Meet the Faculty Senate

While most Brandeis students might be familiar with the Student Union Senate, they might not know about a similar body that represents the faculty members that form an integral part of life at Brandeis: the Faculty Senate.  The Faculty Senate is a representative body of the faculty, and it aims to investigate anything that has […]

Alexa: please don’t send Google my blood type

In today’s world, it often feels like our social media knows more about us than we know about ourselves. Just Google It (HWL 60A) is a class designed to inform students about the lesser known things about the digital world most people live in. According to the syllabus, the course explores various topics that are […]

BLC begins talk of campaign in sustainable dining

The Brandeis Labor Coalition (BLC) partnered with Uprooted and Rising, a movement focused on the future of sustainability and nourishment of future generations by demanding food sovereignty—as described by its website. The two organizations plan to make a presentation on Brandeis’ potential to create a self-operated dining plan as opposed to outsourced dining like the […]

Kendal Chapman ’22 runs unopposed for Vice Presidential seat

Kendal Chapman ’22 is running unopposed for the Student Union vice presidency—a seat that opened last week after former Vice President Guillermo Caballero’s ’20 resignation. If elected, Chapman hopes to increase communication across the Union and be a mediator for any disputes. Chapman wants to create a culture of respectful communication across Union branches and […]

Cross country team competes in UAAs

The Judges cross country team went to Pittsburgh, PA last weekend for one of the biggest races of the season, the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships. In a quick snapshot, the Judges men’s team placed eighth with 232 points, and the women’s team finished in 161 points placing them in seventh place.  On the men’s […]

Turn off the pressure cooker

In a Faculty Senate meeting earlier this week, Joy von Steiger, the director of the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC), described higher education as a “pressure cooker environment” and said that Brandeis culture involves being constantly busy. “You have to have two majors, you have to be president of four clubs,” said von Steiger. It is […]

Brandeis offers police dialogues

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) invited students and faculty to three dialogue sessions with the university police and non-police staff on Wednesday in a community-wide email.  The dialogues, which will be held for the next two months, are meant to allow students, faculty and public safety officers and staff to explore issues […]

A day in the life of a Brandeis athlete: Josh Lombardo ’21

This new column will highlight a different student-athlete each week, striving to unearth what the hectic life of a Brandeis athlete entails. With this in mind, such a collection of stories will serve as a testament to the hard work, passion and resilience that athletes at Brandeis specifically embody, hopefully working to bridge the gap […]

Panelists discuss humans’ climate change response

A lot of people are aware that climate change exists, but many of them don’t do anything about it, according to a panelist on Tuesday in Sherman Function Hall. After news last year from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out that stated that humans only have about 12 years to attempt to reverse […]

Univ. working on website updates, public image

The university is working towards upgrading the current website to make it more accessible and improving Brandeis’s branding, according to a self-study published by the university in September 2018. The study also reflects on how Brandeis is working towards better communicating how the university has a Jewish dimension but is also a nonsectarian university. In […]

Men’s soccer continues UAA play on the road

This weekend, the Brandeis men’s soccer team went on the road to face two University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents, Emory University and the University of Rochester.  Although the Judges gave it their all, they unfortunately were unable to secure a victory in either matchup.  In Atlanta, GA on Friday, Nov. 1, three exciting goals were […]

North Korean defector tells escape story

As a girl growing up in North Korea, Yeonmi Park didn’t know that the type of freedom that is found in the United States existed. Now a human rights activist and a student studying at Columbia University in New York, Park is realizing that the rest of the world didn’t know about a world like […]

Interim student activities specialist wants to help student clubs succeed

The interim Student Activities Specialist, Boston-native Nikisha Jose, wants to help students succeed in hosting club events. Brandeis hired Jose in October, and Jose is transitioning into her role with the Department of Student Activities to help support clubs, she told The Brandeis Hoot in an interview.  Born and raised in Boston, Jose is currently […]

Brandeis Buddies bridges gaps between individuals

In an email interview, Amy Ollove ’21, Norma Stobbe ’20 and Theresa Weis ’20, the coordinators of Brandeis Buddies, explain that Brandeis Buddies is a social and recreational program that partners with Opportunities for Inclusion, and the Waltham branch of the Arc, an organization that aids adults with developmental disabilities. The three coordinators state that […]

‘Geographies of Kinship’ continues discussion on transnational adoption

Following the “Mixed Korean” book reading on Saturday, Nov. 2, on Sunday the Film, Television and Interactive Media Program and the history department hosted a screening and Q&A of the documentary film “Geographies of Kinship,” produced by Deann Borshay Liem. Borshay Liem was born in Korea and was adopted by a white family in the […]

Takeaways from week one of the NBA season

The dust of the first week of the NBA season has settled, giving fans a preview of what is to come the rest of the season and the storylines that will dominate this coming year. While week one is usually too early to make definite predictions about the rest of the season, some teams’ seasons […]

Women’s soccer drops two on the road

The Brandeis University women’s soccer team traveled to Atlanta, GA in their second stretch of conference away games. They took on the Emory University Eagles, ranked 22​nd​ in the nation by, where the Judges were defeated 4-0. The Judges entered the road trip with a 6-1 record on the road. They had the first […]

The double-standard of politics and its latest victim

Last year’s midterm elections deemed 2018 the “Year of the Woman,” with more women running and being elected into political office than ever before. As important as it is to commend this breakthrough and to anticipate (and most critically, fight for) future elections where female representation increases even further, it is also crucial that we […]

Volleyball hosts senior day to honor Emma Bartlett ’20

Last Thursday, the Brandeis volleyball team took on Wellesley College, marking the last home game of team captain and lone senior, Emma Bartlett ’20. The first set began with a block by Bartlett, awarding the Judges the first point. The Wellesley College Blue answered back with a kill by Lauren Gedney ’21. The next play […]