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November 2009 Issue

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, […]


Author discusses Jewish literature

Author Tova Mirvis attempted to answer the question ‘Is she a Jewish writer?’ in a lecture on Wednesday evening. The question is one Mirvis has been asked countless times. The lecture was hosted by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, a program created to expand ways of thinking about the relationship between Jews and gender while promoting scholars […]


Students Crossing Boundaries show summer experiences

Students Crossing Boundaries displayed a cardboard checkpoint reprepresenting the Israeli-Palestinian and United States-Mexican Borders in the Shapiro Campus Center ballroom. The checkpoint was 20 feet wide and seven feet tall and was covered with physical artifacts, such as maps, photographs and stories, from the ten Brandeis Students who spent their summers along the two boarders. […]


Donor appointed to represent United States at UN

The United States Senate recently confirmed Brandeis donor Elaine Schuster as the country’s delegate to the 64th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The appointment is an unpaid position lasting one year beginning in September. Representatives serve as experts sharing their views and advice in specific areas. Schuster and her husband Gerald […]


Senate passes SMR, raises money to fight cancer

The Student Union passed an emergency Senate Money Resolution (SMR) Sunday for $ 1,275 in order to create 150 T-shirts to be sold on campus in recognition of Eddie Senibaldi ’12 who is currently being treated for cancer. The proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to the Center for Pediatric Hematology and […]