Brandeis and Waltham communities protest Sessions ouster

Several Brandeis students, faculty and staff were among the nearly 150 protestors who gathered in protest of President Donald Trump’s ouster of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the corner of Moody St. and Main St. in Waltham on Thursday night. Trump replaced Sessions with Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Wednesday, sparking outcry from […]

Former senator speaks about disability work

Former Democratic congressman of Iowa, Tom Harkin, spoke to the Brandeis community twice on Wednesday discussing the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, his history as a congressman and social policy related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which he introduced into the Senate in 1989. “Thank goodness the House will be Democratic,” Harkin said […]

Brandeis land had significance to indigenous peoples

The land Brandeis sits on was sacred to the indigenous peoples who lived on it, according to the Mattakeeset tribal Chief. The land was shared among the Massachusett people, which includes four contemporary surviving tribes: the Mattakeeset, Natick, Ponkapoag and Namasket. Chief Sachem Wompimeequin Wampatuck of the Mattakeeset tribe first visited Brandeis on Indigenous People’s […]

Host an open forum on accessibility

Yesterday, students in the advocacy group Addressing Accessibility at Brandeis emailed a letter and personal statements to President Ron Liebowitz. The documents were written by students with disabilities and were accompanied by a list of about 270 signatures from advocates. In light of this letter, our editorial board would like to voice our support for […]

Brandeis celebrates 9th Kindness Day

The Brandeis community came together to celebrate Brandeis’ ninth Annual Kindness Day this Thursday. Students, faculty and staff set up stations around campus that provided creative ways to recognize and uplift various members within the community. “I thought the posters and activities were only going to acknowledge students and serve to uplift them and their […]

Brandeis graduate arrested for hate crimes

Brandeis graduate James Polite ’18 was charged with four hate crimes crime last Friday, Nov. 2, according to articles by The New York Times and CNN. He was charged for anti-Semitic statements written on a temple and fires set at several locations in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was charged for writing on the walls of the […]

Sodexo workers treat students like family

The Brandeis student body is populated with students from all over the world. We have students from Tajikistan, Turkey, Australia, Montana, Singapore, South Dakota, India, California—the list goes on. Even if you are a student from Massachusetts, or five minutes away from Brandeis, a just-about universal part of being a student at this university is […]

Joan Morgan examines Hip-Hop Evolution through Lauryn Hill

This past Wednesday, award-winning critic Joan Morgan discussed the evolution of feminism and hip hop culture with her latest book, “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” which reflects on hip-hops most iconic albums. Morgan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at New York University, though she has previously taught at universities […]

Professor speaks about assisted death in North America

Professor Anita Hannig (ANTH) was joined by members of the Brandeis community to discuss her ongoing research in medical aid-in-dying. Hannig went on sabbatical last semester to pursue her research, mainly residing in Oregon and parts of the West Coast, interviewing and interacting with patients, physicians and lawyers to learn more about medical aid-in-dying and […]

‘Looted Art for Sale’ symposium explores hidden history of paintings

“To strip Jews of their culture, it’s part and parcel with the Holocaust,” said former U.S. Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, responding to a question about the legacy of art stolen from Jews by Nazis during the second World War. This was after Eizenstat delivered the keynote address in the “Looted Art for Sale” symposium last Tuesday, […]

Annual hackathon engages college students from the Boston area

Since 2014, Brandeis Initiative for Technology, Machines, Apps and Programming (BITMAP) has hosted Codestellation, Brandeis’ beginner-friendly 24-hour hardware and software hackathon. This year, it is taking place Nov. 10-11 in the Shapiro Science Center. Briana Li ’20, a double major in computer science and linguistics, is one of the co-presidents of BITMAP and also one […]

Letter sent to Liebowitz calls for reform on accessibility

The group Addressing Accessibility at Brandeis sent a letter asking for an open forum to discuss accessibility on campus to President Ron Liebowitz this Thursday. The letter questioned whether Brandeis was truly accessible to those within the disability community. The letter was authored entirely by the members of the disability community at Brandeis. The letter […]

Campus conversations discusses facilities, improvements

Students discussed campus living, including work orders, recycling, laundry facility access for students with disabilities and the possibility of installing pianos in first-year dorms at a conversation about community living Nov. 8. Hannah Brown ’19, the Student Union President, and Jamele Adams, the Dean of Students, led the conversation in Skyline Commons. Various members of […]

Holocaust survivor visits Brandeis for anniversary of Kristallnacht

One of the few remaining Holocaust survivors who was saved by Oskar Schindler, Rena Finder, shared her story with members of the Brandeis community on Wednesday night, in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a turning point in history that is widely regarded as the beginning of the Holocaust. Finder began her story by […]

Union clashes with Allocations Board on funding, pianos

Two Student Union senators accused the Union of a lack of transparency on Brandeis University class Facebook groups and in an email to the class of 2022 on Tuesday, Nov. 6. In a Facebook post, first-year Senator Alex Chang ’22 proposed amending the Union’s constitution requiring $50,000 of funding, after claiming that the union only […]

Brandeis under review for reaccreditation

Brandeis is currently under review by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Every 10 years, the university is required to undergo a mandatory review to maintain their accreditation. Accreditation is seen as “constructive feedback” for institutions on areas that can be improved in the future. In order for a university to be reaccredited, […]

Lecture discusses changing perceptions on human rights

A professor at Yale University lectured on human rights and nationalism at the 55th annual Simon Rawidowicz lecture, “Rights and Nationhood from 1948 to the Present” on Thursday. Professor Samuel Moyn, who also works at Yale, focussed on the changing concepts of human rights before and after 1958. Moyn began his lecture by prompting listeners […]

Volleyball ends the 2018 season with impressive UAA tournament

The Brandeis University volleyball team turned out one of its best performances in nearly a decade for the program in the UAA this past weekend. It was the Judges’ final three games of the 2018 season, against NYU, Emory and Case Western Reserve (CWRU). They opened play against 11th ranked Emory at the UAA tournament […]

Men’s and women’s swimming find more success in the pool

This past weekend, the Judges headed to Worcester to take on a variety of opponents, ending with wins in individual races for the men and the women grasping two team victories. Despite a strong performance from Richard Selznick ’21, the men came up short, ending in losses to the host, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (163 to […]

Who gave anti-Semitism permission to crawl out from under its rock?

Our hearts are broken. We’re desolate. We’re angry. We’re even a little bit surprised. Who gave American anti-semitism permission to crawl out from under its rock? Oh. Right. With regard to terrorism hitting home, American Jews’ innocence has been crushed in the same way that all Americans’ innocence was shattered on 9/11. The Pittsburgh shooting […]