Politicians talk about being women in office

Four local politicians spoke about the obstacles of running for and serving in office as women on Friday. Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Waltham City Councilor Kristine Mackin PhD ’14, State Representative Tram Nguyen and State Senator Becca Rausch ’01 answered questions in a panel organized by the Brandeis Democrats club. Edwards said that women […]

Softball shuts out Eastern Nazarene

Earlier this week, the Judges defeated Eastern Nazarene College in a double header. According to an article by the Brandeis Judges website, Eastern Nazarene College scored the first run in both of the games in the double header. Both of the first points were scored in the top of the first inning. Pitcher Scottie Todd […]

Admin slow to act but upcoming AAPI minor a good step

The Brandeis administration recently announced its intention to construct a new Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies minor in the next academic year, after continuous requests from interested students. This acquiescence of the university to demands of students shows a growing willingness in the administration to listen to what students want from their education and […]

Women’s and men’s tennis succeed on the weekend

It was a busy weekend for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. The women split their matches, losing 9-0 on the road to Middlebury on Saturday and defeating Colby 5-0 at Gosman on Sunday. The men played matches on three consecutive days, winning two out of three. They traveled to RPI on Friday, winning […]

It’s upset season

“The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament that happens each spring featuring 68 of the top college basketball teams in the country. As spring begins to spring out of the environment, intense basketball fans prepare for the most competitive competition of the year.” College basketball fans […]

TRII advocates and their stories: Jonathan Goldman

The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) founded at Brandeis is a unique organization that trains undergraduates to become accredited representatives in immigration courts and to gain legal experience firsthand. It allows for immigrants to receive assistance with many types of legal processes, making sure they have the support and the knowledge they need. Jonathan Goldman […]

AAPI Studies program in the works

A new Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies program is set to begin at Brandeis in the 2019-2020 school year, according to Max Tang ’19, president of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force (BAATF). The program came together as a result of a petition sent to Brandeis administration in 2015. Members of BAATF gathered outside […]

Anna Deavere Smith accepts 2019 Richman Fellowship

Actor, playwright and educator Anna Deavere Smith is this year’s Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. Deavere Smith accepted the award from President Ron Liebowitz in a packed Sherman Function Hall on Thursday. Deavere Smith’s recent work involves the creation of over 15 one-woman shows based on hundreds of interviews she conducted around the country. […]

Entrepreneur lectures on building his start-up in Israel

Cybersecurity entrepreneur Udi Mokady, Chairman and CEO of CyberArk, an information security company offering Privileged Account Security, gave a lecture in Hebrew on doing business in start-up nations to Hebrew 124, as well as Hebrew for Business. Mokady received the 2018 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship from Brandeis University and a 2017 SC Media Reboot […]

Brandeis team talks the talk at the Hult Prize Competition

Imagine presenting an idea to an audience of business leaders who stare down your soul as fellow competitors wait for you to choke. You nervously clutch the microphone and stare into the eyes of a business tycoon who could make or break your whole career. For the last 10 years, a social impacts competition called […]

Brandeis institute founder accused of sexual assault

Michael Steinhardt, a billionaire Jewish philanthropist with ties to Brandeis, including an institute bearing his name, was accused of a pattern of sexual harassment in an article published by The New York Times on Thursday. Steinhardt, a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, donated $12 million to establish the Brandeis Steinhardt Social Research Institute in […]

OSRL in search for new director, University Chaplain

Finalists for the Director of the Office Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) at Brandeis were announced in an email sent to the student body on March 14. The new director will serve as the University Chaplain and oversee all the chaplains and staff affiliated with the Department of Spiritual and Religious Life. The finalists named […]

Experts discuss if Iran can be stopped from getting nuclear weapons

Two experts in nuclear proliferation and an attentive audience discussed if Iran can be stopped from getting a nuclear bomb on Thursday. But the two experts, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute Robert Einhorn and Senior Executive Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies Gary Samore (POL), disagreed on the likelihood of Iran […]

All positions filled during first spring election

The first round of the spring elections saw all seven positions filled for the Executive board and other representatives in the student union. A total of 999 students voted in the election. In the Executive board, Simran Tatuskar ’21 will be the new president of the Student Union. Tatuskar beat out Lizy Dabanka ’20, David […]

‘Patriot Act’ spins the news

As a habitual binge watcher of TV shows, I always get excited when Netflix decides to come out with new ones; it’s another excuse to procrastinate. Despite my excitement, there is always a sense of uncertainty because Netflix gives its writers and creators creative freedom, and they don’t always deliver their best material. When I […]

In “Us,” Jordan Peele Unleashes His Apocalyptic Pessimism

Few endings are as gratifying as the conclusion of “Get Out.” Our hero, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) finally, well, gets out (with some unexpected help from a friend). But this crowd-pleasing closure was writer/director Jordan Peele’s second choice: The alternate ending, which found Chris unjustly imprisoned, is a much more realistic resolution—and an enormous bummer. Two […]

New app combines sustainability with grocery shopping

Going grocery shopping can be one of the most fun but difficult tasks in an adult’s life. How can one combine grocery shopping with environmental action to help sustain the planet? GreenChoice recently launched a beta version of their mobile app that “makes conscious eating and grocery shopping easy, fun and more affordable for consumers […]

Vice president for facilities and operations is leaving Brandeis next month

Vice President of Campus Operations Jim Gray will be leaving Brandeis and joining Smith College on April 19 after working for five years at Brandeis, according to Stewart Uretsky, executive vice president for finance and administration. Gray will serve as Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations at Smith. Gray’s role at Brandeis includes overseeing […]

Visiting author discusses history of the Iranian Revolution

A visiting professor from the London School of Economics spoke about human rights and the global history of the Iranian revolution, as part of the working process for his book to get reactions from the audience and collect ideas. Professor Roham Alvandi is the Associate Professor of International History and Director of the Cold War […]