Recent News

2021-21 Academic Year

ENACT students listen to Massachusetts state Sen. Becca Rausch at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Elaina Pevide (front row, second from right) at a February 2020 ENACT event at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

Photo Credit: David J. Weinstein

February 15, 2021

"Like most Americans," writes former ENACT Labor Network fellow Elaina Pevide ’20 in a Feb. 15, 2021, article on Ms. magazine's website, "my upbringing did not prepare me for advocacy work. As a child in Fall River, Massachusetts — a working class, post-industrial mill city — the term “lobbying” had no use in my vocabulary and simply sounded lofty and inaccessible. I pictured members of Congress, miles away from Massachusetts, making decisions on behalf of my community. There were no paths clear to me as to how I could be a part of the changemaking."

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Melissa Stimell

January 7, 2021

Melissa Stimell, who has served as interim director of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life for the past two years, has been named the center's new director. She succeeds Daniel Terris, who departed Brandeis in late 2018 to serve as dean of the Al-Quds Bard College of Liberal Arts.

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Sophia Warren

November 4, 2020

Running as an independent, Warren, a self-employed online merchandise seller, defeated incumbent Rep. Shawn Babine for the House District 29 seat, which covers part of the town of Scarborough.

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Photo Credit: Noah Zeitlin/The Justice

October 20, 2020

The Ethics Center's Leigh Swigart and David Weinstein spoke with The Justice about their role in the formation of the VoteDeis coalition, a nonpartisan campus initiative dedicated to ensuring all eligible students are registered and have a plan to vote.

October 6, 2020

The ENACT program at Brandeis University organizes nonpartisan Brandeis campus coalition supporting voter registration and participation.

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Homepage of ENACT's new online platform.

September 15, 2020

Brandeis students Hangyu Du ’21 and Nicole (Huiyan) Zhang ’21 create enactnetwork.org, a custom digital resource sharing platform for the national ENACT network, with support from a grant from the New York-based Teagle Foundation.