Rose fall opening celebration welcomes two more exhibitions

The Rose Art Museum hosted its Fall Opening Celebration to commemorate a new season of art exhibitions, on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event, free and open to the entire community, featured food trucks, a beer garden and an open art museum. It was great getting to see so many people come together to celebrate the […]

‘Fefu and Her Friends’ explores complex emotions and relationships between women

Brandeis’ newest production, “Fefu and Her Friends,” serves as an example of how powerful realist drama can be with its emotional portrayal of women’s lives. The 1977 play, written by María Irene Fornés follows the titular characters through a day they spend rehearsing for a presentation they will be giving to help raise money for […]

Don’t miss Kimberlé Crenshaw’s events this week

Kimberlé Crenshaw, the woman who coined the term “intersectionality,” will be on campus next week. Crenshaw will be at Brandeis to receive the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, an annual award that recognizes lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious issues. The prize includes $25,000 and a medal, which are presented at a […]

Play canceled following student and alumni dissent

“Buyer Beware,” a controversial play set on the Brandeis campus, will not be performed at Brandeis following a “mutual decision” between the Theater Department and the playwright, Michael Weller ’65, according to a statement from the Theater Department. “Buyer Beware” will premiere at an off-campus location with professional actors performing the play, according to the […]

Former Mayor of D.C. speaks at Heller, filling venue

Former mayor of D.C. Anthony Williams spoke about his career in public policy and his work during Washington’s fiscal crisis at the Heller School on Oct. 16. The talk was part of the Conversations with the Dean series, which brings people who have impacted public policy and worked for social justice in conversation with Heller […]

Union rolls back bystander requirement as OPS looks to improve policy framework

The Student Union is rolling back the requirement for all club leaders to undergo bystander intervention training, as the Office of Prevention (OPS) considers best practices to improve the implementation of this type of policy. OPS is seeking a more organized system for measuring compliance as well as ways to make the program more trauma-informed, […]

University tests free menstrual products on campus

Free menstrual products are available in six women’s and gender neutral bathrooms around campus, as part of an initiative that students began in the fall of 2016. The trial period will last from Oct. 13 to Dec. 9 and aims to demonstrate the need for free menstrual products on campus. During the trial period, free […]

Students reflect on safety measures during threat

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Community Advisors (CAs) sat in the SCC Theatre as senior faculty members from the Department of Community Living (DCL) cut off a presentation given by the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) to announce that the university had received a bomb threat. DCL began to implement evacuation procedures, and […]

A conversation with Chief Callahan

As Director of Public Safety, Ed Callahan has a lot to do every day. From overseeing 70 undergraduate BranVan drivers, the parking office, the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) and the University Police where Callahan is the Chief of the University Police, Callahan is responsible for all aspects of safety on campus for students, faculty […]

Boris’ Kitchen annual Old Shit Show, high-spirited and hilarious

Brandeis sketch comedy troupe Boris’ Kitchen performed to a full house at its annual Old Shit Show, on Friday night, Oct. 13 in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room. Boris’ Kitchen performed sketches from the past 30 years of the group’s existence and welcomed three new members, Dane Leoniak ’20, Anderson Stinson III ’21 and […]

T.V.’s best drama returns as ‘Mr. Robot’ enters its third season

When it comes to “Mr. Robot,” my objectivity has been compromised. But then again, that’s kind of the point of the show. If my headline didn’t give it away, I absolutely adore USA’s highbrow hacker drama, which returned for it’s third season last Wednesday. Go watch it. “Mr. Robot” isn’t perfect, but with a strong […]

DCL prepared to respond to bomb threats

During the August bomb threat, Department of Community Living (DCL) Director Tim Touchette was one of the point people for the team clearing residential buildings and evacuating student. Under directions for Chief of University Police Ed Callahan, “DCL’s main goal was to ensure that all students were appropriately evacuated to the designated area,” wrote Touchette […]

Rising artists make breakthroughs across many genres

There is an abundance of rising singers and bands who have just broken out or are on the verge of making a breakthrough from across all genres of music. No matter what your music taste is, here is a list of artists to look out for this school year, from beyond the mainstream of popular […]

Incendio: Breaking Borders, a vibrant, inspirational culture show

Brandeis LatinX Student Organization (BLSO) hosted its second annual culture show called Incendio, on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 18, in a packed Levin Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Breaking Borders,” chosen in response to recent national and global occurrences which have drastically shaken up America’s political landscape and left many unsettled, alarmed and concerned. […]

A medical perspective on safety

The Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) is a completely student-run volunteer group dedicated to emergency medical services on campus. Michele Etzbach ’20, an HSSP major, joined BEMCo this fall semester during their new member orientation, after training last spring to be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). ` During BEMCo’s orientation, new members receive […]

Nixon biographer chronicles legacy of former president

Faculty and students gathered Tuesday, Nov. 17 to hear John Farrell discuss his recent biography of Richard Nixon, titled “Richard Nixon: The Life.” Farrell answered audience questions and drew comparisons between Nixon’s administration and the current administration. The 50th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s political comeback is coming next year, spurring new coverage and evaluations of […]

Make free menstrual products more trans-inclusive

Brandeis University is running a trial period for a free menstrual product initiative. Although this initiative is not representative of what the project will look like if ever fully implemented, the trial is extremely trans-exclusive. Right now, there are two places on campus where trans and nonbinary members of the Brandeis community can access menstrual […]

Crowd Control’s first show of the semester fills Chum’s with laughter

“Sex with me is like hiking…” Gabe Adler-Cohen ’18 joked, standing with one foot on the chair placed center stage. “When you’re done you have to check yourself for bugs.” The crowd, packed into Chum’s on Friday, Nov 13, burst into laughter and applause as Crowd Control, one of Brandeis’ improv comedy troupes, kicked off […]

Volleyball drops four in UAA Round Robin

Brandeis women’s volleyball hit the road again for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Second Round Robin just two weeks after Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) hosted the First Round Robin in Cleveland, Ohio. This time, the Judges set off for Chicago, Illinois, to play at the University of Chicago. The Judges encountered two top 20 […]

Brandeis Swimming kicks off season

The Brandeis swimming and diving team opened their 2017-2018 season with a dual meet on Oct. 14, 2017, against the Wheaton College Lyons. Combined, the teams won 11 races: eight for the men and three for the women. The men earned a victory with a final score of 156-138, which is their first victory against […]