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Sarah Bayer


Dance troupe presents four graceful works

The performers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, appearing at Boston's Wang Theater last Saturday, seemed not merely to dance to the evening's musical selections, but also to produce the sound itself through sheer grace.

Combining our creativity

"Star Fleet officers do not bribe other Star Fleet officers. They just don't do that," says Jared Fujii '11, while teaching "The Ethics and Social Commentary of Star Trek," one of 23 Communiversity classes the Student Union is offering this semester.

Author discusses failure of religion to derive morals

Author Rebecca Goldstein argued that secular philosophy succeeds where religion fails to provide moral justification at an event last Thursday titled "Morality Without God?"Brandeis Humanists sponsored the program, which was attended by about 60 students, in the Lurias room in the Hassenfeld Conference Center.In her presentation, Goldstein criticized what she called "the presumed affinity between morality and religion." She attributed such evils as racism and genocide to a "factual error as to what constitutes personhood," saying it was similar to being deceived by an optical illusion.

Undergraduate student art show covers a range of skill levels

The unimaginatively titled "2-d Visual Work from Undergrad Students in Fine Arts" exhibit in Spingold Theater's Dreitzer Art Gallery showcases work from first-years, sophomores and juniors currently enrolled in Fine Arts classes at Brandeis, regardless of whether or not they are art majors.

Robinson '11 testifies in Rotenberg hearing

Seven members of Brandeis Students Against the Judge Rotenberg Center attended a Jan. 16 hearing of the Massachusetts legislature's Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, which is considering six bills intended to scale back or eliminate the practices of the Judge Rotenberg Center, a school for children with special needs located in Canton, Mass.The hearings were about aversive shock therapy's safety and effectiveness in treating behavioral disorders.

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