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Elena Weissmann

news editor

Elena is currently a news editor for The Herald. She's a junior from the dirty Jerz concentrating in Psychology and Public Policy, and some of her favorite things are peanut butter, running, and Paris. When she's not frantically studying neural pathways or lazing around watching The Office, you can find her eating spoonfuls of nutella or playing intramural soccer for her team, The Ball Busters. Their record is 0 wins and 11 losses.

Articles by Elena Weissmann (27)


This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 Comments are Disabled

A conservative nonprofit group called Turning Point USA recently started a project called “Professor Watchlist.”

University News

Higher Ed Roundup: Nov. 2, 2016

November 2, 2016 Comments are Disabled

An assistant professor at New York University claims he was placed on paid leave by the university, though administrators say it was voluntary.

University News

Higher Ed Roundup: Sept. 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 Comments are Disabled

College Republicans all split up over Trump; NMU faces criticism from free speech advocates; U. Tenn. administrators confront sexual assault concerns

University approves new winter term

University News

University approves new winter term

August 5, 2016 2 comments

Faculty members have approved a winter term, called Wintersession, that will feature 10 accelerated courses in January 2017.

Science & Research

Master’s programs see broad growth

December 1, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Enrollment in master’s programs has increased by 112 percent since fall 2007, while enrollment in doctoral programs has increased by only 5 percent.

Science & Research

For CS concentrators, ideas become apps

November 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The purposes of these apps can start out as simple ideas but transform into major ventures.

Andrews Commons serves pizza, cookie pies, brownies and paninis daily. Several students said they would like to see a wider variety of healthy options available on campus, specifically at Andrews.

Science & Research

Students chew out Dining Services over food

October 29, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Three pieces of breaded chicken from the V-Dub Dining Hall on Chicken Finger Friday packs in 430 calories.

Science & Research, University News

Q&A: Goodall reflects on memories from 55-year study

October 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled

In July 1960, Jane Goodall traveled from England to Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she began what would become her lifelong project and passion

Jane Goodall dreamed of working with chimpanzees from the age of 10 and spent over 50 years studying them in the wild. She addressed a packed crowd in Salomon 101 Monday night during a talk sponsored by Brown Lecture Board.

University News

Goodall spreads chimpanzee love to Brown

October 20, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Jane Goodall took the stage Monday night wearing a bright purple shawl and a necklace bearing a symbol of the African continent.

Grown in Petri dishes, mini-brains consist of neurons and supporting cells that form synaptic connections and produce complex networks. They resemble the standard brain of a rodent and open the door to new research.

Science & Research

Scientists create 3-D mini-brain

October 15, 2015 Comments are Disabled

University researchers have found a way to grow a brain in a Petri dish.