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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 09.27.2014 | Gay 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 | 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.

The Line Between Academic Freedom and Hate Speech

Erol Yayboke | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Erol Yayboke

Differing opinions and the academic freedom to discuss them constitute the backbone of any university. But if anyone should know about the impact hate has on people, it is Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Three Points You Must Not Overlook in Discussing the Brandeis/Hirsi Ali Controversy

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The fact that Louis Brandeis' namesake college is being used by students at other campuses to rationalize the exclusion of speakers on the basis of their beliefs is dizzyingly ironic, and terribly sad.

Brandeis Gets It Right on Islam

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Brandeis University, a Jewish-sponsored university and my alma mater, has withdrawn its offer to give an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this case, Brandeis got it right.

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...

Hats off to Brandeis University!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Brandeis' moral act on this issue invites those Muslims who invest heavily in the Jewish versions of Ayan Hirsi Ali to stop promoting these ex-Jews or anti-Semitism-vomiting Jews as the most favored Jews in certain Muslim communities.

University Decides Against Honoring Critic Who Called For Islam To Be 'Defeated'

AP | PAIGE SUTHERLAND | Posted 06.08.2014 | College

BOSTON (AP) — Brandeis University has transformed an accolade into "a moment of shaming" by withdrawing a plan to give an honorary degree to a Musli...

BREAKING: Turkeys Can Fly, Though Not Well

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.31.2014 | Weird News

Turkeys are idiots. There, we said it. But we have to hand it to them: they've tricked us into thinking for an embarrassingly long time that they c...

'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 ...

Applying to College: No SAT or ACT Required?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

In a move not unlike many of its contemporaries, Brandeis University has opted to pilot "test-flexibility," in which applications submitted after July 1st, 2013, will not be required to show standardized test scores. The school is not the first to make this move, nor will it be the last.

Babson College To Apologize To Brandeis For Slurs

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | College

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Babson College plans to offer a formal apology for anti-Semitic actions taken by students 35 years ago before and during a cr...

To Be a True Practitioner of Democracy

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Carnegie Corporation of New York

By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York. Delivered the following address to The Heller School for Social Policy and Managemen...

Underground Trade Part Five: Taken into China (Human Trafficking)

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Vietnam is losing its children. The numbers tell only part of the story of human trafficking, and those numbers vary depending on who you ask.

Brandeis' Christmas: Kosher Cookies Will Be Served

Erica Shaps | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Erica Shaps

Brandeis' identity presents challenges: How can the school celebrate its Jewish roots and accommodate its large Jewish population while still being inclusive and welcoming to all of its students? I would be lying if I said we never experience awkwardness as we try to strike a balance.

Top 10 Colleges with the Happiest Students

Unigo | Posted 10.30.2012 | College

In today's installment of the 2013 Unigo College Rankings we're highlighting those campuses with students who overwhelmingly voted that they were as happy as could be!

Muslim Students Have A Right To Privacy: An Interfaith Reflection

Erica Shaps | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Erica Shaps

When I was on a Brandeis University Hillel first year retreat, it never crossed my mind that the police might be watching me. However, after last week, this worry is entirely legitimate, especially for my Muslim peers across the Northeast.

The Top 10 Coolest Dorms in the Country

| Kimya Kavehkar | Posted 10.18.2011 | College

College dorm rooms don't necessarily have the best reputations. There are horror stories about mice, dirty and broken furniture, and cold windowless r...

Rose Smells Sweet: Brandeis President Discusses Museum's Post-Litigation Future

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

An agreement has been struck between Brandeis University and the board members of the university's Rose Art Museum, who had filed a lawsuit in July 2009 seeking to prevent the museum from selling its art.

Rose Art Museum Collection Saved

The Huffington Post | Sydney Edelist | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

The legal battle over Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum's collection is finally over. According to reports published Thursday morning, the univers...