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Brandeis Community Farm brings sustainable agriculture to students

On the roof of the Gerstenzang Science Library, you will see rows and rows of fresh produce growing from rich organic soil. The Brandeis Community Farm, formerly known as the Farmer’s Club, is run by… Read More...

Spilling the beans on Cafe Undergrounds

Brandeis is a campus that runs on coffee. From Einstein’s, to Dunkin’ Donuts, to Starbucks and Peet’s Coffee, many students depend on the rush of caffeine to get them through their intense days filled with… Read More...

Meet the CORE Committee

Each year as a wide-eyed group of new first-year and transfer students descend upon campus in late August, they are greeted by energetic Brandeis students. Known to them as their Orientation Leaders (OLs), sporting anything… Read More...

An in-depth look at Brandeis’ religious identity—Part 1: The History

This year, The Hoot’s Features section began an examination of religion at Brandeis University. As Brandeis students, we have often heard that Brandeis is a nonsectarian institution with its roots in the Jewish community. What… Read More...

Senate Sustainability Committee hosts Meatless Monday

Waiting to swipe into Lower Usdan Dining Hall, students saw a colorful sign introducing “Now Serving: Meatless Monday with Red Lentil.” Upon entering the dining hall, students stood in line to be served butternut squash… Read More...

Schusterman Center works toward Israel literacy

Nestled in a glass hallway on the third floor of the Mandel Center for the Humanities is the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. Originally founded in 2007 under the vision of former Professor Ilan Troen… Read More...

Four-legged friends on campus

After a long day of classes and studying, seeing friendly faces on campus can instantly brighten someone’s day. Among the many Brandeis community members on campus, a few furry friends stand out from the pack.… Read More...

Double trouble: students major in varying disciplines

Neeti Kulkarni ’21 Neeti Kulkarni ’21 didn’t plan on becoming a music major until she was surrounded by them. She attended a chamber music camp in Minnesota with instructors from conservatories at nearby universities, a… Read More...

Professor Coiner and his enigmatic economics

Economics professor Michael Coiner is not a monotone lecturer. While explaining supply and demand graphs or discussing President Trump’s trade policy, students recall Coiner’s excitement building to a peak. With chalk flying across the board,… Read More...

Writing Club provides space for students to create and critique work

Students interested in the creative writing workshops at Brandeis know the process of getting involved can be nerve-wracking. From the small class sizes–each is capped at around 12—to the requirement that every student submit a… Read More...
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