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University announces reopening plans for fall semester, classes mostly online, students with option to return to campus

Most classes will be online for the fall 2020 semester, announced President Ron Liebowitz in a June 30 email outlining Brandeis’ plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students will be allowed to live on campus,… Read More...

Students advocate for dining workers’ pay, university says dining workers are receiving benefits

Students and the local union representing Brandeis Sodexo dining workers are advocating for all workers to receive health benefits and for laid off workers to be paid. All dining workers are receiving health benefits, according… Read More...

Brandeis sends students home due to growing concerns over COVID-19, all events cancelled

All Brandeis classes with more than 100 students will move online by Monday, March 16 and the last day of in-person instruction for all classes, regardless of size, will be Friday, March 20, according to… Read More...

Univ. hears presentations from prospective dining providers

The university is currently in the process of selecting a new dining contractor, with the university’s current contract with Sodexo ending this June. As part of the process for responding to Brandeis’ Request for Proposals… Read More...

Students protest univ. investments in fossil fuel companies

Members of the community gathered in the rain to protest the university’s investments in fossil fuels on Feb. 13 at the Peace Circle outside of Usdan. The protest, organized by Brandeis Climate Justice (BCJ), heard… Read More...

Students advocate for reform in dining services

UPDATED: 2/9 9:25 p.m. Brandeis Uprooted and Rising, a movement focused on the future of sustainability and nourishment of future generations by demanding food sovereignty, hosted a gathering outside of Sherman Function Hall on Sunday,… Read More...

Brandeis screens documentary for Holocaust Rememberance Day

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz Liberation, the Center for German and European Studies hosted the Boston area screening of the Goethe Institut’s worldwide screening of the 9… Read More...

Students rally to protest militarism

UPDATED: 1/24 at 3:35 p.m. Brandeis students are rallying “to reclaim [the country’s] resources from the war industry, reinvest in life-giving resources, and repair collaborative relationships with the earth and people around the world” as… Read More...

Mitch Albom ’79 talks about his new memoir

Best-selling author of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Mitch Albom ’79, said that his life was transformed by the child that he raised, Chika Jeune, in a book talk for his new book, “Finding Chika,” on Thursday… Read More...

Professor arrested after protesting coal plant, charges dropped

Professor Sabine von Mering (GRALL/ENVS/WGS) was one of 12 people arrested in Ayer, MA for blocking a freight train delivering coal to a New Hampshire power plant on Dec. 8. The charges against von Mering… Read More...
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