Ford Hall still hasn’t been fully resolved

With the 50th Commemoration Celebration of the African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) department happening this weekend in conjunction with ’DEIS Impact, it seems appropriate to remember that Jan. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of the original Ford Hall demonstration (1969). The original Ford Hall was an 11-day sit-in in which Brandeis students demanded reconciliation, social […]

Howardena Pindell: “What Remains to Be Seen” career retrospective opens at the Rose

Last Friday, the Rose Art Museum unveiled its career retrospective of Philadelphia-born artist Howardena Pindell. Pindell’s work spans over 50 years, with the exhibit showing a variety of works from various styles. “Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen” goes from abstract grids to political collage to more abstract pieces exploring travel and science—revealing a […]

Hoot Recommends: Feb. 8, 2019

Jablinski Games Jack Black’s new YouTube channel “Jablinski Games” is unapologetically dumb fun. By all accounts, the man is the same persona we see in his movies: a loveable, earnest goof. Filmed and edited by his son, the weekly videos take vlog form, with the promise of gaming videos to come, just after he gets […]

Premedical post-baccalaurate program helps students join healthcare field

It is not unheard of for Brandeis students to change their majors throughout their undergraduate careers. Some students begin their first years intending to pursue a pre-med track, but at some point in their college career, they change their mind and work toward other goals. For any student who pursued an interest other than healthcare […]

Women’s basketball drops two at home

In their second face-off against Emory University and The University of Rochester, the women’s basketball team went 0-2 this weekend in the Red Auerbach Arena. The Judges faced the Emory Eagles on Friday and lost 72-42. Then on Sunday, despite their strong first half, they couldn’t hold off the Rochester Yellowjackets and finished 74-66. With […]

Class of 2022 senator resigns

Class of 2022 Senator Alex Chang ’22 resigned after delivering a speech to 12 senators at the weekly Senate meeting on Sunday. In his remarks, he blamed the atmosphere of the Student Union for his departure. Chang emphasized that his decision was a result of the recall of former International Student Senator Linfei Yang ’20, […]

Men’s basketball suffers two losses

Back on the home court this weekend, the men’s basketball team’s efforts were not enough to secure them any wins. On Friday night, the Judges suited up against the Emory Eagles and lost 64-88 after a tough game. On Sunday, the men fell to the Rochester Yellow Jackets 52-78, dropping to 11-9 and 4-5 in […]

‘Free Solo’ doc climbs to great heights

“Free Solo” is a 2018 documentary from Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. The film follows Alex Honnold, who in June 2017 became the first free solo climber to conquer the 3000 foot high El Capitan mountain. For those who don’t know, free solo climbing involves climbing above safe heights without protective equipment, so any […]

Speaker shares story of Standing Rock protest movement

Jennifer Weston, a professor at UMass Boston and a member of the Lakota Native American community, shared the story of the Standing Rock protest movement in a lecture on Wednesday. Weston, who is a researcher, writer and producer focusing on issues concerning the Native American community, has worked for the past 20 years on various […]

Lurie Institute names eight members for fellowship

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis named eight members to the inaugural class of the Nathan and Toby Starr Fellowship on Thursday. The program aims to cultivate research expertise to increase undergraduate students’ understanding of disability policy, according to a press release. The eight students named to the fellowship—Julia Brown ’19, Monica Chen […]

Judiciary hearing rescheduled for a second time

The Judiciary hearing has been rescheduled for a second time due to cancellations from the Executive Board (E-Board) Party, according to Chief Justice Morris Nadjar ’19. The new date for the hearing has not been set but will be after the Brandeis February break. The hearing was originally set for Sunday, Jan. 27 but had […]

Faith leader and advocate discusses intersection between environmental and social justice

Environmental justice and social justice are inherently linked and interdependent, according to an ecological justice advocate who spoke on Monday in Rapaporte Treasure Hall as part of ’Deis IMPACT. Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, a faith leader and climate justice activist, said that she saw a connection between caring for communities like the one she had grown […]

Inclusivity at Brandeis talks back

As part of ’Deis Impact, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Caribbean Cultural Club hosted an event called “The Talk Back Session: Inclusion in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs).” The event consisted of a panel of students, alumni and faculty answering questions posed by the Carribean Cultural Club E-board. The panel included Julivic Marquez ’18; Dr. Chad […]

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion names Office of Equal Opportunity Director

Sonia Jurado will become the inaugural Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) on March 18, 2019, according to an email sent out to the Brandeis community by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, the Chief Diversity Officer for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As the director, Jurado will also be “the Title IX and ADA/504 […]

President Liebowitz reports on January Board of Trustees meeting

President Ron Liebowitz released a report on Monday of the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, where the Board discussed university task forces to address maintenance and accessibility on campus, the new Springboard Funding Plan, the new General Education requirements, university response to U.S. Department of Education proposed changes to Title IX and the promotion […]

Brandeis alumni recount experiences leading to careers in law

Four alumni described how their life experiences and time at Brandeis guided them to careers in law and criminal justice in a panel discussion on Monday night. A criminal defense attorney for the Roxbury Defenders, Aaron Bray ’13, said that his life experience was the main force leading him to a career in criminal justice, […]

Prosthesis club holds interactive workshop

Brandeis Prosthesis Club (BPC), a group which has made 3D printed prosthetics for children and young adults, hosted an interactive workshop on Wednesday inviting interested students to join in constructing flexible hands and other jointed limbs. The group focuses on creating prosthetics for growing children and have shipped out six prosthetic body parts including hands […]

Brandeis alumni joins Massachusetts State Senate

Democrat Becca Rausch ’01 was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in the 2018 midterm election, the only Massachusetts State Senate candidate to flip a seat in the election cycle. Rausch is now the second Brandeis alum to be a part of the Massachusetts State Senate, alongside Republican Dean Tran ’97. According to a BrandeisNOW […]

New open access resource promotes peace at a low cost

An open textbook for the course PAX 120b: Inner Peace and Outer Peace was launched on Jan. 23 in a growing university effort to help combat the high costs of textbooks and educational resources. The textbook, titled “The Inner Peace Outer Peace Reader,” is written by Peter Gould and John Ungerleider, lecturers in the Peace, […]

Activist remembers Ferguson five years later

Pastor Cori Bush visited Brandeis on Tuesday to recount her journey in the struggle to end police violence and resource deprivation in the St. Louis and Ferguson area during an event called From Protest to Politics: The Ferguson Uprising; Challenging Long Standing Injustices. Bush was on the frontlines of the Ferguson movement as a protester, […]