Entries from March 2012

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Social Justice and Philanthropy students Rachel Mayo and Ilana Sidorsky entering the Learning by Giving Foundation’s $10,000 video contest

Social Justice and Philanthropy students Rachel Mayo and Ilana Sidorsky have entered the Learning by Giving Foundation’s $10,000 student philanthropy video contest, Decisions with Impact. Rachel and Ilana created a very compelling video about the Community Day Center of Waltham, which their group chose to fund last semester. You can watch their video and the other four entries. […]

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Great Article in the NY Times about Gloria Steinem


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

New York Times Opinionates Andrew Slack ’02

B.A. alum Andrew Slack ’02,  Executive Director, Creator, Co-founder of the Harry Potter Alliance is behind an endeavor called “Imagine Better”.   We encourage you to read the Opinionator piece that appears in today’s NY Times (link follows), and consider following his request about tweets & facebook.   You CAN make a difference now with the HP […]

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“Embracing Israel/Palestine,” by Rabbi Michael Lerner

Rabbi Lerner makes the case for why peace activists must be BOTH pro-Israel and pro-Palestine and that a lasting peace in the Middle East will only emerge if it fosters a transformation in the consciousness of both Israelis and Palestinians, and a triumph of the most loving and generous parts of the religious traditions in each […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Student Notes From the Field

Sociology major Tali Smookler is abroad in Ghana for the spring semester. She has been writing about her travels and her experiences online. Check out her blog at http://ghanawiththewindadventures.wordpress.com/.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Grant to fund research into psychosocial impacts of epilepsy testing: Shostak to interview epilepsy sufferers and their families in depth

As seen on BrandeisNow:     Assistant Professor of Sociology Sara Shostak If you carried a gene that increased your risk of having an epileptic seizure, would you want to know? Do perceptions of stigma and discrimination against people with epilepsy affect interest in genetic testing for the disease? Sara Shostak, assistant professor in the […]

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