Jaime Black speaks about the REDress project

On Nov. 2, students in CAST150B: Introduction to Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation hung sixteen red dresses across campus for an installation by Jaime Black. The REDress project is an “aesthetic response to the more than 1000 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada” according to her website. To accompany the dresses hanging outside […]

The return of “Brandeis Has Got Talent!”

The university held its “Brandeis Has Got Talent!” event on Saturday Oct. 16 in Spingold’s Mainstage Theater on campus. The annually recurring Family Weekend event was not held last year due to COVID-19 health risks. Performances this year were limited to members of official Brandeis clubs in the past, but the Department of Student Activities […]

Branda team gives advice on Duo authentication

The Branda team—a team responsible for the maintenance of the Branda app which connects students to university services—posted a solution to a Duo login error, according to their Sep. 6 blog post.    The Branda blog post was published on the open platform Medium—a website where individuals can read and publish work, according to their […]

Heller School Child Opportunity Index used to measure gun violence risk

The Child Opportunity Index (COI), developed by researchers at Brandeis’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, was applied to Allentown, PA this fall in order to evaluate the causes of gun violence in the area. As COVID-19 restrictions have begun to subside in the past few months, a spike in shootings and homicides have […]

Richard Brautigan’s ‘In Watermelon Sugar’

The sun shimmers brilliant blue on Saturdays and watermelon sugar makes up everything from bridges to notebook paper in Richard Brautigan’s “In Watermelon Sugar.” The 1968 post-apocalyptic tale is 138 pages of enjoyable whimsy. It reads like a hallucinogenic journey: chaos that makes perfect sense.    The surrealist narrative follows an unnamed speaker who grew […]