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With new investment policies, board adopts ‘wait and see attitude’

After adopting new policies on investments in fossil fuels late last month, the Board of Trustees will take a “wait and see attitude” to assess how these policies have affected Brandeis’ endowment at the end… Read More...

After Board of Trustees vote on divestment, advocates push for more

The Board of Trustees adopted new investment policies related to fossil fuels in a November meeting with President Ron Liebowitz, according to a campus-wide email sent Wednesday. In interviews with The Brandeis Hoot, campus advocates… Read More...

Petition asks Liebowitz to endorse carbon pricing

The Senate Sustainability Committee (SenSus) delivered a petition asking President Ron Liebowitz to endorse a Massachusetts carbon tax earlier this week. The petition, which was endorsed by the Student Union, is said to have garnered… Read More...

Brandeis students discuss gun violence

Ten Brandeis community members joined in a conversation about the effects of gun violence, on Tuesday night in the Christian Lounge. Students and members of the chaplaincy who attended the event spoke about the personal… Read More...

Brandeis and Waltham communities protest Sessions ouster

Several Brandeis students, faculty and staff were among the nearly 150 protestors who gathered in protest of President Donald Trump’s ouster of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the corner of Moody St. and Main… Read More...

Former senator speaks about disability work

Former Democratic congressman of Iowa, Tom Harkin, spoke to the Brandeis community twice on Wednesday discussing the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, his history as a congressman and social policy related to the Americans with… Read More...

Liebowitz shares framework for univ. changes

President Ron Liebowitz shared a framework for changes which would bring university programs in line with Brandeis’ mission and the institution’s financial capabilities on Monday. He described the university as “far too complex an institution… Read More...

Melissa Stimell named Interim Director of International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

Melissa Stimell (LGLS) will assume the role of Interim Director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life on Sept. 1, succeeding Dr. Daniel Terris who accepted a job as dean of the… Read More...

Politically opposed thinkers discuss importance of open debate

Displaying an image of open debate and friendship between individuals of politically opposite perspectives, conservative legal scholar Robert George and liberal thinker Cornel West discussed the importance of liberal education and open-mindedness on Wednesday night… Read More...

Students interrupt classrooms in protest of sexual violence

Demonstrators with #deisbelieve interrupted at least three classrooms on Monday, carrying signs and banners advocating against sexual violence, before holding a sit-in at the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium. The hashtag #deisbelieve refers to an… Read More...
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