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Joining the Union: What do you have to lose?

The barrier for involvement in the Student Union is not as high as it may seem. The Union might seem like an exclusive club from the outside, but is not that difficult to join. While… Read More...

Ford Hall still hasn’t been fully resolved

With the 50th Commemoration Celebration of the African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) department happening this weekend in conjunction with ’DEIS Impact, it seems appropriate to remember that Jan. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of the… Read More...

We can’t afford complacency when it comes to climate change

Brandeis Dining Services has recently increased their efforts to promote sustainability on campus by providing compostable utensils and compost bins at events. Sustainability Programs also, admirably, hosted an information session to inform students and faculty… Read More...

Accessibility forum should have prioritized students

This past Tuesday’s forum addressing accessibility on campus was a good start by the administration to begin the conversation of poor accessibility on campus, but fell short of meeting student expectations and setting specific goals.… Read More...

Rest in peace, Schuster Institute

Lamentably, after 14 years of investigative reporting at Brandeis, the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism closed its doors in December 2018. According to an email from Provost Lisa Lynch announcing the closure, the Schuster Institute… Read More...

Brandeis: year in review

Brandeis remained a busy and vibrant community in 2018. Amid the busyness that engrosses us throughout holiday and finals seasons, as we near the end of the year, let’s not forget to take a moment… Read More...

Board of Trustees takes a step towards divestment

We appreciate the Board of Trustees’ decision to adopt policies related to fossil fuel divestment. While the new guidelines are small steps, and a lot of work still needs to be done, they are making… Read More...

Host an open forum on accessibility

Yesterday, students in the advocacy group Addressing Accessibility at Brandeis emailed a letter and personal statements to President Ron Liebowitz. The documents were written by students with disabilities and were accompanied by a list of… Read More...

Vote this election day: here’s how

This upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day, and if you’re registered to vote, you should head out to cast your ballot in the midterms. It is imperative for students to fulfill their civic duty… Read More...

Brandeis needs to be held accountable for Title IX

We are disappointed in the way that Brandeis’ Title IX office is handling survivor reports. A survivor of sexual assault spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about their experience reporting to Brandeis’ Title IX office. Under… Read More...
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