Student & Alumni News
May 11, 2022
This past spring, 11 students were awarded the Giumette Academic Achievement Award (GAAA). The GAAA recognizes currently enrolled sophomores who have distinguished themselves and made a significant contribution to the community during their first two years at Brandeis.
Scarlett (Tong) Ren & Noah Risley were 2 of the recipients. Scarlett is an international midyear student, majoring in the International and Global Studies Program and minoring in journalism. Noah Risley is an International and Global Studies Program and comparative literature double major and a legal studies minor. Learn more about all of the recipients and the award here.
October 28, 2021
Congratulations to Maria Aranibar '22 who received a BIPOC Creator Grant this year! The grant will support Maria, a non-binary artist, in expanding their jewlery design business, known to many in the Brandeis community and beyond as Cafecito Con Maria. Maria majors in Sociology and International & Global Studies with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Follow Maria on Instagram @ cafecitoconmaria
July 7, 2021
IGS Alum, Peniamina (Ben) Percival ’18, is headed to the Tokyo Olympics this month to compete in judo, representing his home country of Samoa.
June 1, 2021
Since graduating from Brandeis University in 2013, Brooklynite, creative producer, and dramaturg Iyvon Edebiri has been working hard to revolutionize the theater industry. Her most recent project, The Parsnip Ship, is a modern podcast play company bringing underproduced playwrights and artists to the digital stage.
January 25, 2021
Sophie Warren ’19 secured a seat in the Maine House of Representatives in November, besting the District 29 incumbent by just 230 votes. An Independent from Scarborough, she vows to work with both sides of the aisle to help Maine protect public health, aid economic recovery, emerge from the coronavirus pandemic and address the harmful effects of climate change.
October 14, 2020
Matt Kupfer’s work for an English-language newspaper in Ukraine took a strange turn last August, when President Trump tried to get the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden, his rival in the 2020 election. Suddenly Matt wasn’t covering allegations of corruption in a former Soviet state: instead, charges of abuse of power in Washington followed a paper trail back in Kyiv. It seemed every journalist in America needed Matt as a guide to twists and turns of a country where Russians, Europeans, and Americans were all fighting for influence.
November 29, 2020
Jennifer Almodovar Jimenez ’18 has been named a member of the newest class of Schwarzman Scholars, a prestigious program that provides graduate fellowships based in Beijing, China.
The Schwarzman Fellowship sends you to a special college at Tsinghua University, one of Beijing's finest, for a year of study alongside the best and brightest of China and the rest of the world. They're incredibly hard to get, and Jennifer's on her way to an amazing experience!