Pres. Lawrence discusses rising tuition costs

University President Frederick Lawrence joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan of Boston Public Radio on Nov. 20 to discuss the cost of a higher education and what makes Brandeis a unique institution. The interview was conducted as part of a series with other leaders and thinkers that shape the Boston area. In just the last […]

‘After the Launch’ features Boston-area start-ups

This Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Hassenfeld Conference Center, WINC (Women, Inc), a Brandeis initiative for women to support business and politics, organized “After the Launch.” The event was sponsored in conjunction with the International Business School (IBS) Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship program. The entrepreneur panelists had a chance to introduce their business and […]

Prof. researches gene mutation in fruit flies

Brandeis professor Nelson Lau (BIO) and his lab published two studies on the P-Element Induced Wimpy testis pathway (PIWI) this September, a pathway that, when blocked in fruit flies, results in underdeveloped reproductive organs. Fifty percent of the DNA serves no particular function. Jumping genes comprise 50 percent of the DNA and are genetic parasites, […]

French and German campus organizations combine to host Franco-German unity party

The Brandeis French and Francophone Club teamed up with the Center of German European studies to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War I by hosting the Franco-German Unity Party on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the SCC Atrium. Professor Sabine Von Mering, professor of German and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and director of the […]

North Korean refugee rescue group visits campus

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) held a meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 3 in Mandel G12 to raise awareness about the situation of North Korean refugees. The event also expressed hopes based on the changes happening in North Korea. The LiNK Nomads, presenters travelling to spread messages about North Korea, discussed the life of the […]

Brandeis police arrest suspicious person

A man in his mid-forties was arrested for trespassing on the Brandeis campus and transported to the Waltham Police Department at midday on Monday Oct. 27. The person was in the Usdan Student Center for several hours before a custodial worker alerted his supervisor to what he deemed a suspicious person. He called university police, […]

Investment Club places third at statewide conference

The Brandeis Investment Club (BIC) placed as one of the three finalists in the Seventh Undergraduate Investment Conference on Oct. 17, at the University of Michigan. The conference was composed of 21 colleges, including two Ivy League schools. Kenneth A. Buckfire, the president and co-founder of Miller Buckfire & Co., opened the conference with a […]

J Street U discusses ‘What is Occupation?’

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, J Street U Brandeis hosted the event “What is Occupation?” which was open to the entire Brandeis community in the Pearlman Lounge. The assembled members and visitors discussed various definitions of occupation: what it is, what it means and how it applies to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event is […]

Entrepreneur shares personal business trajectory

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Brandeis International Business School’s Lee Hall, Bodo Liesenfeld, former CEO of Rohde & Liesenfeld International, shared his experience of selling his company in a talk titled “Harvesting: If, When and How.” Charles Reed, senior lecturer at IBS, introduced the speaker. Liesenfeld holds a degree in business administration from the […]

Cafe science makes research available to community

Every first Monday of the month, the Cafe Science program invites one Brandeis professor in the sciences to Solea, a restaurant on Moody Street, to discuss their research, for the purpose of informing the local community about current scientific advancements. Recently, on Oct. 6, Cafe Science invited Dr. Bruce Goode (BIOL) to speak about his […]

Students hope for more univ. action on environment

An Environmental and Service Reflection lunch was held in room 313 of the SCC on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22 to commemorate past service and impact, as well as to discuss new ideas for environmental service and changes on the Brandeis campus. The lunch started off with a short talk given by Professor of Practice and […]

Reflecting 100 years after World War I

Award-winning journalist and author Adam Hochschild presented a lecture about his research on World War I on Monday, Oct. 13. in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. The event was hosted by the History Department in remembrance of the centennial of the war. Dr. Karen Hansen, the sociology undergraduate advising head and organizer of the event, gave an […]

Documentary deconstructs racist infatuation

The Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA) screened a documentary titled “Seeking Asian Female,” a documentary about the fetishization of Asian women, on Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Intercultural Center. Before playing the documentary, BAASA Vice President Calvin Wang ’16 and President Esther Lee ’15 introduced a short clip about how white men objectify Asian […]

We the Jury to incentivize sports attendance

At Boston College, getting a gold pass to sporting events will cost students between $170 and $200. A large part of the student body pays this amount without even a second thought. They then religiously attend games, hoping to earn points so they may have a chance of scoring a ticket to a hockey game. […]

Irony and Marcuse: Martin Jay delivers sharp first keynote

Students, faculty members and academics of various ages and backgrounds assembled in Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Oct. 1 to hear the keynote address of the first day of “The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse” conference, delivered by Martin Jay. The conference explored the critical theory of Marcuse and coincided with the 50th anniversary of the […]

Brandeis fills gaps in health and wellness policies

Brandeis’ newly implemented health and wellness initiatives were created to improve deficiencies in specifically lacking areas and have been welcomed by students and faculty as a positive step in increasing emotional and physical support to the Brandeis community. Andrew Flagel, senior vice president for students and enrollment, announced the changes in an email to the […]

Talk sheds light on ‘Wuthering Heights’ themes

At 5 p.m. on Oct. 2, former Ida May and William J Eggers, Jr., Chair in English at UC Berkeley, Catherine Gallagher held a discussion about “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë, dedicated to a friend and colleague. “Wuthering Heights” was originally regarded with great ambivalence and distaste due to its unyielding intensity. It was influenced […]

Posner disappoints

After months of preparation this summer, Brandeis Student Events released the performers of Fall 2014’s concert series, the first part of which fell on Sept. 20 and featured none other than Mike Posner. A prominent graduate of Duke University, to many, the artist’s name is very familiar. Posner reached his claim to fame in 2010, […]

‘Soft Vengeance’ subject and filmmaker speak about Apartheid

On the evening of Sept. 11, the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life sponsored a viewing and discussion of the film “Soft Vengeance,” a documentary chronicling the life of apartheid activist and South African judge, Albie Sachs. The National Center for Jewish Film and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social […]