Author: Esther Brandon


Posted on: November 10th, 2010

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Good Afternoon Brandeis! When I opened my e-mail, on the top of the list was Marty W. Krauss’s e-mail about the new block scheduling program. From the report here is a quick list of the changes (full outline at bottom). – Less MWT classes – More TF, MW classes – Classes start on the hour! […]

Author: Phil LaCombe


Posted on: April 27th, 2010

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To the Brandeis Community: The Brandeis administration’s choice of Michael Oren as this year’s commencement speaker has brought division to what should be a unifying event.  If you are upset about this choice and would like an opportunity to voice your opinion, come to a demonstration against campus division tomorrow beginning at 4:45 p.m between […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 24th, 2010

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At today’s meeting, the Board of Trustees will make the final vote on the Brandeis 2020 Committee proposals that Provost Marty Krauss approved earlier this month.  So far, I think the process has gone as well as we could hope for, and I generally approve of the decisions that the Committee made.  However, one program […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: May 2nd, 2009

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Before my title deceives you, I unfortunately missed Bill Ayers’ lecture on Thursday, and I have no idea what he talked about.  He might have brought up the idea of student autonomy; chances are he didn’t. The event itself, however, sure told us a lot about the freedom we enjoy as Brandeis students — and […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 26th, 2009

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I just got around to reading the Justice’s article about the State of the Union today, and one thing in particular really jumped out at me: “I think his speech was one of the most outstanding you can imagine from a student leader,” said Rena Olshansky ’56, a member of the Board of Trustees’ Students […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: February 13th, 2009

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In the wake of the Finance Board’s marathon decisions, a lot of clubs have been wondering why they got so little money compared to previous semesters.  It’s not the budget situation — the Union Activities Fee is fixed and thus divorced from the budget cuts.  So why is everyone getting less than usual?  Here’s the […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: February 12th, 2009

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As details of our financial situation have come out, it has become apparent that Brandeis is in worse shape than many other universities.  There are several well-known reasons for this.  Our relative youth means our endowment is much smaller than most institutions of similar standing.  The Madoff scandal affected our donor base much more heavily […]

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