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Kirby Kochanowski


Growing Community

Despite the dark clouds and steady drizzle of rain, the children of the Lemberg Children’s Center played outside happily.  Meanwhile, working in the garden on the other side of the fence, Judy Fallows, the coordinator of environmental education for Lemberg, Elizabeth Milano ’16, one of the co-leaders of Symbiosis, and a group of volunteers didn’t allow the rain to deter them either. On Tuesday, starting at 3 p.m., Symbiosis and the Waltham Group Habitat for Humanity paired up to work on the Lemberg Community Gardens.

Evolving Families

In 1998, the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute created its 26 word mission statement: “The mission of the HBI is to develop fresh ideas about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects, and public engagement.” They’ve yet to make any changes, “which means we’re either stuck in the mud, or we came up with a good one,” said Prof.

Undressing "Intimate Apparel"

“The play is titled ‘Intimate Apparel’, which is an indicator that costumes are going to be very important,” Mary Hurd (TA), the costume director for the Brandeis Theater Department, said in an interview with the Justice.  The play, produced by the Brandeis Theater Department, ran from March 3 to March 6 and featured costumes designed by Mary Lauve, the costume design assistant at the Huntington Theatre Company, and actualized by Hurd. “Intimate Apparel” is the story of a 35-year-old African-American woman named Esther, played by Ashley Ertilien ’17, who works as a seamstress in New York.  Set in 1905, Esther creates corsets and other intimate apparel for women.

"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.

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.

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.

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