On motivation

We’re back here again. Although this time around we knew it was coming, at the end of this week Brandeis will switch to an all-remote format for the final week of classes and final exams. If you’re packing now, pulling out the suitcase or have already departed campus, you may be getting a strong sense […]

A means to an end

Kantian ethics relies on a few basic principles, one of them being that we cannot use people as means to an end, but we have to see humans as ends in themselves. In other words, you cannot use individuals to see through your own intentions, but you must respect individuals for who they are.  It’s […]

Bringing bleeding risk under control

Unintentional injury is the number one cause of death in young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Often, the unintended injuries involve bleeding, which is why the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) has installed “Stop the Bleed” bleeding kits around campus. According to BEMCo Director […]

Students discuss protesting on campus

Students convened in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Multipurpose Room on Monday, Feb. 3, for an event to discuss the power of protest at Brandeis, in light of the recent amendments to Section 7 of the University Rights and Responsibilities, as well as last year’s #StillConcernedStudents protest and the events involving the IfNotNow group on […]

Holocaust survivor visits Brandeis for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

408. 6 million. A simple letter ‘J’ on an ID card. Those who attended Ms. Inge Auebacher’s visit to Brandeis this week may have noticed how the events that she recounted were simultaneously so personal and impersonal. On the one hand, Ms. Auebacher had her life defined by numbers and generic markers, such as the […]

A novel idea

Brandeisians looking for a chance to discuss a book with students and faculty from multiple institutions this summer need look no further than the upcoming Brandeis Novel Symposium (BNS). Faculty from the likes of Brandeis, Brown, University of Colorado-Denver and Wesleyan amongst others will descend upon the Mandel Center for the Humanities this April. The […]