Friday, November 9, 2012
Bob Dylan could be coming to Waltham next year.
Brandeis University students are pushing school officials to host a folk music festival next spring that would bring famed singer Bob Dylan to its Waltham campus, according The Justice, the student newspaper. While a university official said the college was open to the idea, Senior Vice President of Students & Enrollment Andrew Flgael said the idea poses several challenges, according to The Justice. It could cost as much as $300,000 to host Dylan and the university would have to address whether it would open the concert to attendees other than students, Flagel told The Justice. The plan, at this point, would bring Dylan to campus for the first day of a two-day festival that would be free for students, according to The Justice. Non-…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Local students predicted problems for state laboratory.
Brandeis Unviersity students, in a study, predicted a lack of funding would lead to major issues at the William A. Hinton State Labratory Institute which is now under scrutiny after former state chemist Annie Dookhan allegedly faked results at the lab, according to the Boston Herald. In the paper, titled "Advocacy For Public Change", three students warned that low funding levels for the lab could eventually lead to disaster, according to the newspaper. The paper, however, does not predict that a chemist would allegedly fake results. The study says low funding could lead to the spread of diseases that would pose health risks for state residents, according to the Herald.
Robber escaped with several items.
A Brandeis University student was mugged recently on the Charles River walkway, acording to the school's student newspaper, The Justice. The student was attacked on the Riverwalk near Moody Street on Oct. 16 and the robber escaped with a wallet, personal items and an unspecified amount of money, according to the newspaper's website. Brandeis University public safety officials are advising students avoid dipslaying electronic devices when walking in public and to be aware of their surroundings, according to the Justice website. They also suggested walking with friends.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Shapiros made their first donation to Brandeis in 1950.
Ruth Shapiro, one of the major benefactors of Brandeis University, has died, according to the university. Shapiro, who died on Sunday, Oct. 14, was 95, according to the university website. Shapiro and her husband Carl made their first donation to the university in 1950 for $10 and later donated millions for several projects, according to the university. The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Admissions Center, Carl J. Shapiro Science Center and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center all bear their names. Both have previously served in university positisions. Ruth Shapiro, a 1937 graduate of Wellesley College served as a fellow while her husband, now 99, previously served as a trustee, according to the university. Despite their generosity, the couple faced …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Brandeis University has sold its presidential mansion.
Brandeis University has sold its president's mansion in Newton for a cool $2 million, according to the Boston Herald. The 66 Beaumont Ave. home sold for around $2.06 million to the Pike family after Brandeis President Fred Lawrence chose not to move into it but instead live in the Watch Factory Lofts in Waltham to be closer to the student population, according to the Herald. The house which is configured for entertaining guests, was on the market for five months, according to the Herald. A Brandeis spokesman told the Herald said he expected the university to keep the sale's proceeds for now.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Peapod.com is first in U.S. to launch virtual grocery stores.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The following is a press release. A virtual grocery store is coming to the Brandeis commuter rail stop in Waltham. Peapod.com, the nation’s leading Internet grocer, announced the launch of more than 100 virtual grocery stores at commuter rail stations in Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. The first of its kind in the U.S., the virtual store technology features billboards of larger-than-life grocery aisles on the train platforms. Billboards have been installed at the following Massachusetts train stations – Attleboro, Brandeis, Canton Junction, Dedham Corp., Franklin, Framingham, Haverhill, Newburyport, Norwood, Central N. Billerica, Salem, S. Acton, Swamscott & Wakefield. Commuters …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Waltham Police are investigating the case.
A Brandeis University student was found dead on Sept. 3 after apparently committing suicide, according to the school's student newspaper, The Justice. Brandeis Police found Akshay R. Venkatesh, of the class of 2014, dead in a dorm room after performing a wellness check on him, according to the paper. University President Fred Lawrence informed students in an email yesterday, according to the paper. A community meeting was held at 9 p.m. on Sept. 3 where university officials and students remembered Venkatesh, according o the paper. Waltham Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office are investigating the case, according to the Justice.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Fencer Tim Morehouse is competing in the 2012 summer Olympics.
Tim Morehouse, a Brandeis alum competiting as fencer in the 2012 summer Olympics, lost his bid for the gold medal in the men's individual sabre event on Sunday, July 29. Morehouse defeated Veniamin Reshetnikov, of Russia, 15-6 in the round of 32 match and then beat Dmitri Lapkes, of Belarus, 15-13 in a round of 16 match, according to the NBC Olympics results website. Morehouse, however, lost to Diego Occhiuzzi, of Italy, 15-9 in the top eight round. "Thank you everyone! Top8 at the Olympics. Your support meant a lot," Morehouse tweeted during the competition. Morehouse comepetes again on Aug. 3 in the team sabre event. Follow Morehouse with our ongoing coverage of his comeptitions.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
With dozens of local athletes and hundreds of events finding who is on when is tough, but here are the times for Massachusetts' Olympians.
The excitement of the 2012 London Olympics begins in a few days, but there are many events that finding the ones you want to watch can be tough. Patch has sifted through the schedules so you will know when the local athletes will be in action. NBC and its networks announced it will show every event, so no matter who you are rooting for you should be able to find his or her competition. Some will be streamed live on the NBC Olympics website’s Live Extra. The opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics are not until Friday, but the competition begins Wednesday including the U.S. women’s soccer team’s game against France at noon Eastern time on NBC Sports Network. See when Olympians from the Bay State will compete: Note: All of the events…
Monday, July 16, 2012
See what events are happening today in Waltham.
Today's weather forecast - 94 degrees and sunny. WeightWatchers will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. at 101 School St. Having trouble seeing Waltham patch on Facebook? If so, check this out. After three years without a director, Brandeis University has chosen a new chief of its Rose Art Museum. Sign up for Waltham Patch's daily newsletter to stay current on city news.