Professor uses prize to see sloths, monkeys

Professor John Wilmes (MATH) figured his odds at winning the Wellington Prize, a prize for assistant professors on campus, were slim to none and decided to not attend the faculty meeting when the drawing was held, he told The Brandeis Hoot in an interview. According to the fall 2018 faculty statistics, The Hoot calculated that […]

Conan Gray is a voice worth hearing

Conan Gray, proclaimed the “ascendant king of sad boy pop” by “i-D” and the “prince of sad boy pop” by “Teen Vogue,” is the next up-and-coming artist to keep an eye on. Gray started as a YouTuber and released his first song “The Other Side,” a melancholy song about getting to a better place, back […]

An aggressive LED display lights up the Rose

Vagrants, night walkers and students alike may have noticed a strange eminence from the Rose Art Museum recently. The great panes of glass that make up the front of the building are usually curtained shut during off-hours, but this year the museum staff have elected to keep the two rightmost windows unveiled for the semester. […]

I am confused. And cold.

It is a little early for April Fools; it is only October after all, so please take this with full seriousness. Only a few weeks ago it was 90 degrees outside, and around 50 degrees inside. OK, maybe it wasn’t 50 degrees, but it was around 70. What is the problem with that, you ask?  […]

The Hoot’s certified Tall Girl reviews Netflix’s ‘Tall Girl’

“You think your life is hard? I’m a high school junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Men’s size 13 Nikes.” That’s a quote from the first five minutes of the Netflix original “Tall Girl,” where 6’1” high school junior Jodi Kreyman (played by previous “Dance Moms” contestant Ava Michelle) works to overcome her insecurity over her […]

Professor and lecturer co-author NYT op-ed on building with sustainably-harvested mass timber

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) has allowed the construction of more wooden buildings and is quickly becoming a competitive building technology in many mid-rise buildings, according to Brian Donahue (AMST/ENVS/HIST), associate professor of American Environmental Studies, in an email to The Brandeis Hoot.  Donahue described the technology and its environmental benefits in a New York Times article, […]

Men’s soccer crushes UAA conference opener

In front of alumni, current students and devoted Brandeis fans alike, the men’s soccer team opened up University Athletic Association (UAA) conference play with a win over the Carnegie Mellon Tartans on Gordon Field this past Homecoming weekend. After a scoreless first half on both sides, the Judges ultimately prevailed with a hard-fought 2-0 win […]

Pride Deis celebrates LGBTQ+ community

As an openly gay man on campus, Guillermo Caballero ’20, vice president of the Brandeis Student Union, wanted a day to celebrate LGBTQ individuals on campus. The Student Union, in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is hosting Pride Deis, an all day event that celebrates LGBTQ individuals and their allies on campus […]