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In the Senate, Oct. 11

The Brandeis Student Union sent an email to the student body on Oct. 12 about special elections to fill out the remaining open seats, according to senators on Oct. 11 at the Student Union’s second… Read More...

Brandeis Counseling Center holds confidential Zoom appointments

Brandeis counselors have been holding confidential Zoom appointments either at their desks at the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) or from home, according to BCC Director Amy Scobie-Carroll.  “We often use headphones so that even if… 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...

Bright Horizons waives copayments for Back-Up care child, adult and elder care during Oct.

Bright Horizons is waiving copayments for Back-Up child, adult and elder care for dependents of benefits-eligible faculty, staff and full-time PhD students during the month of October, according to the Sept. 17 edition of the… 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...

Mass. students now required to get flu shot

Many Brandeis students are now required to get an influenza vaccine, according to a press release by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Brandeis students can sign up for a flu shot and request… 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...

Department of Community Living (DCL) working to be anti-racist in response to Black Action Plan

The Department of Community Living (DCL), in response to the Black Action Plan—a student-led initiative to address the concerns of Black students and students of color—released a webpage outlining the department’s plan of how to… Read More...

University plans to “reimagine” public safety on campus following reports of racism on campus

The university is beginning the process of “reimagining” public safety on campus and searching for a new director of public safety, according to an email from Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Stewart Uretsky,… Read More...

Univ. lost $38M in revenue due to pandemic, board discusses Black Action Plan, univ. continues search for next provost

The university lost a projected $38 million in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email from President Ron Liebowitz to the community on Sep. 24 about the September Board of Trustees meeting.… Read More...
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