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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.

Universal language of discovery

From where Jianfeng Lin was born and raised, he could gaze across the six-mile wide Taiwan Strait and make out the skyline of Taipei, the capital of the sovereign Chinese territory and island Taiwan.  His hometown, Xiamen, is a coastal metropolis of three-and-a-half million people in southeastern China.

A mind of one's own

Schools such as Brown University or Bennington College champion the right of the student to design an individualized course of study within a strong advising network of faculty and student advisors.


During his senior year, Jesse Appell ’12 was awarded a Fulbright fellowship, that sent him to China to study Chinese comedy.

Purple peers

Aaron Fischer ’15 writes, acts and directs for the Undergraduate Theatre Collective and loves watching Woody Allen films.

Innovate, develop, repeat

The Hassenfeld family name is one that Brandeis students are quite familiar with. It can be found written in silver lacquer on the front of a handful of buildings around campus.

To the Netherlands, from Rabb

In spring 2015, Brandeis English Prof. Dawn Skorczewski (ENG) will teach an innovative class that combines her interest in Holocaust writing and passion for collaborative learning in a course titled “The International Legacy of Anne Frank.” The course is designed to allow Brandeis students to interact directly with students and faculty in the Netherlands.

Thirsting for Peace

Last Wednesday, J Street U Brandeis hosted the event “Turn on the Tap for Gaza” to raise awareness for the current water crisis in Gaza and to campaign for the J Street U national fundraiser to support environmental groups on the ground in Gaza addressing the crisis.

'Deis Discoveries: The Pump House

While walking the steep path that leads down to East Quad, you may have noticed a small, dilapidated house situated off to the side, between the path and the Usdan Student Center.

Sitting down with Brian Quigley

Brian Quigley came to Brandeis as the new Waltham Group coordinator with experience as the head of the student activites program at Babson College.

Fulfilling the promise

Prof. Dan Perlman’s (BIOL) new office has two desks and a beach ball-sized inflatable globe. Sunlight pours in from the huge windows that line the wall.

A day in Usdan

Sodexo has been quite the hot-button topic on campus as of late. Speculation as to how the company treats its workers as well as the changes to campus meal plan policies has sparked a passionate discourse regarding the company’s standing.

A unified spectrum

Around this time last year, students from different LGBTQ+ groups across campus came together with a clear goal in mind: to create a Gender and Sexuality Center with a full-time program coordinator.

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