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Univ. must continue to stand up to travel ban and Islamophobia

Following President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning travel into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, Brandeis University joined with seven other Boston-area colleges and universities to file an amici curiae in support of a civil action launched against Read More...

What journalism gets wrong: a whitewashed industry

Regardless of political orientation, we can all agree that the news outlets feeding us our information are flawed. Journalism in the United States has consistently failed to serve the interests and needs of readers, and this trend is not new. … Read More...

Marching is only the beginning

In the wake of the many women’s marches around the country, it is easy to think that after such a large outpouring of support—the women’s march in Washington, D.C. alone was three times the size of Trump’s inauguration—the marches were … Read More...

Univ. needs to use institutional privilege to stand up to Trump anti-immigration policies

In the wake of the recent presidential election, many university student organizations have pushed for their campuses to become “sanctuary campuses.” Last month, Brandeis students joined this effort, issuing a petition urging administration to “investigate the possibility of our campus … Read More...

Community, action necessary in aftermath of election

The shock of the presidential election has been felt around the nation, and the Brandeis campus is no exception. In the wake of these results, the campus entered what appears to be a period of grief. Electing Trump makes many … Read More...

Support BAATF’s effort to creation AAPI minor

Last week, the Brandeis Asian American Task Force (BAATF) released a statement that they would be delivering a letter to President Ron Liebowitz on his inauguration day. In the statement, BAATF encouraged Asian American and Pacific Islander students to contribute … Read More...

DeiSic think-tank useful model for univ. change

This past week, 40 students participated in deiSic, a 24-hour, student-run think tank and contest in collaboration with the Brandeis Sustainability Fund (BSF). The goal of deiSic is to spur conversation and promote new student projects related to sustainability at … Read More...

Calling on admin. to consider all voices

In last week’s issue, we published an article in The Brandeis Hoot’s Opinions section that erroneously stated that the university paid to upgrade snack food vending machines on campus instead of funding a supply of free menstrual products on campus. … Read More...

Teach-in important followup to campaign

In support of the recent campaign to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, the Intercultural Center hosted an Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In throughout the holiday. The teach-in was an invaluable way to educate the Brandeis community about the reasons … Read More...

RCC’s Interactive Resource Guide and Mandatory Bystander Training for Club Leaders

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) and Office of Prevention Services (OPS) have recently begun new initiatives to improve sexual assault prevention on campus and the resources available to survivors. The RCC released an Interactive Resource Guide, created by two alumnae, … Read More...

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