Admin. must be proactive in responding to student concerns

Brandeis announced this week that it was firing its men’s basketball coach for racist remarks, inappropriate behavior and nepotism, and the university said it was undertaking an independent investigation of the policies and procedures used to investigate grievances. Members of the Brandeis community have discussed Meehan’s firing in the context of the larger, persistent issue […]

Lurie Institute conducts research on disability policy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy is a research center on campus dedicated to research that improves the lives of people with disabilities. Located within the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, The Lurie Institute conducts research on policies concerning physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Lurie Institute was founded in 2007 with a […]

Brandeis basketball coach fired, Liebowitz announces independent investigation

Brandeis fired its head men’s basketball coach, Brian Meehan, based on multiple reports of discriminatory and unprofessional behavior, President Ron Liebowitz announced last Thursday, April 5. The next day, Liebowitz acknowledged shortcomings of the investigation into Meehan and said Brandeis would undertake an independent review of this case and the procedures involved. He stated that […]

‘And Then There Were None’ to run only one night of five scheduled performances

UPDATED 4/13 at 4:40 p.m. The Undergraduate Theater Collective’s (UTC) production of “And Then There Were None” will have one performance on Saturday night, April 14, rather than the scheduled five performances of the show beginning April 12, due to concerns surrounding the show’s racist history. The Saturday show will remain unchanged from what the […]

Brandeis University hosts town hall meeting after Meehan’s firing

President Ron Liebowitz, Provost Lisa Lynch and President of the Board of Trustees Meyer Koplow ’72 hosted a town hall meeting following the recent firing of men’s basketball coach Brian Meehan. At the meeting, community members discussed issues of racial discrimination and a perceived lack of transparency on behalf of the university administration. President Liebowitz […]

Students gather for Take Back the Night

Students gathered at the Rabb steps last night for Take Back the Night, an annual march to raise awareness for sexual violence. The students marched from the steps to the Light of Reason, where they gathered for 17 minutes of silence to protest the lack of a survivor advocate on campus. Take Back the Night […]

Student talents shine in Brandeis Korean Student Association’s annual showcase

With cool, sharp dance moves and quick hip-hop beats in contrast to elegant, graceful, traditional dancing showcased at this year’s K-Nite, the Brandeis Korean community proved it truly has idols among it. The Brandeis Korean Student Association (BKSA)’s biggest event of the year, BKSA K-Nite 2018: Idol School, showcased the range of talent its members […]

Brandeis professor Seth Fraden provides research for new Army technology

Physics professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) and his team of researchers have engineered a way to make soft material mimic neural tissue in the body by applying physics to biology and studying the sinuous motion of the blue eel. “Our research interests [are] squarely in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science,” Fraden said, […]

‘I am a Voice’ elevates student experiences

Students and faculty gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and voices of the Brandeis community through “I Am a Voice,” which marked the 50th Anniversary of the federal establishment of Student Support Services Program (SSSP). “I Am a Voice” was held April 10 and featured remarks from students and faculty, awards and performances. Hosted by Bill […]

Women’s Studies Research Center engages with campus community

Behind the Ziv Quad dormitories and across from the train station is the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), housed in the Epstein Building. Professor Karen Hansen (SOC/WGS), the director of the WSRC, is in charge of the 15-year-old research center and its many events and projects. In 1989, Hansen accepted a job at Brandeis, a […]

Panelists discuss on-campus activities

Students and administrators discussed campus events and programming as part of an ongoing series of open forums, exploring perceived student apathy to campus events, communication and criteria of a successful event. The panelists included students, such as Alissa Fagin ’20, the president of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and Aseem Kumar ’20, the chair of […]

Brandeis commemorates John Lisman with neuroscience lecture

Students, faculty and researchers gathered in Gerstenzang Science Library for the­­ John Lisman ’66 Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. David Fitzpatrick, the CEO and scientific director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience April 10. Formerly the Jay Pepose ’75 Award was changed in 2017 to memorialize the renowned Brandeis neuroscientist Prof. John Lisman […]

ENACT holds forum on Women in Political Advocacy

Massachusetts State Senator Cindy Friedman and former New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli discussed their careers as women in politics at the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) forum Monday, April 9 in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose room. Launched in 2015 under the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life […]

Blockers is a stupid but light-hearted comedy

Rated-R romantic comedies have taken a downward spiral in recent years, with plot lines and actions that attempt to be funny, but end up being too cringe-worthy. Films that fall into this category include “Sisters,” “How To Be Single” and “Rough Night.” However, “Blockers” is a rated-R romantic comedy that refrains from this trend. Kay […]

Schusterman Center works toward Israel literacy

Nestled in a glass hallway on the third floor of the Mandel Center for the Humanities is the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Originally founded in 2007 under the vision of former Professor Ilan Troen ’63, the center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about Israeli history, politics, culture and society. “The idea was to normalize […]

A sugar tax on the companies, not the consumers

Obesity rates for children and adults are on the rise across not only the United States but also most Westernized countries in the world. A heavy fat and sugar diet is to blame. As more artificial sugars and substitutes are created in labs and find their way into the market, serious re-evaluation of the food […]

Brandeis Innovation: the intersection of entrepreneurship and research

UPDATED 4/18 at 2:11 p.m. “Brandeis Innovation is one of Brandeis’ best-kept secrets,” said Rebecca Menapace, the assistant provost for innovation as well as the executive director of the Office of Technology and Licensing and the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center. Housed in the Bernstein-Marcus Administrative building, Brandeis Innovation, which encompasses the Office of Technology Licensing […]

‘A Quiet Place’ is a startling tension machine

No matter how much you hate horror movies, you cannot deny that the genre is in the midst of a real renaissance. From the plodding scares of “It Follows” to the terror of “The Babadook,” horror has seen a genuine re-emergence in terms of both originality and quality (a similar re-emergence also occured last year […]

Letter to the editor

I am writing to the community to apologize for the remarks I made at Monday’s forum, both for what was said and what was not said. I regret not stating unequivocally that the alleged statements in the Deadspin article are indefensible and completely unacceptable. They were new to me when I read the article last […]

Thank God, ‘Atlanta’ is back

Normally, reviewing TV shows is frustrating. With any season of a show that’s 13 episodes or fewer, each installment is only going to be a piece of a single, larger narrative. I wouldn’t review just the first half of a movie or the first three chapters of a novel, so how can I judge a […]