Greek life members wear pins to support survivors of sexual assault

Members of sororities and fraternities could be seen wearing “these letters believe survivors” pins and apparel displaying their Greek letters on Tuesday, in solidarity with the national movement supporting survivors of sexual assault. The idea for Greek life members to wear the pins started with Ricki Levitus ’20, vice president of programming in Delta Phi […]

In response to “The case against fossil fuel divestment:” Sam Charnizon

A recent opinion article titled “The case against fossil fuel divestment” claimed to be an indictment of the argument for divestment of Brandeis’ assets from fossil fuels. The article was anything but. Instead of offering a coherent, fact-checked analysis of the divestment proposal, the author chose to meander through a series of baseless claims that […]

Skyline residence hall features thematic art

James Gray, vice president for campus operations, wrote to The Brandeis Hoot that he oversaw “the design and construction” of Skyline, which is how he got involved with picking out the two main art pieces within the residence hall. Multiple other people were involved, including Luis Croquer, the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the […]

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Vote this election day: here’s how

This upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day, and if you’re registered to vote, you should head out to cast your ballot in the midterms. It is imperative for students to fulfill their civic duty and vote in the election. Brandeis was founded on principles of social justice, and Brandeisians cannot be all talk on […]

Toxic creates stunning showcase

Toxic Majorette Dance Line, Brandeis’ first majorette dance line, celebrated their new status as an independent club with “Pick Your Poison,” a performance which brought together dance and performance groups from across campus to create one of the most exciting arts events of the year. The show was fittingly started with a solo dance by […]

In response to “The case against fossil fuel divestment:” Maya Kattler-Gold

Last week, The Brandeis Hoot published an article titled, “The case against fossil fuel divestment” by Joseph Silber. In response, I’d like to start by explaining a bit about the history of the fossil fuel divestment campaign at Brandeis. I am a member of Brandies Climate Justice, the club behind the campaign. During this six-year […]

Liebowitz shares framework for univ. changes

President Ron Liebowitz shared a framework for changes which would bring university programs in line with Brandeis’ mission and the institution’s financial capabilities on Monday. He described the university as “far too complex an institution for our size and wealth.” Liebowitz described the university’s mission as relying upon its founding values of inclusivity and traditional […]

Students rally to maintain trans rights

Members of the Brandeis community gathered outside the Usdan Student Center for a Trans Rights Rally following a memo that was released by the White House. The memo stated that “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth. The sex listed on a person’s […]

Create@Brandeis looks to bring departments together

The Office of the Arts recently launched their Create@Brandeis Instagram on Aug. 31 as a way to increase relations between varying departments across the university and spread the word about creative projects on campus. This movement, created by Ingrid Pabon, the programs coordinator of the Office of the Arts, was a way for students to […]

German grammar and baking combine in new course

When learning a new language, some of the hardest skills to master are that of pronunciation and perfecting grammar. Professor Sabine von Mering (GER) has created a new course for the Spring 2019 semester titled “GER 102B: Küche, kochen, Kuchen–gucken; Advanced Grammar, Pronunciation, and Baking in Cultural Context,” combining difficult language concepts with baking! Von […]

Harvard professor gives lecture on climate change

Harvard Professor James Anderson gave a talk on climate change through the lenses of chemistry, physics and applied mathematics to a crowd of students and faculty on Monday. Anderson studies Earth’s climate by focusing on the primary mechanisms that couple chemistry, dynamics and energy in the climate system. His current research aims to establish a […]

Univ. hosts finance and administration meeting

The second annual Finance and Administration Town Hall Meeting reflected President Ron Liebowitz’s campus address, “A Framework for our Future,” the day before. The event was held in the Usdan International Lounge on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. The three main components of Executive Vice President of Admin and Finance Stewart Uretsky’s report were Financial Sustainability, Staff […]

Photojournalists document the reality of immigrants entering Germany, U.S.

Students and members of the Brandeis community gathered to hear two photojournalists speak about their personal journeys through documenting the lives of immigrants in Germany and Mexico. Jacobia Dahm is a German photojournalist who is currently based in Berlin, Germany, moving back after being in the U.S. for over a decade. Her current project, which […]

‘Brand New Music’ seasonal debut

On Friday evening, various graduate students from the music department performed excerpts of their compositions for the Brandeis community in Slosberg Recital Hall. The performers were select members of Brand New Music, a contemporary concert series that showcases the works of Brandeis students, faculty and alumni composers. Alex Bean (GRAD), the first and third performer […]

Professor discusses discrimination in Europe

Brandeis students and faculty joined Professor Rajesh Sampath (HS/COMH/HSSP) for a lecture which analyzed different types of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and antisemitism in Europe. The lecture, “Dismantling Racism, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Antisemitism in Europe: The Case of France,” began with an acknowledgement of the prominence of racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and antisemitism in the […]

Women’s volleyball celebrates eight seniors in final home game

The visiting team from nearby UMass Boston swept Brandeis during their senior day celebration, dropping the non-conference match 0-3. Despite a push in a thrilling second set that was forced to 36-34, the Judges could not connect with the first set ending 25-15 and the third 25-19. This loss puts Brandeis at a record of […]

‘Mid90s’ marks another solid entry in the A24 Cinematic Universe

A skateboard is a fascinating object. On the one hand, it’s an expensive, finely crafted tool, and there’s a real sense of intimacy between a seasoned skater and their board. At the same time, a skateboard has to take a fair amount of punishment on a daily basis, as does its rider. Shred a board […]

Women’s cross country earns third place in UAA Championship meet

The men’s and women’s cross country teams are in the home stretch of their 2018 season. On Oct. 28, the teams traveled to Parkside, Wisconsin, to compete in the UAA Conference championships. In the upcoming weeks, they’ll begin NCAA competition, starting with their regional meet where they’ll qualify to compete in the NCAA national meet. […]

Women’s soccer goes 1-1 in a tough two-game stretch

The 13th ranked Brandeis women’s soccer team faced a tough weekend, going against top-ranked Washington University and 10th ranked Chicago University. In their first contest, Friday Oct. 26 in St. Louis, the Judges held off Washington University for most of the regulation time until the Bears scored with less than a minute remaining before overtime […]