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Brandeis University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
415 South St
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Phone
(781) 736-2000
Email address
admissions@brandeis.edu
School Information
"There is no other place like Brandeis. As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. At Brandeis, you will discover a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century." The university enrolls over 5,800 students, employs over 540 faculty, and offers 43 majors and 47 minors. (Source: https://www.brandeis.edu/about/index.html) (Source: https://www.brandeis.edu/about/facts/index.html) (Source: https://www.brandeis.edu/learning/index.html)
General Information
Brandeis University has changed its training/orientation for students. The university created a "whites-only" space for Caucasian students so they can learn how they "oppress non-whites". An economist filed a federal discrimination complaint, and an update is expected. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The University’s Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and anti-racist educator Kate Slater wrote a post on Instagram following the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd where she states that she hates “whiteness” and that “all white people are racist.”
Resources
  • Brandeis University created a "whites-only" space for Caucasian students so they can learn how they "oppress non-whites". An economist filed a federal discrimination complaint.
  • On January 10, 2022, the university’s Heller School hosted a 7-Day Anti-Racism Challenge workshop.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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