This past week, the University began its search for a tenure-track professor in Astrophysics. The University has emphasized its efforts to recruit and hire faculty of historically underrepresented groups, a practice which we strongly commend.
Last Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos for education secretary by a 51-to-50 vote. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tiebreaking vote, marking the first time in history that the vice president acted as a tiebreaker for a cabinet nomination. This board urges the University and the Education Studies department to take note of DeVos’ confirmation and begin to devise ways to counteract the damage her tenure will have on elementary, middle, and high school students — inevitably members of future incoming classes at Brandeis.
An update to the University’s Dining Services website on Aug. 2, 2016 declared that Dunkin Donuts would be moved from its location in the Village to Upper Usdan, to be opened at the beginning of the spring semester of 2017.
The Task Force on General Education has proposed several changes to the current general education requirements for Brandeis undergraduates, according to a Jan.
In light of Student Union winter elections on Thursday, this board encourages Brandeis students to participate actively and vote for figures who will represent us well in a government of our peers.
On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Brandeis community received an email from University President Ron Liebowitz, cosigned by eight other administrators, which directly addressed President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration signed on Friday.
On Jan. 18, the New York Times published a piece charting data demonstrating where students from different economic backgrounds attend college.
On Saturday, Brandeis participated in the first year of Hult Prize@, a more local division of the larger Hult Prize competition.
At the start of this semester, this board issued President Ronald Liebowitz a challenge. We called on him to avoid “the trope of the dispassionate establishment leader,” in an Aug.
Since its founding, Brandeis’ identity has been shaped, in large part, by its Jewish roots and the sizeable Jewish presence on campus.