Accessibility forum should have prioritized students

This past Tuesday’s forum addressing accessibility on campus was a good start by the administration to begin the conversation of poor accessibility on campus, but fell short of meeting student expectations and setting specific goals. The forum has met considerable critique from students, namely that it seemed orchestrated by the administration to limit student contributions. […]

Meet the winter election candidates

Executive Board: Secretary Simran Tatuskar ’21 Tatuskar is currently co-chair for the Health and Safety Committee on the Union and has been a part of many projects through her position, including getting condoms put in first-year residential bathrooms, putting pads and tampons in the major campus bathrooms and working with Brandeis Pro-Choice to get Plan […]

Research may face delays amid government shutdown

As the longest government shutdown in United States history approaches its fifth week, researchers who are applying for or who receive federal funding from affected departments may face increasing delays and uncertainty, according to Vice Provost for Research Edward Hackett. While Brandeis’ largest source of research support, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), remains unaffected […]

Univ. speaks out on proposed Title IX changes

Brandeis joined the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) in submitting a public comment against the proposed changes in Title IX rules to the Department of Education. President Ron Liebowitz announced the decision, criticizing the overly prescriptive and “one size fits all” proposed model in an email to the Brandeis community on […]

Pre-law advising

For many students at Brandeis, law school is only a couple years away. The pre-law path can get overwhelming when it comes time for internships, applications and essays. Pre-law advising at Brandeis can help students manage their route to law school. Lauren Dropkin, the pre-law advisor in the Hiatt Career Center, is a major tool […]

The justice after injustice

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was found at the scene of a murder victim, a 43-year-old man who had allegedly solicited her for sex when she was only 16. Brown gave up her Miranda Rights and defended her actions for shooting the man. Brown was tried as an adult even though she was a minor. Brown […]

Glass is the Movie Shyamalan Fans have been Waiting For

“Glass” is the latest feature from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and is the long-anticipated conclusion to his “Eastrail 177” trilogy that started in 2000 with “Unbreakable” and continued in 2017 with “Split.” The latter is what many critics considered a return-to-form for the filmmaker, after almost 10 years of critically lamented box office failures (with […]

BCC program combines stress management with tools for academic success

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC), along with the Psychology Department, created the Resiliency, Information, Skills, Experience (RISE) Program, done mainly through the BCC, to help all undergraduate students learn the tools necessary to succeed in college. This semester will be the second time that the program is being offered. The first offering, in fall of […]

Menstrual products placed in eight bathrooms on campus

Brandeis facilities has placed menstrual products, including tampons and pads, in eight bathrooms around the Brandeis campus as part of the Student Union menstrual products initiative. The initiative was spearheaded by the Union Campus Operations Working Group (COW-G) and the Health and Safety committee. The project is being funded and stocked through Facilities Services, rather […]

Community members gather for MLK day celebration

Students, faculty and guests of diverse backgrounds came together at the “13th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial: There Is No Him Without Us” show on Monday night to hear from guest speakers and watch performers “celebrate Black excellence,” according to the Brandeis Events website. By the end of the night, most of […]

Men’s swimming sweeps while women’s splits

This past weekend the women and the men’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Bridgewater, Massachusetts, for their final away meet before heading into league competition. The men were strong and swept their two opponents, defeating Bridgewater State 152-70 and Keene State 152-70. The women easily defeated Bridgewater State 131-98, but were edged out by […]

We are afraid to offend people, but not afraid to offend the environment

When plastic was first popularized in the 1960’s, it was cheap, malleable and light, which proved to be extremely economically beneficial to corporations and businesses across the globe. Due to the benefits of plastic, plastic product use is exponentially increasing, with 27,370,000 U.S tons in 1960, to 77,920,000 U.S. tons in 2015. Since plastic is […]

Women’s basketball drops to 2-3 in conference play

With school back in session, the women’s basketball team took their home court for their third and fourth conference games but unfortunately fell to the University of Chicago, 71-62, and to Washington University St. Louis, 101-67 in the Red Auerbach Arena this weekend. The Judges won their first two games in conference play over winter […]

15 years after its inception, Facebook has hit rock bottom

The Academy Award-winning film “The Social Network” told the story of 19-year old Mark Zuckerberg, who successfully launched Facebook from his dormitory at Harvard in February 2004. It accurately presented Zuckerberg as an immature, socially awkward yet power-hungry individual, who would go on to become the youngest billionaire in history, and whose network would attract […]

Helping young adults defy the odds: The Samfund

Everything happens for a reason. Right? Sometimes, the powers of the universe throw curveballs that are oftentimes unexplainable. Sam Eisenstein Watson ’01, MBA ’06, was thrown quite the curveball by life. And she ran with it. In her last year as an undergraduate at Brandeis, Watson was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of […]

Track & field succeeds at Bowdoin Invitational

Brandeis track and field was back in action in their second meet of the semester at Bowdoin College. The women led the way finishing in fourth place of the six teams competing with 71 points, while on the other side the men were sixth overall with 32 points. There were some top performers on the […]

The cost of maintaining rapid social change

Despite Trump taking office as president, we have seen a continuation of the rapid social change that has been quite apparent since the Obama administration. The gay rights movement, universal healthcare, rights for transgender individuals and more mainstream discussion surrounding equal pay were all developments which took place in a relatively short span of years. […]

Men’s basketball splits weekend with two tight games

The Judges hosted tough matchups against the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis this past weekend at home in Auerbach Arena, winning against the former and losing against the latter, both by a one basket spread. After the two games, Brandeis’ overall record falls to 10-6, standing at 3-2 in the UAA. […]

New Title IX proposal fails to support survivors

Unfortunately, though unsurprisingly, in November of last year, the Department of Education headed by Secretary Betsy Devos proposed changes to Title IX, the law which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs. The proposed rule would increase the rights of the accused and decreases college’s liability to investigate incidents of harassment. It would, in effect, exclude […]

WBRS brings indie spirit to campus

WBRS held a concert last Saturday, Jan. 19 to kick off the new semester and welcome new midyear students to campus. A relaxed event featuring an array of truly independent artists, the concert was an impressive showcase of college music. The show started with a performance from Adam Sickler, a former Berklee School of Music […]