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September 2014 Issue

IBS Professor Ebert concludes consumer research

For most people, watching a movie or reading a book can be a fairly emotionally engrossing experience. Some people may believe that if a story is based on true events, it will have a greater impact on them than if the story was fictional. But the results of a study conducted by Brandeis International Business […]


Alum returns to coach softball team

Coach Jessica Johnson, head coach of the Brandeis varsity softball team, will officially be leaving her position at the university after a period of eight years. Brittany Grimm ’10, a volunteer assistant coach and Brandeis alum, has been named interim head coach. Johnson will be leaving for her new position at Amherst College immediately. Johnson […]


Rose Art Museum grants to support 2015 exhibition and new curator of academic projects

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis has received two grants, each worth $100,000, from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, marking the first time the museum has received a grant from either organization. “They are among a handful of the most prestigious visual arts focused foundations in […]


Prof. Greenlee authors book about intersection of motherhood and politics

Brandeis University is proud to welcome another addition to its already sizable collection of books written by current professors. The newest member to Brandeis’ library is titled “The Political Consequences of Motherhood,” by Professor Jill S. Greenlee. The book is the culmination of a research project begun in 2008 and was published this past spring. […]


More than just volunteers

Since 1966, Brandeis University Waltham Group has been sending students to Waltham and the greater Boston area to volunteer through the group’s outreach programs. According to Lucas Malo, the director of community service on campus, Waltham Group’s goal is “embracing our city through breaking down stereotypes, building relationships, and a respect for mutual learning and […]


Burden installation doesn’t integrate community

Once people associate you as “that guy who wrote about light pollution,” it can be hard to avoid being typecast into an endless series of conversations about light bulbs. It’s not that I’m complaining, but sometimes it can get repetitive. So when a friend asked me about my opinion on “Light of Reason,” the new […]


Fellowship recipient researches civil rights

Following a transformative summer researching the intimate history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, Aja Antoine commences her sophomore year with a newfound appreciation for the collaborative potential of research and the unique experiences of her peers. Under the mentorship of Professor David Cunningham of the Department of Sociology, Antoine participated in the Justice […]


Four new exhibits open at the Rose

The Rose Art Museum has finally opened its fabulous collection of art this fall. The major exhibits feature artists like Mark Bradford, Magnus Plessen and Alex Hubbard, as well as some paintings from the Rose’s collection. The entrance of the Rose now presents Chris Burden’s “Light of Reason,” consisting of three large rows of Victorian […]


BEMCo alcohol calls escalate at beginning of semester

The Brandeis University Police Department Media log released on Sept. 7 reported eight different alcohol-related incidents, most of which involved dispatching both University Police and Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo). There were 22 medical emergencies reported in the media log. Therefore, alcohol-related incidents comprised 36 percent of the medical emergencies for this first full week […]


Solution to Peeping Tom problem not efficient

There’s a problem brewing in East Quad—the bathrooms. Last year, an unidentified student was involved in East Quad’s Peeping Tom scandal, a title which is rather self-explanatory. The consequences of this scandal are quite concerning to me. Since the scandal, universal locks have been placed on all the bathrooms in East. This installation is both […]