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 […]

Panel discusses unity of women in business

Five successful Brandeis alumnae and faculty discussed their notable careers in business and their accomplishments in male-dominated industries in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 27. On the panel was Anne Carter, professor emerita of economics at Brandeis and a specialist in technical change and technology transfer. Carter received both her Ph.D. and master’s degree from […]

Univ. spent no money on new vending machines

New vending machines have been installed around campus at no cost to the university. The vending company supplied the machines and will earn back the cost in sales over time, according to Kevin Collen, the director of University Services. “The machines are property of the vendor, there are no direct capital expenditures related to the […]

Marusic awarded Sanders Book Prize

In early August of 2016, Professor Berislav Marušić (PHIL) was awarded the 2016 Sanders Book Prize for his book “Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving.” The prize is awarded to the best book focusing on philosophy of mind, metaphysics or epistemology published within the last five years. Along with the honor […]

Brandeis begins new tradition to celebrate religious plurality

Tables of Brandeis’ religious, political and spiritual groups lined half way around Massell Pond on Friday, Sept. 26, starting around 9:15 p.m. This new event, In One Place, was designed to celebrate Brandeis’ far-reaching multiculturalism and will become a year-opening tradition.  The event is based on the Jewish custom of Shabbat “oneg,” a gathering that […]

Rooftop farm has another fruitful summer

What began as a student project over a year ago has now flourished into one of Brandeis’ most successful sustainability projects. Located on the roof of Gerstenzang, the Brandeis Rooftop Community Farm started as a project in Professor Laura Goldin’s (AMS) experiential learning course, “Greening the Ivory Tower: Improving Environmental Sustainability of Brandeis and Community.” […]

Prof. Claudia Novack (CHEM) wins excellence in teaching award, discusses lessons of

Claudia Novack, assistant professor of chemistry, was named the 2016 recipient of the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The award includes a $2,500 stipend and honors Brandeis faculty who demonstrate outstanding teaching. The award recipient has strong ties to Brandeis, having met her husband at the university. She lives on a farm […]

Composting rate rises nine percent as Univ. implements campus-wide initiatives

As the semester draws to a close, it marks a busy year for sustainability improvements at Brandeis. Last July, Mary Fischer began her term as Brandeis’ manager of sustainability programs. Since then, Fischer has implemented a new recycling initiative and multiple sustainability competitions, and started setting goals for next year. The recycling initiative officially launched […]

With Castle construction planned, Class of 2019 considers housing options

With the upcoming construction planned for Usen Castle, rising sophomores had to consider that the building will be closed next spring when selecting housing in the lottery last week. Housing selection for the first-year class began Monday, April 4, and while East Quad, North Quad, Massell Quad and 567 South Street will be available all […]

Heller School ranked top 50 grad school for social policy and public affairs

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis among the top graduate programs in the country for public affairs and social policy. The masters of public affairs program is now ranked at number 45 (tied with 10 other schools) and the social policy program is ranked at […]

Climate Survey analyzed based on race, ethnicity, international status

Brandeis released an analysis of the 2015 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct on March 18 based on race and ethnicity and international status. The Task Force for Sexual Assault Response, Services and Prevention administered the survey during the spring 2015 semester. The task force was established at Brandeis in 2013 to assist the university […]

Ombuds employees discuss interim service at info session

Brandeis unveiled its new Ombuds service last week, and three university employees will provide confidential guidance to students regarding conflicts. Erika Smith, Elena Lewis and Brian Koslowski obtained multiple days of preparation in order to function as Brandeis University’s ombudsmen for the current spring semester. The three employees will only hold interim positions through the […]

Brandeis aims to double campus recycling rate

Brandeis is upgrading its recycling program across campus, according to Mary Fischer, Brandeis’ manager of sustainability. The plan to revamp the system will happen in two steps, the first to be completed by the end of February and the second by the end of March. The first step of the sustainability project will upgrade the […]

’DEIS Impact keynote speaker addresses inequality and the law

Germaine Ingram, keynote speaker of ’DEIS Impact’s weeklong Festival of Social Justice, gave her keynote address “The Law and the Stage: Platforms for Pursuing Social Justice” this Wednesday. Director of TriO Student Support Services Program Jennifer Morazes, Interim President of Brandeis University Lisa Lynch and President of the Undergraduate Student Union Nyah Macklin ’16 all […]

MBTA revises schedule after public protest

After an outcry from the public, including members of the Brandeis community, the MBTA revised its schedules, which are set to change after May 23. The MBTA stands as a critical mode of transportation to and from campus for many members of the Brandeis community. According to an email sent by Vice President for Campus […]

DEIS Impact keynote speaker announced

Germaine Ingram, a nationally recognized contemporary jazz tap dancer, has been selected as the 2016 ’DEIS Impact keynote speaker and performer. The ’DEIS Impact Festival of Social Justice is a week-long event in which professors, clubs and departments host events, talks, workshops and performances. The festival will begin Jan. 27 and conclude with Ingram’s performance […]