Special elections fill all positions in senate and judiciary

The special elections of the Student Union filled each of the six open positions yesterday, spanning the Senate and Judiciary. A total of 688 students voted in the special election. In the Senate, Zach Kern ’21 and Nakul Srinivas ’21 ran unopposed for the two open seats for class of 2021 senator. Both were elected […]

Professor whose research is funded by the Robert Kraft family speaks on forced sexual labor

Robert Kraft’s indictment for allegations of soliciting prostitution offers an opportunity to speak about forced sexual labor, according to a professor whose research that focuses on slavery is funded by the Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt fund. Bernadette Brooten said that she doesn’t see allegations affecting the work. “If the work is important, […]

TRII advocates and their stories: Sarah Abdulghani

The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) founded at Brandeis is a unique organization that trains undergraduates to become accredited representatives in immigration courts and to gain legal experience firsthand. It allows for immigrants to receive assistance with many types of legal processes, making sure they have the support and the knowledge they need. Sarah Abdulghani […]

Brandeis hosts the 2019 New England SACNAS Regional Meeting

On Saturday, March 23, Brandeis will be hosting the 2019 New England SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) Regional Meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal of this organization is to create opportunities for students to pursue the sciences during the academic year, the summer and after individuals […]

Take the campus climate survey, so Brandeis can (hopefully) learn from the results

The Brandeis Hoot encourages all students to take the campus climate survey emailed to the student body this week. The survey will inform the administration anonymously about sexual and relationship violence on campus. Responses are being accepted until March 22, which leaves two full weeks to take the quick, 20-minute survey. You are able to […]

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute responds to problematic slideshow

Last week, I reviewed the opening and artist talk on the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI) exhibit “One Foot Planted,” during which a problematic photo was displayed from an independent artist portfolio. On Tuesday, I sat down with the director, Lisa Joffe, and Amy Powell, assistant director for communications. Susan Metrican, director of the arts, called in […]

Re: the Gates’ annual letter

I think 2018 was quite a year for everyone. And even though we’re well into March, there is always time to reflect upon the previous year. For me, 2018 brought lots of highs and lows, but it was ultimately a huge learning experience, and it has helped shape me into the person that I am […]

Men’s basketball claims ECAC Division III crown

In his first year as head coach, Jean Bain lead the Brandeis University Judges to an incredibly successful season, winning 11 more games than the previous 2017-2018 season and ultimately capturing an Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship (ECAC) this past weekend. After this three-game post-season extension, the Judges finished out the season with a record […]

Fencing squad brings home six-weapon crown from NEIFC

It was quite the successful weekend for Brandeis fencing as both the men and women placed second overall in their three weapon competitions. It was just enough for the Judges to claim the overall six-weapon title at the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference championships. The Judges got going with the team squad competitions, as […]

APAHM: What it means to dream

In response to this past week’s edition of the Arts section of the Justice, we—the Brandeis Asian American Student Association (BAASA)—wanted to express our anger towards not only the designer of the page but also towards the editorial board of the Justice. Although the person in charge of its creation is certainly at fault, it […]

Achieving change requires focusing on the actions of the presidency

A recent update from the Trump administration on new plans to enforce human rights worldwide took much of the country aback. In an article entitled “A U.S. Ambassador Promises a Global Push to Decriminalize Homosexuality,” the New York Times reported on Richard Grenell’s announcement that the Trump administration would be starting an international campaign to […]

Students gather for sustainability symposium

Climate change is the biggest problem that humanity has ever faced, but the future of the fight against climate change is more promising than it has ever been, according to a climate change advocate who spoke at the Sustainability Student Leadership Symposium on Sunday. Ryan Hagen, founder of Crowdsourcing Sustainability, said that we need a […]

PARC asks students to fill out sexual and relationship violence survey

Brandeis students opened their email accounts to find a campus climate survey on sexual and relationship violence on Tuesday morning. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Division of Student Affairs, the survey aims to gather students’ responses to sexual violence in the Brandeis community. The survey is similar to a 2015 survey […]

Framework task forces work with Board of Trustees

The co-chairs of the three task forces on Student Learning and Living, Supporting Research Creativity and Collaboration and Honoring Brandeis’ Founding Values led hour-long workshops with the Board of Trustees in late January, according to an email released by President Ron Liebowitz. The task forces were established after Liebowitz’s “A Framework for Our Future” address […]

Disability rights activist speaks at Brandeis

Advocate for disability rights Judy Heumann spoke about the importance of integrating disability into education and improving accessibility to a packed hall of students and others working in the field of accessibility on Thursday night. Heumann, who is in a wheelchair due to having polio as a child, has served in both the Clinton and […]

‘Dark Souls 3:’ my favorite fighting game

When people think about the “Dark Souls” series, they often think about their reputation as brutally punishing single-player action RPGs, but little did they know that these games also have multiplayer/PVP modes. In fact, they are the one thing that kept me coming back long after I have exhausted every point of interest in the […]

‘Apex Legends’ is actually pretty good

The first time I downloaded “Apex Legends,” I deleted it after five minutes. It felt stale, like ‘Titanfall 2”-lite with “Fortnite” jammed in. Then I played it a few more times at a friend’s house, and the gameplay proved to be a little more fun than I’d originally thought—though I remained cynical. However, since I […]

Women’s track and field seeded first leading up to nationals

For the second year in a row, Brandeis will be heading to the indoor NCAA national championships. This past weekend, the men’s and women’s teams competed at Tufts University’s Last Chance Meet, competing for a higher seed time at nationals. The team is led by senior captain Emily Bryson ’19, who will be competing in […]

Tennis sweeps Bates

After coming back from California, the Brandeis men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Maine for their first regional match and they did not disappoint. The nationally ranked No. 19 women’s team rolled past No. 37 Bates 8-1 and the No. 10 men knocked off No. 23 Bates 7-2. For the women, the doubles matches […]

Brandeis professor gives lecture on violence against women in India during Partition

Brandeis Professor Harleen Singh (SAS/WMGS) gave a lecture last Friday on India’s Partition in 1947, which resulted in the largest exodus known to human history. The lecture was part of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center lecture series. According to Singh, the assault of women’s bodies during the 1947 partition became a foundation for Indian […]