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Feature Stories

Two people, Daniel Estrin and Ilan Troen, sit on a couch in conversation

A Jerusalem-based NPR journalist describes the challenges and heartbreak of reporting on the Israel-Hamas war.

Ripped posters with images of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7

In the wake of the Israel-Hamas war, Jewish undergraduates across the U.S. are experiencing growing hostility.

Portraits of Elizabeth Cary and Aemilia Lanyer

English professor Ramie Targoff casts light on four overlooked female writers of the Renaissance.

Illustration of people waiting in line to take a poll

A Crown Center fellow is conducting polls of the Palestinian people. He believes peace is still possible.

A person kneels down to view shelves of records

Campus radio station WBRS is a thriving anachronism, beloved by DJs past and present.

Sidebar Story: Sen. John F. Kennedy Took the Call

Arts and Culture

Stephen McCauley

His latest novel gives his fans what they crave: a smart comedy of manners, filled with genuine psychological insight.

Sheida Soleimani

Brandeis alumni, students, and faculty win kudos for creative endeavors.


Police in riot gear inside the US Capitol

Using role-play, a politics class studied how protest movements might react today to a Jan. 6 situation.

A dragonfly against a green background

Neuroscientist Frances Chance, GSAS MS’97, PhD’00, is studying the dragonfly’s amazing interception skills at the neural circuit level.

Paul Anastas

Paul Anastas, GSAS MA’87, PhD’90 talks about his work to prevent chemical pollution and toxicity.

A colorful image of the sky with a hologram structure

One of the weirdest theories in cosmology is the holographic principle, the idea that our universe is a three-dimensional image projected off a two-dimensional surface — the idea that, yes, we are living in a hologram.

Coffee flour in a spoon and coffee beans

Java lovers everywhere will be buzzed to learn a newly commercialized technology from Brandeis can unlock powerful health benefits from coffee beans.


Mila Manic

Donor support is a critical component of Brandeis’ ability to offer a world-class education to extraordinary students, regardless of their background or financial circumstances. Three Brandeis scholarship recipients share some reflections on what this support has meant to them.

Steve and Lori Fineman speak to an audience at a podium

Steve and Lori Fineman, both P’26, describe the path of their son Spencer ’26 to Brandeis, their motivation for getting involved in the life of the university, and why they think other parents should, too.

Hannah Peters

Enterprising idealists. Truth pursuers. Repairers of the world. These are a few descriptors for Brandeis students who, following in the footsteps of alumni before them, will blaze their own paths to lives of meaning.

The Brief

Graduates in caps and gowns walk outside

The university celebrates the Class of 2024 with words of wisdom and hope.

Rachel Goldberg-Polin speaks into a microphone at a podium.

Rachel Goldberg-Polin ’92 has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024 for her fierce advocacy in behalf of her son and the hostages still held captive by Hamas since its invasion of Israel.

Three blurred students walk down a stairway past flags from many countries.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Heller School for Social Policy and Management among the top public affairs graduate schools in two specialty categories: social policy, and health policy and management.

Daniel Block

Eleven undergraduates and three alumni received prestigious scholarships this spring.

Shapiro Campus Center

The Anti-Defamation League gave Brandeis a grade of A in the ADL’s first-ever Campus Antisemitism Report Card, released in April.

Celebrating noteworthy achievements by the Brandeis community.