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Univ. hides fact that tuition increases aren’t necessary

The biannual stress surrounding finals and the end of the semester is always compounded by the university sending out the bill for the next semester’s tuition right before the Thanksgiving break. Adding to typical holiday stresses with family visiting and birds to be stuffed, plus those from school itself, sending the bill at this time […]


Christian Gentry and Susan Dibble lead discussion on ‘Duckfoot’ at Rose Art Museum

On Dec. 3, composer and lecturer Christian Gentry led a discussion in the Rose Art Museum with Professor Susan Dibble (THA) on Elizabeth Murray’s piece “Duckfoot.” Gentry describes the piece as absurdist, with a little comedy in the composition in a subtle form. To call the painting a “duck foot” contrasts with the conventional standard […]


Brandeis community actively involved in combating Ebola

Since the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” in August, alumni, researchers and students at Brandeis have been instrumental in developing an Ebola virus disinfectant system. The community has also been active in the discussion about the onset, economic impact and health effects of the disease. Brandeis […]


Hiatt connects students to futures

In hopes of landing their dream jobs in an ever competitive job market, students on any given day shuffle into the Hiatt Career Center in Usdan Student Center, Room 15. Hiatt plays an important role in the Brandeis community on two levels, explained Hiatt’s Interim Dean and Director Andrea Dine. From the students’ perspective, Hiatt […]


Men’s soccer returns to Sweet 16

The Brandeis men’s soccer team fed off the energy of a large crowd Saturday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Judges defeated Husson University 3-0 and moved on to the second round of the tournament. The first goal came on the second shot of the game when Michael Soboff ’15 ripped […]


Poet Kazim explores ‘lostness’ in reading

On Nov. 11, poet, essayist and translator Kazim Ali performed a poetry reading in Mandel. He first read through “Bright Felon” and “Sky Ward.” These two poems, typical of most of his poems, contain messages of philosophy, religion and his personal experiences. His first poem encompasses everything he has felt for most of his life: […]


Kickoff event for Brandeis Beats engages students

Monday night marked Brandeis Beats’ first drum circle of the semester, bringing laughter and excitement to the lively group. Brandeis Beats is a club devoted to making music and involving the community in a peaceful, relaxing and cooperative activity. First-years and seniors, first-time visitors and long-time members, all kicked off their shoes and took their […]


Heller presentation indicts the death penalty

The 30th Anniversary Joshua A. Guberman Lecture took place on Monday, Nov. 3, in the Glynn Amphitheater of the Heller School of Social Policy and Managment. About 75 people were in attendance, including undergraduate and graduate Brandeis University students, faculty members, and Millie Guberman, founder of the Guberman Lecture and retired Brandeis Professor Sal Touster. […]


Fleitman ’17 celebrates a love of language

Many college students across the country experience difficulties finding their passions, and moreover, finding a subject of study to pair along with it. Tali Fleitman ’17 is the exception. With a double major in Health: Science, Society and Policy and Economics, along with a minor in French, Fleitman is also fluent in four different languages. […]


Dave Coulier cuts it out for Fall Fest

In conjunction with Fall Fest and Parents’ Weekend, Student Activities put on their customary event to entertain parents and relieve students of begrudgingly leading them around campus. Last year’s event featured comedian Judah Friedlander, and to continue with the comedian theme, Dave Coulier performed hijinks for the crowd in the Shapiro Gym in Gosman this […]