Meet Bouchra Samih, who moved to Boston from Morocco in 2012.
Brandeis alumna Jenny Paul '07 created "Adulting with Jane."
Walt Mossberg '69 spoke about the dangers of advertising, saying it is "destroying the internet."
On Nov. 21, billionaire politician Michael Bloomberg announced his candidacy for President of the United States as a moderate alternative to a Democratic swing to the left in an attempt to defeat current U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Many have been quick to criticize the launch of his campaign, citing the undue influence billionaires have within politics to launch and self-fund campaigns without relying on average citizens’ support, as well as concerns that this wealth makes for politicians that are unaware of the struggles of the common man. How do you view Bloomberg’s campaign in the context of our current political and economic climate? Do you think he presents a new type of candidate that could beat Trump in 2020?
One year ago, a new movement was beginning to form on this campus, with people from many corners of the Brandeis community coming together. Students with and without disabilities were fed up with the structural ableism and inaccessibility at Brandeis, and after years of frustration, knew that they needed to take action. This action took the form of a letter to President Liebowitz, the Student Union, and both campus newspapers, along with an attached document of anonymous personal testimonies illustrating the discrimination and barriers that students with disabilities face at Brandeis. The planning and drafting of these documents took two months, with much collaboration from a large group of students, and conversations and edits across multiple social media platforms. But our final product was something we would learn to be powerful —- not just a strongly written document, but a new era for disability activism at Brandeis.
I want to thank the Editorial Board of the Justice for raising important issues with respect to the University policy on student protests in the students’ Rights and Responsibilities handbook. But it is important for the community to understand that there has been no change in the advance notice policy in this year’s handbook: instead, three new sentences were introduced this year to underscore the university’s commitment to free speech and freedom of expression, not to restrict it.
Third overall draft pick Enis Kanter has spoken up against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Brandeis fencing faced stiff competition from Cornell University, Yale University and others.
Brandeis’ basketball pressed on, fighting for 6–3 overall following two wins and a loss in December.
Arts & Culture
This week, justArts&Culture spoke with Rasheed Peters ’20, Anna Bartusis ’20 and Ashley Young ’22, members of the FA 17B: Printmaking: Silkscreen class.
The way this piece was presented looked like a tent. It brought back fond summer memories like hanging out with my friends on a warm and clear evening or sitting around a campfire singing, laughing and making s’mores.
The damsel in distress, the cold villainess and the femme fatale: these are all popular tropes that female characters tend to fall into. Rarely do we see a nuanced role for women because most stories are not told by women. This made Eurydice a breath of fresh air.