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Orthodox community must embrace its diversity


(04/29/14 12:00am)

Diversity is an important value to the Brandeis community, but it is usually discussed in terms of opposing parties: scientists versus humanists, Democrats versus Republicans, Reform versus Reconstructionist versus Conservative versus Orthodox.

POINT/COUNTER-POINT: Rescinding Hirsi Ali degree upholds open debate


(04/29/14 12:00am)

On March 31, Brandeis released its list of honorary degree recipients for this year's commencement ceremony, including keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, and five other hon-orees. Among these other honorees was Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose nomination caused an uproar in the Brandeis community, leading to her degree invitation being rescinded.

EDITORIAL: Welcome African Diaspora hirees


(09/23/14 1:33am)

Last March, the University announced its hiring of two new professors, as well as a Florence Levy Kay fellow, as part of a cluster-hire initiative to improve studies on the African Diaspora.

Views on the News: Class of 2014 farewell


(09/24/14 8:55pm)

As the Class of 2014 takes off their caps and gowns, each member of the graduating class leaves the school with unique experiences and personal understandings of what it means to be a Brandeis student.

Acknowledge the dangers of white privilege


(09/24/14 8:58pm)

I recently stumbled across an article from The Princeton Tory (republished in Time Magazine) called “Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege,” written by Princeton University freshman student Tal Fortgang.

Reader Commentary


(09/24/14 9:05pm)

Controversial honorees are a boonIn response to your article “Vetting process raises questions” (4/29):This is essentially a non-article; it simply repeats the administration’s capitulation to a group of students and faculty.