Community therapists offer campus-wide services

While many students know about the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC), they may not know about the new community therapists initiative. As part of the mission to bridge the gap that students may experience trying to seek services at the BCC, community therapists are accessible all around campus for informal drop-in sessions. Joy von Steiger, Ph.D., […]

Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen reflects through poetry

On Tuesday evening in the Berlin Chapel, new Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence Chen Chen recounted several excerpts from his book, “When I Grow Up I want to be a List of Further Possibilities.” The chapel was packed full, with students overflowing from the rows of chairs. Chen’s elusive poems reflected his struggles of growing up as […]

Anita Hill speaks on Kavanaugh, vigil held for her in Boston

A vigil was held in Boston in solidarity with Brandeis professor Anita Hill (HS, WMGS) and Christine Blasey Ford, a professor and research psychologist who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The following day, Hill spoke out again about her 1991 testimony and Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings at the […]

WBRS brings chuckles to Chum’s

Jerry Seinfeld famously proclaimed the college comedy scene to be too politically correct, driving performers away. On Monday, Sept. 25, comedian Josh Day proclaimed “fuck Jerry Seinfield” to cheers as he introduced that night’s comedy show at Chum’s. Day, along with his co-producer, Adam Landau ’20, and WBRS, has presented several comedy shows at Brandeis […]

Ombuds bring confidential resource to Brandeis community

The Brandeis University Ombuds office provides a unique and necessary resource to all members of the Brandeis community. Ombudsman, or Ombuds, are officials who represent the interests of the public through investigation and addressing complaints of issues within administration or a violation of rights. The Ombuds office originally began as part of the list of […]

‘Get it right’

We support Christine Blasey Ford. We support Deborah Ramirez. We support Julie Swetnick. We still support Anita Hill.

Author discusses World War II Japanese War Crimes

American authorities widely undermined the prosecution of biological warfare war crimes in the Tokyo Trials, according to a book talk given by MIT professor Jeanne Guillemin on Sept. 25. The talk focused on how U.S. army intelligence refused to aid prosecutors and sometimes intentionally went against their wishes, derailing the prosecution of Japanese scientists who […]

Brandeis sustainability fair highlights programs

Mary Fischer, the manager of sustainability programs, gave a report on the initiatives since the 2015 fiscal year to reduce Brandeis’s carbon footprint and discussed future plans that are to be implemented at State of Sustainability. The fair was sponsored by Sustainable Brandeis and took place in Sherman Function Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27. In […]

‘Sex Criminals’ is a different kind of comic book

Jonah: Well Lucy, let’s get into it. What is “Sex Criminals?” And why should people care?   Lucy: Well Jonah, let me tell you. “Sex Criminals” is a graphic novel series. First published in 2013 by creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, the series follows Suzie, a librarian (and also a super badass lady) and […]

MKTYP celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Started in 1968, the program is “the oldest continuous program of its kind in the country,” according to the program’s website. The MKTYP is one of the ways in which students can be admitted to the Brandeis undergraduate program. The program […]

The bright spot of the Trump administration: sanctions on Iran

As a result of the daily chaos that engulfs the Trump administration, where tweet storms and the Russia probe dominate the news coverage, there is a tendency to overlook some of the achievements that the President deserves credit for. His position on Iran comes to mind. When President Trump withdrew the United States from the […]

How Leana Wen is changing the face of Planned Parenthood

For the first time in almost 50 years, Planned Parenthood (PP) has chosen a doctor as their president, Dr. Leana Wen. Wen will succeed Cecile Richards, who had been president of P.P. since 2006. According to a statement released on their website, Naomi Aberly, the chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board of […]

The many benefits of living off campus

When I found out my housing lottery number for my senior year at Brandeis, I was crushed. It’s a typical scenario—getting an abysmal number, checking with your friends to see if anyone has a number good enough to pull everyone into a suite, assessing your on-campus housing options. And then, as slowly but surely all […]

Yale vs Brandeis: a comparative study

The controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has perhaps surprisingly spilled over into academia, with my alma mater Yale and my new home Brandeis taking up seemingly opposing sides. While both schools seem diametrically different in some aspects, in others, they are extremely similar.   Kavanaugh, a brilliant legal mind, who is […]

Brandeis welcomes new faculty members and postdoctoral fellows

Brandeis recently welcomed 28 new faculty members from over 20 different disciplines, ranging from fine arts to the International Business School, according to a recent BrandeisNOW article. These faculty members started either in the Spring of 2018 or the Fall of 2018. The new Dean of Arts and Science, Dorothy Hodgson (ANTH), is a recent […]

Exploring the YA genre at Boston Teen Author Festival

The seventh annual Boston Teen Author Festival last Saturday brought both veteran and up-and-coming young adult authors together for panel reflections, signings and personal connections. Held in the Cambridge Public Library and neighboring Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, the festival featured 32 authors throughout four panel session times. Each 45-minute panel slot included four authors […]

Men’s Soccer splits this week

Last Friday night, the Brandeis men’s soccer team faced their no. 3 nationally ranked cross town rivals, Tufts University Jumbos, on their home field. Tufts started off strong against Brandeis by scoring within the first 80 seconds of play, when the Jumbos took advantage of miscue in front of the net and found an opening […]

Women’s tennis opens season strong at Bates

The no. 21 nationally ranked Brandeis women’s tennis team traveled to Maine this past weekend to compete at the Wallach Women’s Doubles Invitational at Bates College. The Judges opened their season with an impressive cumulative record of 20-8. Top performers, senior Olivia Leavitt ’19 and sophomore Lauren Bertsch ’21, started off day one of the […]

Women’s soccer remains undefeated

Now ranked at no. 12 in the country, the Brandeis women’s soccer team battled it out on the road at Tufts University, who were ranked no. 21, to see which New England powerhouse would give the other their first loss of the season. Brandeis ended up on top, moving on to 6-0 this season, and […]

Volleyball rallies to defeat Colby after a narrow loss to Bates

The Brandeis University volleyball team traveled to Maine this past weekend for games against Bates College and Colby. In their first contest, the Judges fell in four sets, dropping a couple of narrow sets. However, the Judges were able to bounce back with a three set win over Colby in their second match of the […]