Address intersectionality in ongoing medieval studies feud

Did you know that a feud over white supremacy has been going on for three years in the field of medieval studies? And that this feud has caused academics to hurl insults at each other on #medievaltwitter? If medieval scholars participating in internet wars sounds strange to you, we would agree. But it’s also something […]

24-hour ‘Annie’ brings improv spirit to Broadway production

The 24-hour musical has become a sanctified Brandeis tradition, bringing throngs of sleepless theater kids and audience members alike to the SCC theater every year. The production, which this year brought ever-hopeful orphan “Annie” to the stage, is entirely created in exactly one day. The considerable talent of all involved created a surprisingly impressive product, […]

Brandeis professor faces online threats as feud unfolds in medieval academia

Amid an oftentimes public feud over the direction of medieval academia, Brandeis Professor Dorothy Kim (ENG) told The Brandeis Hoot that her colleague, Rachel Fulton Brown, “crossed the line” when she tagged Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative writer and provocateur, in a Facebook post concerning Kim. Since being tagged in the post on Sept. 14, 2017, […]

Preliminary research shows promising future for learning and memory

Students and faculty gathered in Gerstenzang to hear a speech by renowned scientist H. Craig Heller, the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor and a Professor of Biology at Stanford University on Sept. 18. Professor Michael Rosbash (BIO/NBIO) mediated the presentation. Heller’s research is focused on the neurobiology of sleep, circadian rhythms and learning disabilities. He […]

We The Jury app encourages sports attendance

Although Brandeis school spirit may seem lacking to some, the issue could be due to the fact that most students do not know when sports games are occurring, or they are too busy to search for sports events to attend. In hopes of changing this, the athletics department has set up a new rewards system […]

ABIR wows, Kiiara disappoints at Fall Flex

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted ABIR and Kiiara on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the annual “Fall Flex” concert in the Shapiro Gym in Gosman. Despite flares of strobe lights and fog covering the stage during the performances, the event’s energy level was inconsistent, with the audience growing and shrinking throughout. The opening act, ABIR, […]

Mailroom is a good first step

Those of you who were on campus early last year may remember the horrors of a mailroom unprepared for the most predictable rush of the year. With the notifications system down, students were forced to visit periodically to check whether packages had arrived. I personally remember my first two trips to that pit, each of […]

Anita Hill speaks out about the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Brandeis Professor Anita Hill (HS) spoke out in a New York Times opinion piece, on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Newshour and to the Washington Post, among others, about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. In the opinion piece, Hill calls for several measures to encourage a fair confirmation hearing that addresses the allegations against […]

Children should not have to suffer because of their parents’ religion

It’s no shock that certain religions prohibit various medical procedures. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not receive blood transfusions and Christian Scientists value faith-based healing instead of traditional Western medicine. Even though this sounds similar to osteopathic medicine, it is quite the opposite. Osteopathic medicine focuses on using alternatives to attempt to treat an illness or issue […]

Spirit Fridays look to increase school pride

Since arriving this past April, Dennis Hicks, the new director of Student Activities, has been working to increase school pride at Brandeis. As director of Student Activities, Hicks oversees the Box Office, operations of the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) and is an advisor for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) as well as the Undergraduate Theatre […]

New study spaces installed in Goldfarb

Throughout the summer, both Goldfarb and Farber libraries have seen steady improvements to their infrastructure as well as gained additional study spaces for further student interaction. Matthew Sheehy, the Brandeis National Committee University Librarian, acts as the strategic guide for the university as well as a supporter for the faculty in regards to different teaching […]

Women’s soccer continues undefeated record

The women’s soccer Judges took the field against their cross-town rivals on Saturday, Sept. 15 with the hopes of continuing their undefeated season. The Judges are ranked 13th in Division III by the United Soccer Coaches and 14th by and played like so against the Babson Beavers. The Judges ended the Beavers’ four game […]

Graduate Student Union votes unanimously for contract

With a unanimous vote of 35 to zero, the Graduate Student Union ratified its first ever labor contract with Brandeis University on Sept. 18. The agreement, if ratified by the university administration, will then go to the Graduate Union again. The bargaining committee, which worked with the administration to create the contract, will then sign […]

Men’s soccer proves dominance in an 8-0 sweep

The Judges are off to a slow start to begin the season with a record of 2-3. After being ranked fourth nationally, the Judges have fallen out of the top 25 after losing two in a row last week. However, this is not the first time the Brandeis Judges have faced a slow start to […]

Hiatt Career Center reaches 53 live videos

Hiatt Career Center is in its second year of its Facebook Live show, #HiattLive, where students give advice primarily about the career search through live-streamed videos. Hiatt has made over 50 episodes. In total, Hiatt has over 20,000 video views and their most popular video, a carpool karaoke spin-off where students sing songs about the […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Addressing Mixed Reactions

Between international and domestic showings, “Crazy Rich Asians” has now grossed an estimated $167 billion since its release date back on Aug. 15, making it one of the highest-grossing films of the summer. The film has already earned a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on CinemaScore, as well as numerous positive critiques […]

Lather, rinse, don’t repeat (until next week)

There’s something that most people are doing wrong in the shower: washing their hair. More specifically, washing it every or every other day. Many people naturally think that their hair will be cleaner the more they wash it. However, the opposite is true—hair actually becomes greasier the more often it’s washed. This is because once […]

The do’s and don’ts of studying abroad in Japan

Studying abroad is one of the most unique, rewarding and adventurous decisions one can make in their undergraduate career—or even in one’s lifetime. Last spring semester, I was fortunate enough to be able to study in Kyoto, Japan, where I participated in Columbia University’s intensive language program, the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS). Given […]

It’s been a big week for Chicago’s hip-hop scene

This past week has been crazy for Chicago’s hip-hop scene. After years of anticipation, three major projects have been released. This is the same scene that produced now-global superstar Chance the Rapper, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the Windy City! Noname Improves on “Lullaby Rap Music” on the Lean […]

Men’s tennis shines at Middlebury Invitational

The Brandeis men’s tennis team headed north to Middlebury, V.T. this past weekend to compete in the annual Middlebury Invitational, winning three of six brackets. Brandeis got players to the finals in five of the six brackets of the tournament, shocking the competition. Ultimately it was in the doubles category that the Judges really shined, […]