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Sylvia Hassenfeld, trustee and celebrated leader, dead at 93

She was the first female president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). She oversaw the rescue of Jews and Muslims from Sarajevo and aided in the rescue of ...

Thefts consistent throughout summer

The Aug. 10 media log released by the Brandeis University Police Department included three thefts, part of a grim pattern throughout this summer’s media logs, which have consistently featured at ...

Title IX training scheduled for student employees

An email was sent out last month to various directors of student groups laying out the details behind Title IX training for student employees, with a complimentary lunch to be ...

Department of Community Living welcomes new director

The newest face in the Brandeis community is Timothy Touchette, the new director of community living. Touchette began working at Brandeis on Aug. 11, in plenty of time for the ...

Brandeis think tank works to combat drug abuse

In June, Brandeis University hosted a meeting between the governors of five New England states, who gathered to discuss the problems of prescription drug abuse and overdoses and strove to ...

Brandeis responds to sexual assault allegations

This past April, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel addressed the Brandeis community in an email with an “Update on Sexual Assault Prevention.” In the email, Flagel ...

Striking out ALS: from ice baths to Brandeis labs

As newsfeeds become bombarded with home videos of the ALS challenge, with individuals willingly dousing themselves with buckets of ice cold water, even celebrities such as Lady Gaga, David Beckham ...

Suspension of Al-Quds partnership still a source of controversy

On Nov. 15, 2013, a rally took place at Al-Quds University in the West Bank. Demonstrators marched in dark military gear and held large, fake weapons. In a report issued ...

Professor Allen Grossman dead at 82

On June 27, the Brandeis community lost Professor Allen Grossman Ph.D. ’60, to complications from Alzheimer's disease. Grossman was an acclaimed poet and respected academic who also taught at Brandeis ...

Brandeis mailroom transitions to Xerox, longtime 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 ...