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The Netherlands and beyond

Like many Brandeis students, David Benger ’14 was a first-year with diverse interests and no intention of settling on one life path — at least not before exploring where each of his passions might lead.


Uniting across nations

A new club that aims to support and empower women worldwide has materialized here at Brandeis. The club is a local chapter of the GirlUp campaign of the United Nations Foundation, a foundation separate from the United Nations itself that aims to connect the U.N.


A Voice for Veterans

Leroy Ashwood ’71 has always been social by nature. During his first year at Stevens Business College, he spent his weekends visiting friends at Brandeis until they convinced him to transfer in 1968 as a sophomore.


Classroom cultivation

On a warm fall afternoon inside a classroom in Waltham High School (WHS), six high school students talk about their own petri-dish experiments using sunscreen and yeast.


Building records, not breaking them

Brandeis students exhibit talent in all areas — including music. With a trek to Slosberg Music Center, a night at Chomondeley’s Coffee House or a walk by the chapels, that becomes clear.


AOK-O gets an A plus

“The themes — the human pain, suffering, passions and desires that we have in our world — are the very same ones that the ancient Greek and Romans had,” Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow (CLAS) explained in an interview with the Justice.


Writings from battle

On Veterans Day, students and faculty packed into the Rapaporte Treasure Hall to commemorate the launch of the Civil War Letters Project, a joint exhibition website created with Wellesley College.


Down to earth in Nepal

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in April of this year crushed entire villages and left hundreds of thousands homeless — but a few structures in Nepal were still standing after the natural disaster. All of the approximately 30 Nepalese buildings constructed with Earthbag technology were unaffected by the earthquake.


Storytelling as social art

Stories — we all have them. Whether inspired by life or by a creative muse, everyone has a story to share, and Adriana Gleaton ’17 seeks to facilitate the exchange of these stories through the Faculty and Student Fall Storytelling Event.


Alumni Achievement Awards: Susan Weidman Schneider '65

On Saturday afternoon, the Brandeis community bestowed the highest form of university recognition upon two alums: social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA ’78, PhD ’79, and founding editor in chief of Lilith magazine Susan Weidman Schneider ’65.  Interim President Lisa Lynch presented the Alumni Achievement Award to both DeBerry and Schneider for their distinguished contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavors. Previous winners of the award include Roderick Mackinnon ’78, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist; Marta Kauffman ’78 and David Krane ’79, co-creators of “Friends”; Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and Robert Zimmer ’68, president of the University of Chicago.  The Alumni Achievement Awards were presented on Oct.


Alumni Achievement Awards: Roy DeBerry '70, MA '78, PhD '79

On Saturday afternoon, the Brandeis community bestowed the highest form of university recognition upon two alums: social justice activist Roy DeBerry ’70, MA ’78, PhD ’79, and founding editor in chief of Lilith magazine Susan Weidman Schneider ’65.  Interim President Lisa Lynch presented the Alumni Achievement Award to both DeBerry and Schneider for their distinguished contributions to their professions or chosen fields of endeavors. Previous winners of the award include Roderick Mackinnon ’78, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist; Marta Kauffman ’78 and David Krane ’79, co-creators of “Friends”; Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and Robert Zimmer ’68, president of the University of Chicago.  The Alumni Achievement Awards were presented on Oct.


From Pulitzer to Pritzker

To Prof. David Hackett Fischer (HIST), “history is not only about the past: it’s about memories of the past, it’s about experiences of the present, and it’s about anticipation of the future,” Fischer said in an interview with the Justice.


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