March 26—BEMCo staff treated an ill party in the Charles River Apartments with a signed refusal for further care.
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Women have historically been under-represented in all levels of the U.S. government, and even with decades of advances for women in the workplace, this still holds true. According to a March 8, 2017 Vox article, the U.S. is ranked 104th worldwide in female representation in government. Recent events have spurred a new wave of female candidates for office, but, according to panelists invited by the Education Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT), a national expansion of the University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life’s program Advocacy for Policy Change, many women are still hesitant to run.
The Brandeis English Department screened Ai Weiwei’s “Human Flow” Thursday night as part of its History of Ideas program. The documentary depicts the lives of the more than 65 million refugees who have been forced to leave their homes due to war, famine and climate change.
Dennis Hicks joined the Brandeis community last Monday as the director of the Department of Student Activities.
Drawing on 14 years of experience with immigration law, Elizabeth Badger examined the treatment of young undocumented immigrants in America in her lecture, “How to Protect the Dreamers,” on Monday night.
As the United States continues to discuss the problematic history behind the prison-industrial complex, the Brandeis Asian American Task Force screened the documentary “Out of State,” which narrates the journey of two native Hawaiians, David and Hale, as they reconnect to their cultural heritage and struggle to readjust to everyday life as formerly incarcerated men.
On April 5, the University announced that there had been a break-in at one of the Foster Mod apartments.
The Senate met for its weekly meeting on Sunday, hearing an unofficial opinion from the Union Judiciary regarding a recent vote to recognize the Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis.
INSTITUTIONAL ISSUE: A protest at the Rabb steps on Tuesday highlighted widespread problems with racial equality on campus.
SOLIDARITY: Students wrote messages supporting sexual assault survivors at the Light of Reason during Take Back the Night.
Brandeis Police and the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, as well as other local first responders, conducted an active shooter drill on Wednesday morning in the Goldfarb and Farber libraries.
On the screen, students watched a Haitian woman sell her clothes at an open market on the streets of the Dominican Republic. The woman, named Yuli, emigrated from Haiti and is now a pillar of her community, having lived in the Dominican Republic for 35 years and raised her children there. However, in recent years, her place in her community has been jeopardized by the fact that she is an immigrant.
Hannah Brown ’19 took home the Student Union presidency in the Union Executive Board elections last week, which saw 13 candidates facing off for seven open positions.
Former Combined Jewish Philanthropies president Barry Shrage H’17 will join the University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program as a faculty member, University President Ron Liebowitz announced in a March 21 email to the Brandeis community.
Kicking off the two-day event for the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies’ 10th anniversary, keynote speaker and former United States Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro ’91 discussed the impact that a developing Middle East has and will continue to have on both the United States and Israel.
Two Waltham residents were indicted on Wednesday for selling electronic equipment to a Syria-based company in connection with explosives used against American forces in the Middle East, according to a March 22 Wicked Local article. Also indicted were the residents’ Waltham-based business, Top Tech US Inc. and Amir Katranji, the Syrian national who manages EKT Electronics, the company that bought the electronics.
The Senate convened for its weekly meeting on Sunday night, discussing intersectional clubs; the Senate’s role in determining which clubs are granted probationary status and chartering; and the obligation of senators to reflect on the diversity of their constituents.
Prof. Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA ’75 (NEJS) will succeed Rabbi David Ellenson as director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies on Aug. 1, according to a March 26 BrandeisNOW article.
After 38 years of teaching the freshman physics class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, professor David Pritchard has reached some profound revelations about education and learning.