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Matthew Kowalyk

I wrote a piece earlier this academic year talking about what I called the “elite” of Brandeis, the exclusive group, made up mostly of Student Union members, that runs all campus activities and makes up...
I had certain expectations of college culture before I arrived at Brandeis, expectations that mostly consisted of what my parents had told me, stories from friends who went to bigger universities (Pitt, Penn State) and...
I attended an open forum with President Liebowitz about a month ago which gave interested members of the community the opportunity to voice their opinions about the aspects of Brandies they thought should change. One...
Recently I came across a large photo book, the photos depicting Brandeis through the decades until the late 2000s. It has fantastic images of this place pre-1948, when it was Middlesex University, a medical school...
The common perception of a “successful life” is nearly impossible to reach, and it is leading to cultural disconnects and unfulfilling outcomes for many young people. David Brooks wrote about this issue almost 20 years...
There has been a lot of talk among our campus’ student leadership over the past few months, mainly among the members of the Student Union and in some talks with administrators, concerning how to increase...
With the school’s recent decision over “Buyer Beware,” discourse at Brandeis has turned to the very serious issues of censorship, art and speech. However, our attention needs to be directed elsewhere. There is something more...
If we talk about free speech only in abstract terms, we will never make any progress and will remain divided as a community. I attended the last half hour of the free speech forum on...
For politicians, voting with their party is a decent career choice, though it can cause a lot of political problems. Voting on every bill according to a politician’s party line helps secure their political career,...
The socio-cultural conditions at Brandeis create a community starkly different from the rest of the country, and we should be aware of that. I come from a town east of Pittsburgh, on the border of...

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