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Adjunct profs. deserve better

This week, I wrote a feature article on Prof. Jillian Powers (AMST), a lecturer who was not asked to renew her one-year contract. In talking to Powers about her experience, I was horrified to learn about the way that the … Read More...

Prof. Powers rejects univ. exploitation

“I’m in an abusive relationship with my employer.” When Professor Jillian Powers (AMST) says something like this, it’s hard to believe that she enjoys teaching at Brandeis. Yet it’s true, and it’s why she is so disappointed to have to … Read More...

UTC votes yes on schedule changes

The Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC) recently passed a vote to only offer two mainstage shows per semester for the 2016-2017 school year. Mainstage shows are the major shows for each individual club within the UTC, performed in the SCC Theater. Read More...

Senior tears: Turning in your ‘athlete’ card

As a second semester senior editor on The Brandeis Hoot, I get to write an opinion piece at the end of the year reflecting on my time at the newspaper and how it has helped me to grow as a … Read More...

Brandeis welcomes Midyear Class of 2019

On Jan. 8, Brandeis’ Midyear Class of 2019 moved into their rooms in the Village to begin their first-year orientation. Midyear Orientation takes place in the days leading up to the first day of classes for the spring semester.

Due … Read More...

Spingold Theater celebrates 50 years of student performance

50 years ago, in June 1965, Brandeis’ Spingold Theater was opened in dedication to Nate B. and Frances Spingold. Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Stacey Winkler ’98 wrote an article on the theater, found on the theater’s website, … Read More...

Brandeis alum nominated for Emmy for ‘Last Week Tonight’

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is the Sunday-night sensation that began airing in April of 2014. The show is surprising audiences around the country with its comedic investigative journalism, and one lucky Brandeisian is along for the ride. Josh … Read More...

The Decemberists release well-made album

Last week, The Decemberists released their newest album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.” It is the band’s first full-length album since 2011 when “The King is Dead” was released. The new album came out on Tuesday, Jan. … Read More...

'Serial' podcast mystifies and hooks listeners

This past October, a new podcast “Serial” was released and immediately became a hit. “Serial” is a spin-off of WBEZ’s “This American Life,” which has been on air since 1995. The podcast is released weekly on Thursdays, and is a … Read More...

Playwriting club debuts

At the core of theatre (and life) is storytelling.” So says Ayelet Schrek ’17, one of the founders of the new club BARD—Brandeis Association of Rising Dramatists. Schrek came up with the idea for the club last year with friend … Read More...

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