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March 2011 Issue

The Self Shelf: Judging the judge selection process

In the status quo, there’s a problem in the United States judiciary system. Currently, 39 states elect their local judges. While this may at first seem like a fine example of the democratic process, I believe there are severe drawbacks that hurt justice and the perception of the judiciary as a whole. The first area […]


Sexcapades: My best friend’s ex-boyfriend?

Recently someone mentioned to me that they noticed I was writing more theoretical pieces these days, whereas before I was much more sexually focused. I explained that while I hadn’t thought of it before, it has something to do with the fact that I’ve been in a monogamous relationship since August, making the crazy stories […]


With two wins in two debuts the Judges return to Brandeis

The Judges baseball team, after weeks of highly competitive play in Florida, returned to Brandeis last week to begin local games. In three games, collectively postponed twice, the Judges managed a close victory with a strong win in their home opener and a nail biter extra innings loss. In their first game since travelling back […]


Brandeis beats Babson Beavers in this week’s tennis matches

This past week both the men’s and the women’s tennis teams went 9-0 in their matches against Babson College. Both teams are also ranked 30th nationally among Division III tennis teams. With the wins the men’s team improved to a 7-4 record while the women’s team rose to 7-3. The men’s team started off strong […]


IBS’ Magid back from trade trip with governor

International Business School Dean Bruce Magid returned this week from his role on Governor Deval Patrick’s trade mission to the United Kingdom and Israel, where he represented Brandeis and Massachusetts higher education abroad. The governor himself will speak at campus Tuesday, April 5 to keynote a summit at the business school. Magid was invited on […]


With Lawrence, univ combines development and recruitment

Florida. San Francisco. Long Island. Westchester. Newark. Manhattan. Boston. Philadelphia. Washington. Miami. Los Angeles. These are the stops on the meet Fred Lawrence tour—the university’s campaign to combine both development and admissions recruitment as it introduces its new president to a community of alumni, parents, students and friends. “He hit the ground running because he […]


WTF, OED?

Thursday evening, the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary (OED) admitted three new “words” into its hallowed hardcover: “LOL,” “OMG” and “


Letters to the Editor

Brandeis University Hillel’s recent decision to reject Jewish Voice for Peace’s (JVP) membership application represents the most recent manifestation of a frightening trend permeating the Jewish communities in both Israel and the United States. Judaism has long been committed to freedom of expression and open debate, a tradition dating at least as far back as […]


Recipe: Orzo with Sautéed Vegetables

Ingredients: • 1 red bell pepper, 1” diced • 1 yellow bell pepper, 1” diced • 1 orange bell pepper, 1” diced • 1 yellow onion, peeled and 1” diced • ½ pound orzo • 1 teaspoon of olive oil • Salt and ground black pepper (optional) For dressing: • 1/3 cup olive oil • […]


Book of Matthew: Scenes from Brandeis’ past, part three

If you checked your mailbox recently, you probably found a small ballot with some ideas for dining reform on it. Go ahead and fill it out, if you haven’t already. It’s courtesy of the Justice League, Brandeis’ friendly neighborhood activist group, which plans to hand-deliver all the ballots to President Lawrence. This sort of thing […]