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Board of Trustees discusses ongoing coronavirus pandemic, univ. initiatives

The university is expected to maintain a balanced budget during the 2021 fiscal year (FY21) “due in large measure to the sacrifices and contributions of members of our community,” despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to… Read More...

Streit named new director of student accessibility support

Dr. Cara Streit has been named the new director of Student Accessibility Support (SAS), a department within Academic Services. She started her position on Nov. 30. Streit was initially drawn to Brandeis because of the… Read More...

Univ. releases draft plan ‘to address systemic racism’ on campus

UPDATED 11/20/20, 7:40 a.m. The university’s draft plan to address systemic racism focuses on examining policing at Brandeis, student financial burdens and faculty and staff hiring, salaries and promotions, according to a Nov. 10 email… Read More...

Research Technology and Innovation still designing and prototyping despite restrictions

As different parts of campus continue to adjust to fully virtual workspaces, departments have been forced to get creative on how to continue to engage students and the Brandeis community. And while the library is… Read More...

The Hoot’s Halloween candy

Halloween is traditionally a time of magic, bone-chilling costumes, pigging out on candy and watching scary movies until you’re cowering with fear and turning every light on. This year, Halloween instead is a time when… Read More...

Brandeis Counseling Center working to deliver better care to students of color, increased transparency in finances

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) is planning to work with student leaders of the Black Action Plan—which contains several demands made by students of color seeking equity on campus—to discuss how the BCC can better… Read More...

Winter sports seasons cancelled due to the coronavirus

Winter sport athletes will not be competing in intercollegiate competitions during the 2020-2021 sports season, Athletic Director Lauren Haynie announced in an Oct. 20 email to student-athletes obtained by The Brandeis Hoot. Winter sports affected… Read More...

Hiatt Career Center to work with student groups, other departments to serve career needs of students of color

Brandeis University’s Hiatt Career Center, in response to the Black Action Plan—a collection of concerns from students of color seeking changes to campus departments—plans to meet with student groups to discuss the career needs of… Read More...

Why I stayed: Ian Roy

Since Brandeis opened its doors in 1948, tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of Brandeisians have come here to complete their education. But after they graduate, Brandeis oftentimes becomes a distant memory, an alma mater… Read More...

Plan calls for reduction in excessive policing of students of color by public safety

The Black Action Plan—a community-formulated list of demands from students of color on campus—is seeking to change the university’s policing strategy to stop excessive policing of students of color. The student-run group has called for… Read More...
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