Awards and wins for the men’s tennis team

Dylan Walters ’24 was named the University Athletic Association Player of the Week on Tuesday, March 28. This recognition comes after a weekend of success as the men’s team played Rochester and Skidmore at home. Walters won alongside Tommy Harrison ’26 at first doubles 8-4, and 6-3, 6-4 in first singles, two wins among eight […]

Chatting up a Storm on AI

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot made to answer questions on a multitude of topics, and serve as a helpful resource. ChatGPT can be used to give career advice, further personal development, talk about entertainment and pop culture and much more. Often, though, it is used as an educational resource for students of all ages […]

Empowering women outside of Women’s History Month

The U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month as a way to commemorate the women who have contributed to contemporary society. It is a month to celebrate women’s impact on history and all of their great achievements that may otherwise go unrecognized. This is a month where feminism is alive and well. But as we […]

Brandeis hosts annual Eisenbud Lectures in Math and Physics

Brandeis held their annual Eisenbud Lectures in Mathematics and Physics from March 28 to March 30. Brandeis brought in a professor of physics at Stanford University, Eva Silverstein. The last Eisenbud Lectures were held in the 2018-2019 academic year, featuring Spencer Bloch, a professor in mathematics at the University of Chicago.  The annual Eisenbud Lectures […]

Univ. housing numbers released, DCL gives advice to students

The university released housing numbers to community members on March 20. The housing lottery system is for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to select their on-campus housing for the next academic year. Starting on March 20, when numbers were released, students could begin to form roommate groups, according to the Department of Community Living (DCL) […]

Portraits of Empathy: Barbara Dombrowski’s climate photography

Brandeis students and faculty gathered at Farber Library Mezzanine on Monday to see the work of Barbara Dombrowski, a German climate photographer. Amid students sipping iced coffee and poring over textbooks, Dombrowski led the group around as she talked about her career and the photographs displayed around the library.  Dombrowski began by apologizing for her […]

Baseball goes through tough stretch

After starting the season with mostly games away, the Brandeis baseball team played a long stretch of home games in this early part of the season. Before this stretch, they played one more away game against Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on March 16.  At the start of the game, it looked like WPI was going […]

Critical Conversations: Is belief in God incompatible with science?

Brandeis hosted the 2022-2023 academic year’s third Critical Conversation, titled “Is Belief in God Incompatible with Science?” The panel featured Professor Paul Miller (BIOL) and Professor John F. Wardle (PHYS), who represented two faculty members in science who differ in their religious beliefs. Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights and Social Change Rajesh […]

Softball extends impressive record to 9-1

Since playing their first games of the season in California, the softball team continued on with several wins at home. The team now possesses a season record of 9-1, a University Athletic Association (UAA) record of 4-0 for the season and an undefeated record for home games. With impressive showings on both the offensive and […]

Sam Dienstag ’24 with Brandeis’ highest NCAA finish in history

After a full season, junior Sam Dienstag ’24 headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Swimming and Diving Championships starting on March 15 at Greensboro, North Carolina. At the event, he was set to compete in the 500-yard, 200-yard and 1650-yard freestyle.  His competition started with the 500-yard freestyle on March 15. […]

Let Shakespeare be Shakespeare

Alongside Shakespeare, there is a long and proud tradition of adaptations of Shakespeare. Some of the most famous and successful of these adaptations include “The Lion King” (Hamlet), “West Side Story” (Romeo and Juliet), and “10 Things I Hate About You” (Taming of the Shrew). However, more recently, this tradition of adaptations has changed to […]

I watched ‘MILF Manor’ for the plot! (spoiler warning)

First and foremost I want to say that this riveting piece of American brain-rot perfectly describes the Mom I’d Like to F*ck (MILF) dating scene. It really is relatable escapist content! Imagine being swept away into a villa in La Paz, Mexico, with your son, to pursue romantic relationships with someone decades younger than you. […]

Judges shatter PR’s at first outdoor meet of 2023

The Brandeis University track and field teams launched their 2023 outdoor season in the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell Invitational on March 24. While the meet was non scoring, the Judges competed with some of the top Division I team in the northeast—including the University of Hartford, the University of Vermont, and Merrimack College; additionally, […]

Recap of the 2023 ATP 1000 Indian Wells Tournament

The Indian Wells Tournament is considered the largest and most prestigious of all the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 tournaments, with some even calling for it to be made into a grandslam. The tournament, situated in Indian Wells, California, next to Palm Springs, is located in a hot and dry desert, making the […]

Renovations for Village fitness center coming soon

Mo Re Kim ’24—personal trainer—explained that the renovation process for the Village B/C fitness area has begun, he said in an interview with The Brandeis Hoot. The fitness room is currently closed due to renovations, according to a sign placed on the entrance door.  According to Kim, the ellipticals, bikes and stair machine currently present […]

Shealy places fourth at NCAA Fencing Championships

This past weekend, women’s fencing star Maggie Shealy ’23 made history as she became just the fourth Judge in Brandeis fencing history to place in the top four at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Fencing Championships. In addition to Shealy’s historical performance, teammate Tony Escueta ’25 placed 12th in the men’s competition, earning third […]