‘Killer & Me’ entertains but lacks depth

This Thursday in the SCC Theater John Schnorrenberg’s ’14 “Killer & Me” opened for the first time. “Killer & Me” is like one of those Netflix movies that you choose to watch despite its triteness. Starring Andrew Agress ’17, Sarah Duffett ’17, Isaac Rabbani ’14, Michelin Bellmore ’15, Tristan Ramirez de Haro ’17, Page Smith […]

Post-Bacc exhibit opens in Dreitzer

From March 26 to April 6, the Spingold Theater is holding an art exhibit featuring Post-Baccalaureate painting and sculptures. The gallery includes work by artists Shona McAndrew, Julia Wolfe, Sara Weninger, Eric Edstam and Eung-Sun Lee. As I walked around the gallery, I was captivated by all the innovative styles of artwork that lined the […]

’Deis Talks showcase students’ ideas

On Thursday, April 3, the Presentation Room in the Shapiro Admissions Building was packed with students, faculty and other guests for the second annual ’Deis Talks event, presented by Brandeis’ Education for Students by Students (ESS) club. The event, also sponsored by the Brandeis Pluralism Alliance, LTS and Brandeis’ Experiential Learning program, consisted of seven […]

Administration strives towards graphic unity

Over the past year, Andrew Flagel, senior vice president of students and enrollment, and Ellen de Graffenreid, senior vice president for Communications, have eagerly begun planning a new graphic identity for Brandeis. In an email to The Hoot, Flagel reported, “There isn’t any plan to change the institutional ‘brand’—the effort focuses on our graphic images […]

Anita Hill confronts past and future in documentary

In 1991, Anita Hill stood alone in front of a panel during the hearings to confirm Clarence Thomas. Today, 22 years later, she revisits the trauma of the hearings while also offering hope for equality in her documentary, “Anita.” The documentary premiered in Waltham Thursday night, April 3. This week, Hill spoke with The Hoot […]

New novelist Caleb Crain offers insight to writer’s mind

The Brandeis Creative Writing Department and History of Ideas program sponsored their last novel reading of the semester this past Wednesday. Professor Steven McCauley (ENG) introduced the featured writer—Caleb Crain—a few minutes after 5 p.m. in the Shapiro Admissions Center presentation room. It was somewhat thrilling to hear McCauley list the reviews of Caleb Crain’s […]

Reaching across the void: the legacy of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain

On April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band’s induction will take place only five days after the 20th anniversary of singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain’s suicide. In the years since Cobain’s death, he has been remembered as the last great rock star, a martyr who despised his own […]

Mr. Brandeis Pageant raises money for cancer

On Thursday in Levin Ballroom, Brandeis Relay for Life and Student Events teamed up to put on the annual Mr. Brandeis Pageant. Contestants were announced on the event’s Facebook page in mid-March and have been training since then to put on this show as Bronstein Week comes to a close. The event opened with a […]

A captivating close to an InspirASIANal month

After a month of celebration, APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) came to an end last Saturday night with a closing ceremony by BAASA (Brandeis Asian American Students Association). The theme of the night was a witty play on words: inspirASIAN. Tifani Ng’s ’16 opening speech reflected general thoughts most of us share: All great […]

Ronny Zinner, trustee, passes at 70

Ronny Zinner, a longtime trustee of Brandeis University and president of the Shapiro foundation, passed away recently at the age of 70. As the eldest daughter of Carl and Ruth Shapiro, she joined the Brandeis Board of Trustees in 1992 and served many posts from treasurer to secretary. While the Shapiro family made incredible changes […]

Tuition to rise 3.7 percent

This week, Brandeis announced a 3.7-percent tuition increase, one that has been approved by the Board of Trustees. “While we know very well that no increases are welcome, this keeps the increase substantially below the level envisioned in the strategic plan; both the Board and the administration are very sensitive to the need to control, […]

Baseball team struggles on offense

This past Tuesday, Brandeis’ men’s baseball team faced off against Tufts University, a school commonly referred to by many as the Judges’ largest athletic rival. Advantage was given to the Jumbos as the game was played on Tufts’ own Huskins Field. Despite this fact, the game was evenly matched, as all other potential influences on […]

Tennis teams fall short in underdog matches

Saturday featured two tennis competitions on campus between nationally ranked squads. The 24th-ranked men’s tennis team faced 12th-ranked Bowdoin College in a tough 6-2 loss. The fifth singles match ended early for the teams due to rain. The competition began with a bang in the doubles match featuring Brandeis’ Michael Arguello ’17 and Danny Lubarsky […]

Softball team splits doubleheader

The softball team split a doubleheader on Saturday with Husson University in Maine. The women won the first game 9-4 and lost the second 6-2. Brandeis put the first run up as Amanda Genovese ’15 singled to begin the game and was brought home by an Anya Kamber ’15 double. The Eagles came back to […]

Documentary examines effects of income inequality

This Monday evening in the International Business School, the work-in-progress documentary “Exit Zero” was screened. The event was followed by a brief Q&A with the filmmaker, Christine Walley. This event was sponsored by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, the Film, Television and Interactive Media program and the Department of Anthropology. “Exit Zero” is produced […]

Islam Awareness Week seeks to promote positive understanding of Islam on campus

This week on campus, Brandeis hosted its annual “Islam Awareness Week,” established to raise awareness about Islam and to remove misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, the various events held over the course of a week included an Islam 101 lecture, photography exhibit, an Interfaith lunch and prayer and more. […]

Northwestern football moves toward unionization

The framework of college athletics may be dramatically altered after a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that football players at Northwestern University fit within the definition of employees. This judgment allows these football players to form a labor union. Peter Ohr, regional director of the Chicago NLRB Office, reached the […]

Rugrats producer visits campus, proves his exciting spirit still lives

In a display of both hilarity and nostalgia, Paul Germain, the creator and writer behind celebrated childhood TV shows “Rugrats” and “Recess,” visited Levin Ballroom on Monday evening to share his story. As part of the successful launch of Bronstein Week, he illuminated the story behind these two shows. At first glance, Germain seems a […]

Hoover joins creative writing department

Michelle Hoover, an acclaimed novelist and instructor, will join Brandeis University’s creative writing faculty in the upcoming fall term. The award-winning novelist and instructor at Emerson College, Boston University, Bucknell University and Grub Street (a creative writing school in Boston), is joining Brandeis as its new creative writing fiction writer-in-residence. She was chosen because of […]