Celebrating the women of Brandeis

April will arrive on Monday, signaling the end of March’s unpredictable weather and hopefully an increase in sunshine. However, the end of March also signals the end of Women’s History Month, and we at The Brandeis Hoot want to applaud the empowering events that took place this month, which celebrated the diverse women of the […]

Students and administrators discuss university finances

Students and three administrators from Brandeis financial services and finance administration gathered to discuss university policies—from financial aid, merit scholarships, improving communication about scholarships and grants to better encouraging diversity at Brandeis. Six students asked questions of the three administrators, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Stewart Uretsky, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and […]

Task force working to address workplace bullying at Brandeis

A faculty task force is working to create procedures to address workplace bullying at Brandeis. The Dignity at Work Task Force presented several recommendations to the faculty senate on how to investigate and settle disputes involving faculty, graduate students and administrators. Workplace bullying is “a persistent pattern of degrading behavior,” according to Task Force Co-chair […]

Scholar speaks about the intersection of race, science and injustice

The History Makers and African and African-American Studies (AAAS) program welcomed Dorothy Roberts, an internationally recognized scholar and social justice advocate, to speak about the intersection of race, science and justice in the African American community. Roberts spoke on the history of race, science and injustice in the African American community since the dawn of […]

Baseball picks up two wins on the road

This week, the Brandeis baseball team picked up two victories on the road, beating Salem State 11-7 and Amherst 6-4. The Judges also had their first home game of the season on Thursday, where they suffered a 7-3 defeat to Suffolk University. The team picked up two losses the following week on the road: Salem […]

March Madness: The last man standing

For the first time ever, one perfect bracket remains heading into the Sweet Sixteen rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships. According to NCAA.com, after 48 out of a total 63 games have been played, a bracket titled “Center Road” is the only one that has been able to predict with one hundred […]

TRII advocates and their stories: Benjamin Dombrowski

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. Benjamin Dombrowski […]

Panelists discuss the upcoming Israeli election

Four experts on Israeli politics gathered to discuss and answer questions on the upcoming Israel election on April 9. The event was moderated by Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. The panelist included Eva Bellin (POL), professor of Arab Politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Shai Feldman […]

Stephen C. Harrison Receives 2018 Rosenstiel Award

Professor, investigator and biophysicist Stephen C. Harrison received the 2018 Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research on Monday afternoon. In a lecture hall crowded with students and professors from all departments joined by President Ron Liebowitz, Chair of the Rosenstiel Biomedical Research Center Professor James Haber presented the award to Harrison.   […]

Brandeis named top Gilman Scholar institution

For the second year in a row, Brandeis has been listed as one of the top small colleges and universities for producing Gilman Scholars through the Gilman Scholarship Program. In the past five academic school years, 65 Brandeis students have been awarded a total of $235,000 in scholarship through the program, according to a BrandeisNOW […]

“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”—first impressions

If you’ve ever played any of the Dark Souls games, then you know what to expect from From Software: Challenging but extremely engaging gameplay. And their new action RPG, “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is nothing short of that. It’s too bad that I didn’t have time to play more of the game, but I did […]

Softball continues undefeated record

Brandeis softball extended their winning streak to 11-0 over six games in the past week. Their undefeated record earned the team the designation of the best start in Brandeis softball history. On Thursday, March 21, the Judges hosted a double header against Eastern Nazarene College. The Judges put up an incredible defense in the field […]

Free speech order unlikely to affect Brandeis

President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at improving free inquiry on campus is ambiguous and universities such as Brandeis already promote free speech, according to a statement from Julie Jette, Director of Media Relations at Brandeis. The order, which Trump signed on live television after claiming that American students and values are “under siege” and […]

All the madness from week one

After four days of madness last March, articles raved about how a 16th seed had defeated a number one, a 22-point comeback, buzzer beaters and upsets all across the board. One year later, the madness has not quite lived up to what occurred last year after week one., History was still made, however, since according […]

Representative from Lovin’ Spoonfuls talks about impacts of food waste

While 42 million Americans suffer from hunger, 40 percent of food goes to waste, according to Deborah Hicks, a food rescue coordinator who spoke in Olin-Sang on Tuesday. Food waste is the largest source of solid waste, said Hicks, and even 30 percent less food waste could feed 50 million people. “We live in a […]

“A No No” remix receives mixed reviews amongst unexpected collaboration

Last week, Mariah Carey finally released her remix of “A No No,” one of her latest singles from her 15th studio album “Caution.” The song features British rapper Stefflon Don and is rumored to hint at feelings of aggression towards Stella Bulochnikov, Carey’s former manager, who split from the songstress after their relationship “was no […]

Hot Dad embraces the void

It’s 2019, and no one is more logged-on than Hot Dad. In the wasteland of Youtubers making music hides an odd gem. Dancing in front of a green screen in poorly fitting outfits and making jams is Erik, aka Hot Dad. His (growing) channel currently has about 100,000 subscribers. However, few of his songs have […]

Facilities resolves hot water outages in Shapiro dorms

When the hot water ran out in the Shapiro Residence Hall in Massell Quad, Massell Quad Senator Kendal Chapman ’22 started showering at the gym. “Multiple people in the building filed work orders,” Chapman said. But the problem, which was brought to the Area Coordinator for Massell Quad in November, persisted until mid-March. However, in […]

Trizzy Tré, the Rapper

Trizzy Tré, the Rapper, recently won the BEAM Competition for Springfest 2019 student performer. I sat down with the artist—also known as Tré Warner ’22—and discussed his music, career and getting to share a stage with Aminé. Born in Harlem, N.Y. and raised in Minneapolis, M.N., Warner plans on possibly pursuing degrees in Education Studies […]