Brandeis Magazine: Love is all around

The just-published Summer issue examines love in its many guises and through a variety of lenses

The theme for this year’s Summer issue of Brandeis Magazine is a crazy little thing. An itching in your heart. All you need.

Love in its many guises, examined through a variety of lenses, is at the sunny core of the Summer issue, online now.

No story casts a brighter glow than “Tales of Louie Love,” a collection of first-person accounts from alumni who found lasting love at Brandeis. Warmth and humor shine through every fond memory of each one-in-a-million match.

Robert Epstein ’74, former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, reveals a darker side of romance: the unreal expectations that American culture heaps onto the realities of love and marriage. Epstein explores this dichotomy and offers lovers a healthier way of thinking about their bond.

A look back at the history of parietals — the rules that governed socializing between the sexes during Brandeis’ early decades — turns out to be a story of undergraduate ingenuity as well as a snapshot of the birth of the 1960s counterculture.

And a 2010 alumna explains, with considerable wit and candid insight, how she refused to let a cancer diagnosis derail her search for a meaningful love connection.

There’s even more love to be found in the Summer issue. Don’t forget to check out all the Web Extras, including an expanded list of Louie love stories and a profile of two friends brought even closer by a kidney transplant.

Categories: Alumni, General

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