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Fred reflects part 1

justFeatures: Let’s start at the beginning. What inspired you to accept the presidency back in 2010 after Jehuda Reinharz had first stepped down? Frederick Lawrence: I think a couple of things.


Ready for the Big Leagues

While some Brandeis students will be spending their summer months working  jobs and internships or enjoying sunny vacations, Betsy Hochman ’17 will be training to compete against triathletes from around the world.  A relative newcomer to triathlons, Hochman has quickly risen in the national ranks in her age group.


'Brave Miss World'

“I won this stupid crown for something,” Linor Abargil says playfully, captivating the audience with great composure in the Wasserman Cinematheque.  This stupid crown—the Miss World crown—has helped empower Linor Abargil to tell her story.


Mastering mindfulness

Many people believe that meditation is used to improve one’s self. Noel Coakley, a counselor at the Psychological Counseling Center, believes that reducing meditation to a self-improvement tool misses the essence of why meditation is important.


Raising the bar

How often have you found yourself torn between choosing an apple or a bowl of ice cream? The struggle between choosing to eat healthy and indulging in your favorite treats is a difficult one, but Michael Shoretz ’09 doesn’t believe that you have to compromise.


Divorce as a human right

Last Tuesday night, the International Business School was bustling with students, faculty and community members from the greater Boston area who came to see the screening of Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem with a special talk by human rights attorney Susan Weiss.  The Israeli-French drama directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz addresses a growing human rights issue in Israel by depicting how difficult it is for a Jewish woman to get a divorce.


Super Fly

Last Monday in the dimly lit dining room tucked in the back of Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar, Prof.


Bringing awareness to Brandeis

Over the past few days, you may have seen the NEDAwareness hash-tags online and body-positive messages, or even participated in a social media campaign to raise awareness for Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW). EDAW is a national movement sponsored and organized by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) on the last week of every February.


Tots thoughts on Valentine's Day

The preschoolers at Lemberg Children’s Center are practicing drawing hearts, pouring glitter and contemplating the question we all do this time of year—what does love mean to you?


Connecting Cultures on Campus

This week, justFeatures sat down with Dan Truong ’15, who is starting Brandeis’ newest campus publication—a magazine called Jaded. The magazine’s first issue, forthcoming this semester, will feature works of art and creative writing by students, faculty and staff centered around the theme of the immigrant experience.


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