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January 2011 Issue

Haitian poet: writing can heal pain

In observance of Haitian remembrance and dedication month, the student-founded Brandeis Haiti Initiative hosted Professor Patrick Sylvain from Brown University this week to lead a discussion of Haitian art and literature on campus. Professor Jane Hale of the Romance Studies department introduced Sylvain while expressing her determination that Haitian culture should have a bigger presence […]

Lawrence appoints first Brandeis chief of staff

Boston lawyer and Brandeis alum David Bunis ’83 has been named chief of staff to President Fred Lawrence, who met Bunis while both men were working on the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Civil Rights Committee. There has never before been a chief of staff at Brandeis for any past president at Brandeis. Bunis will “manage and […]

Lawrence to teach criminal justice class

University President Fred Lawrence will teach a seminar in the fall called “Punishment and Crime” that will focus on issues related to hate crime and self-defense, Senior Vice President for Communications and External Affairs Andrew Gully wrote in an e-mail. “If you don’t let me teach, it’s like shutting off my oxygen,” Lawrence said during […]

President Lawrence advises students on law school

Law school rankings from the U.S. News and World Report do not fully portray all of the criteria that students should consider when applying, university President Fred Lawrence said during a reception at the Hiatt Career Center on Wednesday evening. Lawrence, himself a graduate of Yale Law School, said that Harvard, Yale, Stanford and University […]

Public Safety, Union plan events to foster community

Hoping to improve communication between students and university police, the Student Union and the Department of Public Safety will host an informal reception next Thursday in the Shapiro Campus Center, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan said. “I thought it would be good to [create] interaction so it wasn’t [this] us-versus-them situation,” Callahan said. During […]

Professor discusses Native Americans’ bloody history with United States

Fred Hoxie, a professor of history from the University of Illinois-Urbana gave a lecture Thursday that highlighted the political participation of Native Americans in their long, bloody history with the American nation. Entitled “Word Warriors: Native American Political Activists and the American State, 1776-2000,” the lecture explained various thematic patterns he has seen in the […]

Experiential learning expo set for March

Brandeis academic services along with the Dean of Arts and Sciences’ office has begun preparations for the semester experiential learning symposium, to be held later this spring. “We look forward to showcasing a way to see what students are doing on campus,” Alyssa Grinberg, program manager for the Justice Brandeis Semester (JBS) project and a […]

AIEA to host forum this weekend

In partnership with a number of other colleges and universities from the east coast, the university’s Office of Global Affairs will be hosting an AIEA forum on Jan. 28 and 29. The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is a “membership organization formed in November 1982, composed of institutional leaders engaged in advancing the international […]

New provost. Know the old one?

While the search committee for a new provost has already received many nominations for who should replace Marty Krauss, it is also faced with overcoming the obstacle of what members of the committee call widespread student apathy, or ignorance, as to what being provost actually entails. “It’s very frustrating to me that students don’t know […]