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April 2011 Issue

Univ student conduct procedures to change

Brandeis will change its student conduct process for sexual assault cases following new Title IX guidance from the U.S. Department of Education earlier this month. But it is unlikely the university will create a new, separate grievance process specifically for sexual assault cases, Dean of Student Life Rick Sawyer said. “Our students are at the […]


Greek Life expands on campus

Since its founding in 1948, Brandeis has undergone many changes. The university has grown, its programs have expanded and it has begun to accept widely diverse students into the ever-changing population. One of these changes is the noticeable rise in the presence of Greek life. While the founders of Brandeis opposed recognized Greek life, today, […]


The voices of the class of 2011

Commencement is approaching, and in preparation, seniors voted this week for the senior commencement speech they would most want to hear on their last day at Brandeis. Taken together, the 10 speeches are more than options for the senior class to choose. They are a representation of where the class of 2011 has been, where […]


Shades of Gray: The Mosaic: the reality of race in social life

The Mosaic: the reality of race in social life


‘Shades of Gray’ in-focus: a journalist’s notebook

Omoefe, Supreetha and I were sitting in the office of a senior administrator at Brandeis in order to interview him for this series. It just so happened that, between the three of us, we brought three different racial identities to the table: white, Indian and Nigerian-American. “How would you characterize Brandeis as a racially diverse […]


Shades of Grey in-focus: a journalist’s notebook

I didn’t realize race until this year. Though I had attended a Posse Plus Retreat focused on “Race After Obama” and roomed with my first “black” Nigerian roommate in a crowded single room, I didn’t fully understand the effects of race until the first week of our Race and Gender in the Media class when […]


Shades of Grey in-focus: a journalist’s notebook

It was Nov. 4, 2008 when I stood in the middle of Shapiro Campus Center surrounded by rambunctious cheering and excited chatter. My lungs breathed in air thick with anticipation, my heart palpitated with growing anxiety and, as if bracing myself from what was occurring, my arms were inextricably linked with my friends around me. […]


Senior takes the middle man out of online discovery

Brett Segall ’11 will be busy during the next few months. In addition to graduating with a double major in Economics and Business and a minor in Legal Studies, he plans to launch eMuze Connect, a web-based business that “places the entertainment industry online.” After realizing how many celebrities are discovered online, Founder and CEO […]


Students create teacher awards

At this point in the semester—as finals loom on the horizon—it is common for students to resent their professors for the work quickly piling up in front of them. Dana Schneider ’11 and Ilana Spector ’11 defied this pattern, however, and worked with the university to create Brandeis’ first-ever student-run teacher awards. Specter explained, in […]


Collision course: Celtics vs. Heat

These two teams have been on a collision course since the “Big Three” of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, or the “Big Two + Bosh” as I like to call them, teamed up this past July in Miami. When the three joined forces to form a super-team down in Miami, the so-called experts […]