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January 2015 Issue

Usen Castle starts beginning stages of renovation process

Usen Castle and Schwartz Hall will be undergoing an engineering survey and renovations in an effort to modernize the two buildings. Vice President for Operations Jim Gray announced the school’s plans for the survey and renovations in an email to students in mid-December. The Castle is the oldest building on the Brandeis campus, built in […]

Sheila McMahon returns to position with Prevention Services following academic leave

Brandeis University’s Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist Sheila McMahon returned to campus on Dec. 15, following a period spent on academic leave. McMahon departed in September in order to complete her dissertation with the Rutgers School of Social Work. McMahon’s dissertation focused on sense of community among college students. Working with other social work […]

Resignation of Student Union Vice President

On Jan. 11, the entire Brandeis student body received an email from Sofía Mühlmann ’16, stating that she was resigning from her post as the Student Union Vice President. Mühlmann began her journey at Brandeis as a first year and earned the title of “Mayor of Sherman” within her first week. Mühlmann is known for […]

Online controversy provokes intense debate

In the wake of the controversy sparked by the tweets of student Khadijah Lynch ’16 published by Daniel Mael ’15 on Dec. 20 to conservative news website Truth Revolt over winter break, the safety of students and the nature of race relations on campus have surged to the forefront of campus discussions. Lynch, who was […]

Rev. Walter Cuenin departs Brandeis on short notice

Rev. Walter Cuenin, the long-time Brandeis University Catholic chaplain and coordinator of the Multifaith Chaplaincy, has left Brandeis with little fanfare due to medical reasons. “The Archdiocese has informed us that Fr. Walter Cuenin’s appointment at Brandeis has ended for health reasons. Out of respect for his privacy we have been asked to not comment […]

Brandeis departments of Economics and Sociology ranked in the Top 10 majors on College Factual

In December, College Factual announced Brandeis as a top 10 school for students to get degrees in both economics and sociology. The website, which uses outcomes-based data to guide prospective students and families through the college process, believes that their rankings are stronger because the data is more objective than typical ranking sites. The methodology […]

‘DEIS Impact to educate on true meaning of social justice

Friday, Jan. 30 marks the start of Brandeis’ annual ’DEIS Impact, a week-long festival celebrating social justice. Brandeis students, faculty, administrators and members of the Waltham community will frequent free discussions, presentations, exhibits and performances throughout the week. Brandeis, a university that prides itself on its social justice ideals, hopes to inspire students to not […]

Social media campaign rallies community

Brandeis students rallied around the university in an online campaign this winter break, using the hashtag “Brandeis Is Our House” to title positive stories about their experiences at the school. Kelsey Sagaloff ’15 started the campaign following social media reaction to an article written by Daniel Mael ’15, on Truth Revolt, a conservative news and […]

Lucy Kim awarded Boston Artadia Award

Lucy Kim, a faculty member who teaches various fine arts classes at Brandeis, including Introduction to Drawing and Beginning Painting and Printmaking, has recently been awarded the highly esteemed Boston Artadia Award. Kim was named one of 10 finalists a while back, a feat in and of itself, only later to be selected as one […]

‘Selma’: a must-see film of great importance

Full, immediate disclosure: I cannot promise that this review will be utterly free of any white cisgender male privilege that I carry around with me because of my race and gender identity. As anyone will tell you, there is no way to completely leave these behind without ending in a position where I’d simply be […]