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Archive for 2012

Ocel and Spital earn All-American honors

Both Sam Ocel ’13 and Dara Spital ’15 were named third-team All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Ocel, who was also named the UAA Player of the Year, was instrumental in leading the Judges to an 18-3-1 record and a final NSCAA ranking of 13th in the country as the program […]

Breaking down the year in rap

Amid an oversaturated, Top-40 dominated music climate, these 10 artists managed to release albums that stood out above the rest. Here are the greatest hip hop and R&B albums of 2012. 1. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city Kendrick Lamar released the year’s best album, hands down. The buzz he built with 2011’s “Section.80” […]

Basketball team holds high hopes for upcoming season

The Brandeis men’s basketball team has been a force to reckon with over the last few years. They have had three consecutive second-place finishes in the University Athletic Association, four NCAA tournament berths in four years, two runs to the Elite Eight, the quarterfinals of the competition, and a national ranking of second place in […]

Conservative speaker comments on radical Islam

The Brandeis Libertarian Conservative Union sponsored speaker David Horowitz on Tuesday, a well-known outspoken conservative. Horowitz is acclaimed in his field, the founder of Students for Academic Freedom (SAF), which calls for principles of open inquiry and the presentation of multiple points of view in American classrooms. He has spoken at numerous universities and visits […]

Schneider, trustee and benefactor, dies at 93

Irving Schneider, an influential trustee whose generous donations extended not only to the funding of the Irving Schneider and Family Building at the Heller School, but to an international scope through the creation of a premier children’s medical center in Israel, died on Nov. 23. He was 93. Former President Jehuda Reinharz said Schneider “made […]

Winter break shortened compared to previous years

In years past, including last winter, spring semester started after Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the typical student. Instead, this year, residence halls reopen on Sunday, Jan. 13, just in time for spring classes to begin the Monday before the holiday. According to Dean of Student Life Rick Sawyer, important Brandeis academic calendar dates […]

Brandeis home commemorated

The house where Justice Louis Brandeis grew up, in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named a historical place, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported this week. The large limestone home at 310 East Broadway is getting a historical marker to honor it. After taking a tour of historic Jewish sites, Andrew Segal, an 18-year-old student at the University […]

Fencing team ‘foils’ its foes

Brandeis Fencing this season is considered one of the top teams in Division III and many consider the team to be comparable to one of the Division I level. Tim Morehouse, U.S. Olympic medalist and a national champion, was a member of the Brandeis fencing team during his time here in the 1990s, and graduated […]

Dining changes proposed, Aramark contract on table

Senior Vice President for Administration Mark Collins announced that the university will be considering new dining service contractors. While the university may not necessarily change providers, it is considering a change and will pursue more minor changes to dining facilities starting next summer. The announcement came after the results of the dining survey showed that […]

‘Glass Menagerie’ provides powerful look at devastated family

Last weekend, The Brandeis Theater Company performed Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie”: the story of a family devastated by a runaway father as his wife, son and daughter attempt to cope with his absence—and one another’s presence. Held at the Merrick Theater in Spingold, the performance was directed by Paula Plum and stage managed by […]