Support BAATF’s effort to creation AAPI minor

Last week, the Brandeis Asian American Task Force (BAATF) released a statement that they would be delivering a letter to President Ron Liebowitz on his inauguration day. In the statement, BAATF encouraged Asian American and Pacific Islander students to contribute their own stories by adding a letter of their own to the overall open letter, […]

Reusable bottles owned but not used

A lack of reusable water bottles is not an excuse for Brandeis students who contribute to the plastic water bottle sales on campus, a survey put out by the Senate Sustainability Committee revealed. Out of 301 survey respondents, 95 percent own a reusable water bottle. It’s about making it more convenient to use reusable water […]

Sustainability Initiatives: Composting on Campus

Brandeis’ composting efforts have grown, according to Manager for Sustainability Programs Mary Fischer. Composting involves using food scraps and other biodegradable waste to fertilize soil. In other words, it is reusing the waste and debris that otherwise would go to a dump to improve the ground and potentially serve as energy sources. Composting works well […]

Brandeis updates Climate Action Plan

Brandeis has reduced its carbon footprint for the first time since it signed a pledge in 2007 committing to reduce its energy consumption and work towards carbon neutrality, President Ron Liebowitz announced on Tuesday. The university reduced its footprint by eight percent between fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and used 10 percent less energy. Reducing […]

Brandeis inaugurates its ninth president

Ronald D. Liebowitz was officially inaugurated as the ninth president of Brandeis University at a ceremony in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on Thursday, Nov. 3. Liebowitz succeeds Lisa Lynch (interim president) and Frederick Lawrence as the university’s highest ranking administrator. The ceremony weaved musical interludes by the Brandeis Chamber Singers and University Chorus […]

Improving sustainability at Brandeis in the classroom

Professor Laurin Goldin (ENVS), working as the chief environmental lawyer for the Massachusetts State Department of Environmental protection, came to Brandeis University as a teaching fellow for the Intro to Law course. As a teaching fellow, she fell in love with Brandeis students and the commitment to social justice at the university, but was appalled […]

BAATF gives open letter to Liebowitz

The Brandeis Asian American Task Force (BAATF) delivered an open letter to President Ronald D. Liebowitz at the Inaugural Luncheon on Nov. 3. The letter contained a general statement, personal notes from students and signatures from those supporting the effort. The letter began circulating online for students to sign or add personal statements on Nov. […]

Sodexo satisfaction survey evaluates student opinion

A Sodexo customer loyalty survey that will gauge student and staff interest in different dining options and plans on campus began circulating in late October, according to members of the Brandeis University Senate Dining Committee. Though the Senate Dining Committee did not create the survey, they are promoting and sharing it on social media in […]

Survey assesses students’ health concerns

A health survey will analyze students’ wellness and the availability of resources on campus, according to an email from the executive director of health and wellness, Michael LaFarr, on Nov 1. The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) was developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA). It asks questions about mental, physical and sexual health, […]

Former Tufts CDO fills Brandeis position

Brandeis named Mark Brimhall-Vargas as the university’s first chief diversity officer (CDO) and vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Brimhall-Vargas, who will begin his job as CDO at Brandeis on Jan. 11, comes from Tufts University. At Tufts he held the position of CDO and associate provost. “As CDO, Brimhall-Vargas […]

With Castle impending construction, Pottery Club seeks new space

The pottery club is currently working with administration to find a new studio. The club’s studio, located in Usen Castle, has been shut down since the beginning of August due to the upcoming Castle construction, said Marisa Rubel ’17, Pottery Club president. The club hosted an open studio in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) yesterday […]

Sustainability Initiatives: Commute Green

As our campus continues to expand, and as more people continue to utilize our facilities, it is important for us to be mindful of the environmental footprint that we are leaving. To compensate for these trends, Brandeis has begun several environmental initiatives to help improve sustainability on campus. One program is Commute Green, a carpooling […]

Women’s soccer losses in a heartbreaker

The women’s soccer class of 2017 took the field at Brandeis University for the last time Sunday, Oct. 30 during their game against the University of Rochester. The team honored their six seniors, Lea McDaniel, Julia McDermott, Cidney Moscovitch, Jessica Morana, Alexis Grossman and Michaela Friedman. The Brandeis Judges outshot the Yellowjackets 19-9, but Rochester […]

International social justice competition comes to Brandeis

The Hult Prize @ Brandeis challenge, an international social entrepreneurship competition, will be held at Brandeis for the first time on Dec. 3. The Hult Prize Foundation, a nonprofit organization, hosts a competition each year in which social entrepreneurs compete in teams to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Anyone who is a student at Brandeis […]

Twilight of the religious right? Trump and Christian Republicans feud

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is floundering. In the wake of less than impressive debate performances, accusations of financial mismanagement and tapes of Trump advocating sexual harassment and assault, support for the GOP nominee has decreased significantly. In the media, two distinct narratives have emerged. Many liberal news sites such as Salon, Slate and The Daily […]

Cross country competes in conference championships

The men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, to compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships on Saturday, Oct. 29. The men’s team finished with their best placement since 2006, claiming the third spot in overall scoring with 96 points. They defeated nationally ranked teams New York University […]

Neshat’s photos bring the perspective of an Iranian woman to the West

Thanks to funding by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Rose Art Museum has acquired two photographs by Shirin Neshat, world-renowned Iranian visual artist. Neshat developed a collection of portraits titled “Our House is On Fire,” which will be granted by the Rauschenberg Foundation to 33 schools around the world. These colleges and universities, in turn, […]

Soccer honors seniors in final home games

The men’s soccer team triumphed over Emory University and #16-ranked Rochester University in their final two home games of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 30. Both games were against United Athletic Association (UAA) conference opponents. Against Emory, the Judges fought hard to a convincing 2-0 victory. On Sunday, they celebrated […]

Brandeis student discusses the fabric that comprises social identity

A group of students, professors and members of the community gathered in the Rose Art Museum to discuss culture, identity and creativity on Tuesday, Nov. 1. LaShawn Simmons ’18 and Brandeis artist-in-residence Jane Sapp led the discussion. Sapp is known for her gospel-inspired music. She began by talking about one’s identity and how it is […]