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September 2014 Issue

An open letter to President Lawrence

Dear President Lawrence, We, the English Department, along with colleagues whose names appear below, write to you to express our strongest possible support for the principle of scholarly free speech and free inquiry, which is unequivocally protected by the Faculty Handbook. Free speech, especially for those of us in the humanities and social sciences, is […]


Women’s soccer continues the streak

The Brandeis University women’s soccer team came out hot on Saturday, Sept. 13 against UMass Boston. The Judges shot early and often, keeping up their intensity throughout the game to earn themselves the win over the UMass Boston Beacons. The team’s aggressive attitude caused the Beacons’ defense to sweat. The Judges had no problem acquiring […]


Dean Magid to go on business mission trip to Europe with Mass. Governor

Bruce Magid, dean of the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) was recently asked to join Governor Deval Patrick on his mission trip. Magid stated he was delighted to be invited. This was his third time joining Patrick on his business mission trip, following the travel to Israel and the United Kingdom in 2011 and to […]


No help from administration in honoring 9/11

President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as “a date which will live in infamy.” When he said this, the United States was considering declaring war on Japan in retaliation, which Congress did promptly. Less than 75 years later, many, even on Brandeis University’s campus, cannot describe the incident. Our […]


Ruderman scholars affect change for disabled

Inaugurated in 2013, the Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program is the perfect scholarship for students who are passionate about working with people with disabilities. After being selected as Scholars, students participate in an internship and receive a stipend of $2,000 upon completion of their junior year. This past summer, the four current scholars, […]


Banner over Rabb highlights students’ displeasure with Lawrence

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, should probably step down from his post due to being grossly overwhelmed by most of the problems he faces. The recent fiasco surrounding the suspension of running back Ray Rice has pushed most football fans over the edge, and a majority of them want to see him gone […]


‘Soft Vengeance’ subject and filmmaker speak about Apartheid

On the evening of Sept. 11, the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life sponsored a viewing and discussion of the film “Soft Vengeance,” a documentary chronicling the life of apartheid activist and South African judge, Albie Sachs. The National Center for Jewish Film and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social […]


Heller hosts anniversary gala and honors Robert Reich

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich received the first Heller Dean’s Medal at this past weekend’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management 55th Anniversary Gala. The medal is awarded to those who embody the Heller School’s motto, “Knowledge Advancing Social Justice.” The Heller School’s 55th anniversary weekend included workshops and panels for the schools […]


Commendable efforts by students create awareness of sexual assault

As the semester gets underway, the main issues on campus that need to be addressed this year are beginning to form. Students have continuously voiced their concerns and made sure that the issue of sexual assault is not swept under the rug. Whether by a mattress placed on top of the Louis Brandeis statue to […]


Code Orange’s ‘I Am King’ lacks creativity

Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) is a band that wants to be taken seriously. It has toured relentlessly over the two years since the release of its first album “Love is Love/Return to Dust,” its name change and recruitment of Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou to produce its new record. It is also signed to […]