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March 2010 Issue


SEA reacts to CRC vote

The Brandeis group Students for Environmental Action (SEA) reacted this week to the March 18 vote of the student body against securing the club, one of Brandeis’ largest undergraduate organizations. “I was surprised that we weren’t deemed to be providing services that are integral to student life,” SEA President Hannah Saltman ’12 said. “You can’t […]

Board approves FY 2011 budget

The board of trustees approved a $356 million operating budget for fiscal year 2011 that, due to the Brandeis 2020 Committee’s academic cuts, will put the university on the path to a balanced operating budget by 2014. The board took 13 percent ($11 million) of the university’s quasi-endowment in order to balance FY 2011’s budget. […]

Acheampong, Kriegsman, Massachi and Souffrant to run for Union President

Four of Brandeis’ most well-known students have signed up to run for Student Union President in the upcoming April 22 election. Daniel Achempong ’11, Matthew Kriegsman ’11, Sahar Massachi ’11 and JV Souffrant ’13 will face off April 13. Student Union Treasurer Achempong was previously an assistant treasurer and has served on the Student Union […]

MLK Scholars discuss faith and Brandeis

The MLK and Friends club concluded a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Buddhist meditation that was attended by more than 40 Brandeis students. At the meditation, students clapped and sang along to Brandeis’ gospel choir, ate traditional Jewish stew, sang a Hindu folk song and watched a video depicting average American […]

Judiciary to mediate film festival squabble

The Student Judiciary (SJ) notified will be using an informal mediation process rather than a trial to resolve the slander complaint filed last week by Avi Swerdlow ’10 on behalf of the SunDeis film festival against Illona Yuheav ’11 and the IndieLouies film festival committee. The SunDeis film festival committee submitted the complaint to the […]

Environmentalists strive to change climate, minds

An environmentalist panel, “Changing People in a Changing Climate?” convened Tuesday to discuss the negative effects that climate change has on people around the world. The dialogue, which was subtitled “Ethical Implications of Climate Disruption,” focused on the environment, globalization and accompanying conflict. Saleem Ali, an associate professor at the University of Vermont, discussed his […]

Undergrad applications increase by almost 1,000

Brandeis received the largest number of applications in university history this year despite campus-wide fears that the university’s widely publicized financial crisis would have a detrimental effect on applications. The 7,738 applications, up from last year’s 6,815 applications, have also allowed the admissions office to maintain a selective acceptance rate at 33 percent even as […]

IBS ranked among top 15 grad schools by Princeton Review

The International Business School (IBS) was named one of the top 15 graduate business schools for both finance and global management in Princeton Review’s Student Opinion Honors list. This is the second year that IBS has made the list, which appears in the April issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. The list names 80 schools in six […]

Activists speak on importance of educating Sudanese girls

Human rights activist Gloria White-Hammond spoke about using education to ensure equal opportunity rights for women in Sudan and other countries. Co-founder of My Sister’s Keeper, a women’s organization in Sudan, White-Hammond was accompanies by her Chief Operating Officer Lee Farrow and Program Director Sarah Rial at Monday’s speech in the Heller School. All three […]