This past week Jon Stewart appeared on one of the final episodes of his former writer and good friend Stephen Colbert’s show The Colbert Report.
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On Tuesday morning, two Palestinian men stormed an Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem with guns and meat cleavers, killing three rabbis and one scholar, including three Americans and one man from the United Kingdom.
On Nov. 7, Brandeis’ International Business School announced that it received a $2.5 million dollar donation from Henry Hassenfeld?the great-grandson of one of the University’s founding donors, Alan Hassenfeld?and followed up this week with an announcement about how it plans to use the gift.
Last Thursday, Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence released a progress report, grading the University on 11 aspects of its response to recent activism and conversation about sexual assault on campus.
When the founders of these great United States set out to establish the country as a democratic republic, one particular issue was forecasted as a major obstacle to the success of the country: faction, or in modern terms, interest groups.
On Aug. 9, in Feguson, Mo., 19-year-old Michael Brown was shot. At 11:54 a.m., he allegedly stole a few cigarillos from a liquor store, and walked a few blocks away with his friend Dorian Johnson until he was stopped by police officer Darren Wilson.
In the wake of the violent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, as well as the decisions of two independent grand juries to indict neither Officer Darren Wilson nor Daniel Pantaleo, the country has begun a long overdue conversation about the relationship between police and black Americans.People across the country have taken to the streets in protest, as well as to Twitter and Facebook with the common hashtag, #alllivesmatter.
In recent weeks, Brandeis students have raised their voices along with countless others across the country in protest of the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the subsequent lack of grand jury indictment for each of their killers, who were both police officers.
On Nov. 24, a grand jury chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking a new wave of protest nationwide.
Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York were, for a time, just two locations in America without much significance.
Last Friday, congressional Republicans doubled down on their criticism of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to support the Keystone XL Pipeline project following the Nebraska Supreme Court’s clearance. Republican leaders have stated that gaining approval for the pipeline—which would stretch from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska (en route to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico)—is one of their main goals for the final two years of Obama’s term. However, the expected impact of the pipeline on our country is underwhelming considering the extent to which the proposal has been hyped by Republicans.
On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced that after 53 years, the United States will resume diplomatic relations with Cuba and reopen its embassy in Havana.
Following the assassinations of two New York City Police Department officers on Dec. 20, Khadijah Lynch ’16 tweeted “i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today.” Daniel Mael ’15, a writer for the news website Truth Revolt, reposted Lynch’s tweets in an article.
College Factual has recently placed Brandeis University in the top-10 list of colleges for both Economics and Sociology degrees.
Yes, it’s true after 50 years, the U.S. embargo has not done much to reform Cuba. And after over 20 years, it’s about time we free ourselves from the Cold War mentality that put it in place.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who work over 48 hours a week have a 13 percent higher chance of engaging in risky drinking than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week.
“Our training camps are open; so are our battlefields. Come on youths of Islam! Let’s take Baghdad together.” So expresses the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in one of the group’s many online recruitment videos.
Freedom of expression is currently under attack and needs to be preserved at all costs. We saw freedom of expression targeted when cyber terrorists hacked Sony Pictures on Nov.
The world is now approaching the final chapter in the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings. Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old Chechen accused of planning and detonating two homemade pressure cooker bombs along with his deceased brother Tamerlan, entered court on Jan.
On Jan. 7, two gunmen, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, in response to cartoons that depicted the Prophet Muhammad.