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Book of Matthew: One step closer

While there are many important things to talk about this month—sluggish economic growth, the Senate healthcare bill and the climate change summit in Copenhagen, to name a few—there is one particular headline that ought to be discussed before it ends up buried under an avalanche of larger news stories. Another part of the country has […]


Senate attempts to close Aronin UJ hearing

Despite its Dec. 6 impeachment of Student Union Secretary Diana Aronin ’11, the Student Union Senate filed a motion Thursday to “close to the public” the Union Judiciary impeachment trial in order to avoid “embarrassing or unfairly damaging the reputation of individuals involved.” If granted, the motion would close the hearings to the student body […]


UJ rejects motion to dismiss Aronin impeachment case

The Student Union Judiciary (UJ) case that would remove Union Secretary Diana Aronin ’11 from the office of secretary overcame a hurdle Saturday as the UJ dismissed a motion to dismiss filed by lead defense counsel Deena Glucksman ’11. The UJ trial, which has been scheduled for Jan. 24 at noon, is a result the […]


Senate impeaches Aronin, censures Hogan for misconduct in midyear senator amendment

The Student Union Senate impeached Student Union Secretary Diana Aronin ’11 and censured Union President Andy Hogan ’11 Sunday night for alleged “violation of the Student Union Constitution,” according to Senate Resolutions F09-3 and -4. The Senate decided to take action against the two Union office holders when Aronin allegedly failed to introduce a constitutional […]


Hogan to sit on Pres. Search Committee

After two months of negotiations with the Board of Trustees, Student Union President Andy Hogan ‘11 will sit as a non-voting member of the Presidential Search Committee, Hogan announced at his State of the Student Union Thursday. “I, in representing the students, will be substantively involved in [the presidential search] process,” Hogan said. “I know […]


Grab-’n-Go dining locale to be added

Students returning from winter break will have one more dining option in the form of The Upstairs Café, Student Union President Andy Hogan ‘11 announced at his State of the Student Union Address last night. The creation of The Cafe, which will be built during break in Gluck Lobby (commonly known to students as the […]


Senate tables club de-chartering decision

The Student Union Senate decided Sunday to send one final e-mail warning to clubs who have not yet signed their Anti-Hazing Policy form before voting to de-charter them this coming Sunday. Over 100 clubs have not signed their Anti-Hazing Policies–a document that clubs are required to sign by Massachusetts State Law–despite five notifications to club […]


Cancer-conscious students ‘manicured for a cure’

Approximately 130 Brandeis community members received manicures Thursday as part of the Manicure for a Cure–an event organized by the Brandeis Orthodox Organization which offers students $12 manicures by students from Paul Mitchell the School in Cranston, RI, with all proceeds going to Sharsheret, a non-for-profit organization that, according to their website, offers support for […]


Students call for health insurance

Brandeis students are currently working to reform Massachusetts state health insurance laws to include student plans in a clause that guarantees minimum standards of coverage. The Student Health Organizing Coalition (SHOC) is working to raise awareness about what they believe is a glaring omission on the part of the state’s famous 2006 health care reform, […]


Inaugural Sorabjee lecture tackles universalism

Harvard’s Prof. Sugata Bose discussed the role of universalism and cosmopolitanism in Indian intellectual conversations in a presentation given Monday afternoon in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall entitled, “Different Universalisms, Colorful Cosmopolitanism.” The lecture inaugurated the Soli Sorabjee Lecture Series, which was co-sponsored by the South Asian Studies program and the Office of Global Affairs. Bose, […]