Newest Waltham Group program educates to protect the environment

With the many issues that college students face today, it can be hard to find a balance between focusing on yourself and focusing on the environment around you. For Symbiosis, a program within the volunteer-based Waltham Group at Brandeis, students can balance both and make a difference within their local community. Marissa Lazaroff ’18 is […]

Rights and Responsibilities sets guidelines for student protests

Policies on free speech, protests, recording devices and drones were updated in this year’s edition of Rights and Responsibilities, the student conduct code. Each year administrators alter language and update sections over the summer in preparation for the new school year. More often than not, the goal of altering the code is to clarify existing […]

Rose starts semester with diverse and vibrant works

A new semester means a new schedule of classes, but for the Rose Art Museum, it means a new lineup of exhibitions. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Rose opened its sparkling glass doors for a campus-focused open house, inviting the Brandeis community to explore the Fall 2017 exhibits a day before they open to the […]

Brandeis must continue to support students on DACA status

Since its founding, Brandeis has provided a refuge for students not welcome elsewhere. The 1948 Brandeis admissions brochure put “meeting the growing problem of discrimination against minority groups in American universities” as one of the university’s primary goals. In response to anti-semitism prominent in the admissions processes at other academic institutions, Brandeis set roots as […]

Free arts events in Boston this weekend

Admittedly, the Brandeis arts scene seems a bit slow at the beginning of the semester. The Fall Activities Fair took place this past Sunday, Sept. 3, which means clubs are now in the process of re-booting and recruiting. If you are a fan of the arts, but aren’t sure where to look for fun, affordable […]

Men’s soccer split on the road to open 2017 season

The Brandeis men’s soccer team opened up their season at the Hobart College Invitational this past weekend. Starting the season ranked as the number four team in the country, the Judges looked to build off their dream run to the final four of the NCAA tournament from the previous season. First up for the Judges […]

McMahon, Rickey leave positions, univ. searches for replacements

Brandeis is seeking new employees at the Office of Prevention Services (OPS) and Rape Crisis Center (RCC) after both Sheila McMahon, the director of Sexual Assault Services and Prevention, and Julia Rickey, the Survivor Advocate and Education Specialist, left Brandeis over the summer. With McMahon and Rickey gone, the OPS and the RCC fall under […]

Leonard Bernstein piano on two-year nationwide tour

The first childhood piano of Leonard Bernstein, usually housed in the lobby of Slosberg Music Center on campus, is going on a two-year nationwide tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. The tour, called Leonard Bernstein at 100, is a traveling exhibition celebrating Bernstein’s career as a successful conductor, composer and musician. The exhibit […]

Women’s volleyball starts season with two victories

The Brandeis women’s volleyball team started off their season on Friday, Sept. 1 with a sweep of Wellesley College and Smith College in the Brandeis Invitational. Brandeis began their season with a 3-1 victory over Wellesley and then moved on to crush Smith 3-0. In the final game of the day, Brandeis fell to a […]

‘Halt and Catch Fire:’ The best show nobody watched

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is a show that deserved better. Averaging 337,000 viewers last season (compared to the 16.5 million for this season’s “Game of Thrones” finale), “Halt and Catch Fire” has been low-rated for years, without ever really gaining any traction—so how did it get to four seasons? “Halt,” set in the mid-1980’s, […]

Artists deserve to be paid more

One of the most important debates in the modern music industry is that on intellectual property rights. Intellectual property rights are expressed in the art and music worlds through copyrights. A copyright, in short, gives the artist the exclusive right to make money off of their work and to decide who is allowed to use […]

‘Halt and Catch Fire:’ The best show nobody watched

AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” is a show that deserved better. Averaging 337,000 viewers last season (compared to the 16.5 million for this season’s “Game of Thrones” finale), “Halt and Catch Fire” has been low-rated for years, without ever really gaining any traction—so how did it get to four seasons? “Halt,” set in the mid-1980’s, […]

Waltham Group Recruitment Night inspires students to better their community

Over 100 students came to Waltham Group Recruitment Night on Wednesday to learn about and sign up for community service opportunities. Founded in 1966, Waltham Group is an umbrella community service organization that contains 18 different volunteer programs. The programs vary widely, ranging from volunteering with the elderly, working with kids at after-school programs, tutoring, […]

Kids’ Club volunteers shape program direction

Teamwork. Program Development. Leadership. While these skills are typically associated with Business, HSSP and other academic programs at Brandeis, for Waltham Group Co-President Lee Wilson ’18, they defined his experience with Prospect Hill Kids’ Club, a Waltham Group program that provides after-school tutoring and games for children living in the largest low-income housing complex in […]

New Director of Religious and Spiritual life brings support to Brandeis community

Rabbi Elizabeth “Liza” Stern was named the first Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, a position called for in the Chaplaincy Report published in May 2015. Stern will serve as Director and the Jewish Chaplain, taking on a role that includes religious advising and administrative roles. Prior to becoming Director, Stern was a part-time chaplain […]

Professor and former Obama administrator appointed dean of Heller School

David Weil, a former administrator appointed by President Obama, has been named the new dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and a full professor beginning Aug. 14, 2017. Working as an economics professor for the majority of his career, Weil has always had his research focus on social policies. Speaking of […]

Brandeis is not a model democracy

Brandeis isn’t the model of inclusive and effective governance we think we want it to be. Our university claims to have social justice embedded in its doctrine. We want a united campus spirit celebrating differing opinions. Brandeis’ students should want to create a community that is truly inclusive, active and dangerous in a good way. […]

Wilson, Lazaroff look to build Waltham Group community

Lee Wilson ’18 took the traditional progression of leadership within the Waltham Group. Applying at the onset of his first year at Brandeis, he volunteered for Prospect Hill Kids’ Club, an organization partnering with the Prospect Hill Terrace community center to afford after school programs for low-income families within the community. Dedicated to his organization, […]

Lady Gaga makes history at Fenway Park

Tens of thousands of Little Monsters from every corner of New England flocked to Fenway Park this past weekend to witness what was truly a concert well worth braving the cold weather. Singer, songwriter and musician Stefani Germanotta, more formally known as the one and only Lady Gaga, made the trek to The Walking City […]