Lack of transparency surrounds ‘Buyer Beware’ decision

The Hoot is raising issue with how the Brandeis administration and theater department faculty handled the “Buyer Beware” situation and about Brandeis’ stance on important issues and academic policies. In The Hoot’s coverage of “Buyer Beware,” by Michael Weller ’65, and its developing situation, the faculty of the theater department failed to be transparent and […]

BCC enacts change to account for high demand

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) is adding staff, expanding hours and increasing group therapy sessions to meet increased demand for counseling center resources this semester, according to Joy von Steiger, director of the BCC.  As of Nov. 8, 489 students have undergone a “brief assessment,” or intake appointment, this semester alone. The center now serves […]

Kindness Day spreads positivity on campus

For the past eight years, Nov. 9 has been known as Kindness Day at Brandeis. Kindness Day gives students the chance to send personalized cards to their friends, show appreciation for faculty and staff and spread positivity on campus. Michaela Cabral ’19, one of the two co-coordinators for Kindness Day, is a triple major in […]

STAR addresses peer counseling needs

Students Talking About Relationships (STAR) defines “relationship” in the broadest sense of the word. Whether a student needs to talk about their relationship with a friend, roommate, boss, professor or themselves, the STAR members are Brandeis sophomores, juniors and seniors who act as peer support for the Brandeis community. The STAR center, located on the […]

Brandeis hires 22 faculty members across 16 departments

There are 22 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members as well as postdoctoral faculty that have joined Brandeis this year. Sixteen different academic departments will gain faculty members as a result of the new hires. Suleyman Dost (NEJS), who has been at Brandeis for a few months, is an Assistant Professor of Classical Islam. He […]

Club Spotlight: SSIS

The Student Sexuality Information Service, otherwise known as SSIS, is an important student resource tucked away on the third floor of the SCC in room 328. While it might be slightly difficult to find your first time searching for it, SSIS offers a wide variety of services concerning sexuality, sexual health, peer counseling and more. […]

Student Union launches new Podcast

The Student Union is launching a new podcast, “Brandeis Buzz,” to better communicate Union initiatives, engage students and facilitate easy access to information from the Union. The podcast’s first episode, “Brandeis Buzz: Kate Kesselman,” has already been released and is available on SoundCloud, Facebook and the Union website. Callahan Cox ’18, the Student Union Communications […]

Vice president of human resources named Interim Title IX coordinator

Robin Nelson-Bailey, the vice president of human resources, is serving as the acting Title IX coordinator, following the departure of Linda Shinomoto from this role. Stew Uretsky, the executive vice president for finance and administration, announced in an Oct. 31 campus-wide email that Nelson-Bailey would take on this role. The coordinator job is within the […]

Dramatists Guild of America objects to ‘Buyer Beware’ cancellation

The Dramatists Guild of America and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) issued a statement on Wednesday objecting in “the strongest possible terms” to “Brandeis University’s decision to cancel Buyer Beware.” The statement criticizes the university’s decision to “buckle to student pressure by cancelling its scheduled production of Michael Weller’s ’65 play, Buyer Beware, due […]

Students call university president to show support for divestment

Brandeis Climate Justice hosted a phone call campaign on Thursday to encourage President Liebowitz to discuss divesting part of the Brandeis endowment out of fossil fuels with the Board of Trustees. The campaign also included a petition signed by over 500 students. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Brandeis Climate Justice positioned […]

America isn’t falling for rebranded bigotry

Journalist Gary Younge says that he took a “risk worth taking” when he decided to interview famed white supremacist Richard Spencer. The interview happened last July at a conference of white supremacists and revealed that Spencer’s brand of “professional” white supremacy was beginning to fray at the edges. Spencer is notorious for his ability to […]

Astronomy Club hosts an out of this world event with live music

Astronomy Club held its first event of the school year this past Saturday, Nov. 4, on Chapel’s Field. “Stargazing and Live Music with Astronomy Club,” as it was named on the club’s Facebook event, featured live music from a student band called Congress of Babs, with band members Max Halpern ’20, Hena Germaine ’16 and […]

Chamber Singers perform songs with great energy and deeper meanings

Brandeis Chamber Singers blew the audience away in the Slosberg Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 5. Under the conduction of Robert Duff, the powerful vocal delivery of each of the 25 members allowed the messages behind every song to be conveyed to the audience with clear, strong emotion. The Chamber Singers opened their concert with “Will […]

Virtual data sprint allows students to become citizen scientists for a day

At the Nov. 7 ’Deis does Citizen Science event, 55 students participated in a public discussion examining the ecology of herring migration and counted herring in a virtual data sprint as citizen scientists to support the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA). Guest speaker Patrick Herron, executive director of the Mystic River Watershed Association, held a […]

Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ exceeds expectations

Jonah: So, “Thor: Ragnarok.” It’s pretty good. It’s easily the best of the solo “Thor” movies, but that’s a pretty low bar to surpass. If I had to rank it within the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe offerings, I’d say this is better than “Ant-Man” or “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” but it’s not […]

Quin, Carminucci earn gold medals in fencing season opener

This past weekend the men and women’s fencing team began their season with the New England Fall Collegiate Championships at Smith College. The combined men and women’s teams took home eight medals at the invitational. The men’s fencing team took home five medals at the invitational, one gold and four bronze. The winner of last […]

Volleyball takes #9 Carnegie Mellon to five sets in UAA tournament

Brandeis women’s volleyball opened up the final rounds of the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference tournament with an impressive push against the top-seeded team Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, Nov. 3. In compass draw format, the team played three matches total to determine where the teams fell in UAA standings. The format required Brandeis, ranked […]

Brandeis welcomes new director to the Rose

This past summer, Brandeis welcomed Luis A. Croquer to campus as the new Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose Art Museum. Croquer, originally from El Salvador, brings both international experience and an impressive knowledge of the art world to the Rose. I recently had the opportunity to speak with the new director about […]

Search for Director of OPS narrowed to three candidates

The search for a new Director of Sexual Assault and Prevention Services is narrowing, with the top three candidates visiting campus for open interviews this week and next. The university is seeking a replacement for Sheila McMahon, who left this position in mid-July for a faculty position at a school of social work. The search […]