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October 2013 Issue

Lisa Boes hired as new Dean of Academic Services

Emerging among a highly-competitive pool of qualified candidates, Lisa Boes has been selected at the new dean of academic services here at Brandeis University. She will officially commence her new position on Monday, Nov. 4th. According to Kim Godsoe, the former dean of academic services who was promoted to the position of assistant provost for […]

Women’s soccer suffers defeat

The women’s soccer team had a tough stretch on the road against conference opponents Emory University on Sunday and Carnegie Mellon University on Friday. Brandeis lost their second UAA match over the weekend against Emory. The Judges knew that it was going to be a tough game heading into Atlanta as the Eagles were ranked […]

Cross country sweeps the competition

The men and women’s cross country teams finished 10th and third respectively at the Connecticut College Invitational last weekend. Each was ranked out of 21 total teams. The women were led by Amelia Lundkvist ’14, who finished second out of 257 total runners on the six-kilometer course with a time of 21:34. This was her […]

Schlesinger to support UDRs and BPA

Student leaders have a new resource to help them develop programs for the Brandeis community. Sybil Schlesinger will replace Gretchen Rowley as the new Program Administrator for the Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) and the Brandeis Pluralism Alliance programs. Schlesinger will be available to students to help plan events and provide support. Schlesinger brings a wide […]

Her Campus Brandeis an online art source, despite controversy

While Her Campus may promote how to do Halloween makeup right and which campus cutie you should actually be crushing on, Her Campus has become both its own art form and a business. Launched in 2009 by three Harvard University undergraduates, the online magazine targets college females interested in style, health, tips on their love […]

‘Bangerz’ an insight into Cyrus’ private life

People may criticize Miley Cyrus for her recent overtly sexual displays at the VMAs and in her “We Can’t Stop” music video, but her new album Bangerz is awesome. People may think her behavior is simply an effort to draw attention to herself and it may well be, but the the quality of the music […]

Boston offers students a wealth of opportunities

Here at Brandeis, one might wonder what there is to do with a free day sticking out amidst the thick slurry of lectures, tests, clubs, homework and—for some—real work that is characteristic of everyday college life. When you finally manage to break the surface of that lethargic soup and find a bit of respite—say, a […]

Committees to address substance use and medical amnesty

The Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force will now be divided into subcommittees to focus on specific issues of importance to the student community. These additional committees will use time more efficiently and give students the opportunity to be involved in particular issues that interest them. Brandeis created the Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force […]

Nobel Prizes for chemical weapon disposal and short stories

The Nobel Prize winners were announced last week: the Peace Prize will go to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Prize in Literature is awarded to Alice Munro. The ceremony will take place on Dec. 10 in Stockholm. The OPCW is being given prestigious recognition for its work toward eliminating […]

Indian economist and activist impresses and inspires

An audience of faculty, students and others gathered Tuesday in the Heller School’s Zinner Forum for a conversation with Indian economist, professor and social activist Sukhadeo Thorat. Thorat first spoke for about 15 minutes before opening the floor to questions from the audience. In his introductory speech, Thorat humbly told the impressive story of how […]