Prevention training a continuation of positive progress

This week, The Brandeis Hoot reported on the recent sexual assault training module that was sent out to students on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Brandeis Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist Sheila McMahon spoke with The Hoot on why the Office of Prevention Services decided to reach out to the student body with the online training. […]

Hackett appointed as vice provost for research

Brandeis has named Edward J. Hackett—a professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University since 2005 and editor of the “Science, Technology & Human Values” journal—as the new vice provost for research. A career scholar of sociology and social change, Hackett earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell. First […]

‘Lazarus Effect’ falls flat

“The Lazarus Effect,” a psychological horror film from the directors of “Insidious” and “Paranormal Activity,” came out this February and just reached DVD this summer. The film documents four scientists and their videographer as they delve into the gray areas of neurological research. Their goal is to create a serum that will prolong the time […]

Student Union club process needs reform

The beginning of the academic year brings with it new enthusiasm and excitement among our students, and nothing is more representative of Brandeis student life than our club system. With over 250 organizations on campus, student organizations are the primary mechanism for students to get involved on campus and in the community. For many students, […]

Brandeis alum nominated for Emmy for ‘Last Week Tonight’

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is the Sunday-night sensation that began airing in April of 2014. The show is surprising audiences around the country with its comedic investigative journalism, and one lucky Brandeisian is along for the ride. Josh Gondelman ’07 started working for the show last February and has now been nominated for […]

Laiona Michelle wows on Broadway stage

The song “Amazing Grace” is so deeply entrenched in American culture that the first few bars instantly call to mind associations like the American flag, fireworks and anything else distinctly AMERICAN. The very build-up of the song ignites a certain measure of pride and romanticism of America’s rather colorful history, though I think that few […]

Make the most of orientation

It is an emotional time when Brandeis students cross South Street for the first time to begin their college careers. The experience is nerve-wracking for parents as well as students, who are moved into their residence halls for the first time. For all first-years, move-in day marks the end of an era and the beginning […]

No, Mr. President, you can’t fire the house minority leader…

“I do whine because I want to win and I’m not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win.” This statement which is reminiscent of the modus operandi of a toddler, came out of the mouth of the potential next president of the United States. […]

Students can find inspiration from others

In the midst of packing for my return to school and relishing the last few days I had to spend at home with my family, the Civil Rights leader Julian Bond passed away. Learning about what happened through all the different media outlets, news of his death was also mentioned on the official Brandeis Twitter […]

Brandeis welcomes new sustainability manager

With a priority of reducing Brandeis’ carbon footprint, Mary Fischer has become the new manager of sustainability programs. Fischer, who started on July 6, sought out the position because the university’s “desire for building a strong sustainability program was very clear,” she said. Brandeis’ first step in becoming more sustainable is decreasing its carbon footprint, […]

Hidden gems among arts classes

Ringing in the stress of the semester is the time when everyone is trying to figure out which classes to enroll into. One of the most rewarding classes to ever take is a writing workshop, regardless of whether you are planning to major in creative writing or not. This semester, Prof. Michelle Hoover (ENG) is […]

Swimming and diving team gains new coach

As Brandeis Athletics enters a new year and new season, the swim team welcomes Eric Thurston as the new assistant coach and aquatics director. Thurston brings with him impressive prior experience as a collegiate swimmer and coach. At Roger Williams University he was an All-New England performer, where he earned a B.A. in Classics. During […]

Athletes show their academic valor

Four Brandeis student-athletes have been named to the 2015 University Athletic Association Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team. This marks the seventh annual UAA Presidents Council Scholar team, which is comprised of 92 student-athletes from all eight UAA member universities across 12 men’s and 10 women’s sports. In order to qualify for this honor a student-athlete must […]

Men’s soccer gears up for exciting season

After finishing the 2014 season in the top eight, eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships, the men’s soccer team took the field this Wednesday in anticipation of their 2015 season. Last season the men’s soccer team went 19-3-1, which took them to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships. This success earned them a […]

Orientation for All

Each person comes away from Orientation with something different. Brandeis Orientation often brings to mind spirit rallies, Dean Jamele Adams’ slam poetry, inspirational talks by administrators and authors, glorious sunsets as the campus undergoes the last days of summer and even not-so-glorious sex-ed talks. Orientation is designed to launch hundreds of new students into an […]

Office of Prevention Services issues sexual assault prevention training

This past Tuesday, Aug. 18, the Office of Prevention Services sent out an invitation to the entire student body to complete an online sexual assault prevention training. In an email from Sexual Assault Services and Prevention Specialist Sheila McMahon and Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness Sheryl Sousa, the sentiments of Louis Brandeis were […]

Student Union President Nyah Macklin ’16 is prepared for new school year

Nyah Macklin ’16 was sworn in as Student Union President on April 22 at the spring 2015 State of the Union address as Sneha Walia ’15 passed her the symbolic torch. With only several days until fall semester begins, Macklin spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about her plans for the upcoming year. In an email […]

First-years look forward to campus arts opportunities

We rarely get to know our new Brandeisians until the first few months of the new semester have flown by. I interviewed some of our newest students about their relationship with art. Meet Zach Gordon ’19, who loves all kinds of art. “I think with art the walls we so often put up in the […]

Princeton Review names Brandeis top school for community service

In its 2016 issue “The Best 380 Colleges,” The Princeton Review named Brandeis University the number one school for community service. The Princeton Review surveyed students at hundreds of colleges to complete this ranking for the first time. Brandeis has long prided itself on its students’ commitment to community service, with its historic championing of […]

Eleanor Roosevelt’s rich legacy at Brandeis

In 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States. A few years later, she became a founding trustee at Brandeis University, and her legacy here continues to this day. As another academic year begins, it is important for the Brandeis community to remember what Roosevelt did to shape this university and its […]