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March 2014 Issue

Fencers rank no. 21 at NCAA finals

After sending three fencers to Ohio State University for the NCAA Championships March 20-23, Brandeis ranked 21st. Adam Mandel ’15, Noah Berman ’15 and Caroline Mattos ’16 competed among 24 fencers in each of their respective weapons selected from Division I, II and III varsity programs throughout the country. The Judges qualified during the NCAA […]

‘Liquid Latex’ performers impress with bold dance moves

You know an event is going to be a riot when the announcers talk about strobe lights and having BEMCo on hand, although the crowd remained safe and enjoyed “Liquid Latex: Lights, Camera, Latex.” “Liquid Latex” is one of those Brandeis traditions that is quirky, hilarious and extremely entertaining. It involves students being painted in […]

Blackwell shares how minority groups contribute to and benefit from economic growth

On Tuesday, March 25, members of the Brandeis community filled Rapaporte Treasure Hall to listen to Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, deliver the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life lecture. The keynote speech, “All-In for an America That Works for All,” was hosted by the […]

Debate at Brandeis not as advertised

As most people probably remember, a few weeks ago, Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) created a Facebook event called “Brandeis Israel Apartheid Week (IAW).” The event, simply the Brandeis extension of one that occurs all over college campuses nationwide, went viral in less than a day. Pro-Israel Brandeis students flooded the page with […]

New program aims to educate future leaders in disability care

Thursday afternoon, Brandeis announced a significant new program, one that is designed to make Brandeis a forerunner in preparing students to become leaders in disability-related fields. The program was made possible by a $450,000 grant, donated by the Ruderman Family Foundation. These funds have created the Ruderman Social Justice Scholars in Disability, and will provide […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ empower women through descriptive skits

The 2014 “Vagina Monologues,” originally compiled by Eve Ensler, premiered on Friday, March 21 in the Shapiro Campus Center Theatre, prompting a huge turnout. The monologues were composed of different narratives told by all different kinds of women, each with a distinct experience. Each skit covered a range of issues, from the oppression of women, […]

Religious groups should be given own space

I missed my usual Latin Mass in Newton last Sunday morning, so I had decided to go to Father Cuenin’s service at 7:30 that night. instead. As I walked to the Bethlehem Chapel to go to Mass, I passed by the Protestant and Jewish chapels. Out of the three chapels, only one was dark on […]

First-year creates directs dark and intriguing performances

Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia” and first-year Ayelet Schrek’s “Fiction” opened this past Friday, March 21 in the Schwartz Auditorium, sponsored by the Free Play Theatre Cooperative. A bold and unique play, “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia” highlights love, sexuality and bestiality. “Fiction” preceded “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” and […]

Exploring the figuratives of death

A small group of students gathered in the International Lounge in Usdan for a discussion on both the literal and metaphysical concepts of death and dying on Wednesday, March 26. Waltham Group’s Companions to Elders program (C2E) hosted the event, which consisted of an intimate discussion among students, moderators from C2E and a select group […]

Catalyst Fund signifies investment in the students

College tuition has risen over the past several years, even though median household income has remained stagnant. The recently formed Catalyst Fund, announced Thursday, is a fantastic first step in aiding students pay a steep tuition. This fund aims to raise $100 million for undergraduate and graduate financial aid over the next few years. It […]