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Marissa Ditkowsky


University investigating threat

A student said that he wanted to harm several other students and the incident is currently under investigation, according to Director of Public Safety Edward Callahan in an email to the Justice.Last Tuesday, Callahan sent out an email to the Brandeis community advising students of the incident.

Class senator positions filled

In the second round of elections, which began last Thursday at midnight and ended last Friday at midnight, class senators, senators-at-large and associate justices for the 2014 to 2015 academic year were elected.

Vetting process raises questions

The University's decision to rescind Ayaan Hirsi Ali's honorary degree has not only gained national attention in the media but also has stirred controversy among students, faculty, administration and alumni. The Brandeis community expressed dissent regarding the University's initial selection of Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born women's rights activist who has campaigned against female genital mutilation among other human rights causes, as an honorary degree recipient due to various statements she has made regarding Islam.

Catalyst Fund targets donors

The University has already raised over one-third of its $100 million goal to be reached by December 2016 for the Catalyst Fund, a fundraising initiative that was launched in January in support of primarily need-based scholarships for undergraduate students and fellowships for graduate students.

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