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New presidential administration will likely bring some student loan debt cancellation

As a new presidential administration takes office, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren hopes to cancel some student loan debt. Canceling that debt would impact about 40 percent of Brandeis students—students who rely on federal loans to… Read More...

Black Action Plan creators propose alternative to public safety

Members of the Black Action Plan, Sonali Anderson ’22 and DeBorah Ault ’22, proposed a new “Campus Safety Alliance” as an alternative to the current Brandeis police department in an effort to defund the campus… Read More...

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...

Univ. sets record in Giving Tuesday donations

The Brandeis community raised a record-breaking amount of donations this past Tuesday, according to the Giving Deisday page, raising over $1 million, with over 2121 donors on Tuesday alone.  The university unlocked an extra $100… Read More...

11 unprovoked attacks in Waltham, Public Safety issues warning

There have been 11 unprovoked attacks in Waltham over the past month, according to a CNN article. Director of Public Safety Edward Callahan advised students, faculty and staff remaining on campus and in the Waltham… Read More...

Prof. finds social media linked to decline in vaccination

Disinformation campaigns launched on social media platforms have been linked to a decline in vaccination, Professor Steven Wilson (POL) found in a study that looked at social media and vaccine hesitancy.  Previous studies have shown… 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...

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...

Member of the public dies on Brandeis campus

A member of the Brandeis facilities crew found a person dead outside of Sachar International Center on Nov. 23, Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations Julie Jette told The Brandeis Hoot in an email.… 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...
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