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Brianna Majsiak


Building Peace

On Sunday afternoon, Dan Rugomba ’16 — brimming with confidence and a touch of nerves — walked across the stage of the International and Global Studies commencement ceremony to receive his college diploma.

"Confirmation" Conversation

“She’s worth standing for,” laughed Kerry Washington as the packed Wasserman Cinematheque rose to their feet for the second time, welcoming University Professor Anita Hill (HS) into the room.  They previously stood for Washington herself, who first gained widespread fame for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC’s hit television series “Scandal.” Washington visited campus on Sunday afternoon to talk about the upcoming HBO film “Confirmation,” in which she portrays Hill.

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.

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.

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.

Digging up Concord

If you happen to drive down Barretts Mill Road in Concord on a Friday afternoon you’re likely to see Brandeis students hovering over holes in the ground or shaking dirt through a strainer.

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