Softball ends season against Tufts

After playing four games at New York University (NYU), Brandeis softball returned home to play their final two games of the season. They faced Tufts University in a two-game series on Wednesday, April 27. In their previous series against NYU, the Judges won two and lost two games, so they looked to end their season […]

Univ. president speaks on returning to founding roots

University president Ron Liebowitz spoke with The Brandeis Hoot and The Justice on plans to return the university to its Jewish identity. The president has been in many conversations with community members on how best to return to the university’s founding principles and Jewish values, Liebowitz said during the interview.  Liebowitz said that with the […]

Vice President of Student Affairs stepping down

The Vice President of Student Affairs, Raymond Lu-Ming Ou, will be stepping down from his position at the end of June 2022, according to an email sent to community members by university President Ron Liebowitz. Ou joined the university as Vice President of Student Affairs in fall 2019, just before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to […]

Interviews with Brandeis University’s academic leadership: the GRALL department

The chair of Brandeis University’s GRALL (German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature) department, Professor Robin Miller, sat down for an interview with The Brandeis Hoot to shed a little light on the GRALL department, its future and herself. This interview is part of a series of interviews with the chairs of a plethora of […]

Springfest held in person for the first time in two years

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) held Springfest in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The last Springfest held in person was in spring 2019.  The event featured four artists: Kash Doll, Slayyyter, Young M.A. and Flo Milli. Events began at 11:00 a.m. with a snack bar provided by the Department of […]

A review of the Brandeis faculty club and dining experience

You’ve seen the chaos of lower Usdan during lunch, but professors do not subject themselves to that experience—they dine at the Brandeis Faculty Club, which I can now confirm has no bucket to collect the water drops falling from the ceiling. With the semester wrapping up, Sodexo’s contract with Brandeis ending (and therefore my job […]

Women’s tennis season is officially over

After 19 matches, one cross-country trip and many COVID-19 quarantines, the women’s 2022 tennis season came to a close this week. Ending with a 6-13 season record, the Judges dominated their latest match with Endicott College on Sunday.   As many students prepared for a day of live music, free food and sun at Springfest, […]

Univ. updates COVID-19 policies as students move off campus

The university announced that it will be ending its asymptomatic testing of students beginning on May 20, according to an email sent to community members on May 4. After the 20th, community members will be able to test for COVID-19 if they are symptomatic.  “Thank you for your attention to our COVID-19 guidelines throughout the […]

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

With the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs officially underway and the NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge open, it is time for every hockey fan and analyst to share their playoff predictions. With an eventful season and many teams climbing up the league with key players smashing multiple records, this year’s playoffs and Stanley Cup race will be […]

3IC says goodbye

We have seen a lot of interesting things and changes at Brandeis during our last four years. From people threatening to sue us, to someone trying to shut us down, to a bomb threat our junior year. There was also the case of cyanide in Mods, the mice in Ziv, the fire in Village. Every […]

Tony Escueta’s ’25 journey to nationals

Even though Tony Escueta ’25 only started fencing when he was 12, he was one of two Judges who made it to nationals this season, and the only first year.  At the tender age of 12, Escueta and his friends read about Fencing in an online article and found out that “a large percentage of […]

‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ is over, but true legends never die

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” has always been a weird show. Its first season took many characters who originated on either “Arrow” or “The Flash” and placed them in a time traveling adventure facing off against an immortal madman. The two highest profile characters on it, Hawkgirl and Hawkman, were easily the worst characters. Then, at […]

Charles Chester discusses landscape conservation

Brandeis lecturer in Environmental Science and U.S. Chair of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) Charles Chester (ENVS) recently co-authored an article in The Conversation regarding the importance and impact of large-scale land conservation. The article details recent findings about how the Y2Y Initiative has facilitated habitat restoration and migration patterns of local wildlife, […]

A new hope emerges in new series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

With final examinations, projects and papers looming down on Brandeis students, May is perhaps one of my least favorite months of the year. Too many things are happening, none of them particularly exciting, but if there’s one thing I’m looking forward to, it’s the long-awaited Star Wars series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” First announced back in the […]

Track sets new personal records at Brown

The Brandeis Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams competed in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Capital District Classic and the Brown Springtime Invitational.  Overall, the men and women were highly successful, as they both placed 10th at the RPI Classic, with 10 and four points respectively.  On Sunday, the women earned Bronze at the […]

State of the Union address

Following the Midday Buffet on Tuesday, May 3, Brandeis Student Union President Krupa Sourirajan ’23 gave the State of the Union address. Sourirajan began by congratulating everyone who made it this far, as the day marked the last day of classes for the spring 2022 semester and the 2021-2022 academic year. The day also marked […]