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COMMUNITY RESPONSE

SHUTTLE ACCIDENT

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organizations hosted multiple events for students and other community members in the wake of Saturday’s tragic shuttle accident. By NATALIE KAHN, ISABEL ROSETH, JANE FLAUTT AND ARIELLA WEISS JUSTICE EDITORS

In the aftermath of Saturday’s bus accident that devastated the Brandeis community, Jewish student groups and the Center for Spiritual Life hosted gatherings on Sunday and Monday to offer a space for students to come together, process emotions, and support one another. On Sunday evening, Brandeis Orthodox Minyan held a service, followed by a service by Brandeis Reform Chavurah and Masorti. Hillel made clear in their Instagram post announcing the events that “everyone is welcome” at any of the services and gatherings. Later that night, following the services, Hillel hosted a gathering at the Berlin Chapel. Around 50 community members came together to sing nigunim, or Jewish meditative melodies. Nigunim are wordless melodies sung in a group setting. There are no lyrics, but instead, repetitive sounds which everyone follows in turn. Noah Simon ’25 and Zac Gondel-

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#BRANDEISSTRONG: Community members added messages of condolence, support, and well-wishes to a banner.

man ’26 played guitar and led the group in song at the front of the chapel. Community members in attendance called out requests for nigunim to play. Attendees joined in the harmonies as they picked up on each new melody. Some cried and comforted others as they sang. Several students had their arms around one another. Gondelman said during a break between songs that he’s “so full of love and gratitude” for the Brandeis community. In an email interview with the Justice on Tuesday, Simon, a t’filah coordinator for Brandeis Reform Chavurah, said the purpose of the gathering was not to say words. Rather, he said, “the goal of the evening was to feel feelings, and that’s what nigunim are best at.” Simon told the Justice that while Hillel often comes together to sing, it is “never with such raw emotion or such urgency” as during Sunday’s event, which was planned that same afternoon. “I’ve never seen the Hillel community so close, with people of all denominations and levels of involvement present in the same space, feeling part of the whole,” he said. University President Ron Leibowitz and his family sat in the audience and participated in the nigunim. The University’s Senior Chaplain and Brandeis Hillel’s Executive Director Rabbi Seth Winberg sat beside students as well. The gathering lasted for around an hour.

Tragic shuttle accident shakes Brandeis community Resources available in ■ A Boston/Cambridge shuttle

crashed on Saturday night, resulting in one fatality and leaving dozens wounded.

By LEAH BREAKSTONE AND DALYA KOLLER JUSTICE EDITORS

Editor’s note: Justice editors Jen Crystal and Jane Flautt contributed to the reporting in this article. Content warning: The following article concerns recent tragic and traumatic events directly relating to members of the Brandeis community. A Brandeis Boston/Cambridge shuttle carrying students back to campus crashed on South Street on Saturday, Nov. 19, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Initial reports by the Boston Globe, WBUR, and the New York Times stated that students on the bus were coming back to campus from a Northeastern University Hockey game, but the shuttle is part of the regular transportation services offered by the University. In a press release on Facebook posted at 9 a.m. on Sunday, the Com-

monwealth of Massachusetts Middlesex district attorney reported the following details regarding the accident: Of the 28 people on the bus — 27 riders in addition to the driver — 27 were transported to varying hospitals in the area, and one student was pronounced dead at the scene. In a Nov. 20 email to the Justice, Assistant Vice President of Communications Julie Jette told the Justice that as of 7:50 p.m. on Sunday, two people remain in the hospital. The identity of the individual who tragically passed away as a result of the accident was disclosed to the Brandeis community in an email from University President Ron Liebowitz on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 20, following the identification by the Waltham Police Department. Liebowitz wrote that the individual, Vanessa Mark, was an “active and cherished member of the Brandeis community.” Vanessa was an undergraduate student, and though was on leave at the time, was still living in Waltham. Liebowitz emphasized that the University will remain in contact with Vanessa’s family over the coming days and will update the rest of the community regarding “the ways we will honor Vanessa’s memory.”

resources available to students, faculty, and staff at Brandeis for anyone who needs support at this time. By DALYA KOLLER AND JANE FLAUTT JUSTICE EDITORS

Students can contact the Brandeis Counseling Center 24/7 at 781-736-3730. The Golding Health Center can be reached at 781-2391948. If students need urgent care, they can reach the Brandeis University Emergency Medical Corps 24/7 at 781-736-3333. The nearest emergency room is Newton-Wellesley Hospital at 2014 Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02462. The National Suicide Hotline can be reached by dialing 988. The Dean of Students Office and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs will be open Monday through Wednesday this week. The Division of Student Affairs will be open the whole week through Thanksgiving break, per a statement from

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various Brandeis organizations, clubs, and departments for words of support and advice in light of Saturday's tragedy.

speaks on Saturday's shuttle accident, expressing our condolences and elaborating on the journalistic ethics of covering traumatic breaking news stories.

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All classes on Monday and Tuesday have been canceled to allow students to go home early for Thanksgiving break and be with their families as they process Saturday night’s events. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Fierke clarified in a Nov. 20 email that any assignments and class activities are postponed until after Thanksgiving break. In the aforementioned email, Liebowitz empathized with the Brandeis community, acknowledging that in addition to the “difficulty of absorbing such painful news,” the reality that many facts remain unclear and many questions remain unanswered causes the situation to be even more distressing. Liebowitz wrote that the University has been and will continue to work with the Waltham Police department throughout the investigation. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our students,” he stressed, “and we are committed to learning all that we can about how this happened. University leaders will continue to share information as we learn more.” No charges have been filed as of

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Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Andrea Dine on Sunday. Students can reach out to Student Accessibility Support at access@ brandeis.edu. Director of Student Accessibility Support Cara Streit and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Kim Godsoe encouraged students to reach out to SAS, their specific academic advisor, and/ or individual faculty members to answer any questions and get support. Brandeis Health and Wellness Promotion will have therapy dogs, snacks, and arts & crafts at the Shapiro Campus Center TV Lounge across from the Carl J. Shapiro Campus Center Theater on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will crafts and coloring in the SCC on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center for Spiritual Life will be open Monday through Wednesday this week. Students can reach the multi-faith chaplaincy at 781736-3570. Students can also contact the Center for Spiritual Life via email at slife@brandeis.edu. Both

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EDITOR’S NOTE In light of the recent bus accident, the Justice editorial board decided to make a one-time, special edition of the Justice to solely highlight the tragedy and the Brandeis community’s response. We will be back to a full issue Dec. 6.

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the Center and Brandeis Hillel continue to upload resources and support on their respective Instagram pages: @SpiritualLifeBrandeis and @Brandeis_Hillel. The Student Union has placed a banner in the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium where community members can leave sticky notes with well-wishes and other messages of support for those involved in the crash. Students are also able to add songs that “give them strength” to a “Strength, Love, and Healing” Spotify playlist that will play in the Atrium. Staff and faculty who may be struggling with this loss can receive assistance through the Employee As-

them, but it is critical for all of you to support one another.” Though classes are canceled for the rest of the week, Liebowitz clarified that there will be many opportunities for any students who plan on staying on campus to get the support they need. He stressed that “you really do have to process this and try to understand this.” After his speech, Liebowitz was seen walking over to a student who was crying, sitting next to them, and comforting them as the rest of the speeches continued. Student Union President Peyton Gillespie ’25 also spoke at the event, beginning by asking all students to “take a breath.” He recognized the hard work of Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, who responded on the scene Saturday night. He also acknowledged the work of Dine, Chief of Public Safety Matt Rushton, and the Brandeis Police for coordinating parts of emergency efforts and releasing information to University administrators, expressing his “sincere appreciation” on behalf of the community. He also thanked the Brandeis Counseling Center, Brandeis Hillel, and the Center for Spiritual Life for offering support and resources, as well as President Liebowitz and all of the faculty members who are working behind the scenes. Gillespie acknowledged the warmth and cohesiveness of the Brandeis student community, saying, “Thank you for your love for one another.” He told students that the University will continue to send out emails as new information arises and can be shared. He also said that “it is important to keep in mind that there is only so much that we as students can do,” and highlighted the resources available to students, including those offered by the BCC, Brandeis Hillel, and the Center for Spiritual Life. Dine concluded the gathering, choking up as she described the unity of the Brandeis community: “We come together even in tragedy,” she said. Dine praised the response from students,

press time, according to the Middlesex district attorney’s press release, and the cause of the crash is undergoing investigation by the DA’s Office, the Waltham Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the DA’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Police Crash Reconstruction Section. In another Nov. 20 email, Fierke, along with Stew Uretsky, executive vice president for Finance and Administration, and Andrea Dine, interim vice president for Student Affairs, continued to update students and faculty on the information the school had at the time. They recognized the difficulty of the situation considering that there is “incomplete information,” explaining that “given the number of injured people and the different hospitals to which they were taken, it is taking time to determine the status of everyone involved, including which passengers are Brandeis students.” The administration clarified that they have been in contact with hospitals in the area to “determine the status of other patients, and where possible have provided emergency contact information.” The email noted that even if and when all the identities of those involved in the crash are made clear to the University, “due to privacy concerns, the University will not be releasing a list of those who were injured.” In light of the tragedy, students gathered with the Student Union and members of Brandeis leadership on Sunday morning in the Shapiro Campus Center. Over 100 students and community members, including faculty and University administrators, attended in person, and over 300 additional people joined via Instagram Live. Liebowitz addressed the community, confessing that dealing with students’ safety is “the single most challenging aspect of my job.” He also told students that “it’s quite natural to react to this sort of thing and in some ways suppress them and not face

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS

alumni, faculty, and the broader community for reaching out and asking how they can help in the wake of the accident. Dine clarified that the Office of Student Affairs will be open throughout the week and emphasized that “we are truly here to serve and are with you in this tragic situation.” The Justice spoke with a member of BEMCo after the speakers concluded, asking about the status of the bus driver since no statements have been released about their condition. BEMCo could not comment on the medical status of any people involved in the accident at that time. The Justice also spoke with Director of Student Accessibility Support Cara Streit and Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Kim Godsoe immediately following the community gathering. Streit encouraged students to reach out to SAS, their academic advisor, or their individual faculty if they have any academic concerns or need support at this time. Neither Streit nor Godsoe were able to confirm any wide-scale plans for academic forgiveness in regard to the upcoming final exam period in the weeks following Thanksgiving Break. Later that day, an email was sent to all students clarifying that all assignments, tests, and class activities are postponed until after the break. A banner with “#BrandeisStrong” written across the top is currently on display in the SCC, and students were encouraged to write a message in support of those involved. The display is currently filled with post-it notes written by members of the Brandeis community, with numerous expressions of well-wishes, love, and support. This is a developing story. The Justice will continue to update this article online as more details become clear. —Editor’s note: Justice Editor Natalie Kahn is a member of BEMCo. She did not contribute to or edit this article.

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sistance Program. The Brandeis Emergency Fund is available to active undergraduate and graduate students experiencing unexpected financial emergencies that typically affect their ability to complete their studies and when other resources are not available. The Fund is allocated a maximum total budget of $200,000 per year, and it primarily provides resources to students with medium-tohigh demonstrated financial need (students with an Expected Family Contribution of approximately $35,000 or below, as determined by the FAFSA) who are experiencing unexpected financial emergencies when no other funds are available. Before receiving emergency funds,

students are expected to employ all other sources of funding, including federal loan funds if applicable to the student. The Brandeis Emergency Fund website states that students with medium, low, or no demonstrated financial need are not typically allocated emergency funding. The maximum amount of funds a student can receive in an academic year is $2,000 (this amount will be prorated if the student is attending for less than a full academic year). If you are aware of a highneeds student, undergraduate or graduate, who wants or needs to travel home earlier than expected, please direct them to complete an application for emergency funds.

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The Center for Spiritual Life hosted a “Gathering & Reflection” Monday evening in the Harlan Chapel. The event was hosted by Chaplain and Coordinator of Christian Life Karl LaClair, who stressed that all students were welcome, regardless of faith. “This is a space for all of you,” he said. Many community members attended; people continued to enter the chapel following the start of the event, with attendees overflowing through the doorway and out into the hall. “Tonight, we gather as a community — a community in mourning,” LaClair said. He acknowledged that the crash may be particularly impactful to students because the Boston/Cambridge shuttle is a “common” and “everyday” part of most students’ lives. He spoke about the fear and uncertainty that follows when “something we rely on day in and day out becomes questionable … [and] feels unsafe.” He told those gathered in the chapel to “find the things that are certain for you in the days ahead,” such as family, friends, and loved ones, adding, “We can rely on things that are certain.” “All of you are holding, in your own way, a level of

fear, a level of frustration, a level of anger. All of those feelings are holy and valid,” he said. “Look around this room and see the care that exists in this community … Continue to be that,” the chaplain urged. He encouraged attendees to place tea lights on a table and offer their prayers as they lit them. Many people got up to do so, although none spoke theirs aloud. “There will be other opportunities for coming together after break, with a much larger capacity than tonight,” LaClair told the group, tightly packed into the small chapel. As the event came to an end, attendees slowly started clearing out of the building. Some headed to the Shapiro Campus Center Atrium, where LaClair said community members could continue to gather. Others stayed behind, sitting in the pews or lighting tea lights. Some stood in the chapel and talked, cried with, and hugged one another. LaClair remained in the chapel afterwards to sit with and speak to community members who wished to stay. The Justice spoke to LaClair immediately following the event. He said he was grateful for how many people attended the gathering. The high turnout, he said, shows that “people

are hurting” and are seeking out places “to hurt together.” During the event, LaClair also referred to local news organizations’ reporting and interactions with the Brandeis community. At the start of his speech, he noted that some outside media coverage had incorrectly portrayed the nature of this gathering. A Boston Globe article published Monday evening in remembrance of Vanessa Mark, the student who died in the shuttle accident, described the event held Monday night as a “vigil.” However, all of these events on Sunday and Monday were clearly advertised by Hillel and the Center for Spiritual Life as gathering spaces to support students reeling from this event, rather than a formal remembrance for Vanessa. As LaClair concluded the event, he encouraged attendees to leave in a certain direction to avoid off-campus news outlets waiting outside the chapel. He said that the reporters from various news organizations had been instructed not to approach students with questions. At least one member of a television news crew was observed asking to speak with students as they walked toward the chapel for the event.

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AFTERMATH: Tire marks, vehicle debris, and demolished trees were left on the scene the day after the shuttle accident that shook up the Brandeis community.


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This editorial board urges Waltham Police, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, and the City of Waltham to acknowledge the error in their original statement that they later correct. And, we ask news organizations reporting on the crash to make efforts to correct their reports and stories that they have already released, and to make sure all future reporting and press releases accurately reflect the information available at the time. We also hope the University will do what it can to push for these corrections and provide outside sources with updated information. This board urges journalists covering this tragedy to respect the privacy of students on campus dealing with the aftermath of this accident. Members of this board were approached by local news reporters outside a Brandeis chapel where the Center for Spiritual Life was hosting a community gathering on Monday in response to the accident. We ask

reporters to please remember that they are talking to people who just experienced a traumatic event, and to respect the emotions and mental health of those directly and indirectly involved. It is the ethical obligation of members of the press to take an empathetic and trauma-aware approach to reporting on a story of this nature. This board reiterates its admiration and appreciation for the first responders of Saturday night’s accident, as well as for those working diligently to create spaces for healing and community. Brandeis is a beacon of love, and these tragic circumstances have showcased the resiliency of our community. #BrandeisStrong —Editor’s note: Justice Editor Natalie Kahn ’23 is a member of BEMCo. She did not contribute to or edit the section pertaining to BEMCo.

EDITORIAL A message from the Justice editorial board In light of the recent tragic shuttle accident on Saturday night, the Justice editorial board would like to offer our deepest condolences to the students, friends, families, and others who have been impacted by this event. We especially want to express our sadness and condolences to the friends and family of Vanessa Mark. Our hearts go out to those who were on the bus, and we hope that everyone injured in the crash makes a speedy recovery. This board sincerely thanks the various organizations and departments within and outside of Brandeis who responded to the accident. In particular, thank you to the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, Brandeis and local emergency responders, the Brandeis Student Union, and every community member who offered help to those immediately impacted by the crash. Throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning, many Brandeis students and Waltham community members went to social media to give support to anyone who needed it, from offering to drive people to and from hospitals to sharing information and love between friends and family. We also encourage the University to provide additional support to the BEMCo students who responded to the scene Saturday night, as these students, while they are emergency responders, have most likely not had to deal with such an extreme and traumatic experience. We would also like to acknowledge the continuous efforts made by several University departments to support students. Health and Wellness Promotion, the Center for Spiritual Life, Hillel, and academic departments have provided students with resources and activities, ranging from therapy dogs to hot beverages and snacks to arts and crafts. These events are scheduled to take place at various locations and times throughout the week. As journalists, we at the Justice are well aware of the challenges that come with reporting on developing stories, especially stories that concern the immediate medical well-being of fellow Brandeis community members. With new information, updates, and clarifications about the accident being released throughout Saturday night and the following days, we recognize the efforts taken by local news organizations, the University, and city and county agencies to keep people updated about the accident and the aftermath. As we await explanatory details of the crash, we urge sensitivity in their sharing and resharing.

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However, this editorial board is concerned about the inaccurate information that continues to be referenced in both official statements and high-profile, national reporting around what happened on Saturday. The official joint statement released on Facebook that was corrected Monday evening by the Waltham Police Department and the Middlesex County district attorney’s office claimed the shuttle bus that crashed was transporting students ”[to] Brandeis University from a hockey game at Northeastern University.” This statement is false. The shuttle is part of a regular route between Brandeis, Cambridge, and Boston that typically runs four days a week (Thursday-Sunday). This board criticizes the prolific nature of this inaccurate information because it implies that the shuttle was transporting riders to a special event, when in reality this bus was part of a regular and widely-used schedule, meaning any number of Brandeis students could have been on this bus. This inaccurate and misleading statement was repeated in initial reports by the New York Times, Boston’s WBUR, and the Boston Globe in their coverage of the crash. Furthermore, the official City of Waltham Twitter account not only repeated the false hockey game detail in a Sunday post about the crash, but it also referred to it as a “horrible roll over accident.” Although information being circulated on social media immediately following the crash claimed the shuttle had flipped, this was determined to be incorrect less than two hours following the crash. Another post referred to the crash as a “mass casualty event.” While this is an accurate term to refer to multiple injuries and/or deaths, the average person may interpret this phrase as indicative of multiple deaths rather than a combination of injuries and fatalities. These are just some of the inaccurate, or unclear easily refutable details being circulated in the news and in communications from local government agencies. Students, parents, and other Brandeis and Waltham community members are relying on official sources and trusted news outlets to provide accurate information in the wake of this tragedy. This editorial board urges Waltham Police, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, and the City of Waltham to acknowledge the error in their original statement that they later correct. And, we ask news organizations reporting on the crash to make efforts to correct their reports

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Firefighters and the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps provided emergency assistance after the shuttle accident, along with the Waltham Police Department.

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COMMUNITY: The Brandeis Light of Reason installation offers a reflection space for students during this time and serves as an emblem of community.

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