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April 2010 Issue

Festival shows art is the ‘Source’

Ordinarily rain spoils outdoor events, but Wednesday’s rainy weather felt appropriate for the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts’ opening ceremony, which celebrated the symbolic importance of water as it unveiled a temporary installation by artist-in-residence Michael Dowling. The festival officially presented Dowling’s “Source/ReSource,” a temporary installation constructed out of copper and stone, to […]

Paul Simon to serenade seniors

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon will sing at commencement on May 23, helping Brandeis seniors to end their four years at the university on a happy note, despite some senior’s remaining anger over the choice of Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren as the speaker at the ceremony. The news broke Wednesday when University President Jehuda Reinharz sent an […]

Pearlstein discusses partisanship, conservatives, the Tea Party at Q-and-A

Rick Pearlstein, a historian and journalist who focuses his coverage on political parties and their movements, spoke about the conservative movement, the Tea Party and President Barack Obama’s role in partisanship in a question-and-answer session Monday in Usdan’s International Lounge. Pearlstein discussed the role of the conservative movement in America after World War II and […]

Scientists, artists come together at festival

The “Art of Science … Science of Art” event Wednesday opened the 2010 Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts. The presentation featured artists Daniel Kohn, Guhapriya Ranganathan, Jessica Rosenkrantz, Christopher Janney and Nancy Selvage, and two scientists, Professor James Bensinger (PHYS) and Professor. Elinor Karlsson of Harvard, who spoke about the intersection of these two […]

Sustainability fund amendment to Union Constitution passes with student body vote

The student body voted Monday to pay an extra $15 per year as part of their Student Activities Fee in order to create the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, reaching the required two-thirds majority in a special campus-wide vote. The fund created by the vote to raise the Student Activity Fee, currently $324 a year, will give […]

First orthodox ‘rabba’ discusses role of women in Judaism

When asked, the majority of the Jewish community, especially the Orthodox Jewish community, reports with absolute conviction that women cannot be rabbis. Those polled would either be giving their own belief or what they know to be the religious rule. Rabba Sara Hurwitz, the first Orthodox woman to become a rabbi in the United States, […]

Helping Haiti: A semester summary

The Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort, co-chaired by Nate Rosenblum ’10 and Shaina Gilbert ’10, has worked throughout this semester to take part in the global campaign to aid Haiti after the earthquake that took place there Jan. 12. As the semester winds down, the Brandeis Haiti Relief Effort is growing closer and closer to its […]

In Memoriam: Saul G. Cohen, 93

Professor Saul G. Cohen, Brandeis’ first chemistry department chair, dean of faculty and university professor, died last Saturday due to heart failure. Cohen was 93. Current Chemistry Department Chair Irving Epstein described Cohen as a “man of enormous breadth of intellect and interest, not only in science but in literature, politics and many other areas.” […]

So long and thanks for all the fish

My interest in journalism started while I was studying abroad in Australia. Up to that point I had planned on taking the most popular path among my peers: law school. After all, I have always loved writing and, on more than one occasion, my father has declared that I can talk my way into or […]

Baseball: Judges beat Bowdoin in marathon game, fall to Keene St.

The Brandeis baseball team presented fans with a lot of excitement this week, earning a come from behind victory against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (21-11), the seventh ranked team in the region. The Judges (11-22) claimed a 17-15 victory in their last regular season home game despite trailing by seven runs in the eighth inning. […]