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December 2010 Issue

NY Times Columnist Friedman questions ethics of WikiLeaks

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman ’75 questioned the ethics of WikiLeaks and technology in journalism during an academic symposium to honor outgoing University President Jehuda ReinharzWednesday evening in the Shapiro Campus Center. Friedman, who writes many columns on politics and globalization, said that he was torn about whether WikiLeaks was justified to release the […]


(BREAKING) Two students hospitalized after hit and run

A student driving on Loop Road struck and injured two female students Friday night before leaving the scene of the accident, Ed Callahan,director of public safety said. University police officers found the individual’s car parked behind East Residence Quad through a description provided by student witnesses. The officers contacted the driver, but as of Monday […]


Westboro Baptist Church protests Brandeis Hillel

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protested on South Street outside of Brandeis University today to “send a message to Jews that they have to obey their God and atone for their sins,” the Kansas-based church group’s leader Shirley Phelps said, while up on the Brandeis campus, students celebrated their diverse campus. The seven Church […]


Students opt to ‘celebrate’ in wake of protest

In response to plans by the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) to picket South Street Friday to “remind [Brandeis’] Jews that they bear the curse of their forefather’s murder of Christ,” the newly formed Celebrate Brandeis Committee plans to hold a public address Friday on the Great Lawn and festivities throughout the day to present what […]


Presidents discuss their lives in college, share senior memories with class of 2011

Outgoing university President Jehuda Reinharz and future university President Frederick Lawrence relived their senior experiences at a senior-only event held in The Rose Art Museum Thursday night designed to inspire members of the class of 2011 to give to their senior class gift. Seniors in the audience were invited to ask the presidents any question […]


Nasr wins Gittler Prize

Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned Islamic scholar in physics, philosophy and religion asked his audience to see people as one and not distinguish between the self and the other during his acceptance speech after receiving the university’s Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize Tuesday in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. “There is a desperate attempt right […]


Sudanese ambassador speaks about future of his nation

The Honorable Akec Khoc, Sudanese ambassador to the United States came to the university in order to lead a discussion about possible futures for the North and South regions of Sudan on Wednesday in the Mandell Auditorium, Khoc was brought to Brandeis in a joint effort by the Ethics Center and the Justice Peace Conflict […]


Rebuilding Haiti with justice

Brian Concannon Jr., Founder of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), emphasized the need to restore legal order and empower the Haitian people as the nation rebuilds from the earthquake that struck in January, during a lecture at the Heller School Thursday evening. In his talk Concannon explained how a rights-based approach will […]


Lawrence makes provost second in command

The Brandeis Administrative Structure Advisory Committee and incoming President Fred Lawrence have announced that the provost will now become second-in-command of the institution, taking oversight of several key offices from the senior vice president of students and enrollment, among other changes, according to a report uploaded to the Brandeis Google portal. “We recommend that Brandeis […]