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University announces reopening plans for fall semester, classes mostly online, students with option to return to campus

Most classes will be online for the fall 2020 semester, announced President Ron Liebowitz in a June 30 email outlining Brandeis’ plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students will be allowed to live on campus,… Read More...

‘Space Force’? More like Space Flop

Photo from United States Space Force The first season of Netflix’s original series “Space Force” shoots for the stars and lands flat on its face. It’s an attempt at a punchy, political comedy about the… Read More...

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at… Read More...

Panelists say protesting racial inequality isn’t new, but we are on the verge of transformation

Though the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013, systemic racism against Black people has a much longer history, said Professor Chad Williams (AAAS) in a virtual panel titled, “America’s Racial Reckoning,” which discussed past… Read More...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We, the editorial board of The Brandeis Hoot, stand with the Black Lives Matter movement in condemning racism and advocating for systemic change—including defunding the police. At Brandeis and nationally, young people… Read More...

Facilities worker dies from COVID-19

A Brandeis facilities worker, Sergio Aguilar, passed away from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 28 at age 61.  “[Aguilar] was a valued Facilities team member for 25 years,” Joseph Realejo, Aguilar’s supervisor and director… Read More...

Hoot recommends: quarantine edition

“Beastars” Okay, so hear me out. Paru Itagaki’s comedy manga “Beastars” about a bunch of anthropomorphic animals going to high school might look like furry fluff fodder—and it kind of is—but the series is a… Read More...

Brandeis departments and community join to collect donations, prepare meals for first responders

Parents of Chinese international students have raised over $30,000 to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders in the greater Boston area after learning there was a shortage of supplies, wrote Haizhen Ding P’21… Read More...

A captivating look behind Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ with series co-star John Finlay

The fever over Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King” spread nearly as quickly as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which series star John Finlay believes is in part responsible for the show’s widespread success. Finlay spoke… Read More...

Students advocate for dining workers’ pay, university says dining workers are receiving benefits

Students and the local union representing Brandeis Sodexo dining workers are advocating for all workers to receive health benefits and for laid off workers to be paid. All dining workers are receiving health benefits, according… Read More...
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