Student coffeehouse undergoes sudden reorganization

The Cholmondeley’s Coffeehouse’s (Chum’s) staff of 13 students is unsure of their continuing roles at the coffeehouse after the unexpected Chum’s “reorganization” announced this week. The employees were told not to return to work after an incident with the fire alarm on Friday, March 6. Since then, they have been told they will have the […]

Students discuss ideal characteristics for future president

A small group of students agreed that candidates to replace Fred Lawrence as Brandeis’ President ought to envision themselves as a long-term member of the Brandeis community, in a Thursday, March 19 discussion sponsored by the Student Union. Attendees gathered in the International Lounge in Usdan for the event, led by Student Union President Sneha […]

Admin.’s opacity unacceptable

This week, the Brandeis administration surprised the student body with the sudden reorganization of the staff of Chum’s Coffee House and the closing of the Women’s Resource Center in favor of the establishment of a Dharmic prayer space. The Brandeis community was made aware of the changes only after they had occurred, with many people […]

Social justice, just not for student workers

Many students have noticed that Chum’s has closed. Recently, the staff took to Facebook to tell us what exactly was going on. According to the statement, on March 6, Public Safety shut down Cholmondeley’s Coffee House after its fire alarm was set off and the location was not evacuated properly. Some non-staff students had apparently […]

Bronstein week disturbs our academic needs

With the change in the weather comes students and groups looking to take advantage of it and hang out outside. Even somewhat moderate conditions, such as those over the past week, bring folks to turn their frowns upside down and actually show some signs of life. One of these signs, however, can get to be […]

Pulitzer winners on the Brandeis faculty

Brandeis’ brash spirit and unique heritage attract an arguably unexpected amount of acclaimed professors. Specifically, we have three Pulitzer Prize winners and two MacArthur fellows. The Pulitzer Prize Winners, David Hackett Fischer (HIST), Eileen McNamara (AMST) and Yehudi Wyner (MUS), have created works spanning a wide range of disciplines. Their works include narrative American histories, […]

Dharmic prayer center to replace Women’s Resource Center

As of Friday, March 20, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) will be vacated so that a Dharmic prayer center can occupy the space. Following a meeting in the fall, the university notified the student groups that use the WRC that they would be required to relocate to the Student Sexuality Information Service suite, also in […]

Students return to Lawrence’s office to promote renewal of Al-Quds partnership

More than 30 students and alumni from the Brandeis University and Al-Quds University Student Dialogue Initiative staged a press conference in President Fred Lawrence’s waiting room to express their dissatisfaction with the administration’s behavior regarding the Brandeis/Al-Quds partnership on Friday, March 13. Participants sought to express why they believe the university must reinstate the partnership. […]

Bronstein Week celebrates former professor

Students celebrated the Buzzfeed-themed Bronstein Week with activities that included painting, the third annual Mr. Brandeis Pageant and a performance by comedian Jay Black this past week. The spirit week commemorates professor Léo Bronstein, who served as a member of the Brandeis faculty from 1952-1967. Run by Student Events, the tradition began when students threw […]

Eichinger ’17 discusses extensive theater experience

Brandeis’ Tympanium Euphorium will be performing “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” through March 22. The Brandeis Hoot was lucky enough to interview Jessie Eichinger ’17, who will be starring as Marcy in the production. Eichinger has been performing in musical theater since she was seven or eight years old, one of her earliest […]

Prominent author to speak on campus next week

The New York Times likened Katherine Heiny to “Cheever mixed with Ephron,” while Lena Dunham (of the HBO series “Girls”) reported that her “work does something magical.” Heiny has had stories published in the The New Yorker, Seventeen, The Greensboro Review and more, and her recent book of short stories titled “Single, Carefree and Mellow” […]