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Union creates alcohol fund

At your next student event, drinks might be courtesy of a surprising source: the Student Union. Recently, the Union announced its decision to set up a fund specifically designated for funding alcohol at student events.

The fund, which represents $2,000 … Read More...

New class evaluation forms debut

New course evaluation forms made their debut last semester in the History, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Theater Arts Departments. The surveys showed an increase in the amount and specificity of questions. This is consistent with the aim of … Read More...

Republicans, peace activists share bus to D.C.

The day Bush was re-elected as president of the United States some people cheered, some people cried, and others were merely apathetic to the entire election. On that day, the Brandeis Republicans began planning a trip to watch the inauguration. … Read More...

Modfest slated for Jan. 29

Despite its last-minute cancellation late December, Union senators are working to reschedule Modfest. Assistant Dean of Student Life Alwina Bennett indicated that Saturday, Jan. 29 might be a likely date.

The traditional event was the subject of long negotiations between … Read More...

Ice rink constructed, skates still elusive

Earlier this week, a new ice skating rink was completed among the trees between the Shapiro Campus Center and the Feldberg Building. Dean Rick Sawyer and the Student Union Executive Office worked together to plan and create the rink, which … Read More...

Former Provost received over $300k in severance

Former Provost Mel Bernstein, who left Brandeis after a sudden falling out with the University, received $335,363 in employee benefits during his only year at Brandeis, according to the Universitys 2002-2003 tax forms recently obtained by The Hoot. This amount, … Read More...

Hoot Interview: Jaffe defends curriculum changes

THE HOOT: How did the suggestions for changes that have been circulating come about?

ADAM JAFFE: I started last spring by asking every department and program to do a self-assessment about what they really needed to do their jobs right, … Read More...

Hoot Interview: Krauss describes history, goals of curriculum changes

THE HOOT: How does the curriculum process fit into the integrated planning process, how much of the process is the curriculum change?

PROVOST KRAUSS: Lots of universities develop what are called strategic plans and they do it every ten years … Read More...

Mixed reaction to new Brandeis web site

A new design for the official Brandeis website was launched on Dec. 17, 2004. The new brandeis.edu layout, by Design Director Charles Dunham and student employee Daniel Silverman '05, was made in conjunction with a committee established by Senior Vice-President … Read More...

New Hiatt director appointed

Martin Ford was hired last October as new director of the Hiatt Career Center. Previously, he was Dean of Cooperative Education and Career Services at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Former Hiatt director of fifteen years Meryl Glatt-Rader left abruptly last … Read More...

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