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May 2012 Issue

Lawrence chooses Waltham, ’Deis to sell Newton home

Brandeis will sell its university-owned home on Beaumont Avenue in Newton and rent an apartment in the renovated Waltham Watch Factory for President Fred Lawrence and his wife, Kathy, officials announced earlier this month. After the board of trustees voted in March, authorizing the university to sell the Newton residence at 66 Beaumont Ave. where […]

The challenges of turnover on college campuses

This week, I returned to Harding Avenue in Waltham. My last visit was in September, and the scene then was very different. The road had been blocked by police tape, and police lights had lit the area. Reporters and neighbors had gathered, astonished to learn of a triple-homicide committed on the usually quiet block. You […]

Students witness war crime trial in The Hague

As the Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Brandeis students participating in The Hague semester abroad program witnessed the court’s judgment last month. Taylor had previously been accused of aiding rebel forces in Sierra Leone, leading to charges that connected him to war atrocities […]

‘The Avengers’ assemble in marvelous movie

Well, I think I love Joss Whedon more than I love my parents and I am not even sure if that is a bad thing. This man gave us “Buffy: the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Firefly” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and now he has given us “The Avengers,” based on the Marvel comic books. As […]

New tragedy shakes BU

A Boston University student driving the van which flipped over, killing three students and injuring four studying abroad has been charged by New Zealand police. He faces three counts of careless driving causing death and four counts of careless driving causing injury. He was asked to surrender his passport. He appeared before the Auckland District […]

At IBS, Magid merges academics and government

Brandeis’ International Business School may be tucked away from the rest of the campus in Sachar Woods, but it’s proving to be an important part of the university’s future. IBS Dean Bruce Magid has represented Brandeis on Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick’s most recent trade mission to Brazil. Magid began as dean of IBS in 2007 […]

Amid controversy and celebration, Rose thrives

It has been more than three years since former President Jehuda Reinharz announced, amid great controversy, that The Rose Art Museum would close and the university would auction the collection’s pieces. Nearly a year after President Fred Lawrence’s announcement that the university had settled a lawsuit and would sell none of its artwork, the museum […]