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Getting Oriented

(01/16/18 11:00am)

How do you stump a couple of Orientation Leaders? Try asking them to pick their favorite part of Orientation. From discovering all the resources Brandeis offers, to facilitating social and informational events to integrating their grouplets (Brandeis slang for new students at Orientation) into the Brandeisian way of life, Maya Fields ’19 and Ben Korman ’19 revealed in an interview with the Justice what it’s like to be an OL, and why picking their favorite part is such a delightful dilemma.

For Us by Us: The Untold Stories of People of Color on Campus

(12/05/17 11:00am)

Daryl Cabrol ’20 was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and came to the United States when he was six years old. When asked about his childhood in Haiti, Cabrol recalls, “I moved in with my aunt and cousin around the time my mom got sick, which is when everything started to get crazy. It started to spiral out of control, basically, because after her funeral I moved to many different places. I didn’t even see her get buried because there was a family feud between my mom’s side of the family and my dad’s side of the family. It was more of a mixture of miscommunication and not trusting one another... I started living with my grandmother after that, and then my father got shot. He got shot three times and was in critical condition; thankfully he survived. I think that was his wake-up call of how dangerous it was getting. So that was when we moved to Queens, New York, to live with my grandfather.”

‘Warning: This Drug May Kill You’

(11/21/17 11:00am)

How serious is the opioid epidemic in America? On Nov. 16, Dean David Weil of the Heller School of Social Policy and Management and the Opioid Policy Research Collaborative co-hosted a film screening and panel discussion of the film “Warning: This Drug May Kill You” in the Wasserman Cinematheque. The HBO documentary takes a harsh look at the stunning effects of the opioid epidemic in America.

Autism in America

(11/14/17 11:00am)

“My dad says that ‘Every rabbi has only one sermon, and they spend their entire lives trying to perfect it.’ So, this is my effort … to try and continue to perfect that sermon,” said Dr. David Mandell in his presentation titled “The Broken Links Between Policy and Practice in Autism Care.”

Mining for a Fair Deal

(11/14/17 11:00am)

Nestled in the mountains and forests of northern Colombia is the small village of Tamaquito. Tamaquito has been the home to a small tribe known as the Wayúu people. For decades, this tribe has lived off the land, farming and hunting with relatively little connection to the outside world. But in 1980, the Swiss energy company, Glencore began building the largest open pit coal mine (El Cerrejón) adjacent to Wayúu territory, turning the lives of those people upside down and forcing them to make life or death decisions.


(11/07/17 11:00am)

Across the United States, many people go about their daily lives eating only half the sandwich they bought from the corner store, throwing out extra produce that has gone bad and subscribing to the notion that food cannot be eaten post-expiration date.      

When in Rome

(11/07/17 11:00am)

Prof. Ramie Targoff (ENG) knows just what it takes to write a book. With three academic works under her belt, Targoff’s most recent book is a biography of Vittora Colonna, the first woman poet to publish a sonnet series in Italy. In addition to her biography, Targoff has also translated one of two sets of Colonna’s poems in a series called “Other Voices of the Renaissance.”