Hopes for the new dining contract and selection

We, the Editorial Board of The Brandeis Hoot, would like to share our hopes for the future of Brandeis Dining Services and the new contract with a food vendor in light of this week’s vendor bid presentations. Dining is a large part of student life, and should be given careful attention. We understand that no […]

Univ. hears presentations from prospective dining providers

The university is currently in the process of selecting a new dining contractor, with the university’s current contract with Sodexo ending this June. As part of the process for responding to Brandeis’ Request for Proposals (RFP), each of the candidates were given the opportunity to pitch their dining services and take questions from the campus […]

American artist awarded Brandeis Creative Arts Award

American Artist Fred Wilson was awarded this year’s Brandeis Creative Arts Award on Tuesday, March 3, in the Wasserman Cinematheque of the International Business School. Wilson, a Bronx, NY native, attended the High School of Music & Art and subsequently received a BFA from Purchase College, State University of New York.  Wilson began his career […]

Professor Anita Hill named ‘Woman of the Year’ for 1991

TIME Magazine has named University Professor Anita Hill (AAAS/LGLS/HS/WGS) “Woman of the Year” for 1991, as part of a new series recognizing the contributions of influential women. The series, titled “100 Women of the Year,” is described by former TIME Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs as “an exercise in looking at the ways in which women held […]

Men place fourth, women fifth at UAA indoor track and field championships

Last weekend, the Judges headed to New York City to compete at The Armory for the University Athletic Association (UAA) indoor track and field championships meet, hosted by New York University (NYU). After the two-day meet, the men’s team finished in fourth, while the women’s team finished in fifth, with both teams earning all-UAA honors.  […]

The MVP race is not close

Last Sunday, March 1, the New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Los Angeles Lakers on a nationally televised ESPN matchup. There was plenty of hype leading up to the game, as the Pelicans looked to continue their playoff push against the No. 1 seed Lakers, but more notably, it was the second ever game between generational […]

Why you shouldn’t count the Red Sox out yet

It has been a wild off-season for the Boston Red Sox. They went from trying to trade Mookie Betts, to saying there is no way, and then eventually trading him. In that trade, they sent David Price and Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in one of the biggest trades in Major League Baseball […]

Rose Art Museum acquires significant art

The Rose Art Museum received 50 works from collector Stephen Salny, according to a press release sent to The Hoot on Feb. 28.  The gift has pieces from Ellsworth Kelly, Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Sonia Delaunay, Helen Frankenthaler, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Richard Serra and Frank Stella, according to […]

Brandeis discourages international travel over spring recess

Brandeis University will comply with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s request for schools, colleges and universities to cancel international travel by groups of students planned between now and April 30, according to an email sent by the Brandeis Health Center on March 5. The university will reevaluate the situation at the end of April and issue […]

Community partner appreciation breakfast connects students with community

The university partners with multiple organizations in Waltham and and in the greater Boston area for volunteer opportunities for students. A community partner breakfast, in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) Multipurpose Room on March 5, was held to show appreciation for the relationship between the organizations and the university students. The university also wanted to […]

Women of Color Alliance diversifies its audience

UPDATED: 3/10 6:30 p.m. Recently, the Women of Color Alliance (WOCA) has diversified its audience so that more people would feel welcome to attend. The main goal of WOCA is to create connections among different groups of women and as a result create a community. The club aims to support each and every one of its […]

University was ranked #136 in College Risk-Reward Indicator study

Brandeis University was ranked #136 in the annual College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) study, with a score of 4.42. Princeton University in Princeton, NJ ranked first with a CRRI score of 47.44. The study defines the risk of attending a university or college as the average debt each graduate from a school has after graduating, measured […]

A means to an end

Kantian ethics relies on a few basic principles, one of them being that we cannot use people as means to an end, but we have to see humans as ends in themselves. In other words, you cannot use individuals to see through your own intentions, but you must respect individuals for who they are.  It’s […]

Spiders and insects and snakes, oh my!

Although my teenage years consisted of locking my gaze locked on a computer screen, I can assure you that at some point in time, I actually enjoyed the great outdoors. While playing outside, I would come across a variety of creatures, some of which were particularly more irritating than others, namely various insects, spiders and […]

In the Senate 3/1

An Asian American and Pacific Islander minor is coming to Brandeis, according to Director of Academic Affairs Jacob Diaz ’20. The Club Support Committee voted to give the club “Period” another probationary period. They will still have meetings and funding but are not a fully established club, according to Senator Joseph Coles ’22. Co-Chair for […]

Visual artist receives 2019-2020 Creative Arts Award

Fred Wilson, a visual artist, received the Brandeis 2019-2020 Creative Arts Award for his achievements in the world of visual arts. According to the Brandeis website, the award “recognizes excellence in the arts and the lives and works of distinguished, active American artists.” He currently has pieces on display at the Museum of Fine Arts […]

Senior capstone explores Muslim life after 9/11

As the spring semester moves forward into March, seniors across campus are frantically writing senior theses, working on major projects and generally trying to figure out what their paths will be after graduation. Maryam Chishti ’20 is one such senior working on a capstone project.  Chishti created her own Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM) at Brandeis […]

Coasting toward Honey Cutt’s new album

Chums hosted a pair of musical acts last week, and among them was a performance by Floridian-turned-Bostonian artist Kaley Honeycutt. Previously releasing under the title Baby!, her band changed its name to Honey Cutt in anticipation of the release of their second full-length album, “Coasting.” The new album is set to hit digital shelves on […]

VP Pence irresponsible with coronavirus response

Vice President Pence’s history in dealing with health outbreaks proves nothing more than that he is largely unfit to deal with the potentially disastrous spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the United States. Pence’s consistent stance of conservatism often serves as a blockade to effective avenues of prevention and containment. As Indiana faced an HIV […]