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50 years of AAAS: remembering a resistance

The Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS), established on April 24, 1969, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week, but the history of Black students and their influence at Brandeis existed long before then. The legacy of Black intellectuals like Ralph Bunche — scholar, eventual Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Brandeis’ first convocation speaker — and Brandeis’ first Black graduate Herman Hemingway ’53, founder of the University’s  NAACP chapter, helped Brandeis establish its reputation as an institution of social change.  


Shaping her own

Even though Morton describes working in the dining hall as a “privilege,” she is quick to recognize the fact that for many students – including herself – working while in college is necessary. 


Model Student

Ira Bornstein' 22 took his passion for fashion into a business powered by social media. 


Walden’s Still Got It

Walden Pond is a place literally soaked in history. Today, the grounds remain a destination for families and students to escape to when the bustle of Boston becomes overwhelming. 


Is it time for unity?

State Senator Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield) spoke to students making the case for bipartisanship. He noted that despite the polarized political climate, the new generation of women entering congress is good for the country. 


A hack for progress

Ben Segal '20 and his team recently won HackHarvard. Their winning pitch was a technological solution to waste disposal called EcoSoft. 


Identity Awareness

A group of panelists discussed the challenges of combating domestic abuse. For many, the issue is hard to talk about and for even more, talking to others about experiences with an abusive partner is too painful.


Planting Happiness

Randy Skolnick sells plants to college students across the Northeast. But for him, selling to Brandeis students is a unique experience. 


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