Friday, May 3, 2013
Check out what's happening in Waltham today.
Today's weather forecast -- 63 degrees and sunny. Lyman Estate is holding an herb sale at 10 a.m. Brandeis University will host a seminar on self-publishing at 10:30 a.m. Stay up to date wiht Waltham news with our free, daily newsletter. The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Waltham soon.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Officer allegedly swore at student according to campus paper.
Brandeis University Police are investigating a campus police officer for allegedly using inappropriate language with a student, according to The Justice, the campus student newspaper. A student, whom the paper only identified as "Brian" told the publication the officer asked him if whether he was "challenged" during a dispute over the student parking illegally. Brian was allegedly parked in a fire hydrant zone, but told the officer he had not realized it, according to the newspaper. The officer the told the student, "Are you [expletive] stupid? Are you challenged?” the paper reported. The officer attempted to reach the student by phone prior to the incident but Brian said he picked up his phone "the first time it was called," according …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Check out what is happening today in Waltham.
Today's weather forecast -- 41 degrees and snow showers. Toastmasters International will hold their meeting at 7 p.m. Brandeis University will host a parent support group at 7:15 p.m. The Waltham School Committee will eet at 7:30 p.m. at Waltham High School. Check out our Waltham Patch Facebook page. Be sure to 'like' it for updates!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The incident allegedly occurred at a Dartmouth Street residence.
Waltham Police and Brandeis University Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred between Jan. 18 and Jan. 20, according to The Justice, the school’s student newspaper. Brandeis University Public Safety Director Ed Callahan confirmed the investigation to the newspaper saying the incident occurred at a Dartmouth Street residence. No arrests had been made as of Feb. 4. Separately, the University is conducting its own investigation, according to the Justice. The newspaper could not independently confirm whether the recent suspension of a Zeta Beta Tau fraternity member was connected to the alleged assault. ZBT is comprised of Brandeis students, according to The Justice. However, ZBT officials are urging their members…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Hollywood star will be at Brandeis University in Waltham in February to talk about THRIVE-Gulu.
Eliza Dushku will take time away from her television and film career to speak about one of her other passions – social justice in Uganda. The Watertown High School graduate and her mother Judy, will speak at Brandeis University about THRIVE-Gulu, the non-governmental organization they founded in Uganda to address issues of child soldiers and sex slavery and other post-conflict issues. Dushku is the keynote speaker for Brandeis's Ethics Center and the Student Union's "social justice festival" on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life's has the following release on its web site about the event: The Ethics Center and the Student Union present Brandeis University's second annual weeklong…
Monday, December 17, 2012
A Brandeis University student recently died during a leave of absence from the school.
A Brandeis University student died on Sunday, Dec. 16, according to the campus student newspaper, The Justice. Jonathan Roth, 21, of Teaneck, New Jersey, had taken a leave of absence for the fall semester and was not on campus when he died, a university official told the newspaper. He did not specify how Roth died. Funeral services are planned for Roth in New Jersey, according to the newspaper.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A coyote may have bit a college student in Waltham on Dec. 12.
A Brandeis University student was bit by an animal on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in what a university official said could have been a coyote. "This morning, university police received a report of a student being bitten by an animal, possibly a coyote in the vicinity of Ziv Quad and the Shapiro Campus Center. The student is undergoing medical treatment as a result of this incident," Brandeis University Director of Public Safety Edward M. Callahan wrote in a Dec. 12 email to the campus. A university spokesman confirmed that email was sent and referred further questions to Callahan. Callahan could not be immediately reached. Waltham residents tweeted sightings of a pack of coyotes in the Forest Street area on Wednesday night. Also, animal control …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
About 250 students are being tested for the disease.
A Brandeis University student has fallen ill with tuberculosis, according to the Boston Globe. As a result, the university is testing 250 students. The stricken student was diagnosed on Dec. 3 and is being treated in isolation, according to the Globe. About five students who had further contact with the ill student have already been tested and are awaiting results. Tuberculosis is a contagious disases that impacts the lungs. Symptoms can include a cough for more than three weeks, weakness, chills, fever and weight loss among other others. If not treated, it can be fatal. Individuals contract it by breating infected air droptlets from others who have TB, according to the Globe.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Brandeis University students had been planning to bring the famed performer to Waltham.
Bob Dylan will not be coming to Waltham to perform, at least for now, according to the Brandeis University student newspaper, The Justice. Brandeis students had been pushing to bring the famed performer to campus to perform in the spring, but Brandeis administartors declined to approve Dylan coming to campus by the required deadline, according to the student newspaper. Students had been pushing to bring Dylan to an on-campus music festival planned for the spring. Now, students are reworking plans for the spring music festival, according to The Justice.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Bob Dylan may visit Waltham soon to perform.
Brandeis University is considering bring famed musician Bob Dylan to their campus to perform in the spring. While plans are not yet final, the concert could be open to the general public as well as students. Do you want Bob Dylan to come to Waltham? Tell us in the comments section below.