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Scholar examines impact of #MeToo movement

(10/16/18 10:00am)

On the final day of the 2018 Family Weekend, parents and students gathered to hear Catherine A. MacKinnon speak about the movement to counter sexual harassment around the country. MacKinnon, currently an Elizabeth A. Long professor of Law at the University of Michigan and a 2018-19 James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, spoke on the topic of “Sexual Harassment: The Law, The Politics, and The Movement” for the 10th Annual Diane Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights sponsored by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. 

Volunteers learn about Waltham’s history, demographics

(10/16/18 10:00am)

The Brandeis Department of Community Service held a volunteer training to prepare University students to engage in the greater Waltham area on Wednesday. The event, titled “Waltham: The More You Know Experience,” was open to current and prospective student volunteers so they could gain a greater understanding of Waltham’s demographics and history through their engagement in community service.  

Professors highlight 70 years of achievements

(10/16/18 10:00am)

Members of the Brandeis community celebrated the 70th anniversary of the University’s founding at this year’s family weekend. University professors gave TED Talk-style presentations on their work at Brandeis and the school’s history, showcasing the University’s “notable successes,” according to the event’s website. They discussed topics such as student protests over the decades, projects at the Women’s Studies Research Center and Brandeis’ environmental impact. 

Local authorities react to Justice poll results

(10/09/18 10:00am)

Waltham Municipal officials responded this week to a Justice poll that asked students to report how safe they felt in the city. The Justice interviewed Councilor-at-Large Diane LeBlanc, Ward 5 City Councilor Joseph LaCava and Ward 7 City Councilor Kristine A. Mackin Ph.D ’14. The officials highlighted the high incidence of sexual harassment in the poll as well as the positive and negative aspects of the University’s relationship with its host city.

Scholar of race relations receives $25,000 Gittler Prize

(10/09/18 10:00am)

On Oct. 3, University President Ronald Liebowitz presented Dr. Beverly Tatum with the 2018 Gittler Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarly work on racial, ethnic and religious relations. According to Liebowitz’s introductory remarks, the members of the Gittler prize selection committee described Tatum’s work as “brilliant, elegant, insightful, unpretentious — a model for all in the academy.” 

Waltham resident exposes himself to Brandeis student on South Street

(10/09/18 10:00am)

On Oct. 1, a white, middle-aged man driving a light-colored sedan exposed himself to a Brandeis student walking down South Street, according to an Oct. 4 email from Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan. The Department of Public Safety reached out to the Waltham Police Department and are conducting a joint investigation into the incident, per the same email.