‘New Short Films from Germany’ panel connects young filmmakers over Zoom

On Thursday, March 18, the Center for German and European Studies (CGES) held a virtual panel called “New Short Films from Germany,” one of many such events it has held to support artists during the pandemic. The webinar was produced in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Boston and was hosted by Benedikt Reynolds ‘19, a Brandeis […]

‘Art finds a way:’ Festival of the Arts returns with hybrid programming

After a year mastering the art of hybrid events, the Office of the Arts is bringing the annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts back with both virtual and in-person programming. The Festival is making the most of the creative options available and will feature work from all members of the community. The Festival […]

Preparing for ‘The Laramie Project,’ a Zoom department show

In anticipation of its virtual production of “The Laramie Project,” the Department of Theater Arts held a panel on Nov. 8 featuring Laramie’s playwright and director Moisés Kaufman and Brandeis alum Scott Barrow (MFA ‘00), who performed in the first tour of the play in 2000. The Laramie Project is a work of documentary theater […]

Assonet Wampanoag educator discusses language reclamation and identity

Language is deeply embedded in our individual and cultural identities. For many Indigenous people, it also carries the pain of loss and the trauma of colonization. In its genocide against Indigenous people, the United States government attempted to extinguish indigenous languages by separating Indigenous children from their communities and forcing them to attend English-language boarding […]

Waltham Public Library seeks pandemic stories for archival project

The Waltham Public Library is looking to collect stories from the Waltham community on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their daily lives through a new survey. If you’ve ever wondered how everyday people dealt with the 1918 influenza pandemic, you might be interested in sharing your own pandemic story. By getting community members to […]

Self-care in the time of COVID: resisting the urge to overcommit

It’s common knowledge: Brandeis students are chronically overcommitted. I think it’s part of what attracts us to this school: the active extracurriculars, the ease with which students can double or triple major in different fields. But I’ve seen so many people here committed to an extent that they neglect their studies––and worse, themselves. I’ve also […]