Over the course of the past two academic years, the University has seen a large number of media scandals, many of which have been classified under the guise of violations of academic freedom and freedom of speech.
Today, the University planned to welcome feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian to give the Martin Weiner Lecture in Computer Science at the Shapiro Campus Center.
University President Frederick Lawrence announced his plans to step down from his position in an email to the University on Friday, saying he would serve to the end of this academic year and then accept a senior research scholar position at Yale University. Lawrence wrote that he was “tremendously proud of the way Brandeis has grown and thrived” and cited both an all-time high endowment and an all-time high applicant pool as achievements during his presidency as well as the re-opened Rose Art Museum and “significant progress in balancing the University budget.” Lawrence’s departure represents a potentially major shift in the University’s identity as both his successes and his failings are indicative of broader issues in the University at present.
In response to rising safety concerns, Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan announced the University’s plan to install temporary and portable speed bumps on Loop Road on Jan.16.
Last Thursday, Michael Corn, the deputy chief information officer of Library and Technology Services, announced in an email that two new technology services are available to the Brandeis community—Box and Gartner.
Former Director of Student Rights and Community Standards Dean Gendron departed from the University on Sept.
On Monday evening, the University community gathered together for the 10th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
College Factual has recently placed Brandeis University in the top-10 list of colleges for both Economics and Sociology degrees.
Following the assassinations of two New York City Police Department officers on Dec. 20, Khadijah Lynch ’16 tweeted “i have no sympathy for the nypd officers who were murdered today.” Daniel Mael ’15, a writer for the news website Truth Revolt, reposted Lynch’s tweets in an article.