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Community conversations

Since 2005 those looking for a forum to discuss and understand community issues found one in The Hoot.

When The Hoot was first chartered in 2004, co-founder Igor Pedan told the Justice that he wanted to bring a focus back … Read More...

Residence Life considers subsidizing CA meal plans

A Department of Residence Life proposal outlining ideas to further compensate Community Advisors with meal plans was presented last Friday to administrators.

Currently, according to Rich DeCapua, the Director of Residence Life, Brandeis is one of only a few schools … Read More...

Library adjusts 24-hour security

LTS has implemented changes to increase security, comfort, and relieve stress for the 24/7 session this year in response to overflowing trash, a used condom found in a stairwell, and a group of beer bottles tucked away on Farber Mezzanine … Read More...

Clubs react to F-board reform

Performance-oriented clubs reacted this week following an announcement from Treasurer Choon Woo Ha 08 on Sunday that clubs Finance Board funded clubs will no longer be able to charge Brandeis undergrads for admission, services, or items for their events next … Read More...

Pollack to be removed June 2008

In response to the rapidly rising construction prices in the Boston area, Brandeis University has attempted to accomplish as much of its prioritized scheduled construction as quickly as possible, most recently announcing the future removal of Pollack Fine Arts Teaching … Read More...

Brandeis graded C in report on college eco-sustainability

The Sustainable Endowments Institute, a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability research and education, issued Brandeis a C grade in the 2008 College Sustainability Report Card released Wednesday morning.

The report assessed the 200 public and private universities with the … Read More...

Finance board chooses not to disclose recusals

Responding to several inquiries from The Hoot, the Finance Board chose not to discuss which of its members recused themselves during the Fall Marathon in September. During that period, the F-board allocated over $186,000 of the Student Activities Fund amongst … Read More...

Construction exacerbates access issues for disabled

Despite actions being taken by the University, the campus is far from easily accessible for those who are operating wheelchairs, say students. With several construction projects underway, wheelchair users say they are struggling to navigate campus with growing numbers of … Read More...

Donor gives millions for disability

After over a year of negotiations, the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation has given the Heller School for Social Policy and Management a $5 million grant to found the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy.

This new Institute will be situated … Read More...

Public Safety issues warning after car break-ins and thefts

Three cars with shattered side windows were found at the Charles River apartment parking lots Wednesday morning by Brandeis police officers on patrol, said sources from the Department of Public Safety.

After contacting the cars owners it was discovered that … Read More...

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