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March 2014 Issue

Stellar novelist to read debut ‘Necessary Errors’ at Brandeis

Caleb Crain is the author of “Necessary Errors,” a novel that received stellar reviews from The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and others. This novel was actually Crain’s debut, due to a career Crain himself describes as “like a ride on the F train when it’s going over the A line […]


The continuing rise of ‘Girl Rising’

Mandel G3’s seats were filled with a small crowd of students, mostly young women and few young men for a film screening of “Girl Rising” followed by a question and answer session with the producer, Justin Reeves, on Tuesday, March 25. The event was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Global Brandeis, Department of […]


Catalyst Fund to raise $100 million for scholarships

President Fred Lawrence announced the formation of the Catalyst Fund on Thursday at the 12th Annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon before students and donors to the university. The Fund aims to raise $100 million, and this money will solely be used to fund scholarships for undergraduate students and fellowships for graduate students. The funds will be […]


Relay for Life displays hope, promise and a commitment to ending cancer

In a display of coordination and generosity, Brandeis hosted its seventh annual Relay for Life last Sunday, March 23 and raised over $42,000 for cancer research. Relay for Life is a community-based event that takes place nationwide, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. As its most successful fundraiser, Relay raises money for both cancer research […]


Baking out of the Brandeis bubble

Around the beginning of the semester, the most wonderful thing was going on in the SCC. A Girl Scout troop had set up a table and was selling cookies—Girl Scout Cookies. Since I did not have any cash on me, I couldn’t buy any cookies. But it wasn’t the possibility of a box of decadent […]


Baseball team defeats Salem State

The baseball team left the University Athletic Association Champion earlier this month with a 2-6 record but had some bright spots as Brian Ing ’14, Tom McCarthy ’15 and Colin Markel ’14 made the All-UAA Tournament Team. Ing was the only player in the competition to be honored in both hitting and pitching. The team […]


Men’s tennis conquers Coast Guard Academy

The men’s tennis team defeated the Coast Guard Academy on Saturday to improve their team record to 5-3. The 7-2 victory was accomplished through losing only one singles and doubles match. The first seeded doubles team lost but was vindicated with an 8-6 win by Michael Arguello ’17 and Danny Lubarsky ’16, and 8-2 victory […]


SpeakOut! Brandeis Tumblr hopes to dispel misconceptions about sexual assault on campus

SpeakOut! Brandeis, a newly created website by an anonymous group of Brandeis students, seeks to dispel the misconceptions about sexual assault on campus. Hosted on the social media website tumblr.com, SpeakOut! is described on its website as “a student-led initiative to promote awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment on our campus, and […]


French and Francophone Club revitalized in the Brandeis community

This year, Leslie Kamel ’16, Samantha Way ’16 and Breanna Vizlakh ’15 have decided to revive Brandeis’ dormant French and Francophone Club. Brandeis is known to have hundreds of different clubs that cater to an array of interests and causes. It may come as a surprise that something as prevalent on a college campus as […]


Alumni share how their service in college is serving them now

Members of the Brandeis community gathered for an alumni panel, “The Intersection of Service and Your Career” in the Shapiro Campus Center Multipurpose Room on Monday, March 24. Co-sponsored by Waltham Group, Hiatt Career Center and the Department of Community, the event’s purpose was to engage current and former Brandeis students in a discussion about […]