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October 2009 Issue

Rose reopens with permanent collection

The Rose Art Museum reopened Wednesday night as some 200 visitors viewed the largest collection of contemporary art in New England nine months after Brandeis University trustees authorized the sale of the works. University President Jehuda Reinharz said Wednesday night’s event acts both as a celebration of the museum and as an affirmation that “The […]


H1N1 vaccine to begin Nov.

Delivery of the H1N1 flu vaccine to the Brandeis Health Center has been delayed, with H1N1 vaccination clinics now expected to start in mid-to-late November. Dean of Student Life Rick Sawyer originally estimated that the vaccine would be available on-campus by mid-to-late October, in an e-mail sent to the student body on Sept. 11. Subsequent […]


Midyear proximity to juniors may pose problem

With first-year housing tighter than ever, midyear students moving into the Village Quad next semester will join members of the junior class, the Department of Community Living (DCL) confirmed this week. While DCL announced last spring that Class of 2013 midyears would be living in the Village, they had planned that the incoming freshmen would […]


Univ. considering action against Harper’s Magazine

Brandeis is considering what legal action it could take against Harper’s Magazine, which published an erroneous article about the effect the university’s capital projects over the past 10 years could have had on its current financial crisis, President Jehuda Reinharz announced in an e-mail message to the faculty last week. “This is in no way […]


Klausen discusses her book and cartoons that ‘shook the world’

Professor Jytte Klausen (POL) addressed the causes of violence and controversy over a Muslim cartoon editorial published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, as well as the controversy that surrounded the publishing of her book “The Cartoons the Shook the World” at a panel discussion in the International Lounge of the Usdan Student […]


Capital projects not cause of univ. financial crisis

President Jehuda Reinharz sent an e-mail message to all faculty members last week debunking an article written in Harper’s Magazine entitled, “Voodoo Academics: Brandeis University’s hard lesson in the real economy,” that raised questions about the effects Brandeis’ capital projects over the last 10 years may have had on the university’s current financial crisis. In […]


Eco-reps encourage students to make their dorm rooms ‘green’ certified

A model ‘green room’ was displayed Thursday in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, in order to demonstrate the university’s program piloted earlier this month by the Brandeis eco-reps, environmental advocates, and Students for Environmental Action (SEA). In the corner of the atrium, the model stood as a mock dorm room, albeit with a bike and […]


Some members of Student Union Constitutional Review Committee appointed, not all

Nine students were appointed this week to the Student Union Constitutional Review Task Force, which will be charged with reviewing the Student Union Constitution. The Student Union Executive Board appointed Director of Community Advocacy Jenna Brofsky ‘11; the Student Union Senate, by a two-thirds majority vote in executive session, elected Ziv Quad Senator Ryan J. […]