Bringing the alumni back

Brandeis has been known by many for having little to no school spirit. In the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” by The Princeton Review, Brandeis was ranked No. 1 in the “There’s a Game?” category, which asks students to rate how popular intercollegiate sports are on their campuses. Brandeis has gone up two […]

In the Senate 10/27

Former Vice President Guillermo Caballero ’20 began the senate meeting by announcing his resignation.  “I gave a lot of thought on whether I wanted to continue working for the Union to build the body I envisioned. However, my work has been hindered by several obstacles but especially by being under the supervision of people that […]

New VP of Campus Operations outlines first-year plan

Lois Stanley, the new vice president of campus operations, is working on a process to better determine what buildings require maintenance. This process will help the university decide which buildings need the most immediate attention.  Stanley joined campus in October 2019 after her previous role as the director of campus and capital renewal planning at […]

Univ. plans to increase fundraising to account for new hires

Brandeis has secured $84.7 million to move forward with the springboard funding plan to address the gaps in Brandeis’ operational budget, including deferred maintenance and new hires, President Liebowitz announced in an email to the Brandeis community on Oct. 24. The plan, which was first announced in January, has $44 million immediately available and about […]

Koslofsky’s Corner: I am watching (the) ‘Watchmen’

“How do I take off a mask when it stops being a mask?” That’s what Rami Malek’s Elliot Alderson drawled back in the second season premiere of “Mr. Robot.” A few years later, Elliot may have found something resembling an answer, and my beloved hacker-drama is wrapping up its run, part-way through its fourth and […]

On the value of video games

Whether video games have any value is a question every gamer has had to grapple with from time to time, likely because their parents like to dismiss games as mindless entertainment. These adults do so with such ease and certainty that it might even seem wrong to disbelieve them, but video games have evolved to […]

A day in the life of a Brandeis athlete: Tessa Holleran ’21

This column will highlight a different student-athlete each week, striving to unearth what the hectic life of a Brandeis athlete entails. With this in mind, such a collection of stories will serve as a testament to the hard work, passion and resilience that athletes at Brandeis specifically embody, hopefully working to bridge the gap between […]

Listening to ‘Bad Ideas’ is far from a bad idea

Tessa Violet’s album “Bad Ideas” is an indie pop triumph. Fans have been waiting for this album for almost a year, ever since Violet dropped her first single “Crush” back in June 2018. I can honestly say, it was worth the wait.  The album starts off strong with the first five tracks already released before […]

Peacebuilder Dr. John Paul Lederach receives Gittler Prize

Dr. John Paul Lederach understood early on that listening to those who suffer in conflicts is key to ending the imperial pattern of U.S.-led peacebuilding. He had to “unlearn” overtly imperial peacebuilding methods—methods that don’t encourage listening to or respecting locals, nor do they offer permanent solutions. Lederach was awarded the Gittler Prize, which strives […]

Univ. addresses freedom of speech, ethical integrity in self-study

Principles of free speech were formulated by the university after concerns arose about issues of free expression, a self-study published in September 2018 found. The study also looked into the integrity of all students, staff and faculty and the documents that highlight the rights and responsibilities for each group. In the self-study, the university examined […]

‘BoJack Horseman’s’ final season serves the depressing conclusion the show deserves

The first half of “BoJack Horseman’s” final season premiered on Netflix this past week. The episodes are sincere, funny and surprisingly hopeful. “BoJack Horseman” is an animated show created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, which follows BoJack Horseman, an aging man/horse actor, and the wacky (read: sad) cast of characters that fall in and out of his […]

‘Women in World Jazz’ takes Brandeis on a world tour – without leaving Chums

Now in their fifth year as an all-female quintet, Women in World Jazz promises bright, educational and jazzy music performances from around the world. Tal Shalom-Kobi is the group’s director, and her talents range from vocals to upright bass to accordion. Candida Rose is the lead vocalist, and her compelling voice and vibrant stage presence […]

NBA season preview: the league has broken down into powerful duos

Basketball season is officially underway, as the National Basketball Association (NBA) season is back with many teams taking on a new look. It was quite the off-season, with many star players making big free agency decisions that will shift the balance of power throughout the league.  Instead of a league of super teams, decisions by […]

Volleyball drops one to Emerson College

For the first time in a while, Brandeis’ women’s volleyball team had a week consisting of only one game. On Saturday, Oct. 26th, the Judges headed into Boston and took on the Emerson College Lions. The group that started for the Judges was comprised of Marissa Borgert ’21, Emma Bartlett ’20, Emily Morrison ’23, Avery […]

Men’s swimming defeats Vassar

This weekend, the Brandeis swimming and diving team hosted Vassar College, splitting the meet with the Brewers by winning 16 of the 32 events. The men won 11 of 16 races, defeating Vassar 141-131, but the women were not able to get past the Brewers and lost 155-115, winning five out of 16 races. For […]

NCAA sponsors diversity and inclusion campaign on social media for a second year

For the week of Oct. 22 through 25, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored a multifaceted social media campaign that highlighted diversity within departments of athletics nationwide and hoped to serve as a way in which student-athletes could promote and celebrate their differences. Modeled after last year’s successful inaugural push, the NCAA decided to […]

Request for proposal? How about no corporations?

At the end of this school year Brandeis’ contract with Sodexo, our current dining service provider, will end. Brandeis is soliciting student input in order to shape our dining for next year and the future. This opportunity for input is a rare one. Contracts with companies like Sodexo, and its comparable companies Aramark and Compass […]

Hoot Halloween Guide

Whether you’re a ghost or goblin, witch or wizard, Halloween is a holiday where everyone gets to put their spookiest face forward. And the best way to do Halloween is to commit 100 percent to every aspect of the holiday, from costumes to candy. There are a lot of ways to get the most out […]

RFP collects community feedback

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is developing and gathering community input as a part of the first two stages of the dining vendor selection process. Unionized employees will retain their jobs, and it is unclear if other hourly workers will keep their jobs as well, according to Ted Mayer, project lead consultant and president of […]

Jewish feminist archives donated to university

Project Kesher, a grassroots organization helping connect Jewish women in former Soviet States and Israel, has donated documents dating back from the organization’s founding in 1988 through 2015 to the Brandeis Archives & Special Collections department to expand a current archival project by the university and decrease their personal archives.  These donations will help expand […]