Fall Flex 2021: a whole lot of waiting

I’ve never been to a Fall Flex, this time called “a welcome back concert,” so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I’m probably not mistaken in thinking that there was a lack of communication, and that the acts themselves, while mostly solid, weren’t exactly worth all that time anxiously waiting on a sunny day. […]

‘Reminiscence:’ Memorably Forgettable

Remember “Inception?” Over a decade ago, Christopher Nolan’s science fiction masterpiece surged into theaters to dazzle us with its unique premise, mind-bending plot and fantastical visuals. Well, writer-director Lisa Joy really hopes you remember “Inception” because she sure did when she made “Reminiscence.” Released in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, “Reminiscence” reeks of “Inception” […]

Brandeis ranks in U.S. News top universities, not dropping for the first time in five years

Brandeis remained ranked 42nd in the U.S. News and World Report Best National University rankings, not dropping for the first time in five years. It tied for 42nd place with Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, Tulane University and University of Wisconsin-Madison in the category of Best National Universities, according to the most recent U.S. […]

Ben and Jerry’s ‘Topped:’ very hit or miss

Ben and Jerry’s has been blessing us all with seven new and changed flavors: the Topped. They are variations on regular Ben and Jerry’s flavors, except they have ganache and another topping at the top of the pint.    Chocolate Caramel Cookie Dough John  I absolutely think that the “topped” portion of the ice cream […]

Brandeis is overcrowded

As excited as we are to return to in-person learning, we are concerned about the pressure that the volume of students is having on campus operations. After a year of short lines and empty spaces, the campus is suddenly stuffed to the brim with people milling around.    This year brought in a record number […]

Introducing new Mandel Center for Humanities Director Ulka Anjaria

Ulka Anjaria (DEP) has taken the reins as the second Jehuda Reinharz Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Humanities, following her predecessor Ramie Targoff (DEP). During her time at Brandeis, Anjaria has held positions as a professor of English and is affiliated with the South Asian Studies program and the Film, […]