TRII provides legal aid to immigrants, opportunities for students

Undergraduate students, especially those without connections to professional lawyers, rarely have the opportunity to gain practical legal experience. Immigrants, even those as young as three and four years old, must represent themselves in immigration court proceedings, regardless of their educational backgrounds. The Right To Immigration Institute (TRII) stands at the intersection of these two problems, […]

Christina Hoff Sommers speaks on feminism

For conservative feminist Christina Hoff Sommers Ph.D. ’79, discrimination based on gender is not just a women’s issue. Men, too, face sexism in the workplace, especially in education. Sommers, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank, spoke about her perspective on feminism at an event sponsored by Brandeis Conservatives and the Young […]

Student talents shine in Brandeis Korean Student Association’s annual showcase

With cool, sharp dance moves and quick hip-hop beats in contrast to elegant, graceful, traditional dancing showcased at this year’s K-Nite, the Brandeis Korean community proved it truly has idols among it. The Brandeis Korean Student Association (BKSA)’s biggest event of the year, BKSA K-Nite 2018: Idol School, showcased the range of talent its members […]

University holds active shooter training

University police, the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) and Waltham emergency responders conducted an active-shooter drill in the library on Wednesday, March 21. Administrators and police first announced the drill in a campus-wide email on Feb. 5 and posted a large electronic sign at the entrance to the university shortly after, alerting the community of […]

This Week in the Senate: March 18

Senators voted to charter the Basketball Club and grant the Swimming Club another period of probation during the March 18 senate meeting. Senators also discussed the “bunny shuttles” initiative and Union support for the upcoming “March for Our Lives” in Boston. The Basketball Club presented at the Senate meeting on March 11, but the Union […]

BC3 welcomes community to celebrate Chinese New Year

To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, Brandeis Chinese Cultural Connection (BC3) hosted a lively night of comedy, traditional and popular Chinese music and fashion, welcoming the Brandeis community. Sitting at round tables surrounding the stage in the Levin Ballroom, students mingled and laughed together. The set-up made for a warm, familiar environment. The majority […]

NuDay Syria founder delivers ’DEIS Impact keynote

NuDay Syria founder and activist Nadia Alawa delivered the keynote speech for ’DEIS Impact, discussing her own humanitarian action and how she came to found a non-profit to help mothers and children in need. Alawa’s speech, titled “One Person at a Time, One Humanity Closer: Tackling the Syrian Crisis From New Hampshire,” was introduced by […]

Poet, activist Amal Kassir performs at ‘DEIS Impact

Amal Kassir, a Syrian-American slam poet and activist, spoke to a crowd of students gathered in the SCC on Saturday, Feb. 3 as part of the annual ’DEIS Impact festival of social justice. “I’ve seen enough of the world to know that we’re all really not so different,” she said. Kassir has traveled the world […]

Liebowitz writes open letter supporting former colleague

President Liebowitz wrote an open letter expressing his support for Ithaca College President Shirley Collado, who in 2001 pleaded no contest to allegations of sexual assault. Liebowitz worked with Collado during his time at Middlebury College. Pleading no contest, or nolo contendere, means a defendant does not admit guilt but accepts a sentence from the […]

Muhammad Xhemali appointed Muslim Chaplain

Muhammad Xhemali, Brandeis’ new Muslim chaplain, was officially welcomed to the Brandeis community in an email by Rabbi Elisabeth Stern, the director of Religious and Spiritual Life. Xhemali came to Brandeis at the end of the Fall 2017 semester and has been getting to know his new community. He is taking over a role previously […]

Liebowitz discusses financial, infrastructure constraints in presentation on future direction of Brandeis

President Ron Liebowitz convened the first open meeting on Brandeis’ direction as an institution, including discussion of self-reflection reports produced by schools, departments and centers across Brandeis and high-level strategic priorities. The meeting began a nine-month process outlined in the document sent to the community and intends to “draw the major contours of the university’s […]

Univ. responds to FIRE letter, clarifying ‘Buyer Beware’ situation

In response to a letter written by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), President Ron Liebowitz stated that “Buyer Beware,” a play by an alum, was neither “cancelled,” “censored” nor “abandoned” by Brandeis University and called these suggestions a “misrepresentation of the facts.” In their open letter dated Nov. 13, FIRE criticized the […]

Faculty pass new Gen. Ed. Requirements

Faculty voted at their Nov. 3 meeting to pass the new General Education Requirements, which, if the Board of Trustees also votes to approve, will go into effect for the class entering in fall 2019. General Education requirements have not been fully revised since 1994, according to the Task Force on General Education’s proposal, published […]

Flagel to leave Brandeis

Andrew Flagel, the senior vice president for students and enrollment, is leaving Brandeis this month for a research fellowship at the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA), according to an announcement from President Liebowitz to the Brandeis community on Oct. 30 in an email titled “Administrative Announcement.” After the fellowship ends, Flagel […]

Crowd Control’s first show of the semester fills Chum’s with laughter

“Sex with me is like hiking…” Gabe Adler-Cohen ’18 joked, standing with one foot on the chair placed center stage. “When you’re done you have to check yourself for bugs.” The crowd, packed into Chum’s on Friday, Nov 13, burst into laughter and applause as Crowd Control, one of Brandeis’ improv comedy troupes, kicked off […]

Former Mayor of D.C. speaks at Heller, filling venue

Former mayor of D.C. Anthony Williams spoke about his career in public policy and his work during Washington’s fiscal crisis at the Heller School on Oct. 16. The talk was part of the Conversations with the Dean series, which brings people who have impacted public policy and worked for social justice in conversation with Heller […]

Sustainability committee asks university to continue efforts

Speakers at the bi-annual State of Sustainability commended the university for meeting energy use goals and moving away from fossil fuels while challenging the administration to stop wasteful consumption of water and energy, especially regarding light pollution. Students filled Usdan’s International Lounge on Sept. 25 to hear from Professor Laura Goldin (ENVS), Director of Sustainability […]

New Director of Religious and Spiritual life brings support to Brandeis community

Rabbi Elizabeth “Liza” Stern was named the first Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, a position called for in the Chaplaincy Report published in May 2015. Stern will serve as Director and the Jewish Chaplain, taking on a role that includes religious advising and administrative roles. Prior to becoming Director, Stern was a part-time chaplain […]