Brandeis needs to be held accountable for Title IX

We are disappointed in the way that Brandeis’ Title IX office is handling survivor reports. A survivor of sexual assault spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about their experience reporting to Brandeis’ Title IX office. Under current administration policy, disciplinary sanctions do not appear on student transcripts. Once the perpetrator of the assault was found responsible […]

Gender and Sexuality Center engages community

Located on the first floor of the Usdan Student Center, the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is a space on campus for all members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. Ryan Mishler, the Program Administrator of the GSC, sat down with The Hoot to discuss the various events being held at the GSC this […]

Kindness Day brings happiness and joy to campus

Everyone could use a little bit of kindness in their life. Thus, the faculty and students of the sociology department created Kindness Day at Brandeis. Now, with loads of students and faculty behind them, co-coordinators Miriam Krugman ’20 and Michaela Cabral ’19 are taking this well-liked event to the next level. Krugman is majoring in […]

Hold Thy Peace presents ‘Tempest’

Brandeis’ resident Shakespeare company kicked off their year this weekend with a production of “The Tempest,” the Bard’s classic tale of sorcery and power. The production, directed by Kat Lawrence ’20, brings together multiple approaches to the text to give each scene a unique energy. The story focuses on a powerful sorcerer, Prospera (Prospero in […]

Disciplinary sanctions not recorded on student transcripts

Sexual assault charges will not be recorded on a perpetrator’s transcript after a Title IX investigation concludes. Any record of disciplinary actions can only be found in a separate disciplinary file. A Brandeis student and survivor of sexual assault spoke to The Brandeis Hoot about their experience with the Title IX office and their frustration […]

‘Through Lines’ at Rose reveals art connections

“This really will be a conversation, not a lecture,” said Professor Nancy Scott (FA), one of whose specialities is Modernism in Europe and America. The guided conversation was the second in a series, “Through Lines” at the Rose Art Museum, that aims to bring knowledgeable art experts into the museum to talk about a few […]

Panel talks on domestic violence in queer community

Members of the Brandeis community gathered to hear a panel speak about domestic violence in the queer and transgender community. The panel featured various members of the queer and transgender community, as well as experts in the field, and was moderated by Deirdre Hunter, a lecturer in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The panelists included: […]

LimeBikes provide new way to get around campus

Every year, students request that Brandeis offer some sort of bike-sharing program. In March 2009, DeisBikes was created as an initiative between students in the Student Union and Environmental Studies Professor Laura Goldin’s “Greening the Ivory Tower” class. After three separate attempts at student-run initiatives that were mostly ineffective, Mary Fischer, manager of sustainability programs, […]

Boston Rape Crisis Center provides confidential aids for sexual violence survivors

The Boston Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year since opening in 1973. BARCC is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the greater Boston area and the oldest and largest in New England, according to their website. In an email sent by Gina Scaramella, the executive director of BARCC, “our […]

With “Old Shit Show” Boris’ Kitchen keeps it weird

Though there had been due warning, it was still a surprise to see that an a capella group had taken the Mandel foyer hostage. Luckily, this reporter managed to slip through between renditions of Alicia Keys and Florence & The Machine. I snagged a seat at the Boris’ Kitchen show last Friday while keeping my […]

Brandeis releases free speech and expression principles

The Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to adopt the “Principles of Free Speech and Free Expression,” a set of six principles that guide free expression on campus, according to President Ron Liebowitz in an email sent out to the Brandeis community. The Presidential Task Force on Free Expression was created in Nov. 2016 by President […]

Boston University professor describes loss and recovery in Rome

A Boston University professor spoke about how Roman historical figures strove to recover lost information at an event sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies on Oct. 24. Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Hannah Čulik-Baird described how the Romans’ search for lost knowledge mirrors a modern-day search for information lost after Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum […]

Halloween (2018) Review

“Halloween” (2018) is the latest entry in the long running horror franchise that started way back in 1978 with John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Set 40 years after the events of the first film and ignoring all of the other sequels, this story sees Michael Myers escaping containment so that he can once again wreak havoc on […]

Librarians call for support of fair contract

Librarians and a representative of the Service Employees International Union Local 888 (SEIU 888) were posted around campus during Family Weekend to urge students and members of Brandeis’ community to support librarians as they fight for a fair contract with the university. Since June 2018, the librarian’s union at Brandeis has been meeting with the […]

Bartlett leads volleyball to undefeated weekend

The Brandeis University volleyball team swept through their final non-conference tournament of the season at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Smith College. The Judges’ first match was against Worcester State University. In the opening set, the Judges and Lancers were tied at 18 before making a 7-1 run to take the set 25-19. In […]

Escape from Irma

See that blue dot? Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got myself in this situation. I remember quickly packing all my belongings into two suitcases and hopping onto a small boat with 40 of my peers. This must be what it feels like to run for your life, I thought to myself. Although […]

Bias in education

Education systems all across the world are constantly trying to improve the rate at which students are able to learn information and trying to improve the choice that students receive in order to help them better succeed. But much of the learning that a student does will go to waste if the information being taught […]

Women’s soccer on a roll

Ranked at No. 15 nationally, the women’s soccer team powered through miserable conditions in Westfield and came out on top, beating Westfield State 3-1. Off to a quick start in just the fourth minute, senior Sasha Sunday ’19 scored her third goal of the season off a cross from teammate Julia Matson ’19. Minutes later, […]

‘The Good Place’ back for more laughs and moral philosophy

“The Good Place” is back for season three to give us our next adventure in the afterlife. The latest genius of Mike Schur, known for his work on “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn-Nine,” The Good Place explores questions about ethics and life after death, masked underneath an amusing ensemble of characters. The show […]

Women recount family members’ experience during the Holocaust

Two women recounted how they discovered their family histories and their ancestors’ different experiences of the Holocaust (one was a Schutzstaffel (S.S.) agent and the other a Holocaust survivor) at a lecture on Monday, Oct. 22 in Usdan International Lounge. Julia Lindahl and Rachel Cerotti gave a talk entitled “The Echoes of the Holocaust: Beyond […]