DeiSic think-tank useful model for univ. change

This past week, 40 students participated in deiSic, a 24-hour, student-run think tank and contest in collaboration with the Brandeis Sustainability Fund (BSF). The goal of deiSic is to spur conversation and promote new student projects related to sustainability at Brandeis. Its first year on campus, deiSic is in the unique position to effect change […]

Panel discusses unity of women in business

Five successful Brandeis alumnae and faculty discussed their notable careers in business and their accomplishments in male-dominated industries in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 27. On the panel was Anne Carter, professor emerita of economics at Brandeis and a specialist in technical change and technology transfer. Carter received both her Ph.D. and master’s degree from […]

Is third-party voting in this election a wasted vote?

No one votes for a third party presidential candidate because they think they can win. The decision is made on the basis of principle. Either the third party voter believes in the worldview, values and/or character of the third party candidate, or, as is the case for myriad Americans this election cycle, the voter is […]

BADASS’ doors are open

We come to college to enlighten ourselves, to expand our horizons into previously unknown areas, to engage with new and dynamic ideas, to collaborate with and learn from relationships with others and to improve several important liberal arts skills such as writing and constructing arguments. If you come to college at least in part for […]

Brandeis students test safe space boundaries

It would not be an understatement to say that Brandeis is a politically correct institution. The social justice oriented university does a lot to make sure its students feel comfortable and that everyone respects the beliefs of others. This has been done by creating “safe spaces” and having students specify their pronouns when introducing themselves. […]

Dynamic PAX course practices peacemaking

Inner Peace and Outer Peace, a class taught within the department of Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX), focuses as much on studies of the world at large as it does on the inner reflection required for a beneficial approach to those outer-world studies. Peter Gould, a co-professor for the PAX course, followed the class’s […]

Why we do what we do

If sociology and the science behind human interaction intrigue you, look no further than a class taught by Prof. Gordie Fellman (SOC), a scholar of “the structural level of analysis, such as social class, race, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality and the social psychological level.” His class The Sociology of Empowerment is one you must take […]

Congresswoman shares insights in webinar

Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, known for her groundbreaking work and advocacy for women during her 24-year career in the House of Representatives, voiced her concerns about the election and the state of gender equality in America at a webinar series on Thursday afternoon. Schroeder served in Congress from 1973 to 1997. During her first term she […]

Proposition: build an access point to Squire Bridge on road level

In the March 11, 2016 edition of The Brandeis Hoot, the importance of campus walkways for the use of pedestrians and emergency traffic was discussed, in an article which mentioned the issue of crossing South Street on the west side of Squire Bridge. The bridge is the conduit that is supposed to allow students to […]

Get course credit to discover the meaning of music

A department teeming with opportunities, the music department at Brandeis has a particularly special course offering next semester: Risk and Experimentation in Music, MUS 33B. Taught by Victoria Cheah, a Ph.D. candidate in the music department studying music theory and composition, the course will “look at works that question genre, comment on things besides music, […]

Kimberlé Crenshaw wins Gittler Prize

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a civil rights advocate and pioneer of the critical race theory, has recently been named the 2016-17 winner of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize by Brandeis University. Crenshaw is known for her extensive work with civil rights in relation to race and gender. Brandeis University awards the Gittler Prize annually to […]

Volleyball falls to Rivier

The Brandeis women’s volleyball team played Rivier College, ranked 12th in New England, at home in Auerback Arena. The Judges dropped the game to Rivier in three sets by scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-22. The loss moves the Judges’ record to 7-16. The Judges came out strong against a tough opponent, keeping the game […]

Funky and fun, NxWorries creates one groovy album

What one word would you use to describe Anderson Paak? Groovy. The duo NxWorries, consisting of Anderson Paak and Knxwledge, recently released “Yes Lawd!”, a fun, funky and exciting 19-track album that highlights the best of two innovative and truly brilliant musicians. If you want to know what new music styles are prevalent this year, […]

Men’s soccer shutout Lasell

The men’s soccer team finished their out-of-conference games with a 2-0 victory against Lasell College on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The Judges improved to 8-4-3 with their third straight win, while the Lasers fell to 1-17 as their season comes to a close. Although the Judges did not score in the first half, they still managed […]

‘Die ganze Welt’ nicely integrates into American theater

Often the true essence of a play becomes “lost in translation” as it is adapted to new cultures and exposed to new audiences. However, Theresia Walser and Karl-Heinz Ott’s performance of “The Whole World” (originally “Die ganze Welt”)—as translated into English from the original German by Ingrid MacGillis—was almost unanimously received by the audience and […]

‘Girl on the Train’ offers viewers a juicy plot twist

Recently released on Friday, Oct. 7, “The Girl on the Train” starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson offers a satisfying experience for the fans of dark, psychological thrillers. While I must confess that I am certainly no film connoisseur and have limited knowledge, if any, of the official standards that define a good […]

Tron looks to qualify for nationals

Tron, the men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, is fresh off the road from a tournament the team competed in over the weekend, the club’s first weekend of travel for competition. Their team intended for their participation in this year’s Maine tournament to be purely focused on player development. According to team member Benji Kemper ’19, the […]

Lydian String Quartet bedazzles during rehearsals

Mark Berger, Judith Eissenberg, Joshua Gordon and Andrea Segar sat center stage in the Slosberg Recital Hall on Oct. 20, playing instruments, critiquing arrangements and listening to original compositions. The quartet covered an assortment of pieces: While one of the compositions was so intense that it produced goosebumps, another exuded a lighter and more joyful […]

The politicization of taco trucks exposes racist stereotypes

Last month, Marco Gutierrez, the founder of Latinos for Trump, famously remarked that Latinx immigration will lead to the presence of “taco trucks on every corner.” Gutierrez argued that Latinx immigration was forming a cultural hegemony in the U.S., stating that “my culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems.” […]

Librarians organize Vote Absentee Jamboree, following up registration drive

The library hosted the Vote Absentee Jamboree on Friday, Oct. 21 to help students vote using absentee ballots. The library will continue to provide stamps, envelopes and notary services for students at the information and borrowing desk until election day, Nov. 8. The goal of the event was to limit obstacles students face when trying […]