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Department of Justice audits program


(04/29/14 12:00am)

An audit of Brandeis' use of federal funding for its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence claimed that $608,646 of four separate cooperative agreements-awards similar to grants-totaling $3,826,950 and awarded from 2008 to 2011, were "unallowable" or "unsupported" expenses, according to spending guidelines established by the Office of Justice Programs. The most recent award was due to end on March 31 of this year. While the audit, conducted by the Office of Justice Programs and the Office of the Inspector General, concluded that while the PDMP Center of Excellence met its goals, it recommended that Brandeis "remedy" the entirety of the questioned costs.

University closes deal with Xerox


(04/29/14 12:00am)

On Thursday, Director of Strategic Procurement John Storti sent an email to the student body announcing that the University is partnering with Xerox Corporation beginning June 1 to improve Mail Services, the Copy Center and printing services on campus. The changes to the mailroom, he wrote, would include email or text message notifications instead of the paper slips that are currently used to inform students that they have packages, mail automation "which will result in earlier and more accurate and on-time mail delivery service" and a postal kiosk where students will be able to purchase postage 24 hours a day. In his email, he also informed students that the Copy Center will be improved with new production equipment.

Student Events plans restructure


(04/29/14 12:00am)

In the interest of involving more of the student body in its operations, Student Events has begun to restructure its club to increase membership size and streamline club function, with changes to go into effect next semester. In the fall of this year, Student Events members began talks about changing the way the group is structured, but it was not until this semester that they started to actually envision a restructuring of the club's leadership, Student Events Executive Director Samantha Gordon '14 wrote in an email to the Justice. At the National Association for Campus Activities Convention, which was held in Boston in February and was attended by members of college programming groups similar to Student Events, the group was exposed to many new ideas about ways to restructure its current system and optimize the process.

Ads target University


(09/19/14 2:03pm)

An online campaign has attacked Brandeis, as well as other universities, about sexual assault policies.

Justice welcomes new leader


(09/21/14 9:36pm)

Rachel Hughes ’15 was elected the next editor in chief of the Justice at a staff-wide meeting on April 30.

Antler delivers Phi Beta Kappa keynote address


(09/21/14 9:52pm)

A portion of the graduating class, as well as a few members of the junior class, were inducted in to the Phi Beta Kappa society on Saturday as part of the Mu chapter of Massachusetts.

Department of Community Living left with no director


(09/21/14 9:54pm)

Since former Senior Director of the Department of Community Living Jeremy Leiferman’s departure from the University in the beginning of the spring 2014 semester, his position remains unfilled.

Fulbright grant winners announced


(09/21/14 9:55pm)

The University announced on May 13 in a BrandeisNOW article that nine Brandeis undergraduates, graduates and recent alumni have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S.

Construction to take place for Lemberg and Schwartz


(09/21/14 9:57pm)

On May 8, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan sent out an email to the student body informing about parking restrictions over the summer as Schwartz Hall and Lemberg Hall are renovated.The email said that the construction will start on May 19 and will run through October.

University works to improve sexual assault policy


(09/21/14 9:59pm)

On April 30, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel informed the Brandeis community in an email of the steps that the Brandeis administration is taking in addressing sexual assault prevention on campus.

Adjuncts considered for full time


(09/21/14 10:00pm)

The University is trying to coordinate to make adjuncts full-time faculty members where possible, Provost Steve Goldstein ’78 affirmed in an email to the Justice.

University fills incoming class early, will not draw from waitlist


(09/21/14 10:03pm)

The incoming Class of 2018 was filled by May 1?marking the first time an incoming class has been filled by this date since the fall 2000 entering class? according to Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel in an email to the Justice.

University investigating threat


(09/22/14 11:30pm)

A student said that he wanted to harm several other students and the incident is currently under investigation, according to Director of Public Safety Edward Callahan in an email to the Justice.Last Tuesday, Callahan sent out an email to the Brandeis community advising students of the incident.