TSA’s ‘Love, Formosa:’ a night of romance and talent

From performances of romantic songs to audience participatory activities that mimicked “The Newlywed Game,” the annual culture show hosted by the Brandeis Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) on Saturday night was a comprehensive celebration of love. While paying homage to Taiwanese traditions of love, the event also focused on Taiwanese dating culture in today’s day and […]

Holocaust survivor visits Brandeis for anniversary of Kristallnacht

One of the few remaining Holocaust survivors who was saved by Oskar Schindler, Rena Finder, shared her story with members of the Brandeis community on Wednesday night, in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a turning point in history that is widely regarded as the beginning of the Holocaust. Finder began her story by […]

Different culture clubs gather to discuss racism and interracial solidarity

Three different Brandeis culture clubs hosted a discussion about the specific issues each respective minority group faces as well as instances of interethnic conflict and solidarity. Members of Brandeis Asian American Student Association (BAASA), Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO) and Brandeis Latinx Student Organization (BLSO) held the discussion Monday night in the Intercultural Center (ICC) […]

Students need better access to indigenous studies

I feel ill-equipped to advocate for indigenous studies when I do not belong to an indigenous group, nor have exceptional expertise on indigenous issues. Yet, as much as feeling under qualified made me reluctant to write this article, it also propelled me to ask a question that ultimately led to my choice to write this […]

Brandeis Climate Justice Urges Board of Trustees to vote on divestment

Members of Brandeis Climate Justice (BCJ) read a public statement outside the Faculty Club during a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, demanding action on divestment from fossil fuels. President Ron Liebowitz and board member George D. Krupp exited the meeting to speak with the students and announced there could be a vote on divestment […]

Students of ENACT course lobby for Massachusetts bills

In a mock lobbying session, the students of LGLS 161b: Advocacy for Policy Change defended bills that are pending approval in the Massachusetts State Legislature. Students attempted to convince invited friends and guests to vote for their bills, which addressed issues such as immigration, criminal justice and health care, during the event on Wednesday in […]

ENACT holds forum on Women in Political Advocacy

Massachusetts State Senator Cindy Friedman and former New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli discussed their careers as women in politics at the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) forum Monday, April 9 in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose room. Launched in 2015 under the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life […]

Brandeis has first snow day of the year

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, March 12, students were alerted that Brandeis would be closed the following day due to an oncoming winter storm. All classes and public activities were canceled. Snowfall began late Monday night and continued all throughout Tuesday, falling heavily in the late morning and afternoon and diminishing in the late evening. […]

Book Talk focuses on dangers of antibiotic resistance

In a talk about her most recent bestseller “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats,” Maryn McKenna told the story of how feeding antibiotics to poultry and other meat animals has caused greater antibiotic resistance in human consumers and consequently, increased public health concerns. […]

The BBSO celebrates Black History Month at Brandeis

As part of Black History Month, The Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO) hosted several events at Brandeis including a movie screening of the film “School Daze,” a teach-in, a black career panel and the cultural show, “Shades of Blackness.” The organization planned to host a Black-owned business day on Feb 12, but the event was […]

BBSO teach in features Dr. Muigai and Dr. Hunter

As part of their month-long programming for Black History Month, the Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO) hosted a teach in event on Monday evening featuring two new Brandeis lecturers, postdoctoral fellows Dr. Wangui Muigai and Dr. Cory Hunter. Muigai, a historian of science and medicine, teaches in the African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the […]

Liebowitz focuses on priorities in discussion of Brandeis’ future

In a continuing series of open meetings about the future of Brandeis, President Ron Liebowitz outlined four major areas of improvement he hopes to focus on moving forward: increasing Brandeis’ extraversion, reinvigorating student life, retaining the institution’s unique prestige in research and appreciating the institution’s Jewish-American roots. He announced these goals to a small crowd […]