Club Support Committee to hold publicity workshop for clubs

The Club Support Committee will hold a public relations workshop to educate club leaders on advertising events and membership on Wednesday, March 22. This committee has traditionally assisted clubs with recognition and chartering, so this will be the first workshop created to assist clubs after the chartering process. The first half of the event will […]

Brandeis Labor Coalition hosts Women’s Rally

Speakers at a rally of about 50 people called for the recognition of women’s work and workers’ rights on March 3, International Women’s Day. The rally took place outside the library and was organized by the Brandeis Labor Coalition (BLC). The event was co-sponsored by clubs and unions. Undergraduates, graduate students and faculty were in […]

Blood drive educates students about FDA ban

The Love is Love Blood Drive educated participants on a limitation placed on gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood, according to Mitchell Beers ’17, the co-president of Waltham Group and a coordinator for the blood drive. It was one of three blood drives that the Waltham Group sets up during each academic […]

CDO acclimates to Brandeis campus and community

Two news editors interviewed Brandeis’ Chief Diversity Officer on Tuesday, Feb. 14 to ask about upcoming plans to increase diversity at Brandeis. The interview took place two weeks after the executive order temporarily banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries went into effect. Mark Brimhall-Vargas, who worked as the Chief Diversity Officer at Tufts for two […]

Liebowitz shares highlights of Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees discussed four resolutions including the approval of a $50 million bond to begin construction of a new residence hall to replace the Castle, according to a campus-wide email sent out by President Liebowitz on Friday, Feb. 3. The heads of committees presented ongoing topics of discussion with trustees. Administrators, students and […]

Library construction will resume in May

Construction on the Farber wing of the library will be halted until May 22, according to Interim University Librarian Matthew Sheehy. The ongoing construction in Farber is a result of climate-control issues within the building. Piping will be extended from Goldfarb to Farber to better control the temperature in Farber. A main pillar in the […]

Student Union looks to fill empty positions

Students filled every seat available in the Student Union office for an information session about union candidacy on Wednesday, Jan 25. Approximately 15 students are running for the available positions. Midyear, senator-at-large, Ridgewood, Ziv, Charles River/567 and the Mods seats need to be filled. Senators represent their constituency in votes, propose amendments, hold office hours […]

Brandeis students turn out for Boston Women’s March

At least 50 Brandeis students attended a march of over 200,000 people that began in Boston Common last Saturday, according to the Boston Women’s March for America. The march, taking place one day after President Trump’s inauguration, called for a collective effort to resist infringement on women’s rights. The Women’s March for America that took […]

BLC presents petition on working conditions to Sodexo

Students and workers filed into the office of Sodexo’s general manager on Tuesday and presented him a petition—with about 300 signatures—calling for Sodexo to ensure its workers receive their full 40 hours each week and to hire more 40-hour employees to avoid overworking and long lines. Sodexo employees present said they are often working 32, […]

New report will gauge club participation

Club leaders will be required to report information about their events, attendance, inventory and allocated funds spent each semester to the Club Support Committee of the Student Union, according to members of the committee. The committee has been working on a Club Support Report all semester, and plans to release it within the next two […]

A-Board funds requests for Spring Marathon

The Allocations Board (A-board) funded 68.3 percent of requests, according to Spring Marathon decisions released through the club leaders listserv on Tuesday, Nov. 22. A-board received requests from 139 clubs for an amount totaling $632,199.18. They funded requests from 135 clubs and allocated $431,787.09. This is the first time that clubs have requested funding for […]

40 walk out to protest election, stand in solidarity

Approximately 40 students walked out of class at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in protest of Tuesday’s presidential election. Students leaving class gathered on the Rabb Steps and others who did not have class came as well. The crowd was silent as Miranda Hurtado-Ramos ’19, organizer of the event, used a megaphone to address them. “We […]

Special Elections yield low voter turnout

Special senate elections for Ridgewood, Charles River/567 and off-campus received low voter turnout, according to election result data from Nov. 3. There were no candidates to choose from on the ballot for Charles River/567 and Ridgewood senatorial seats. The only options available were abstain or other. A student selecting other was able to write in […]

Prof. Anita Hill leads post-election discussion

Approximately 150 people packed into an auditorium in the Golding Judaica Center to attend a discussion about the recent election results facilitated by Prof. Anita Hill, chair of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies department. The gathering was supposed to be held in Rabb 119, a seminar style classroom designed to accommodate approximately 20 people. […]

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, […]

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. […]

Librarians organize Vote Absentee Jamboree, following up registration drive

The library hosted the Vote Absentee Jamboree on Friday, Oct. 21 to help students vote using absentee ballots. The library will continue to provide stamps, envelopes and notary services for students at the information and borrowing desk until election day, Nov. 8. The goal of the event was to limit obstacles students face when trying […]

A-Board funds 72 percent of Appeals Marathon requests

The Allocations Board (A-Board) funded 72 percent of requests, according to Appeals Marathon decisions released through the club leaders listserv on Sunday, Oct. 16.  Appeals decisions affected 30 clubs that asked for a total of $39,942.43 in allocated funds. A-Board funded $28,929.78 in appeals.  The purpose of appeals is to give clubs a second chance […]

Waltham group celebrates 50th anniversary

Almost 200 people celebrated 50 years of mentoring youth and organizing blood drives through the umbrella organization the Waltham Group, on Oct. 8. The weekend-long celebration included a gala, silent auction, timecapsule and multiple service projects. Alumni participated in service projects with Waltham Group programs they volunteered for during their time at Brandeis, such as […]

Crown Center panelists put crises in context

In a panel titled “Beyond ISIS: What Should the Next U.S. President Know about the Middle East?” on Thursday, Sept. 15, five scholars from the Crown Center for Middle East Studies agreed that governmental corruption and post-revolution uncertainty are common problems in countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Turkey. Eva Bellin, panel moderator […]