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A priest, a rabbi, and two pastors walk into a bar...

Matt Carriker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Matt Carriker

I know, I know. It sounds like the beginning of a joke. It was the beginning of a Facebook post by Angel that got over 100 likes. That's something....

Embodied Easter Faith

Matt Carriker | Posted 03.28.2017 | Religion
Matt Carriker

"No matter what else you were doing before you came here," Abel told us, "this week you were following in the footsteps of Jesus."

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

Tzvi Miller | Posted 01.21.2017 | 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.

Why I Support Ford Hall 2015

Matt Carriker | Posted 11.25.2016 | Religion
Matt Carriker

Last night I walked into Brandeis' Bernstein-Marcus administration building, site of the current Ford Hall 2015 sit in. Students had been occupying the space since Friday.

Too Much Pizza: College Kids Care About Natural Eating

Emily Reich | Posted 09.29.2016 | College
Emily Reich

As much as my own cafeteria at school has attempted to make more healthy foods available to students, there's still pizza, French fries, and burgers served daily. Six students had enough. After garnering over 100 students and staff to help out, the Brandeis Rooftop Farm was born.

Should I Have Gone to Bard?

Leah Susman | Posted 06.05.2015 | College
Leah Susman

While I am not planning on transferring to Bard anytime soon, I hope our university will return to its commitment to dialogue and diversity of opinion, and finally restore the Brandeis University-Al-Quds University partnership.

Office Hours to the Rescue: Why It's a Good Idea to Go

Betty Revah | Posted 05.23.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Being so close to the finish line and seeing the relationships some of my friends have built with their favorite professors, I wonder if maybe it would have been a good idea to push myself a little, face my fear, and maybe learn more about my professors than I did by simply sitting in their classes day after day.

The Model Of A Modern Music Entrepreneur: Irving Fine

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Young musicians are fortunate to have many role models from previous generations. One potent example of an admirable music entrepreneur during the twentieth century is a man named Irving Gifford Fine (1914-1962).

Why Are There No White Guys in Black Feminist Thought?

Aliza Vigderman | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Aliza Vigderman

White men, who held the most power in society, could evoke change in a way that women and people of color simply could not. Clearly, things have changed since slavery. But gaps between race and gender still exist, privileging the white man over every other group.

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.

College App Essays Run Amok: A Coach's Advice, Sympathy and a Word About Spiders

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

When the Common Application organization came into being in the 1970s, the point of it was to streamline college admissions, create one application and one essay that would do everything. Great idea, right? Yes. And no.

What Our Condoleezza Rice Commencement Protests Were Really All About

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

These protests are not about the individual speakers themselves. And they're most certainly not just about commencement speeches. This is our generation of young people sending a clear and strong message that racism, bigotry, civil and human rights violations receive no honor from us.

Jason Linkins

Brandeis University's Decision To Cancel Ayaan Hirsi Ali Appearance Has Done Liberals No Favors | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Yesterday, it suddenly became very important to focus our attention on the upcoming commencement ceremony at Brandeis University -- which is ordinaril...

Academic Boycotts Are Wrong -- This One May Lead to a Boycott of the ASA

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Peter D. Rosenstein

I would hope that the leaders of the ASA and other groups considering joining them would rethink their stance as they come under increasing pressure from individuals and academic institutions to do so.

Why Pope Francis Is Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Lapsed Catholic, atheist and people of other religions have all declared themselves a fan of this Pope. And, as a Baptist minister so have I. Pope Francis is the religious figure that the world has been waiting for.

'It's The Way America Usually Works'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.25.2013 | College

Students and alumni at Brandeis University are calling for their school to end the high pay dished out to someone who doesn't "punch a clock" for his ...

Millennial Recycling

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Attiyya Anthony

Why can't recycling be like FarmVille? This is one of the many questions Greenbean Recycling founder, Shanker Sahai asked himself before he began laying the framework for his innovative recycling-centered software technology.

Fascinating Jews

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

With over three thousand years of history, there is no question that the Jewish people have had their share of fascinating individuals. Here are snapshots of nine fascinating figures featured in NJOP's new eBook: Jewish Treats: 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities.

"Why Don't You Just Convert?" The Story Of My Interfaith Family

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Religion was meant to be a positive force in our lives by instilling moral values and a vision of social justice. It was never meant to pit "us" against "them."

David Skeel's 'The New Financial Deal'

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

What should we think about our most recent financial reform package, which has staggered from Congress under the unwieldy name of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act?

Reunion Season: Back to Campus, and to New Old Friends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Parallel universes: There are our college friends, and our college-reunion friends. In some cases, the two groups barely overlap.

Brandeis Looking To Rent Its Art

The Brandeis Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Brandeis administrators are currently in talks with international auction house Sotheby's to explore methods of garnering revenue from the Rose Art Mu...

Racial Wealth Gap: Whites Now $95K Richer Than Blacks On Average, According To New Study

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the last 23 years, the gap between the average net worth of African-American families and white families has more than quadrupled, according to a n...

Brandeis Muslim Student Association Lounge Vandalized

The Brandeis Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Muslim Student Association suite, located in the Usdan Student Center, was vandalized on March 5, according to an e-mail to members of the associa...