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Brandeis mailroom transitions to Xerox, long-time employees left jobless

On a cloudy day in 2009, William “Bill” Bowen, also known as “The Singing Mailman” crooned “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter.” His performance marked the ...

SSSP reflects on 2014

This Thursday, the Brandeis Student Support Services Program (SSSP) held its annual year-end event. Titled “I Am a Narrative of Change,” the event filled the International Lounge in Usdan with ...

Diane Hessan receives Asper Award from IBS for outstanding entrepreneurship

The International Business School (IBS) at Brandeis has recognized Diane Hessan for her outstanding entrepreneurship with the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship. Brandeis IBS Dean Magid presented her with the ...

Brandeis staff run emotional marathon in honor of cousin

Despite high temperatures, high stakes and limited experience with extensive running, Brandeis athletics staff members Breda O’Connor and Matt Callahan finished this year’s Boston Marathon with smiles on their faces. That’s ...

Rohleder publishes on self-compassion and reduced levels of stress

Psychology professor Nicholas Rohleder published a paper in “Brain, Behavior and Immunity” that reports a connection between self-compassion and reduced levels of stress-related inflammation. Rohleder, the co-director of the Laboratory ...

Walia ’15 wins Student Union presidency

The Brandeis University Undergraduate Student Union represents the voice of the students and sets out with the intent of improving University life. With the school year coming to a close, ...

South Korean ferry disaster hits home for Brandeis community

On Wednesday, April 16, a 460-foot-long, five-story ferry in South Korea sunk, leaving more than 280 people, mostly students, missing. At 60 percent capacity, there were more than 460 people ...

Remedial courses pose problems for schools

Many high school graduates are not prepared for college-level work, as shown by the number of remedial courses that students must take to advance their education. According to Thomas Bailey ...

Guest speaker explores the mysteries of Tolkien

As part of the Martin Weiner Lecture Series, Maria Cecire, assistant professor of literature and director of experimental humanities at Bard College, was invited to speak about Tolkien’s works on ...

Students demand more resources for sexual violence

In January of this year, President Obama created a White House Task Force of senior administration officials to address the increased rates of sexual assault on college campuses. In a ...

New chapter of Xi Kappa fraternity established by Brandeis students

The Brandeis community has recently seen the establishment of a new fraternity, Xi Kappa, an Asian-interest fraternity started by Brian Lee ’15, Eric Shen ’16, Brian Louis ’16, Justin Kwon ...

Take Back the Night march brings attention to sexual assault issues

Candles were handed out to everyone gathered on the Rabb Steps at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 for the annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march through campus. Participants ...

Zinner forum highlights CEO’s power to make social change By

On Tuesday evening, the Zinner Forum was held, sponsored by the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, the Sillerman Center and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. The ...

Harvard faces complaint with Office of Civil Rights

On March 28, two students at Harvard University filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights claiming that the school’s sexual assault policies violate protections set ...

Presidential candidates present platforms and answer questions

On Thursday, April 10, the night before official elections for President of Brandeis’ Student Union took place, the candidates, along with representatives from The Brandeis Hoot, The Justice, WBRS and ...