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Panelists say protesting racial inequality isn’t new, but we are on the verge of transformation

Though the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013, systemic racism against Black people has a much longer history, said Professor Chad Williams (AAAS) in a virtual panel titled, “America’s Racial Reckoning,” which discussed past… Read More...

Facilities worker dies from COVID-19

A Brandeis facilities worker, Sergio Aguilar, passed away from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 28 at age 61.  “[Aguilar] was a valued Facilities team member for 25 years,” Joseph Realejo, Aguilar’s supervisor and director… Read More...

Brandeis departments and community join to collect donations, prepare meals for first responders

Parents of Chinese international students have raised over $30,000 to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders in the greater Boston area after learning there was a shortage of supplies, wrote Haizhen Ding P’21… Read More...

Students advocate for dining workers’ pay, university says dining workers are receiving benefits

Students and the local union representing Brandeis Sodexo dining workers are advocating for all workers to receive health benefits and for laid off workers to be paid. All dining workers are receiving health benefits, according… Read More...

In the Senate 4/5

Vice President Kendal Chapman ’22 announced that Senate meetings will be biweekly. She also mentioned that she wanted to get rid of misconceptions “[to] make sure people aren’t accidentally self sabotaging.” This would be done… Read More...

Democratic socialist advises against Sanders for president

Though the topic of a professor’s talk was democratic socialism, his solution to the United States’ current political situation was a Joe Biden presidency.  Professor Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics at Occidental… Read More...

Panel addresses history of voting and voter suppression

We get the democracy that we deserve and demand, according to Jay Koffman ’68, MA ’73, the founding director of Beacon Leadership Collaborative and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and moderator… Read More...

Student petitions for course on history of women in science

Women in science are often at the forefront of scientific discovery, but not many are recognizable to the general public and oftentimes not credited for their discovery, according to Mia Hayford ’20. So, she’s trying… Read More...

Brandeis sends all students in CDC level 3 European countries home, suggests other students abroad return home

UPDATED: 3/15 12:01 p.m. On March 14, Brandeis University will send home all study abroad students from CDC level 3 European countries in the Schengen zone, including Spain and Denmark, while other students who are… Read More...

In the Senate 3/8

The Senate discussed the student petition for classes to be held online in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Executive Senator Scott Halper ’20 said that this was “not happening as far as I know. It’s… Read More...
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