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Texting while driving still pervasive, despite ban

Massachusetts banned texting while driving last September; yet, law enforcement officials have struggled to enforce the new law during the past year, with police in the state issuing one texting citation for every 200 speeding tickets, The Boston Globe reported … Read More...

’Deis joins Wall Street protests

Nestled within Boston’s financial district is Dewey Square, a small plot of land now covered with tents—and, recently, with protesters.

“Occupy Boston” is a protest meant to call attention to the unmet needs of the “bottom 99 percent” of Americans. … Read More...

Broken promise, loss for transparency in forgotten student vote

More than a year after administrators solicited student opinions for three options to replace the now-demolished Kalman Science Building, The Hoot has confirmed that administrators consider the construction project to be complete.

Instead of the proposed four-season garden, sand volleyball … Read More...

Brandeis students protest Davis execution

The Troy Davis trial had captivated media for weeks and, finally, has come to a close. Students who felt there was more than a shadow of a doubt of Davis’ innocence due to the physical evidence and recanting of witness … Read More...

‘Wedding Tzinger’ impresses under duress

After missing last year’s 24-Hour Musical, I made sure to see this year’s performance. I got in line in front of the SCC at around 5 p.m., three hours before the curtains rose, and still found myself only halfway through … Read More...

Heller staffer recalls loss of brother in WTC attack

It is impossible for Claudia Jacobs ’70 to forget the pain of Sept. 11, 2001, as society reminds her every day of the terrorist attacks that devastated a nation, reshaping American life as we knew it and turning her own … Read More...

BEMCo alum dies in hurricane rescue

Hurricane Irene struck the Brandeis family with tragedy this weekend, claiming the life of Michael Kenwood ’94, a university alumnus who lived the values of heroism and selflessness to their fullest degree.

Kenwood, a former director of the Brandeis Emergency … Read More...

A visit to the real Yoknapatawpha County

Our culture is obsessed with the origins and beginnings of our icons—think George Washington and the cherry tree, this summer’s “X-Men: First Class” and, of course, “Muppet Babies.” We have an insatiable desire to know what shaped them into the … Read More...

Hurricane Irene shuffles orientation schedule as ’Deis dries

<i>Photo by Ingrid Schulte/The Hoot</i>

Just in time to welcome the Brandeis class of 2015, Hurricane Irene crashed down on the first day of first-year orientation, forcing faculty and staff to make quick safety decisions and rearrange the orientation schedule.… Read More...

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