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Heller study shines light on policy connections to wealth gap

The Institute of Assets and Social Policy (IASP) released a study that gives new perspective on the growing wealth gap between white and African-American families. The study, which has followed nearly 2,000 families since 1984, was authored by IASP director … Read More...

De Graffenreid to take post as SVP of Communications

Effective Feb. 1, Ellen de Graffenreid will assume her position, announced last semester, as the new Senior Vice President for Communications. Her appointment by President Fred Lawrence will replace former Associate Vice President for Communications Bill Burger. Andrew Gully served … Read More...

Burnat tells tale of Palestinian struggle

Palestinian protest leader Iyad Burnat spoke Wednesday night about non-violent protests in his home village of Bil’in, a fight against Israeli forces that has lasted decades and led to many arrests and casualties. The event, which included a background presentation … Read More...

Students react to hard-fought presidential election

Tuesday night marked the reelection of President Obama and the victory of Democrat Elizabeth Warren over incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown, as well as the passage of landmark ballot measures across the nation. The results were met with both celebration … Read More...

Ethics center brings renowned peacebuilder to Deis

Visiting practitioner and peacebuilder Michel Noureddine Kassa has spent over a decade building bridges between warring parties in Zaire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He spent last week in residence on campus, during which he delivered lectures and … Read More...

AAAS sponsors race and gender discussion, Hill moderates

Three local activists and scholars gave their thoughts on race and gender in the election Tuesday night, in a forum moderated by Professor Anita Hill (HS) and sponsored by the African and Afro-American Studies department. The panel, the first of … Read More...

Student clubs host forum on Zionism

Students, professors and community members discussed the past, present and future of
Zionism in the modern world during a forum in the international lounge Thursday evening. The event was co-sponsored by four on-campus Jewish organizations—BIPAC, J Street U, bView and … Read More...

Brandeis professor instrumental in battlefield protection bill

U.S. Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) announced last week the passage of the Battlefield Protection Bill in the House, a large victory for historians committed to the preservation of national historical sites, including Brandeis’ own Professor David Hackett Fischer (HIST).

Fischer … Read More...

Amidst turmoil in Israel, students react

There are few issues more contentious to the Brandeis community than that of Israel and it’s future. The university is 55 percent Jewish and consistently ranked as one of the most politically active four-year institutions in the country, making conditions … Read More...

Students, Faculty Weigh in on Health Care

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act June 28, declaring the law constitutional with a 5-4 vote. The decision affirmed the 2010 law as constitutional; yet amidst a partisan congress, a rhetoric-filled … Read More...

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