The Union: Looking ahead to more improvement

As the newest class of Union members were sworn in at the State of the Union on Thursday, former President Hannah Brown ’19 reflected on the ups and downs of the Union during the past year. She cited successes, such as the implementation of free transportation from Logan Airport after major school breaks, as well […]

Commissioned art for Israel week painted over

UPDATED 5/3 12:00 pm Brandeis Hillel commissioned a group called Artists 4 Israel to paint a cube that would sit on the Great Lawn all week to commemorate “Israel Week.” The artists painted three sides of the block on Tuesday, leaving one blank with the intention of letting students paint on the empty canvas, according […]

Brandeis already mostly complying with proposed bills

Brandeis is largely in compliance with two bills on sexual misconduct and sexual violence before the Massachusetts legislature, according to Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Sonia Juardo. The two bills would require a biennial sexual misconduct climate survey and the other requires policies on sexual violence and misconduct to be public. They […]

Softball ranks 20th in the NCAA, reaches 25 wins

Brandeis softball was on fire from April 11 to 20. The team won eight of their ten games closing their regular season record at 25-2-1 and finished 20th in Division III. After going 16 games unbeaten, Brandeis dropped the first game of the series against Case Western Reserve University 4-2. In the second game of […]

Brandeis receives reaccreditation

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) has officially reaccredited Brandeis after an 18-month review which included a self-study by the university and a visit to the university by the Visiting Team from NECHE, according to an email sent out by President Ron Liebowitz. The letter sent out by the NECHE commends Brandeis for […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘deis IMPACT!

On behalf of The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI), we write to share our apologies to students, faculty and staff negatively impacted by the ‘deis IMPACT! “Immigration Court: An Experiential Program” proposal process. This program was originally included in the schedule-of-events for the week-long Social Justice Festival. The program was canceled by the […]

Students call for univ. action on discrimination

Brandeis students gathered at the top of the Rabb steps to stand in solidarity with the students protesting at Johns Hopkins University and Yale University and to ask the Brandeis community to recognize racialized policing and violence on Wednesday, May 1. The students read a series of demands at the steps and then marched from […]

Philosophy Department hosts its annual spring conference

The Philosophy Department hosted its Annual Spring Conference on April 14 where philosophers from four universities shared their works on the topic of forgiveness. The conference began with Kate Moran (PHIL) and Jens Timmermann, a professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, giving a joint presentation on “Forgiveness as Beneficence.” The talk […]

Men’s tennis finishes second in UAA

Before the number 9 nationally ranked men’s tennis team headed into conference play, they had one final regional game of the season against MIT. The Judges prevailed against the Beavers with a final match score of 5-4 to improve their record 14-3. The doubles matches put Brandeis into the lead taking two of the three. […]

All positions filled in union elections

All 18 open seats in the Senate, Judiciary, Community Emergency Enhancement Fund (CEEF) and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) were filled in the most recent Student Union election. A total of 684 students voted in the election. Scott Halper ’20 and Dane Leoniak ’20 won the two open seats for the class of 2020 senator, beating […]

Union swears in new members

Brandeis Student Union representatives gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room on Thursday to speak about the achievements of the Union over the past year, and to swear in the new Union members. Student Union Treasurer Adrian Ashley ’20 spoke first. Ashley said he was grateful for the opportunity to help fund clubs and […]

The Hoot’s editorial cartoonist speaks

This is only my second time writing for The Hoot. I wrote once as a first-year and now I’m writing for the last time as a senior, so maybe this is fitting in a bookend sort of way. I’m writing this because I made it into the staff box this year as The Hoot’s editorial […]

Brandeis Pro-Choice completes Plan B vending machine project

After over two years of work, Brandeis Pro-Choice installed a “Wellness Vending Machine” that is stocked with Plan B and other health products in the second-floor gender neutral bathroom in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) on April 16. Planned Parenthood Generation Action, the organization’s national college program, gave the club a $5,000 grant in October […]

Baseball highlights: April 11-21

On April 11, the Brandeis baseball team defeated Becker College, 17-13. It took awhile to get there as the contest lasted three hours and 35 minutes, with the Judges scoring runs in seven of their eight innings and Becker scoring six of nine. This win was his 300-career win for Head Coach Derek Carlson. Marc […]

MASS MoCA curator discusses work

Denise Markonish, a curator at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and a Brandeis alumna, visited campus to share her work. In her talk, she discussed both group and individual shows she’d curated, revealing the development process behind taking an idea or an artist and turning it into a fully-developed exhibition. After graduating […]

Brandeis employee proves tough competitor on ‘Jeopardy’

A Brandeis employee and alum who competed on “Jeopardy” came the closest to beating the show’s current reigning champ after over two weeks of runaway games. Adam Levin ’94 is the sports information director at Brandeis. He lost to champion James Holzhauer by $18 in the episode that aired on April 29. Levin was the […]

Senior reflections on the Brandeis student-athlete experience

This past weekend, I competed in my final men’s tennis UAA conference tournament in Altamonte Springs, Florida. I’ve experienced over 70 Brandeis tennis dual matches in my time here, but none have compared to the rollercoaster upset win over 2nd-ranked University of Chicago that occurred there. In the moment that David Aizenberg ’20 won the […]

Building from the ground up

My freshman year, I arrived on campus two weeks early. The campus was empty, except for the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team. I got recruited to come to Brandeis for volleyball by a coach who had only one season at the school under her belt. I was a part of her […]

An honest review of the Epic Game Store

The Epic Game Store (EGS) has been the subject of heated debates in the gaming world recently regarding its strategy of game exclusivity, which means holding certain games hostage to one platform so that consumers are forced to buy that platform if they want to buy those games. This practice might be understandable for first […]

‘Boston Calling’ interview and recommendations

Interview with Boston Calling Co-Founder Mike Snow “I grew up here and I grew up jumping on the train to see punk rock shows in Kenmore Square. I love being here and being about this place,” said Boston Calling Co-Founder Mike Snow in an interview with The Brandeis Hoot. We asked Snow why it took […]