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Reflections on a year in the trenches

Volume eight of The Brandeis Hoot doesn’t look like the other volumes. The paper itself is brighter, the dot gain finer, the text tighter and the masthead considerably longer. But one thing hasn’t changed: The… Read More...

DOJ, DOE offer new road map for attaining diversity

The Obama administration released new guidelines this week detailing its interpretation of the law, under a series Supreme Court cases, on affirmative action and race-based admissions decisions in college admissions. The open memo by the… Read More...

Waltham man killed by hit and run

A Waltham resident is dead and another has been charged with vehicular homicide after a hit-and-run car crash near the intersection of Church and School streets before Thanksgiving. Waltham resident Blanca Contreras, 29, struck 39-year-old… Read More...

Bates College names Harvard VP new president

Bates College named Ava Clayton Spencer, Harvard University’s vice president for policy, as its new president. Spencer will begin work as Bates’ eighth president on July 1. A Winchester, Mass., native, Spencer has worked closely… Read More...

With Union prodding, C-Store hours expanded

Senator of the Class of 2014 Ricky Rosen successfully negotiated with Dining Services to test a pilot expansion of the C-Store hours, extending Saturday night from midnight to 2 a.m., and the university announced that… Read More...

Brandeis volunteers in service program at Waltham school

Volunteers from the Brandeis and Waltham community came together Monday evening at the Stanley Elementary School to host Stanley Family Night, an event featuring nearly 30 activity booths for children as part of the university’s… Read More...

Musical 'Urinetown' makes a splash

The wonderful thing about “Urinetown: The Musical” is that it knows not to take itself too seriously. Tympanium Euphorium’s production, directed by Johanna Wickemeyer ’12 with assistant director Lizzy Benway ’14, truly took that to… Read More...

Boris' Kitchen celebrates comedy with annual sketch show

Boris’ Kitchen is fairly well-known around campus. You can spot a member of the group coming from a mile away. From their members’ iconic black shirts with signature font worn around campus, to the simple… Read More...

'Proof' explores insanity and mathematics

“Too often evidence is confused with proof.” This is what director Jessie Field ’13 wrote in her director’s note about Free Play’s “Proof,” put on last weekend. It is an apt line to keep in… Read More...

Break away from the boring: exceptional X-Mas movies

’Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the land, more Christmas movies were airing than even I could withstand. In the month before Christmas, every channel on television pulls out their Christmas movies and… Read More...
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