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Brandeis alumna named provost

President Ron Liebowitz announced that Brandeis has hired Dr. Carol Fierke PhD ’84 as the new university provost and executive vice president, a role currently held by Provost and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social… Read More...

In the Senate, Nov. 29

Student Union Vice President Krupa Sourirajan ’23 announced that the Student Union will once again be giving its state of the union address as a series of pre-recorded videos and that it will be “done… 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...

In the Senate, Oct. 18

Despite questions about whether or not proper procedure was followed, the Senate voted to approve a budget of $6000 for the Midnight Buffet, which will be substantially altered this year in light of the ongoing… Read More...

New spring schedule means Feb. 1 start, substantially shorter spring breaks

Provost Lisa Lynch announced changes to the spring 2021 semester schedule in a memo to students, staff and faculty on Thursday Oct. 8. The university’s plan revolves around delaying the start of classes until Feb.… Read More...

Gettysburg Address underappreciated, according to Brandeis prof.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is underappreciated as a shift in the way that the United States imagines freedom, according to Professor John Burt (ENG). At a talk given on Saturday, Burt argued that most Americans overlook… Read More...

‘The Plot Against America’ presents a dire warning for democracy in 2020

Although “The Plot Against America” is set in the 1940s, it is a timely warning about the danger of fascism and intolerance in America today, according to Professor William Flesch (ENG). At a talk, Flesch… Read More...

Testing program is “a well oiled machine,” says head of admissions testing site

After rapidly transitioning to online learning last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the big question for colleges and universities this summer was whether or not institutions would be able to reopen their campuses… Read More...

ITS announces changes to LATTE, including significant decrease in file sizes

Information Technology Services (ITS) announced changes to LATTE, Brandeis’ online learning platform and the cornerstone of the university’s system of remote and hybrid classes during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email sent to the… Read More...

Student Union elections conclude with all but one race uncontested

After being delayed last spring due to the coronavirus, the first round of elections to elect new members of the 2020-2021 Brandeis Student Union were elected, with all but one of the elections with only… Read More...
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