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May 2012 Issue

Brandeis Athletics honors seniors at awards dinner

The Brandeis University Department of Athletics recognized 12 graduating student athletes for their devotion to and performance in Brandeis athletics on May 2 at its annual end-of-season awards dinner.   Brittany Grimm of Perkiomenville, Pa., a member of the softball team, won an Athletic Director’s Award, which is awarded to student athletes who display excellence […]

Bial advocates equal opportunity in America

Deborah Bial ’87 urged graduates to confront economic, gender and racial inequalities in America; President Fred Lawrence defended the value and cost of a liberal arts education; and guests including Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrived to celebrate Brandeis University’s 61st commencement ceremonies on Sunday morning inside the Gosman […]

The Katzwer’s Out of the Bag: Time to bar Brooklyn D.A. from public service

The New York Times recently called out Brooklyn, N.Y., district attorney Charles Hynes for his lack of severity in dealing with child sexual abuse within the extremely insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Hynes, who is a non-Jewish D.A. in a heavily Jewish borough, relies heavily on Jewish support during election-time and he has been accused of […]

Arts Recommends

‘Go Down, Moses’ The novelist William Faulkner never met a family he didn’t enjoy destroying through his patented combination of humility, disjointed narrative and Southern guilt: Look no further than the Compsons of “The Sound and the Fury” and the Sutpens of “Absalom, Absalom!” Faulkner presents yet another version of dynastic decline in one of […]

‘Once Upon a Time’ promises happy endings

“There is a town in Maine, where every storybook character you’ve ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse that can only be broken by one person.” So goes the opening sequence of many episodes of “Once Upon A Time,” a magical show that enchants viewers every week on ABC. If […]

View From The Top: Herbie Rosen

In late August 2008, I boarded a plane in Rochester, Minn., prepared to set off for Brandeis. As I waited for the plane to take off, I looked out to see my family staring back at me through the airport windows. While I had wanted to fly by myself to kick off this new four-year […]

Lady Antebellum brings country flair to Worcester

The trio Lady Antebellum is a monster in country music. They have been awarded Best Country Album at the Grammys for the country-pop crossover album “Need You Now,” and they’ve also been honored with Top New Group by the Academy of Country Music. With Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley sharing vocals and Dave Haywood on […]

Amsterdamned if you do, Amsterdamned if you don’t: Don’t poach my pot

We’ve all heard the cliche, “When in Rome do as the Romans do,” urging travelers in foreign countries to experience as much of the foreign land that they can. Yet, this cliche seems to be stunted in the Netherlands. A recent law passed in the Netherlands prohibits the average tourist from engaging in one of […]

View From The Top: Destiny Desiree Aquino

My road to Brandeis was one of sheer fate. I applied because multiple “What college is best for you?” quizzes had placed Brandeis in the top three. There were no additional steps other than the handy common app and on the very last night, in the very last hour before it was due. I figured […]

Spend your summer doing something significant

As many paths as there are to a Brandeis degree, there are countless more ways to spend a summer away from this place that would still be keeping with what is expected of us. Some of us keep busy by simply taking another semester: On-campus summer school is the quick and easy out, but it’s […]