Alumni of Color Network

The Brandeis Alumni of Color (AOC) Network welcomes any graduates who wish to connect with alumni of color or stay abreast of issues relating to diversity, at the University and beyond. The AOC Network provides opportunities for professional development, social engagement and mentoring and a directory of those who self-identify as either an alumna/us of color as well as  any alumnus who wishes to participate. Sign up to get more information, including an upcoming online directory as well as Facebook and LinkedIn groups.


Wien scholar Aichuk Tripura ’22 follows in father’s footsteps

Aichuk Tripura ’22 followed in the footsteps of his father, Prashanta Tripura '86, and arrived to Brandeis from Bangladesh through the Wien International Scholarship Program. The program, which celebrates its 60th anniversary on March 9, encourages recipients to use their Brandeis education to become engaged global citizens.

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Alumni Profile

Hortense J. Spillers, PhD’74, receives Alumni Achievement Award

The American literary critic, black feminist scholar and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University was honored with the award at the Brandeis AAAS 50th Anniversary commemoration.

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Hortense J. Spillers, PhD’74
Alumni Profile

Hortense J. Spillers, PhD’74, to be honored with Alumni Achievement Award

The pioneering American literary critic, black feminist scholar and educator will receive the award during the African and African American Studies (AAAS) 50th Anniversary Commemoration on Feb. 8-9.

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An image from the winter 2018 Brandeis Magazine cover - a protest sign reading "Black Studies Matter"
Campus News

Read the Winter 2018/2019 issue of Brandeis Magazine online

Learn about the history of the African and African-American studies department from professor Chad Williams and much more!

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AAAS 50th Commemoration, Brandeis University
Campus News

Brandeis Department of African and African-American Studies to celebrate 50th Anniversary

Join us Feb. 8-9 for a celebration that will include keynote speakers and participants Angela Davis ’65, Julieanna Richardson ’76, Hortense Spillers PhD’74 and Askia Touré.

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Christian Nunez ’19 wants to pay it forward

When Christian Nunez '19 was assigned to an internship with the Boston Teen Police Academy he wasn't sure what to think.

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Focus turns to Professor Anita Hill as Kavanaugh accusations unfold

As questions swirl about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who stands accused of sexual misconduct by high-school classmated Christine Blasey Ford and college classmate Deborah Ramirez, attention has turned to University Professor Anita Hill.

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Iyvon Edebiri '13 interviewing playwright Brian Otaño for an episode of The Parsnip Ship
Alumni Profile

Bringing new voices to American theater, one podcast at a time

On each episode of The Parsnip Ship, Iyvon Edebiri '13 – with help from Brandeis classmates Todd Kirkland ’13 and Jesse Manning ’13 – introduces diverse playwrights to new audiences by evoking the spirit of radio plays.

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Campus News

Brandeis and Hampton University renew science partnership

The two universities will work together to increase diversity in the sciences and develop new materials.

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Watch University Professor Anita Hill on "Last Week Tonight"

On his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, John Oliver interviewed University Professor Anita Hill about today's #MeToo movement.

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Past Event Wrap-Ups

Upcoming Events

  • "Marshall" Screening & Discussion with Screenwriter Michael Koskoff '63

    October 21, 2018

    More than 145 alumni, families and friends of Brandeis gathered at the AMC Empire Theater in New York City's Times Square to view the award-winning movie "Marshall" and meet the film's screenwriter Michael Koskoff '63. ... Immediately following the film, he shared some background before taking questions from the audience. The event was chaired by the Alumni of Color Network, Arts Alumni Network, the Lawyers Network.

  • Brandeis vs. Emory Basketball Alumni Reception

    February 18, 2018

    More than 45 alumni, families and students gathered to cheer on the Men’s and Women’s Brandeis basketball teams at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.... During half-time, they enjoyed a catered reception that was chaired by Vanessa Alamo ’13.

  • Atlanta New Student Sendoff

    August 15, 2017

    Trustee Curtis Tearte '73 and his wife, Jylla, hosted a New Student Sendoff at their home in Atlanta, welcoming incoming students from the Class of 2021 to Brandeis.... Nearly 70 members of the Brandeis community attended, including members of the Atlanta Posse, current students, alumni, parents and Kim Godsoe, associate provost for academic affairs.

  • Intercultural Center celebrates 25th anniversary

    April 28, 2017

    Alumni return to campus to join students, faculty and staff in celebrating ICC's historic milestone.... Events included a welcome reception on Friday night, followed by a full day of programming on Saturday: a tour of the Gender & Sexuality Center; a keynote address by Janice Johnson Dias '94; a panel discussion featuring members of the Push Committee, the founders of the ICC; and the ICC’s annual cultural showcase, Culture X.