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David Weil

Community Message: Dean Weil nominated to serve in the Biden administration

Heller News Release
June 03, 2021

Dear Heller Community,

I am writing to share that I have been nominated by President Biden to serve as the next Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in the U.S. Department of Labor. I had the privilege of serving in that same role under President Obama from 2014 to 2017, and it is with great honor that I have accepted the opportunity to serve this new administration under the leadership of President Biden and Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh...

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Charlotte Powley

Heller in the News
June 11, 2021

‘A Necessity': Bill Would Make Menstrual Products Mandatory at Mass. Schools, Prisons

Charlotte Powley, PhD'20, describes how her dissertation research supports the need for mandatory availability of menstrual products in Massachusetts schools on NBC10.

David Weil

Heller in the News
June 11, 2021

Brandeis Dean Poised To Join Walsh At Labor Department

WGBH News covers Dean David Weil's nomination by President Biden to return to his former position as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Heller in the News
June 10, 2021

Recent & Recommended Books on Black Homeownership

The Washington Informer includes "The Hidden Cost of Being African American" by Professor Thomas Shapiro on its list of books on Black homeownership.

Heller in the News
June 10, 2021

Erika J. Smith appointed Conn’s new Dean of the College

Connecticut College has named Heller alumna Erika Smith, PhD'12, its new dean of the college.

David Weil, Stuart Altman, Lisa Lynch, Jack Shonkoff

Heller News Release
June 08, 2021

Four Heller Deans on Navigating Crises and Community Resilience

University Professor Anita Hill moderated a June 3 panel discussion between Dean David Weil and former Deans Stuart Altman, Jack Shonkoff and Lisa Lynch.

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Heller in the News
June 08, 2021

Caste discrimination cause for concern among US organisations

The Times of India notes that Brandeis University is the first U.S. university to ban caste-based discrimination, an achievement spearheaded by Heller's Center for Global Development and Sustainability.

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Heller News Release
June 04, 2021

Public Health Experts Discuss Strategies for State to Reach Herd Immunity

Massachusetts health leaders discuss the state's redoubled efforts to reach those who doubt the efficacy of the vaccine, as well as those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Heller in the News
June 04, 2021

Local leaders build pressure on Biden to cancel student loans

Research from the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity (formerly the Institute on Assets and Social Policy) regarding student debt and the racial wealth gap cited in The Hill.

Heller in the News
June 03, 2021

Sudders Likens Door-to-Door Vaccination Effort to Campaign

State House News Service covers a recent Massachusetts Health Policy Forum focused on addressing vaccine hesitancy in the Commonwealth.

Andrew Kolodny, MD

Heller in the News
June 03, 2021

Healey Says Sackler Family Trying To "Hijack And Abuse Bankruptcy Process" To Shield Themselves

In WGBH, Andrew Kolodny comments on a proposed settlement plan from the Sackler family in response to lawsuits related to its involvement in the opioid epidemic.

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum with red diamond logo

Heller in the News
June 03, 2021

Get Your Vaccine, And A $25 Gift Card, On Your Next Trip To Market Basket

WBUR previews the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum's forum about vaccine hesitancy in Massachusetts and strategies to attain an optimum level of vaccinated residents.

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Heller in the News
June 03, 2021

Uber Critic David Weil Tapped for Second Stint as DOL Wage Chief

Bloomberg Law reports that David Weil has been selected for a return to his Obama-era post as the U.S. Labor Department’s wage-hour chief, the nation’s top enforcer of minimum pay and overtime laws.

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