Students share vision for future of Brandeis

In light of President Fred Lawrence’s impending departure from Brandeis, students were invited to join Larry Kanarek, member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Presidential Search Committee, members of the Board of Trustees and the Student Union this past Thursday to vocalize their concerns and aspirations for Lawrence’s successor and the future […]

Students should work with univ. to combat sexual assault

On Tuesday night, April 21, Students Talking About Relationships (STAR), Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), the Rape Crisis Center (RCC), the Office of Prevention Services and Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV) hosted Take Back the Night to break the silence around sexual violence and work towards eliminating sexual violence on campus. We cannot avoid […]

Students show solidarity at Take Back the Night

More than 200 members of the Brandeis community marched across campus on Tuesday, April 21 as part of Brandeis’ annual Take Back the Night event. Students, faculty and members of the administration walked in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence on campus, rhyming in anti-assault chants and holding lit candles. Stopping in each quad, the […]

Outdoor SCRAM Jam connects students to Rose

Last weekend, the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum (SCRAM) held their yearly SCRAM Jam celebration. Alexandra Hall ’15 planned the event and had help from the committee and Rose Art Museum staff. This year, for the first time, SCRAM Jam was held outdoors. The practical reason was that the number of floor pieces […]

Kickin’ Cancer with Brandeis Soccer

Need a way to blow off some steam amid finals stress, but want it to count for something? On Sunday, May 3, the Brandeis men’s soccer team will host their third annual Kickin’ Cancer soccer tournament. The men’s soccer team started the event three years ago after seeing its success at other schools. The players […]

Beyond diversity for diversity’s sake

Amid the excitement of Admitted Students Day, there is always one word repeated by student representatives, faculty and administration: diversity. Brandeis, as a university, recognizes diversity in academia as a linchpin for intellectual growth and stimulation, but that recognition does not always translate into a climate that is safe for students of color. There exists […]

The Brandeis Hoot: more than just a newspaper

I never had any preconceived intention of joining a newspaper when I arrived at Brandeis. The Brandeis Hoot was just one of the clubs I signed up for at the club fair my first year, and I figured it would be fun because I could try my hand at writing arts articles. I had no […]

Student Union leadership speaks candidly about future

Sneha Walia ’15 delivered the State of the Union Address on Wednesday night, April 22 and swore in President-elect Nyah Macklin ’16. Both Macklin and Walia emphasized the importance of bridging the divide between university administrators and the student body and reasserting student involvement in the administration of the university. Walia began her state of […]

Brandeis International Relations Council displays early success

While Tanya Jajal ’17 enjoys discourse, upon entering Brandeis she found herself looking for something that was more policy-focused than what the university’s debate club offered. As a double major in politics and economics, she soon was motivated to build a new discourse club on campus—the Brandeis International Relations Council. Similarly to model U.N. organizations, […]

A preview of Springfest: fun for all

On Chapels Field from the mid-afternoon through the late evening this Sunday, April 26, hundreds of students will be dancing and singing along with Springfest performers Stolen Jars, DJ A Smooth, St. Lucia, ILoveMakonnen and headliner Jessie J. Cody Fitzgerald created Stolen Jars as a solo venture, but it grew to be bigger when he […]