’t know about ad block

At first glance, ad blockers seem to be a convenient tool for avid Internet surfers who can bypass intrusive and “annoying” advertisements from popping up on their screens and “interrupting them in their reading.” Simultaneously, ad blockers have become the nightmare of many website owners and publishers who have begun to lose significant revenue generated […]

Univ. needs to use institutional privilege to stand up to Trump anti-immigration policies

In the wake of the recent presidential election, many university student organizations have pushed for their campuses to become “sanctuary campuses.” Last month, Brandeis students joined this effort, issuing a petition urging administration to “investigate the possibility of our campus serving as a sanctuary for students, staff and their family members who face imminent deportation.” […]

Making Deroy Hall home

“If you have the opportunity to introduce yourself to her one day, then I recommend you take it!” said Ari Keigan ’18 about Olga Yanes. From 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Yanes works as a custodian in Deroy and is always a warm presence in the residence hall. Originally from Guatemala, Yanes moved to the […]

Ski and snowboard team makes changes to accommodate involvement

Brandeis’ Ski and Snowboard Club team hits the slopes for the first time this school year on Saturday, Dec. 3 for a freeskiing expedition. Normally, the club’s trips are limited to the spring semester, but this year members will ski as a community before finals begins. In the past, the fall semester has been dedicated […]

NYT bestselling author speaks about adapting novel to film

New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and producer Tom Perrotta spoke to students on Wednesday, Nov. 16 about his experiences adapting his books into a film and a television series. Perrotta talked about the challenges he encounters while adapting his writing for TV or film. Turning a book into a television show or a movie […]

A-Board funds requests for Spring Marathon

The Allocations Board (A-board) funded 68.3 percent of requests, according to Spring Marathon decisions released through the club leaders listserv on Tuesday, Nov. 22. A-board received requests from 139 clubs for an amount totaling $632,199.18. They funded requests from 135 clubs and allocated $431,787.09. This is the first time that clubs have requested funding for […]

Marketing analyst presents research findings on Brandeis

To present the most accurate and marketable image of Brandeis, the university should decide whether or not Brandeis is a Jewish institution, said Mark Neustadt, a marketing analyst with a specialized focus on the needs of colleges, universities and schools. Brandeis should present itself not as a Jewish institution, but as a university based on […]

Equestrian club hoofs it to nationals

The Brandeis equestrian club team is a competitive club that trains out of the August Farm in Holliston, MA. The farm consist of 26 acres of land with access to miles of trails and both indoor and outdoor riding rings. The farm is the home of the August Farm team, which competes in the Interscholastic […]

New report will gauge club participation

Club leaders will be required to report information about their events, attendance, inventory and allocated funds spent each semester to the Club Support Committee of the Student Union, according to members of the committee. The committee has been working on a Club Support Report all semester, and plans to release it within the next two […]

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra performs timeless pieces

Saturday, Nov. 19, marked the beginning of the unofficial end-of-semester concert series at Slosberg, with the always well-anticipated performance of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra. Composed, as the name suggests, by students from both Brandeis University and Wellesley College, the group has had a large impression on the campus music scene since its inception nearly 14 years […]

A Brandeis Thanksgiving: Yuki Zheng

As Brandeisians, many of us live close enough to campus to allow us to go home during the Thanksgiving holidays. However, some students, especially international students, are unable to do so because of the long distance from campus to their home. Fortunately, students like Yuki Zheng ’19 can still have the Thanksgiving-break spirit in them […]

A Brandeis Thanksgiving: Xiaowei Luo

Thanksgiving is a holiday about being appreciative for what we have received during our lifetime. For Xiaowei Luo ’18 from Hefei, China, this Thanksgiving was particularly unique. Unlike past years, she chose to stay on campus for the entirety of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, her holiday experience this year was just as memorable as the […]

A Brandeis Thanksgiving: Alessia Stewart

Many Brandeis students choose to travel back home for Thanksgiving break and spend quality time with their families before the beginning of finals. However, some students choose to remain at Brandeis until the end of the semester. Alessia Stewart ’20 spent her break on campus with her best friend from her hometown. Stewart is originally […]

Basement Records recognizes and fosters student talent

While some people dream of becoming the next big name in the music industry, Avi Hirshbein ’19 is more interested in the behind the scenes work. Last year he created Basement Records, a music platform at Brandeis in which students work together to have their talent recognized and allow it to grow. So far this […]

Soccer heads to Virginia for NCAA Final Four showdown

For the fourth time in program history, and the first time since 1984, the men’s soccer team is going to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament. The men’s team started off the NCAA tournament at Babson, playing Western New England on Saturday, Nov. 12, in an intense 2-1 win in overtime. The Judges went […]

A Brandeis Thanksgiving: Emma Russell

While many students fly, drive or take the train to visit their families for Thanksgiving break, there is a group of students who chose to stay at Brandeis during the long weekend. Emma Russell ’19, originally from San Antonio, TX, stayed on campus for Thanksgiving and made the most of the experience. Russell invited two […]

Both basketball teams triumph during week

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Brandeis men’s basketball team defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at home 65-60, and the Brandeis women’s basketball team beat Salem State University 59-34 in an away game. The men’s basketball team was dominant throughout the game. After tying the game at 2-2, the Judges never lost their lead. The […]

Adagio enchants with diverse dance performances in semester show

The meme “Keep Calm and Dance On” was plastered on a piercing red backdrop adjacent to the ticket stand, a most fitting first sight at Adagio Dance Company’s semester show. This wall decoration set a precedent before even entering Levin Ballroom on Nov. 17 that hinted at a flaming zeal for this art form, a […]