The Student Union Senate convened on Sunday for their last meeting before Thanksgiving break to check up on on-going initiatives and approve funding for a campus movie screening.
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In the Senate Log, Senator-at-Large Brian Hough’s ’17 last name was spelled incorrectly. (Nov.
The Department of Community Living sent out a survey to the student body on Thursday, Nov. 13, asking if it would support a change in the housing selection system.
Hillel and the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus held a vigil for the victims of a recent attack.
Faculty will now be mandated to report incidences of sexual assault or harassment.
The report provides grades for progress in University sexual assault policies and protocol.
Peter Sarnak gave three lectures on his research in number theory at the Martin A. Fisher School of Physics.
After the film screening, director Judith Wechsler ’62 hosted a question-and-answer session about Benjamin’s life and her film.
On Sunday, the Senate convened for its last meeting of the semester to recognize several clubs, provide some updates and make some general announcements.To start the meeting, Student Union President Sneha Walia ’15 made an announcement about the Senate’s State of the Union event, which was held last night from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Medical EmergencyDec. 2—A party reported that a male at the Golding Health Center was having trouble breathing.
A News article failed to identify Rabbi David Pardo as the co-director of the Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus.
The University will be conducting surveys to determine what renovations are necessary in Usen Castle, Vice President for Operations James Gray announced in an email sent to the Brandeis community last Wednesday. As Gray noted in his email, the Castle’s age and lack of recent renovations might pose a risk to students as engineering teams investigate its infrastructure.“Please be aware that the study of the exterior [of the building], and the changes in weather, can pose a serious danger of falling debris, especially with a facility like the Castle,” he wrote. Gray also noted that the Castle will be roped off with hazard tape and students will not be allowed on the roof of the building.
A policy is in the works to provide a path for faculty to become confidential sources in cases of sexual misconduct.
The University has entered into a partnership with the Penn Club, an alumni club in Manhattan, to serve as a “home away from home” for its New York alumni, wrote Vice President for Alumni Relations Patsy Fisher in an email to the Justice.
Dean of Financial Services Peter Giumette accepted an early retirement package after his job was eliminated.
As part of a national movement, students staged a “Die-In” on the Rabb steps last Monday.
Associate Dean of Student Life Maggie Balch has left the University after more than 11 years of service.According to Dean of Students Jamele Adams in an email to the Justice, no announcement from the University will be made or is forthcoming, “[i]n her own style and at her request.”Prior to her service as Dean of Student Life, Balch served as the Assistant Dean of Student Life and the Director of Residence Life.
Following a swarm of social media attention for comments she made on Twitter, Khadijah Lynch ’16 has resigned from her position as an undergraduate departmental representative for the African and Afro-American Studies department, according to a statement from the department on the University’s website today.
Medical EmergencyDec. 12—Health Center staff requested a 911 ambulance for a student suffering an allergic reaction in Golding Health Center. The party was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital for further care.Dec.
A News article incorrectly stated that Marci McPhee’s service-based practicum course was new, but she has been teaching the course since Fall 2011.