Former Director of Student Rights and Community Standards Dean Gendron departed from the University on Sept.
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On Monday evening, the University community gathered together for the 10th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Last Tuesday evening, President Obama delivered the 2015 State of the Union address.
President Obama gave special attention to foreign policy at his 2015 State of the Union, addressing the current global situation in Iran, Cuba, Syria and Ukraine.
By most accounts, this was a slow week in the news. After the excitement of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, the headlines mostly turned to analyses of the speech, continued coverage of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack and its international response and a national scandal over whether or not—shock and horror!—a football was slightly deflated at an important Patriots game.
Last Thursday, Michael Corn, the deputy chief information officer of Library and Technology Services, announced in an email that two new technology services are available to the Brandeis community—Box and Gartner.
In response to rising safety concerns, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan announced the University’s plan to install temporary and portable speed bumps on Loop Road on Jan.16.
President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday, calling for Americans to “turn the page” after years of recession, war and the threat of terrorism.
I may have limited knowledge pertaining to the “real world,” but I have accrued immense time, relationships and insight into the politics of Brandeis. I also know that Brandeis now has a real problem with its current presidential predicament.
On Jan. 7, two gunmen, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, in response to their cartoons that depicted the Prophet Muhammad.
On Jan. 8 the United States Olympic Committee chose the city of Boston as the American candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a campaign perpetrated by various non-governmental agencies against Israel supporting the Palestinian cause. Its basic argument is that economic barriers are needed against Israel in order to put pressure on the country to end its illegal occupation of Palestine and to protect and promote the rights of Palestinians. Those against BDS argue that this campaign is unfairly targeted at Israel, that the occupation of Palestine is not illegal and that the BDS movement harms Palestinians just as it harms Israelis.
University President Frederick Lawrence announced his plans to step down from his position in an email to the University on Friday, saying he would serve to the end of this academic year and then accept a senior research scholar position at Yale University. Lawrence wrote that he was “tremendously proud of the way Brandeis has grown and thrived” and cited both an all-time high endowment and an all-time high applicant pool as achievements during his presidency as well as the re-opened Rose Art Museum and “significant progress in balancing the University budget.” Lawrence’s departure represents a potentially major shift in the University’s identity as both his successes and his failings are indicative of broader issues in the University at present.
The Obama Administration agreed to open up portions of the Atlantic coast to drilling for the first time last Tuesday while designating parts of oil-rich Alaska as off limits.
“Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts, but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision.” This truth by the great economist Thomas Sowell applies to most of the problems we face in American society today but to none greater than the dire situation facing American education.One doesn’t need to look far to see the sorry state of our educational system.
In 1939, during the siege of Poland, Adolph Hitler gave a speech expressing his right to exterminate the Polish.
Two recent events brought Brandeis to the Boston Globe’s headlines: our online free-speech fallout and our president’s resignation.
Politics is rarely simple. Our world is confronted by a multitude of issues, a multitude of theories about how to solve them and a multitude of critiques of those same theories.
Last Friday, University President Frederick Lawrence announced his resignation.