In an Aug. 22 email to the student body, Kerry Guerard, Director of Student Rights and Community Standards, sent students a revised edition of the Rights and Responsibilities handbook for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
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Following the tragic shooting in Charleston this summer, Prof. Chad Williams (AAAS) crowdsourced a collection of written resources about the tragedy and the context of racialized violence and oppression in American history.
On Sunday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government attacked the rebel-held town of Douma--a suburb outside of Damascus--killing around 100 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
On Aug.11, Amnesty International, the largest human rights organization, voted to amend their policy toward prostitution: Amnesty will now support the decriminalization of all aspects of sex work.
Very few matters of public policy are as important as, and yet still consume as little political thought as anti-poverty policy.
In response to your article “Focus attention on international human rights issues” (Aug. 25): I applaud Jessica Goldstein for asking why the media doesn’t focus more on human rights violations in Africa and elsewhere. May I suggest, however, that the story of Cecil the lion’s slaying is a powerful reminder that, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lady”—Aung San Suu Kyi. We use her name as a representation of the movement for democracy in the once military junta-ruled country of Burma.
Over the summer, after a contentious legislative battle, the United States House of Representatives passed the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act with bipartisan support, which sought to limit states’ ability to require the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms.
According to a Mar. 17 Justice article, Cholmondeley’s coffee house reopened for business. The coffee house closed last March, and all of its 13 student workers were let go in response to the mishandling of a fire alarm during an event.
On Oct. 2, the Brandeis Rooftop Community Farm will host its second farmer’s market. The market will feature the newest harvest from the Rooftop Farm, located atop Gerstenzang, along with products from Waltham farmers’ market vendors.
Ten years ago, four-fifths of the city of New Orleans was destroyed by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina--a storm that affected Florida, Cuba, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The latest standoff between north and South Korea, beginning on Aug. 10, saw a resurgence of propaganda-laden music.
Almost every culture has their story of a man who is not a man, the tirelessly working golem that feels no pain and will do any task asked of it.
A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton released her proposal to make college more affordable. Shortly after sharing her proposal Clinton Atook to Twitter, asking Millennials to explain how their college loans and debt made them feel using three emojis.
Nov. 21, 2013 marked the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis. Thousands of people filled Maidan Nezalezhnosti (“Independence Square”) in Kiev to protest President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a deal bringing closer political and economic ties to the European Union in favor of a deal with Russia.
On Tuesday, Pope Francis announced that priests worldwide would be able to forgive parishioners for the “sin of abortion” during the “Year of Mercy,” which begins this December and ends in November 2016.
This semester, non-tenure track faculty members will begin a publicity campaign as part of unionization efforts to join the Service Employees International Union local 509, located in Watertown, Mass.
On Thursday, students will vote on their new Student Union Senators and representatives, and the future senators-elect may find a very different Union awaiting them: At last week’s Senate meeting, Student Union President Nyah Macklin ’16 expressed her wish to expand the impact of the Student Union and the Senate.
In America, religious liberty is not created equal. Recent events involving Kim Davis – a Christian clerk from Rowan County, Ky., who withheld marriage licenses from all couples and instructed her staff to do the same – and Charee Stanley – a Muslim flight attendant whose employer, ExpressJet, revoked her previously agreed upon accommodations after a complaint – illustrate that.
Sometimes, events outside the bubble of the college world demand not only our attention, but also a fundamental reckoning of our position and privilege.