Speak freely; be bold

During the Sept. 22 Student Union Senate meeting, IfNotNow’s Brandeis chapter presented to senators on why it should become a chartered club. While attending the meeting, members of The Brandeis Hoot, along with other senators and IfNotNow club members, noticed that much of the conversation over chartering the club was focused mostly on IfNotNow’s political […]

15 admitted Heller graduate students denied visas

Following a trend marked in other Massachusetts schools, 15 Brandeis international graduate students were denied their visa applications to the U.S., preventing them from attending the Heller School of Social Policy and Management. All 15 graduate students were from Africa, wrote Assistant Dean of Admissions for the Heller School Lynn Davis to The Brandeis Hoot […]

‘The Boys’ is a cynical superhero must-see

I would like to thank my friend Harry who introduced me to “The Boys.” I went into this show completely blind and it pleasantly surprised me. Afterward, I was so hooked that I bought an Amazon subscription. So, stop reading here to avoid any spoilers, give it a watch and subscribe to Amazon to support […]

In the Senate 10/6

The Senate voted to decharter 23 clubs in their weekly Sunday meeting–after clarifying that all clubs can reapply for chartership to regain their funding at any time.  The dechartering is a regular practice by the senate for clubs that do not turn in an anti-hazing form at the beginning of the academic year which is […]

Honoring the 22nd Gabbay Awardees

On Oct. 2, STEM students, medicine enthusiasts and faculty congregated at the Shapiro Campus Center to attend a lecture presented by the 22nd Gabbay Award winners, Dario Campana MD, PhD and Micheal Sadelain MD, PhD. Dario Campana is a professor at the Department of Pediatrics at Yoo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. […]

SAS Fellows empower students

Home to students from all backgrounds, strengths/weaknesses and vulnerabilities, Brandeis celebrates the diversity of its student body through specialized programs and opportunities that aid in supplying a smooth and enriching learning experience for all. Both undergraduate and graduate students with sensory, physical, psychological or even medical learning disabilities are able to access numerous support accommodations […]

Univ. working to retain faculty, faces financial challenges

Brandeis is working toward accommodating suitable faculty salaries that match peer institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), according to a self-study published by the university in September 2018. The self-study also focuses on university challenges in hiring and retaining faculty members. In the study, Brandeis examines their faculty, learning and scholarship as part […]

Sorry society: ‘Joker’ sucks

On July 20, 2012, a gunman opened fire in a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Twelve people lost their lives. The shooter’s hair was dyed red, and in the days that followed, a rumor circulated that he had been impersonating the Joker, attempting to emulate the fictional mass murderer. Now, this rumor has been […]

Women’s soccer falls in UAA conference opener

The women’s soccer team provided alumni, family and friends who attended Brandeis University’s Homecoming weekend with an incredibly physical and exciting game on Saturday.  The Judges battled the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference opener for both teams and for the second time this season, the Judges snapped a four-game […]

Look up from your screen and onto the field

I have been frequenting the cardio room these past couple of weeks due to an unfortunate IT band injury. One of these days, I had 50—excruciating—minutes of biking with a dead phone that could provide me no source of entertainment.  In my desperation, I turned my attention to the facility’s TVs which are always, without […]

Happy flu season

We’ve all been waiting for it, we’ve all been excited for it, and now it is almost here! Since the flu season is right around the corner, I figured it would be a good idea to get this out sooner rather than later, so that I don’t have every other person projecting their saliva onto […]

Thoughts on Boston’s celebration of women in film

Every September, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston host the Boston Women’s Film Festival (BWFF). Only a Brandeis shuttle ride (plus an Uber, unless you’re feeling up to the half-hour walk between the bus stop and museum) away, the four-day event offers 20 film screenings for $5 each […]

Proposal threatens graduate unionization

Brandeis graduate students may no longer have the ability to unionize with the proposal of a new ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—which comes a year after Brandeis graduates ratified their first labor contract in Sept. 2018. The proposal hopes to establish a regulation on considering students as employees at private colleges or […]

Koslofsky’s Corner: ‘Blue Velvet’ is the perfect movie for Yom Kippur

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is no picnic. Hey, it’s not supposed to be—arriving 10 days after the celebration of the new year (Rosh Hashanah, for any gentiles who haven’t been keeping track), Yom Kippur is a day of repentance, a time to reflect on the ways we can do better in the coming year. […]

Student senators considering paying some secured clubs

Charles River Senator and Senate Sustainability Committee Chair Oliver Price ’20 is working towards potentially paying secured clubs and, eventually, the Student Union.  His proposal, which is in its very early stages, would create a third designation of clubs other than just chartered and secured. Secured clubs participate in a separate annual marathon before chartered […]

Chen ’22 finds groove in tennis

Jeff Chen ’22 reached the quarterfinal of the A singles flight and won the B doubles flight along with Simon Kauppila ’23 as the men’s tennis team continued their fall season at this past weekend at the Wallach Invitational at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. The Judges were one of eight teams featured at the […]

PARC holds bystander training

The Brandeis Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center (PARC) held a discussion of the proper ways to respond when someone shares their experience with sexual assault on Tuesday, Oct. 8.  Only 3.7 percent of undergraduates and 9.4 percent of graduates who experienced sexual assault reported it, according to the 2015 Brandeis Campus Climate Survey. The PARC […]

Volleyball takes on second UAA Round Robin, Oh featured on SportsCenter

This past Sunday, the Brandeis women’s volleyball team competed in the second round of the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) volleyball round robin. The event was held in Atlanta, GA at Emory University.  The Judges’ first opponent of the day was Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Both teams battled hard and pushed the game to five […]

‘Into the Dark’ is a bright light in horror anthology

On Sunday, the premiere of the second season of Hulu’s horror anthology, “Into the Dark,” hit  Hulu. “Into the Dark” has been a fascinating ride since I discovered it a couple weeks ago. The series is a further attempt by producer Jason Blum (“Insidious,” “Get Out,” “Paranormal Activity,” “Happy Death Day”) to make himself the […]

Cross country teams place in the top three at Keene State Invitational

Just two weeks after the Judges’ last race at UMass Dartmouth (UMD) Invitational, Brandeis went off to compete in the Keene State Invitational last weekend. The Brandeis cross country team had a strong performance, with the men’s team placing in second and the women’s team placing in third. On the men’s side, the Judges had […]