Support Brandeis professors

As the semester comes to a close, we, The Brandeis Hoot editorial board, would like to recognize faculty members who put in time and effort to improving our education and lives at Brandeis.  Brandeis would not be able to operate as it currently does without its faculty. Our professors have the capability to shape our […]

Framework plan includes campus renovations

UPDATED: 12/11 2:18 p.m. Administrators are beginning to plan updates to the university, expanding upon the President’s Framework for the Future, according to President Ron Liebowitz, who has been having “open discussions” with various groups on campus about status report updates regarding the Framework.  These open discussions are meant to inform the community and gather […]

Univ. philanthropist and humanist dies

Barbara Mandel P’73, H’19, wife of the late Morton Mandel P’73, H’89 and vice-chair of Brandeis’ Board of Trustees passed away on Nov. 21, 2019 at the age of 93, just five weeks after her husband’s passing.  The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, which M. Mandel founded with his brothers, donated over $45 million […]

Why am I here?: Winter without snow days

After just two days of snow, what was open green space on Friday is now white fields of snowmen. Not to my surprise, Brandeis students from places that do not get snow were more than happy to see it, perhaps for the first time. They went outside and made snow angels and snowmen. They were […]

Students run in Racial Minority Senator race after Union apology

Three students are running for the single open racial minority senator seat on the Student Union, which Brandeis students will vote in on Dec. 10. The three students, Ishaan Khurana ’23, Kurtis Lee ’22 and Sampada Pokharel ’23, spoke with The Brandeis Hoot at a meet the candidates event Thursday night.  The special election comes […]

Deroy residents complain of mold, DCL addresses concerns

Students in Deroy Hall believe there is mold growing in the building. None of the students interviewed had personally seen any mold, but several of them had heard rumors of its existence, according to four first-year students who live in Deroy. Those four students told The Brandeis Hoot that they knew of students living on […]

Women’s basketball picks up two wins at home

After bouncing back from a close loss against Tufts, the women’s basketball team picked up two wins against Salem State and Babson. After their 81-77 loss to Tufts, the Judges posted impressive scores beating Salem State 89-49 and defeating Babson in overtime 99-88. The Judges faced Tufts last Saturday in a highly competitive battle but […]

Swimming and diving drops a pair of dual meets

The Brandeis University swimming and diving teams headed on over to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT for a dual meet. Although the Judges dropped their dual meet, Olivia Stebbins ’22 and Tamir Zitelny ’20 were double winners.  The women were defeated 157-131 but were led by Stebbins who swept the […]

Men’s basketball on three-game winning streak

This week, the Judges improved to 5-2 on the season with a three game winning streak.  The men defended their home court against Rhode Island College (RIC), after coming off of a tough loss against Suffolk University just a few days earlier. The Judges continued to find success, even on the road, as they handed […]

A day in the life of a Brandeis athlete: Jonathan Ayash ’22

This 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 between […]

Task Force on Campus Sustainability established

A new Task Force on Campus Sustainability has been created to help revise the university’s Climate Action Plan, according to an email sent out by President Ron Liebowitz. The university created its first Climate Action Plan in 2009, which was then revised in 2016.  The President’s Task Force is composed of five faculty members, six […]

In the Senate 11/24

The Racial Minority Senator special election will be held on Dec. 10, according to Student Union secretary Taylor Fu ’21. The candidates running are Sampada Pokharel ’23, Kurtis Lee ’22 and Ishaan Khurana ’23.  Executive Board has been working on attendance, according to Vice President Kendal Chapman ’22. President Simran Tatuskar ’21 is making a […]

Branda team works on fulfilling students’ needs

The Branda app is being updated to meet the unique needs of the student body, including addressing accessibility concerns, according to the app’s development team, who gave a community update on Nov. 22. Sam Stern ’20, who co-founded the app in 2018 with Benjamin Segal ’20, said that Branda has many potential sources of revenue […]

‘We Are Proud to Present’ a striking and memorable Brandeis production

“We Are Proud To Present A Presentation About The Herero of Namibia Formerly Known As South West Africa From The German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915,” by Jackie Sibbles Drury, or “We Are Proud to Present” for short, was a poignant depiction of colonized history and offers attempts at decolonizing said history. The six main […]

More than just looks: the cycle of body shaming in female sports

For athletes everywhere, us included, when we lace up our shoes and put on our uniforms, all we have in our mind is one thing: performing. Within this umbrella term of “performance” falls all the hard work, time spent training and hours dedicated to preparing to play the games we know and love. Athletes shape […]

More like over-hyped Friday?

It’s that time of year again. You know the time I am talking about: When you get two thousand new emails everyday from various stores reminding you that they are having “crazy” sales. Pre-Black Friday sales, Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday sales and whatever other kind of sales their marketing team came up with this […]

The Hoot celebrates winter holidays

Hanukkah: Rachel Saal  It would be a lot harder to be a self-hating Jew if Hallmark would make just one Hanukkah movie. Christmas gets all of the good songs and all of the decorations and all of the good traditions. Anytime I’ve heard someone try to come up with a Hanukkah song, the best that […]

Profile of a Brandeis gem

Every workday, Dora Valle wakes at 3:30 a.m. and, at 5 a.m., starts her custodial shift in the Lown building. The commute is rough. The days are long. The appreciation for her labor is lacking. But Dora didn’t just deserve the Zirkel Award because she begins her work at an early hour—there are many men […]

The mysterious case of the delicious Stein pizza

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but Brandeis dining has a quality control problem. Sometimes SubConnection gives you a nicely portioned buffalo chicken sandwich, and sometimes it gives you a puddle of sauce with enough lettuce to suffocate a cow. But sometimes the violent chaos that governs the Sodexo overbeing sees fit to grant […]