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February 2013 Issue

Heartbeat musicians transcend conflict

An hour and a half into Heartbeat’s Wednesday concert in Levin Ballroom, all nine Israeli and Palestinian musicians placed their instruments to resting position. With violins held to the side, drumsticks quieted and sound placed down, each member took front stage; sharing their stories to shed light on the experiences of youth caught in-between the […]


Sparks delivers great casual read in ‘Save Haven’

As the recent theatrical version of “Safe Haven” hits the big screen, the Nicholas Sparks novel has been heavily advertised and mentioned in conversations. During break, while looking for a book to read, I saw “Safe Haven” on the Kindle store, listed under the most popular recent books. Always a big fan of Nicholas Sparks, […]


Brown professor talks on classical studies research

Brandeis’ Interdepartmental Program in European Cultural Studies welcomed Johanna Hanink to campus Wednesday to speak about her research in classical studies. Hanink studied classics at both the University of Michigan and the University of California Berkeley, and received her Ph.D. from Queens College in Cambridge. She is now an Associate Professor of Classics at Brown […]


Graduate students seek prestigious teaching opportunities

When students choose their classes, they’re looking for a chance to learn and delve into engaging topics. But classes serve as education for more than the undergraduate students who choose them: they become valuable training for graduate students who teach them before becoming professors. According to the registrar, 36 classes at Brandeis this semester are […]


Andrew Lubin talks on the way ahead for Afghanistan

Author, defense analyst and embedded journalist Andrew Lubin spoke to Heller students in the Coexistence and Conflict Program on Wednesday afternoon about the current situation for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Lubin has had seven embeds-overall 13 months-in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. During this time, he has learned the ways of the villages, interacted with the people […]


WSRC artist presents emotion of social change through ‘Burka Fittings Across America’

Capturing the array of emotional responses witnessed when individuals across the nation were asked to don a traditional burka, artist Marie Rim presented “Burka fittings across America” to the Brandeis community at the Women’s Studies Research Center on Tuesday. Through her work, Rim seeks to pursue the question of whether “art can inspire empathy and […]


Flagel: Univ exploring model of four percent tuition and fees increase

One year after a tuition hike made Brandeis the second the most expensive college in the state, university officials are exploring the model of another 4 percent tuition and fees increase as part of their budget proposal at the March board of trustees meeting, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel said. “What […]


Tuition increase in discord with Univ’s mission of social justice

Brandeis administrators need to take college affordability much more seriously. The proposed model of a 4 percent increase in tuition and fees does not correspond with Brandeis’ mission of embracing social justice and accepting students based on academic excellence, not financial ability. If Brandeis wants to be perceived as an institution that can be easily […]


Laptop thefts reported in Goldfarb

Two students reported laptops and book bags stolen from the bottom floors of the Goldfarb Library Tuesday evening, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan said. Callahan said it was possible more laptops were stolen, and university police would add extra patrols as a precaution. He also advised LTS staff to secure computers and bags left […]


Impressive snow response from facilities and dining staff

The unprecedented logistical challenges presented by Blizzard Nemo vexed maintenance crews across the coast, with snow drifts piling up to nearly three feet in some regions. Much sleep was lost as crews mobilized to keep the nation’s infrastructure operational to whatever extent possible. We commend Brandeis Facilities for their excellent stewardship of the campus during […]