Fellowship recipient researches civil rights

Following a transformative summer researching the intimate history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, Aja Antoine commences her sophomore year with a newfound appreciation for the collaborative potential of research and the unique experiences of her peers. Under the mentorship of Professor David Cunningham of the Department of Sociology, Antoine participated in the Justice […]

Waltham Group introduces itself to new students

Waltham Group, Brandeis’ largest student-led volunteer organization, held its first recruitment event of the school year Monday night, Sept. 8. The event was designed to give first-year students an idea of the range of volunteer options available and how to get involved in them. Though there are other similar clubs at Brandeis, Waltham Group is […]

Four new exhibits open at the Rose

The Rose Art Museum has finally opened its fabulous collection of art this fall. The major exhibits feature artists like Mark Bradford, Magnus Plessen and Alex Hubbard, as well as some paintings from the Rose’s collection. The entrance of the Rose now presents Chris Burden’s “Light of Reason,” consisting of three large rows of Victorian […]

Prof. Wright followed winding path to psychology and Brandeis

This year marks Professor Ellen J. Wright’s seventh year as a professor at Brandeis University. She serves as assistant professor of psychology at Brandeis University, with an expertise in areas such as clinical psychology, depression, gender, development and emotional regulation. Wright, in an interview with The Hoot, discussed her life journey and her fields of […]

New Cinemax show breaks boundaries

Coked-up surgeons, rampant disease and eccentric and outdated surgical methods from the turn-of-the-century are highlighted in “The Knick,” Cinemax’s new series. Steven Soderbergh is a visionary, and Clive Owen is transcendent. These two are the main forces behind the new series, which draws unsuspecting viewers back in time and engulfs them into a different world. […]

Brandeis alum’s video goes viral

On Sept. 8, Paul Gale Comedy uploaded the video “Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong” to YouTube. In the four days after, the video received over 5 million views. In an interview with People NOW, Gale said that this video has gotten twice as many views as all his others combined. The name Paul Gale […]

24-Hour Musical celebrates its 10th anniversary with ‘Grease’

Last Sunday, Sept. 7, marked the 10th anniversary of the 24-Hour Musical at Brandeis. Co-sponsored by Hillel Theatre Group and Tympanium Euphorium, this year’s production was of the beloved 1971 musical “Grease.” As tradition goes, the rehearsals, costume making and set building were completed in one day. Students began waiting for tickets more than three […]

Brandeis Special Collections Spotlight features valuable collection of 19th-century playbooks

This month, the Special Collections Spotlight has chosen to feature a brilliant and historic collection of 19th-century playbooks, which feature comedies, dramas and tragedies. It even includes an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” The Brandeis Special Collections is the main focus of the Special Collections Spotlight, which is a blog launched in […]

UDRs advise students and advocate within departments

Since the fall of 1998, Brandeis’ Undergraduate Departmental Representatives have served as intermediaries between undergraduate students and the department faculty members. They act as the voices of the students to the Undergraduate Advising Heads, relaying news back and forth between the two groups. Bright, enthusiastic and well versed in their respective majors, these juniors and […]

Women’s volleyball falls short in game against Wellesley

The women’s volleyball team suffered a three-set sweep in their second game of the day on Sunday, Sept. 7 against Wellesley College. After a game delay of over an hour, the Judges started off strong in the first set, driven by first-year setter, Julie Kim ’18. Kim seemed to be everywhere and drove the positive […]

Rose’s ‘Light’ illuminates campus

On Sept. 10., the Rose Art Museum kicked off its opening ceremony with the installation of “Light of Reason,” a sculpture created by Boston native and iconic artist Chris Burden. This ceremony was attended by hundreds of people and professional artists who came to witness the lightning of the lampposts. The event also included food […]

Women’s soccer victorious and confident

This has been an excellent start to the season for Brandeis Women’s Soccer, including celebrating a 300th win for Coach Denise Dallamora and another two sweeping victories this week. The Judges rolled past Lasell College 2-1 on Saturday and dropped the hammer on Bridgewater State University with a 6-1 win this Tuesday. “We now have […]

Gustavo Gutiérrez awarded Gittler Prize for theology work

Next month, Gustavo Gutiérrez will accept the Gittler Prize at Brandeis for his influential work as a world renowned theologian and priest. The prize, which includes $25,000 and a medal, is awarded every year to recognize individuals who “make lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations.” Gutiérrez, born in Lima, Peru, spent a […]

College Notebook: This year’s rankings

It is that time of year again—college rankings have been released. The U.S. News rankings of national universities is topped this year by Princeton University. Rounding out the top three are Harvard University and Yale University. Brandeis University made the list, tying for 35th with Georgia Institute of Technology. Between 2000-2013, Brandeis’ rankings were consistently […]

Commitment to service award motivates student body

The Commitment to Service Award, represented by a pin seniors wear on graduation day, is given to hard-working students who first must dedicate and record hundreds of hours of community service during their four years at Brandeis. First initiated three years ago, this program uses SAGE as a convenient way for students to track how […]

BEMCo alcohol calls escalate at beginning of semester

The Brandeis University Police Department Media log released on Sept. 7 reported eight different alcohol-related incidents, most of which involved dispatching both University Police and Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo). There were 22 medical emergencies reported in the media log. Therefore, alcohol-related incidents comprised 36 percent of the medical emergencies for this first full week […]

Massachusetts primaries declare November candidates

On the night of Tuesday Sept. 9, Attorney General Martha Coakley won the Massachusetts Democratic primary nomination for governor, defeating state treasurer and former Democratic Party chairman Steve Grossman by a narrow six percentage points. She also defeated former health care administrator Don Berwick. General Coakley will go on to run against Republican Charlie Baker […]

U2’s new album is groundbreaking but no masterpiece

In addition to massive hits like “Beautiful Day” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Irish pop-rock band U2 has become known for its attempt to catch the public’s eye—be it through heavy activism, constant involvement with the media, extravagant live performance tactics, theatrical composition or appearances in film. In examining U2’s career […]