Track comes in seventh but with All-UAA performances

The Brandeis men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the University Athletic Association Championships last Saturday, Mar. 1, with both teams coming in seventh. The Washington University men’s team and the University of Chicago’s women’s team took first place. Kelsey Whitaker ’16 placed second in the mile, and Amelia Lundkvist ’14 immediately followed […]

Women’s basketball continues to postseason, men fall short

The women’s basketball team lost their final regular season game at home on Sunday, 68-50 to New York University. The team’s five seniors were honored prior to the Senior Day game, and each played double-digit minutes in the contest. University Athletic Association rival NYU began the game on an 11-2 run. Brandeis came back within […]

Early retirement an opportunistic option

Sara Kunz has worked diligently at Brandeis for decades, first with Professor Al Redfield on NMR Spectrometers and then within the Chemistry Department for the past 15 years. A graduate of Brandeis herself, Kunz has poured time, passion and effort into her varied positions within the Chemistry Department. This May, Kunz will be retiring, choosing […]

Brandeis community pledges to avoid the r-word

“Nothing about the r-word has anything to do with people who have developmental disabilities,” said Kristina S., an individual from Watch City Self Advocates. Kristina spoke passionately about not using the r-word (retarded) during Thursday night’s event, “Spread the Word to End the Word.” Brandeis Buddies and SPECTRUM, two Waltham Group programs that work with […]

MSA disrespected by vandalism

Signs torn down. A suite trashed. The Imam’s Qur’an stolen. The removal of the words “Enter here in peace and security.” The Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Brandeis has dealt with isolated incidents of vandalism in recent years, though no individual person has ever been held responsible for the incidents. The most recent problem occurred […]

Israel Apartheid Week prompts controversy

On Monday night, Lown auditorium hosted a packed audience, ready to listen to award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal deliver the keynote address of Brandeis Israel Apartheid Week. Sponsored by Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace, the week of events was brought to the Brandeis campus to engage students, faculty and […]

Fraternities under fire after New York hazing fatality

Two months after a student at Baruch College died during a fraternity ritual, New York state lawmakers are pushing forward a bicameral bill to educate students about hazing and impose harsher punishments for it. 19-year-old finance major Chun Hsien Deng, known as Michael, died in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 9 after […]

Cafe Science discusses the ups and downs of chemistry

Sometimes science can seem impossible to learn or can seem exceedingly boring. This past Monday, Mar. 3, chemistry was presented in a different kind of manner, with stock market jokes and tapas at Solea on Moody Street in town for the second annual installment of Cafe Science. The discussion, titled “Up-and-Down Chemistry: Oscillations, Chaos, Waves, […]

Panel explores Brazilian riots through varied perspectives

Students, faculty and off-campus guests crowded into International Lounge in Usdan on Tuesday, March 4 for “Global Protests, Local Realities,” a panel event designed to discuss the massive Brazilian street protests of 2013 and relate them to the country’s past, present and future. The event was presented by the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) Brazil […]

Grimes and Pillow-Gnanaratnam made new deans

This Thursday, Dean of Student Life Jamele Adams announced via an email to The Hoot the promotion of Stephanie Grimes and Monique Pillow Gnanaratnam to assistant deans who will assist Adams in the Office of the Dean of Student Life. While it is currently unknown if other faculty members were considered for the assistant dean […]

“Trio Da Kali” makes global musical connections

The beautiful thing about attending Brandeis is that a concert given by Trio Da Kali was packed, every seat in Slosberg full of students, professors and Waltham natives. This fact is exemplary because Trio Da Kali is not an ordinary musical ensemble. It is composed of three famous musicians from the Mande culture of Mali, […]

Oscars 2014: a night to be remembered

Oscars 2014 turned out to be one of the most successful Oscars this country has seen. The 86th awards ceremony featured stiff competition. “Gravity” took away many awards such as for best director (Alfonso Cuaron), best cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), film editing (Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger), original score (Steven Price), sound editing (Glenn Freemantle), sound […]

Lecture holds homoerotic view of Stanley Kubrick photos

Outside Mandel 303, a table full of cookies and various hot beverages welcomed me into a lecture titled “Kubrick’s Men’s Pictures.” The lecture discussed exactly what it claimed, the pictures of men that Stanley Kubrick took in his days before he was an Academy Award nominee. Stanley Kubrick was a universally loved and critically acclaimed […]

Boston contemporary dance intrigues audience

I took the hike over to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) this weekend to see a contemporary dance show, and it was definitely worth the trip. The ICA, which is located in a huge warehouse-like building right by the water in Boston, is currently surrounded by construction but will hopefully be clear of rubble […]

Hoover gives audience chills with excerpt from novel

On Monday, Mar. 3, I was delighted to have had a break from class and listen to Michelle Hoover come visit Brandeis to read an excerpt from her new novel, “Bottomland.” Michelle Hoover, author of “The Quickening,” is described by iconic novelist and short story writer Charles Baxter as a writer who “recreates for us […]

‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ proves clever and entertaining

This Thursday, March 6 Hold Thy Peace opened their show “Cyrano de Bergerac” in the SCC Theater. Based on Edmond Rostand’s 1897 original play and newly adapted by director Tziporah Thompson ’14, the comedy is an “[adaptation of the play] from 1640s France to modern day America whilst still managing to emphasize the fundamental values […]

BAASA opening ceremony kicks off APAHM

Last Saturday, the Brandeis Asian American Student Association (BAASA) performed its popular annual opening ceremony to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The event marked the first day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), which began in 1978 when Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution to raise awareness of issues […]