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Marissa Ditkowsky


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Union evaluating current treasurer

This past week, the Student Union considered the possibility of impeaching current Treasurer Sunny Aidasani '14 based on an alleged failure to communicate with other members of the Union and complete basic aspects of his position.


Keys replaced by card access

Upon returning to campus, students in all on-campus dormitories excluding Usen Castle and the Foster Mods found that they no longer required keys to access their respective buildings.


Keys replaced by card access

Upon returning to campus, students in all on-campus dormitories excluding Usen Castle and the Foster Mods found that they no longer required keys to access their respective buildings.


Students discover new changes in dormitories

Over the summer, several maintenance projects were completed around campus, including renovations in East Quad and the installation of fitness areas with equipment throughout campus. A substantially increased budget for deferred maintenance allowed for the renovations in East Quad to be completed this summer.


Communications reorganized

Brandeis reorganized its Office of Communications this summer, splitting the department into four divisions and dissolving a former unit. The four divisions will be as follows: Strategic Communications, Creative Services, Integrated Media Relations and Digital Communications. The News and Communications unit is being dissolved and will be replaced by the Integrated Media Relations unit.


Test-flexible pilot launched

On July 19, the University launched a test-flexible admissions program, which will give Fall 2014 applicants more options for what they can submit to the University and will allow students to apply without submitting SAT I or ACT scores. The change places Brandeis in a group of several other colleges that do not require all applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, including Smith College, Clark University and Wheaton College. After two years, the pilot program will be evaluated, at which point a formal proposal to maintain, expand, narrow or discontinue the program will be reviewed by the Faculty Senate. "The implementation of the test flexible pilot is more an evolution in the Brandeis admissions process than a revolution," Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel wrote in an email to the Justice.


Traquina shares goals for Board

After the University Board of Trustees held a meeting on Friday, May 17, University students can expect to see changes in course offerings and the campus' appearance, as well as initiatives by new Board Chair Perry M.


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