Waltham Group Recruitment Night inspires students to better their community

Over 100 students came to Waltham Group Recruitment Night on Wednesday to learn about and sign up for community service opportunities. Founded in 1966, Waltham Group is an umbrella community service organization that contains 18 different volunteer programs. The programs vary widely, ranging from volunteering with the elderly, working with kids at after-school programs, tutoring, […]

Men’s soccer prepares for another successful season

After one of their most successful seasons to date, the Brandeis men’s soccer team will return to the field under a new head coach. Gabe Margolis, long-time assistant coach, was recently named head coach of the team, taking over for Mike Coven, who lead the team for 44 seasons, earning 526 wins and one NCAA […]

Students interested in foreign service intern with State Department

During his semester abroad in Beijing, China, Jake Silverman ’17 stayed connected to home in an unusual way. As an intern with the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS), Silverman published pieces in the Huffington Post, reading interviews with diplomats and learning the ins and outs of diplomatic lives. He was one of over 500 who […]

Uretsky appointed Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Stewart Uretsky, former vice president of the Brookings Institution, has been appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) for Finance and Administration at Brandeis University. Uretsky will be taking over from Steven Manos, former chief operating officer and senior vice president. Uretsky’s appointment was announced August 12 in an email from University President Ron Liebowitz. The EVP […]

Brief: Summer construction increases campus accessibility

Brandeis is scheduled to complete renovations to East Quad and Sherman Dining Hall by the start of the fall semester, with updates to the Pomerantz residence hall completed in time for occupancy. The university added a lift in Sherman to make the space more accessible for the students, faculty and staff who use it, and […]

Ron Liebowitz prepares to take office as Brandeis University’s next president

President-elect Ron Liebowitz will take office as the next president of Brandeis on July 1 and hopes to engage groups from students and faculty to alumni in shaping the future of the university. Liebowitz, who served as president for Middlebury College from 2004 to 2015, has been on sabbatical this academic year, but has been […]

Voyeurism in East Quad continues despite locks on bathroom doors

UPDATED 5/8  A student reported an incident of voyeurism in East Quad last month, the eighth reported incident in the past three academic years and the fifth reported incident since Brandeis installed locks on the bathroom doors in both Hassenfeld and Pomerantz residence halls in February 2014. After three incidents concentrated in December 2013 and […]

Peeping Tom harasses East Quad residents

An unidentified person has been looking into women’s showers in East Quad while residents are using them, Area Coordinator Ariel Hernandez confirmed in an email to quad residents. This “peeping Tom” incident has been the sixth reported since December 2012. Since that date, electronic key swipe access has been installed in East, and bathroom doors […]

Penny-jammed doors at Grad a security and financial problem

Brandeis has spent over $5,000 to repair locks on exterior doors of all four buildings at the Charles River (Grad) apartments that students have jammed with pennies or other objects. The Department of Community Living (DCL) announced Monday they would bill every Grad resident to cover the costs of repair, but DCL does not intend […]

Students gather at memorial service to discuss recent terror attacks, islamophobia

Students held a memorial for those affected by terrorist attacks in Brussels, Somalia and other parts of the world on Tuesday, April 5. The memorial payed respects to the victims of these terrorist attacks and examined the discrepancy in media coverage and social media reactions between terrorist attacks in different locations. 23 students attended the […]

Anti-semitic Graffiti found at AEPi House

A swastika was found drawn in the condensation on a window at the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) Fraternity House on South Street Friday night. AEPi is a Jewish fraternity which was hosting an unofficial event when students found the graffiti, according to an email from Interim President Lisa Lynch condemning the “malicious action.” Brandeis reported […]

Students Clash Over Israeli Apartheid Week

A banner hung by the Rabb steps for The Israeli Apartheid Week was taken down multiple times after being put up by Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (BSJP). A sign in support of Israel and rejecting the use of the word “apartheid” hung opposite BSJP’s banner. This sign was hung by students, including Yuval […]

Julieanna Richardson ‘76 Chosen as Commencement Speaker

Historian and founder of HistoryMakers Julieanna Richardson ’76 will give the commencement speech at this year’s graduation ceremony. Richardson, along with four other people, will be given an honorary degree at commencement. Richardson founded the nonprofit HistoryMakers, which preserves the accounts of African Americans through oral histories. HistoryMakers is, according to their website, America’s largest […]

Herbstritt beats Nuñez in SU presidential election by two votes

Student Union Vice President David Herbstritt ’17 has won the Student Union Presidency by two votes. Herbstritt has served on the Union for the past two years, but the election became contested when Ford Hall 2015 activist Christian Nuñez ’18 entered the race. Herbstritt received 479 votes and Nuñez received 477. “I’m thrilled to be […]

In Loving Memory: Zimeng ‘Boots’ Xue

Zimeng “Boots” Xue ’18 died Feb. 29, 2016 at age 20. She was born on Feb. 14, 1995 in Beijing, China. Boots fenced foil for the Brandeis women’s fencing team and was a gifted artist and beloved member of her community. Boots graduated from the Affiliated High School of Peking University in Beijing before moving […]

Interim Pres. Lynch gives update on Draft Implementation Plan

Points in the Implementation Plan the university and student representatives of the Ford Hall 2015 movement had developed last fall are in the process of being fully outlined and accomplished, wrote Interim President Lisa Lynch in an email to Brandeis community members. The progress described involves students, staff and faculty to address racial injustice and […]

Offer feta cheese at campus dining locations

Dining hall food is notoriously bad, and Brandeis is no exception to this rule. We’ve written about it and protested about it, and yet it seems the quality of the food never improved. Plates are still often dirty, requiring diners to pick up several different ones before they find something clean. There are still days […]