Pop the bubble

The editorial board of The Brandeis Hoot would like to express our sincerest condolences to the members of the Brandeis community who were hurt in the off-campus attack two weeks ago. It is a terrifying and sad event that should have never occurred, yet we are grateful that everyone is alive and in recovery. We […]

Former Chair of Federal Reserve shares economic concerns

Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve and the first female to ever hold the title, said that she has concerns with the current state of the economy during Brandeis International Business School’s (IBS) 25th anniversary celebration in Spingold Theater. She spoke with Rosen Family Chair in International Finance Professor Stephen Cecchetti (ECON) to […]

The Ottoman Empire: a complex anomaly

Brandeis welcomes a new class titled “The Ottoman Empire: From Principality to Republic by way of Empire” taught by Professor Amy Singer (HIST). This class explores the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire as it grows from a small kingdom to a large empire and will be offered every second year.  Professor Singer joined […]

American Jews and Israel: authors in dialogue

Though rifts between Israeli and American Jews have possibly never been higher, the tensions are anything but new or simple, according to a dialogue between Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies Dr. Jonathan Sarna (NEJS), and Senior Vice President of Shalem College in Jerusalem Dr. Daniel Gordis, writer of the book “We Stand […]

In the Senate 9/22

Senior Representative to the Board of Trustees Zosia Busé ’20 gave an update about the Brandeis Board of Trustees meeting held last week Sunday, Sept. 14 through Tuesday night, Sept. 17. Though she is under a confidentiality agreement, Busé said, she briefed the senate about Board efforts including several students in the Heller School of […]

Meet the Brandeis Writers in Residence

The Brandeis Writers in Residence are phenomenal people with interesting stories and incredible writing abilities. Brandeis hosts two Writers in Residence, one in poetry and one in novel writing. The Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence is Chen Chen, who began his time here at Brandeis in fall 2018. Grace Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer […]

Cross country makes strides at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

UPDATED: 10/10/19 8:57 p.m. After their last race at the Wellesley Invitational, the Brandeis cross country team headed to their annual race at the UMass Dartmouth (UMD) Invitation. Men placed seventh, while the women’s team placed 13th, with the men improving six spots from last year’s competition. Overall, the men’s team placed fourth among NCAA […]

Brandeis president among signatories to letter raising awareness on visa processing delays

Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz was among 43 presidents of colleges and universities who signed a letter addressed to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation that raised awareness for recent delays in visa processing for foreign-born students, along with more delays in programs connecting these students to employers in the U.S.  According to the letter, delays in […]

Men’s soccer picks up two wins and two ties

In the last two weeks, the Brandeis men’s soccer team finished with two ties and two wins, leading up to conference play. The Judges came to a draw with both Western New England University and Wheaton College, but were able to get back on the winning side, coming out on top of Mitchell College with […]

Board of Trustees update highlights diversity committee, Framework for Our Future

The Board of Trustees formed a new ad hoc board committee, the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) during their September meeting, according to an email sent out by President Ron Liebowitz on Oct. 3. The two-day meeting also touched on Liebowitz’ Framework for Our Future, the campus climate and university fundraising and finances. […]

Six inducted into athletic hall of fame

Six former Brandeis athletes will further their legacy as they are inducted into the Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame. These Judges are the 16th class of athletes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after its inception in 1993.  All the inductees will be honored around campus and the surrounding Brandeis community during Homecoming […]

‘Giselle:’ dancing into Boston’s heart

For the first time in 10 years, the Boston Ballet has included the haunting and classical romantic ballet “Giselle” in its 56th season. “Giselle” ran for two weekends at the Citizens Bank Opera House, starting the season off on a strong note. Jennifer and I (Polina) were lucky enough to catch a performance on Saturday, […]

Students updated on state of campus sustainability

The Office of Sustainability updated students on new efforts to make the school more sustainable, including financing renewable energy across the country and eventually discontinuing the sale of plastic water bottles on campus, with the exception of the Hoot market and vending machines, according to Mary Fischer, manager of the Sustainability Programs Office on Thursday […]

Aizenberg leads men’s tennis, receives UAA athlete of the week

Last weekend, Brandeis men’s tennis traveled to Colby College in Waterville, ME to compete in the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Regional Tournament. Brandeis captain David Aizenberg ’20 found great success this weekend, as he not only advanced to the quarterfinals in both the singles and doubles draws, but he also was recognized […]

Administrators update community on accessibility

Several student and faculty groups informed the community about the changes in the university’s accessibility in the Shapiro Campus Center on Thursday. Representatives from these groups each spoke for five minutes about the updates and plans that their groups face.  Dean of Academic Service Erika Smith said that on Sept. 16, the university posted a […]

Self-study reflects on student experience

Brandeis analyzed its student population in the third part of a September 2018 self-study conducted as part of the university’s reaccreditation process by the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE). The fifth standard focuses on the student body, including counseling resources, financial aid and diversity at Brandeis. Looking forward, said the study, the university […]

Women’s tennis starts off fall season, Dehterevich shines

Brandeis women’s tennis team saw action in back-to-back weekends to begin their fall season, first competing at the Wallach Doubles Invitational hosted by Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and then again at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association New England Women’s Regional hosted by Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. At Bates, the Judges sent two pairs of […]

Women’s soccer wins four straight

The Brandeis University women’s soccer team has been rolling with a 5-2 record and they did not let up on Saturday as they came away with a 4-0 victory over Lasell University in a non-conference match.  Makenna Hunt ’22 scored two goals to lead the way, while classmate Juliette Carreiro ’22 collected two assists. The […]