Univ. hosts Family Weekend

The university hosted its annual Family Weekend this past weekend from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30. There were a variety of events offered for students and their family members over the three days including open houses, luncheons and athletic events.  On Friday, Oct. 28, the university hosted a Parent Leadership Council Luncheon, which could be […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Ninth House’

Boy oh boy do I have a book for you all this week! I’m back and I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on this book which has easily fallen into my top three reads of 2022. Here’s my deal: I like reading but am indecisive by nature. Instead of making a decision for […]

Scary recommendations on Netflix

I love scary movies, but I also hate them. It’s quite the conundrum. I like the thrill that comes from sitting on the edge of your seat, but then it is nearly impossible for me to go to sleep at night. It’s a cruel cycle really. It was helpful freshman year when I was living […]

Student Union holds special elections

The Student Union sent an email to students on Oct. 26, announcing the ballot had opened for the first round of special elections. Voting will close on Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m., according to the email.  The positions available are Allocations Board (one seat), Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (two seats), Community Emergency and Enhanced Funding (CEEF) […]

Student Union announces airport shuttle, cancellation of NYC and NJ routes

The Student Union announced via Instagram on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that it will be sponsoring $5 airport shuttle tickets to Logan Airport. The trips will be scheduled around school breaks.  However, the Student Union is no longer offering the Turkey Shuttle from the university to Penn Station in New York City and to New Jersey. […]

Boo Yankees

Victoria: I say I was raised a Mets fan because I was; my father is a huge Mets fan and he instilled that value in his daughters. We even have a sign outside of our house that says Mets Fans Parking Only—this is not a joke. But we aren’t actually all Mets fans. My mother […]

Student Union announces airport shuttle, cancellation of NYC and NJ routes

The Student Union announced via Instagram on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that it will be sponsoring $5 airport shuttle tickets to Logan Airport. The trips will be scheduled around school breaks.  However, the Student Union is no longer offering the Turkey Shuttle from the university to Penn Station in New York City and to New Jersey. […]

Search committee for Dean of Arts and Sciences launched

Carol Fierke—Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs—announced the launch of the search for a new Dean of Arts and Sciences, in an email to community members on Oct. 25. The position will be left vacant in June 2023 and will need to be filled.  The search committee has been formed to find a […]

Spooky BookTok worth it or not: The Lost Apothecary

She’s back with another book. Basically, I find books on BookTok— but really Bookstagram— and I decide whether or not they are worth the hype they receive. This week is going to be a special edition because Halloween is upon us, so naturally I have to do a spooky recommendation.  I should note that the […]

Univ. offers vaccinations for students

The Health Center has announced dates when it will be providing vaccination for community members. The clinic will be offering COVID-19 booster shots and flu shots, according to a post on the Student Union’s Instagram page.  There will be dates to receive the Moderna booster shot in both October and November, according to the post. […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘The Witch’s Heart’

While the weather has been quite dreary—and not entirely helpful with dealing with the seasonal depression blues—it is good for one thing: reading. There is nothing quite like curling up into your bed, avoiding your emails and classwork and reading a good book while the rain pitter-patters on your windowsill. And now that we’ve officially […]

Univ. announces 2022 Rosenstiel Award recipients

The university announced the recipients of the 2022 Rosenstiel Award—an award given to researchers with distinctive work in basic biomedical research, according to the award’s page. The winners are Christine Holt and Erin Schuman.  Holt and Schuman received this distinction, “for their pioneering work that shed light on the role of local protein synthesis in […]

Guest speaker discusses costs of diet to the planet

Ed Winters, activist and vegan educator, spoke with community members on the hidden costs of our food choices on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Winters discussed the changes needed in our food systems and choices in order to reduce our carbon footprint.  Winters, a vegan, spoke with students about how he was raised eating meat. Consuming meat, […]

Student Union partners with Capsule

The Student Union held its Capsule Kickoff on Oct. 13 to connect students with a free prescription delivery service, according to a post on their Instagram page. CapsuleCare is a “smarter, simpler, kinder pharmacy,” according to their webpage.  “The Student Union has partnered with Capsule to promote an efficient, accessible, and free pharmacy option for […]

Univ. announces preliminary ideas for Phase 2 of Science Complex Construction

The university announced design plans for the building project of Science 2a, the second half of the renovation of science spaces on campus. The university plans to use this space for wet labs, core facilities, classrooms and a maker space, according to a BrandeisNOW article.  In the Board of Trustees report released in May 2022, […]

Giving DEISday raises $869,144

The university held Giving DEISday on Oct. 6 through Oct. 9—an annual fundraising event the university hosts as a day of giving. The university exceeded its donor goal with 2,185 donors for this year’s fundraising event.  “This year, #GivingDEISday aims to set new giving records,” according to the event page.  The goal of this year’s […]

Laughing at the Mets from two perspectives

Justin It’s Oct. 9 at approximately 10:13 p.m. and I am sitting in my room crying. I am crying because I am laughing so incredibly hard at the New York Mets. After winning 101 games in the regular season, it was all for nothing as they lost in the Wild Card round of the playoffs […]

Univ. alumna and activist dies at 80

Meredith Tax ’64, a writer and political activist, passed away at 80 years old on Sept. 25. Tax was involved in multiple causes including anti-war movements and social feminist organizations.  After graduating from the university, Tax spent four years in London at Birkbeck College, according to her Wikipedia page. Tax attended Birkbeck on both Fulbright […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Anxious People’

I’m back! (Shocking!) My TBR stack at school is dwindling and I’m down to only five books out of the good 15-20 that I brought up with me from home. Basically, the point of this column is that I read books so that you don’t have to and tell you whether they are worth your […]

Univ. announces room decorating competition

Brandeis Communications and Community Living announced a room decorating competition for community members, according to the university’s social media webpage. The competition has monetary prizes for the selected winners.  Students are invited to share pictures and/or videos of their decorated dorm room to win the competition. There will be one winner picked from each quad […]