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The Importance of Feeling Important

Tzvi Miller | Posted 02.17.2016 | College
Tzvi Miller

As seniors in college looking forward to life's next hurdles - graduation and employment - it is important to retain a sense of feeling important.

Justice Ginsburg at the Centennial of Justice Brandeis' nomination to the Supreme Court: the Notorious RBG meets the Notorious LDB

Frederick M. Lawrence | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Frederick M. Lawrence

For any one of these aspects of the life of Louis Brandeis -- lawyer, scholar, justice -- we would remember him today as a figure of insight, brilliance, creativity, and moral courage. The combination renders him an extraordinary figure in the practice of law, legal scholarship, judicial craftsmanship and jurisprudence, and civic activism on both a national and international scale.

A Century Ago, Louis Brandeis Beat Big Business and Anti-Semites, and Revitalized American Democracy

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few," Louis Brandeis wrote, "but we can't have both."

Zusha, World/Soul Band, Comes to Chabad at Brandeis

Tzvi Miller | Posted 01.22.2016 | College
Tzvi Miller

Chabad at Brandeis, led by Rabbi Peretz and Chanie Chein, welcomed the spirited band Zusha into their home for the second year in a row, and the musically-talented, soul-inspired, hipped-out band drove up in their Zushvan, beating the sunset.

Student Protests in 2015 Are About Building E-Support Beyond Campus

Emily Reich | Posted 12.04.2015 | College
Emily Reich

Digital media has given modern day student activism a widespread and easily implemented reach.

Russian Cooperation With Iran and Iraq Has Broader Consequences Than Saving Assad

The Conversation US | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
The Conversation US

The sudden launch of Russia's military operations in Syria late last month caught the United States and regional players by surprise.

Moving Forward With the Brandeis-Al-Quds Partnership

Leah Susman | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Leah Susman

Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, the President of Al-Quds University, sat across from me as we celebrated Iftar, Ramadan's nightly break-fast meal. The table was full of students and faculty from Brandeis and Al-Quds, all of whom share a common goal: to reestablish the partnership between our schools.

Colleges Where Students Are The Most Engaged In Community Service, According To Princeton Review

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.06.2015 | College

Brandeis University is considered the college where students are the most engaged in community service, according to the latest Princeton Review ranki...

Explaining Scott Walker at Your College Reunion

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Your former classmates want to know all about your current governor...

College Meal Plans Are Stunting Our Growth

Emily Reich | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
Emily Reich

Requiring meal plans keeps college students dependent on someone else during the period when we are learning to be autonomous. For all of the freedom afforded to us in college environments, meal plans serve as a slap in the face of our independence.

Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Schools all across the country not only fall short on promises of free expression and academic freedom but openly suppress constitutionally protected speech on campus by using tools such as speech codes to shut down forms of expression that might be uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even offensive to some members of the campus community.

YouTube Beauty Gurus Wipe Off the Makeup and Look for Something Deeper

Emily Reich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Emily Reich

I recently noticed a certain trend in the video content of many YouTubers who focus on beauty and lifestyle -- dissatisfaction.

Study Abroad: To Go or Not to Go

Betty Revah | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Going abroad is just like taking a huge leap of faith. It won't be anything like you picture in your head, it will be challenging and at times frustrating, but it will also exceed your expectations in unexpected ways, and its not something you will be able to do after you graduate.

On the Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education: Why College Is Better in the U.S.

Betty Revah | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Betty Revah

For me, the opportunity of experiencing a liberal arts education was initially frustrating. But it also meant being allowed -- even encouraged -- to change my major.

Did I Major in International and Global Studies or 'B.S.?'

Alisha Steindecker | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Alisha Steindecker

There are systematic flaws in higher education and, by the time you are a senior, you are burnt out and "over" the system.

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His "French" nam...

What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Jackson

As a parenting expert and author, I'm fortunate enough to work with some of the premiere universities and hospitals currently conducting research on this very subject. So shouldn't I be inoculated against this type of unwelcome infiltration in my own home? Um, hell no. No parent is.

How Not to Raise a Generation of Quitters

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Education
Rebecca Jackson

The new parenting model is a "hybrid" philosophy called "Empowerment Parenting" and it might just help us raise an entire generation of successful students.

Finding My Voice and Creating Poetry From Tragedy

Global Kids | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Before Global Kids, I had a fear about what would happen if I opened my mouth. Would I get myself in trouble? Would I get my family in trouble? Global Kids taught us that what we have to say is important and that it can contribute to the discussions at hand.

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

Tyler Kingkade

University Punishes Sexual Assault With Sensitivity Training

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.12.2014 | College

Following a six-month investigation, officials at Brandeis University found a male student guilty of sexual assault, only to punish him with a warning...

Ousted New York Times Editor Backs Out Of Commencement Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.16.2014 | College

Jill Abramson has elected not to attend commencement ceremonies at Brandeis University, where she would've received an honorary degree this weekend, a...

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Neither a Critic of Islam, Nor a Champion of Women's Rights

Nathan Lean | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Nathan Lean

It is fine to be a critic of Islam or any religion. But Hirsi Ali crosses a line. Suggesting that her views are simply unfavorable normalizes extremism.