Over the last several weeks, student groups such as Ford Hall 2015 and the Brandeis Asian American Task Force have sent direct letters to the University’s top administrators which included lists of specific demands and a short deadline by which they must be met. This board has often condemned a sense of student apathy toward administrative dealings and is pleased to see these protest movements as evidence to the contrary.
A student group called the Brandeis Asian American Task Force emerged in the public eye last Wednesday, calling upon Interim President Lisa Lynch and other administrators in an email campaign to sign a contract promising the creation of an Asian American Studies department.
In 1969, approximately 70 students gathered in Ford Hall to demand greater representation for black students campus-wide, according to the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. On Friday, students gathered in the Bernstein-Marcus Administration Building as part of the Ford Hall 2015 movement, demanding a swift University response to institutionalized racism on campus, invoking the same imagery and sentiment as those who occupied Ford Hall in 1969.
Last Wednesday, the University announced that two desktop computers stolen from the Registrar’s office on Oct.
Kim Conaty, the assistant curator of drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was appointed curator for the Rose Art Museum on Nov.
On Friday, students voted in favor of an amendment to the Undergraduate Student Union constitution that will expand the size and term lengths of the Allocations Board members, including adding four members to the board, granting year-long and three semester terms to board members and clarifying that the chairperson of the board will be selected to serve a maximum of one term by A-Board members. Since student groups raised concerns over the club funding decision-making process, the Student Union has taken clear action to reform the A-Board.
When feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian was invited to Utah State University in 2014, her lecture was canceled due to security concerns.
Early last week, students and faculty members representing the group “Brandeis Climate Justice” staged several public events to protest the University’s continued investment in Fossil Fuels.
This past Saturday, Interim President Lisa Lynch hosted a State of the University talk designed to inform visiting parents about the University’s recent achievements.
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the student Allocations Board released their yearly budget decisions, which included significantly reduced funding from what clubs requested and have received in previous years.