In sustainability efforts, consider initiatives to reduce plastic use

Brandeis’ recent installation of solar panels to the library roof is a commendable step in improving sustainability and decreasing our carbon footprint. The new panels generate 25 percent of the library’s electricity usage and have doubled the amount of solar power on campus, an important milestone in reaching our sustainability goals. As Brandeis is pushing […]

Joe Bradley addresses Brandeis

Joe Bradley, one of the artists featured at The Rose Art Museum, draws this season of exhibitions to a close with a talk about his work and career Thursday, Jan. 25. Bradley is a celebrated New York-based artist known for his abstract art, which has sold for upwards of a million dollars. The Rose Art […]

Weller honored at Creative Arts Award Ceremony, speaks with Tom Doherty

Brandeis honored Michael Weller ’65 with the Creative Arts Award, which recognizes excellence in the arts, at a ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 23 in the faculty club. The ceremony focused on Weller’s accomplishments in theater and the arts, with remarks by President Liebowitz, Professor Gannit Ankori (CA) and Weller himself. The next day Weller spoke briefly […]

Eagles Ready to Overcome One Last Hurdle to take Super Bowl LII

Mixing equal parts patience and confidence, with a sprinkle of belief, the Philadelphia Eagles managed to move past the cloud of doubt that would hinder most teams. Now, there is only one more obstacle between them and glory. Opposing Tom Brady and the experienced Patriots is undoubtedly the toughest challenge the Eagles will face this […]

Slam poetry touches audiences at Chum’s through a lens of interesting topics

Brandeis’ slam poetry team Poetic Justice held their “final slam” Friday, Jan. 19 at Cholmondeley’s Coffee House to determine who would be a part of Brandeis’ official slam team this year. The night was full of emotions, friendship and poetry, a fitting end to this year’s slam season. The final slam was organized by former […]

Liebowitz focuses on priorities in discussion of Brandeis’ future

In a continuing series of open meetings about the future of Brandeis, President Ron Liebowitz outlined four major areas of improvement he hopes to focus on moving forward: increasing Brandeis’ extraversion, reinvigorating student life, retaining the institution’s unique prestige in research and appreciating the institution’s Jewish-American roots. He announced these goals to a small crowd […]

Mock U Creator Talks Creative Comedy and Production Development

The Mandel Auditorium filled up this past weekend, as students throughout campus arrived to watch the premier of student-created web series, Mock U. The show was created, directed, and written by Caroline Kriesen ’20 and directed by Emma Bers ’20, with cinematography by Bers and Colin Hodgson ’20. Mock U is set at a liberal […]

Award season is heating up

We are nearly one month into the new year, and you know what that means: award show season. Winter is packed with some of the biggest upcoming award shows of the year. From magical moments to controversial acceptance speeches, the events at these major award shows are memorable, if only because of the trending memes […]

Men’s basketball suffers two losses

Men’s basketball suffered losses this past weekend in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Judges faced the University of Rochester, ranked 25, on Friday night, losing 75-66. The Judges’ schedule didn’t get any easier, facing 17th ranked Emory on Sunday. The men’s basketball team fell 90-57, dropping to 4-12 this season, and 0-5 in the […]

Trump’s solar panel tax threatens future generations

President Donald Trump has begun to tread into unmarked territories. Consistent with his reputation as a businessman rather than a politician, many of the recent executive decisions Trump has signed have been strictly business. A key example occurred earlier this week, when Trump placed a 30% tariff on imported solar cells. Solar cells are the […]

Coffee campaign: students petition for better brew

It’s no secret that college campuses run on coffee. From a quick cup to get students through a lecture to caffeine-fueled all nighters, everyone seems to have their preference when it comes to their go-to brew. Hot or iced? Iced or Cold Brew? Caffeinated or decaf? Starbucks or Dunkin’? Einstein’s or C-Store? When it comes […]

Bluestone bequest to support social justice programs

Dr. Seymore S. Bluestone gave an $8.4 million dollar bequest to Brandeis University for service and social justice initiatives. The donation will go towards three programs: the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP), the Sustainable International Development Program (SID), and research development at the Center for Global Development and Sustainability. Touched by the sense of […]

The Disorganization Kid

The common perception of a “successful life” is nearly impossible to reach, and it is leading to cultural disconnects and unfulfilling outcomes for many young people. David Brooks wrote about this issue almost 20 years ago in The Atlantic in his article “The Organization Kid,” a critique of the culture of perfection and forced wholesomeness […]

‘Call Me By Your Name” is a triumph

Beautiful. That is how to sum up Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” with a single word. From the aesthetic to the score to the performances, “Call Me By Your Name” is a triumph. Set in the beautiful northern Italian countryside in 1983, “Call Me By Your Name” tells the story of Oliver, Elio […]

How athletic institutions can hold abusers accountable

Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison last Wednesday. He was sentenced to seven counts of criminal sexual misconduct, but the scope of the trial made it obvious that his crimes went far beyond those seven counts. At the trial, almost 200 women and girls gave victim impact statements about Nassar’s crimes and […]

Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan Touboul

At the beginning of the semester, Dr. Jonathan Touboul joined the mathematics department as an associate professor and one of the three faculty members at the Volen National Center for Complex Systems. Prior to his arrival at Brandeis, Touboul received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the École Polytechnique. Before coming to Brandeis, Touboul was the […]

Councilwoman plans to bring Brandeis closer to Waltham community

Waltham Councilwoman Kristine Mackin ’14, elected Nov. 2017, plans on improving relations between Brandeis and the Waltham community while serving as the ward seven representative, which includes Brandeis University and several surrounding neighborhoods. Mackin is a Brandeis alumni, who graduated with a PhD in biochemistry in 2014. She currently works full time at Decision Resources […]

Facilities worker brings positivity to campus

As students pad in their slippers to the bathroom in Reitman Residence Hall, they are often greeted by the smiling face of Teresa Pais, a Brandeis facilities worker with kind eyes and dark brown hair tucked neatly into a low ponytail. If she is mopping, she will stop and wave at the students who are […]

Club Spotlight: SCRAM

Have you been to The Rose Art Museum yet? Marked by the iconic Light of Reason sculpture by Chris Burden, The Rose was founded in 1961 and, according to its website, is dedicated to “collecting, preserving and exhibiting the finest of modern and contemporary art.” Hannah Kressel ’20 is the president for the Student Committee […]

Women’s basketball suffers two UAA loses

The Judges women’s basketball team took two difficult losses in the University Athletic Association (UAA) this past weekend. The Judges first took on the Rochester Yellowjackets at home on Friday, Jan. 9. Despite falling behind in the first quarter, 26-13, the Judges came out strong for the next two quarters. They outshot the Yellowjackets 19-7 […]