The Board of Trustees announced that it had not been able to reach a decision on divestment and aims to adopt a new standard for its policy governing investments at its next meeting. Before then, it will review the current general guideline, Brandeis University as a Responsible Investor.
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After a year of negotiations, a Tentative Agreement has been reached between the chief negotiators of University and the bargaining unit of the Graduate Student Union. The TA, which has not yet been released, will be voted on by the approximately 240 members of the bargaining unit on Sept. 18. It is yet to be ratified by the University, but it is expected to pass both parties’ ratification processes.
Graduate students and representatives from the administration are entering their eighth month of contract negotiations, according to an email to the Justice from Eric Chasalow, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will address the graduating class at the upcoming commencement ceremony, according to a Monday press release.
In a call to action, students marched from the Rabb Steps to the administration buildings last Wednesday, the same day the Board of Trustees was meeting, and urged University President Ron Liebowitz to engage with the Board and discuss fossil fuel divestment.
Free speech watchdog the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education posted an open letter addressed to President Ron Liebowitz on Monday, calling upon the University to re-examine its principles of “freedom of expression, inquiry, and debate” in the wake of the “Buyer Beware” controversy.
While some may call President Donald Trump a misogynist, he is anything but that. He has appointed a woman to one of the most powerful positions in the White House: senior advisor to the president. She has authority over many important policy areas, such as Middle East peace, government reform, opioid crisis management and criminal justice reform. She is also the liaison to China, Mexico and the Muslim Community. Her name? Jared Kushner.
The University’s mail center remained open this weekend, with staff members working multiple shifts to address processing issues that have resulted in a backup of packages and long waits for students.
Protesters fill the streets, demanding reform. Women call for the right to choose. Government officials criticize the press for its supposedly biased reporting on policies and government proceedings. The fate of the constitutional court is uncertain, with judicial appointments being disputed for months. The country’s government is completely controlled by a single right-wing party that has a majority in both legislative houses and heads the executive branch.
Climate change is real, and it is caused by human activities — but Donald Trump is employing a climate-change skeptic, Myron Ebell, as head of his Environmental Protection Agency transition team, and that will only make global warming worse.