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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

September 2012 Issue

Heller School helps develop prescription drug monitoring program

The Heller School Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence, part of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, has launched research and data analysis designed to help drug prescribers prevent patient misuse of prescription drugs. The Massachusetts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and the Center have received several grants since 2008, including a grant from the […]

Professor Sohrabi on Egypt, Arab Springs and Iran’s Nuclear Program

Iran’s nuclear program is one of the most polarizing issues in the world today. While American and European officials believe Tehran is planning to build nuclear weapons, Iran’s leadership says its goal in developing a nuclear program is to generate electricity without dipping into the oil supply that it prefers to sell abroad, and to […]

Unsworth Nominated to National Council of the Humanities

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration announced its nomination of Dr. John Unsworth, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis to the National Council of the Humanities. Unsworth joins nationally renowned music composers, politicians and the CEO of National Council. “I am grateful these accomplished men and women have […]

Flawed crime reporting puts Roxbury Community College federal funding at risk

Roxbury College has recently come under fire due in part to a Department of Education probe regarding failures to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law mandating the annual reporting on crime statistics, according to a Boston Globe story this week. All colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs face significant […]

UMass Faculty Member Protests Termination

Last spring Barbara Madeloni, a lecturer in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, began to protest the outsourcing of teacher assessments to the company Pearson. These protests gained much momentum as her students also became involved. Madeloni then met with administrators at UMass by their request and was told that her contract would no […]

iDon’t Care about the iPhone

So, as all of the Apple fanatics (and many who are not) know, the new and shiny iPhone 5 was just recently released and it’s gotten some serious attention. According to USA Today, iPhone 5 sales toppled the 5 million mark within the first week of release. The price of an iPhone 5, depending on […]

Court must affirm role of race in higher education

The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new term on Monday morning, one that could mean huge changes in American life, be they concerning gay rights, continued federal enforcement of voting rights or the future of critical counter-terrorism efforts. The issue, however, that looms largest on our small university in Waltham is up for oral argument […]

Men’s soccer avoids emotional letdown with win over Wentworth

Six days after a hard-fought, emotional win over rival Babson, the Judges traveled to Wentworth to face the Wentworth Leopards. The Judges are currently ranked fifth in the national poll and 10th in the most recent NSCAA poll. Coach Mike Coven was not entirely pleased with the Judges’ performance. It was a “real ugly […]

Pediatric care worth sticking with

I recently found myself sitting in a waiting room at a doctor’s office. The floor had a fun patterned carpet, there were puzzles scattered around and “Finding Nemo” played on a flat screen, while a clown with a balloon was staring at me from his portrait across the room. So often today, we are in […]

Reflection of vitriolic national politics seen on campus

Anyone who turns on the television today, or reads any number of Internet blogs is able to feel the acidic nature of contemporary American politics. Politicians use the most incendiary rhetoric to describe their opponents and talk as if the world would collapse if disfavored platforms were implemented. As a result of this environment, voters […]