New art exhibition showcases the USVI

A new art exhibition is on display in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, titled “V.I. Strong Too Caribbean to be American, Too American to be Caribbean.” This powerful display showcases “a series of photographs and interviews, with the purpose of highlighting the beauty, history, culture, and people of the U.S. Virgin Islands [(USVI)].” On […]

Administration publishes report on 11/10 protest and university response

On April 9, Stew Uretsky, Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance and Carol Fierke, Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs sent out an email to the Brandeis community, announcing that “independent investigators from the law firm of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein” had finished a report on the events of Nov. 10, 2023. On that […]

New information on Gosman renovations and bikeshare project

The Gosman Sports and Convocation Center weight room renovation project is progressing well, and renovations are expected to take place just after classes end for the semester. Additionally, a new bikeshare project is coming to Brandeis, led by Mo Re Kim ’24 and Allan Feldman ’26. The Hoot spoke with both Kim and Feldman about […]

Student Union Members speak on constitutional amendments

On March 27, Brandeis’ Student Union sent an email to the Brandeis community announcing that voting was open for “proposed Student Union constitutional amendments.” There were several proposed amendments, including changes to Senate composition, the Allocations Board (A-Board) composition, the Judiciary composition, Executive Board and Miscellaneous Positions, the election process and new eligibility requirements for […]

Prof. Seth Fraden speaks about the upcoming eclipse

On March 19, Professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) PhD ’87 spoke with The Hoot about the upcoming eclipse. Highlights of the conversation included Professor Fraden’s description of the free eclipse glasses he’s giving away to students and his explanation of what eclipse viewers in different locations can expect to see. There will be a total solar […]

Women’s and men’s tennis each play twice

Since The Hoot last published, the Judges’ men’s and women’s tennis teams each played in two matchups. The men’s team played against unranked Franklin Pierce University (FPU) on March 9 and #20 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on March 16. The women’s team played against #6 Amherst College on March 10 and #34 Colby College on […]

Judges compete at Tufts Last Chance Meet

On March 2, the Judges’ men’s and women’s track teams travelled to Tufts University to compete in the Last Chance Meet, the teams’ final meet before the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship. The Judges netted six personal records (PRs) and even an NCAA qualifying performance at this meet. On the women’s team, Alya Campbell […]

Brandeis hosts ‘Unissued Diplomas’ to honor Ukrainian student war victims

From Feb. 29 to March 14, Brandeis has hosted and will continue to host Unissued Diplomas, a “global exhibition that honors the memory of 40 Ukrainian students who will never graduate because their lives were taken away by the full-scale Russian invasion that began on February 24, 2022. War continues and it means more people […]

Women’s tennis picks up a win, men’s tennis falls short

Since The Hoot’s last publication, the Judges men’s and women’s tennis teams have played once each. The men’s team competed at Middlebury College and lost, while the women’s team competed at Wheaton College and emerged victorious. The women’s team was scheduled to compete against Franklin Pierce University, but the match was cancelled. In their match […]

Students hold vigil for lost Palestinian lives

On March 6, more than 200 Brandeis community members gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) to hold a vigil to mourn “30,543 martyrs in Gaza.” A group of attendees gathered at 7 p.m. and one of the vigil’s organizers began the event with a request that nobody record the vigil. Notably, although there were […]

Swim and dive competes at UAA championship meet

From Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, both the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams competed at the UAA Championship meet in Chicago, Illinois. The four-day meet was this season’s University Athletic Association (UAA) championship meet. It was hosted by the University of Chicago (UChicago), and attended by New York University (NYU), Emory University, Case […]

2024 Richman Fellowship awarded to Robin Wall Kimmerer

On Feb. 28, 2024, Richman Fellow, professor and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Robin Wall Kimmerer was presented with this year’s Richman Fellowship. During this presentation, Kimmerer spoke in the Levin Ballroom about humans’ way of viewing the world, how we can make real progress on ecological restoration efforts and more.   The Richman […]

Track and field attend invitational and championship meets

Between Feb. 9 and Feb. 25, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at several meets. They travelled to the Valentine Invitational at Boston University (BU), the Gordon Kelly Invitational at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Wheaton Invitational at Wheaton College and the UAA (University Athletic Association) Indoor Championships at […]

Farber Starbucks worker speaks on management failures

Coffee cup on coffee beans

In December 2023, The Hoot spoke with an anonymous worker at the Starbucks in Farber Library, who spoke on the difficulties that workers there have been experiencing. This worker spoke on the difficulties that workers there have been experiencing including an inability to get breaks at work. The worker had experience working at a Starbucks […]

Track and Field attends meets across MA

Since The Hoot’s last issue, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have competed at three different meets. They competed first on Jan. 26 and 27 respectively at UMass Lowell’s Riverhawk Invitiational, then together on Jan. 27 at Wheaton College’s Wheaton Invitiational and finally on Feb. 2 and 3 at Tufts University’s Cupid Invitational. […]

Harvest Table declines to renew contract for workers with disabilities for six months

In November 2023, The Hoot spoke with Dan Sensale, the Site Supervisor for Opportunities For Inclusion, a Waltham-based community-centric dayhab organization that provides group supportive employment and aims to “serve individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, frail elders, and their families.” According to Sensale, Harvest Table had declined to renew its previously long-term contract […]

Brandeis faculty meeting motions: Jan. 19

This article serves to hold the text of the motions that were discussed at Jan. 19’s faculty meeting. This article includes the text of motions one, two, four, five and six. Motion one text: “We move that the Provost and the Senate together establish a new Task Force on Free Expression in order to come […]

President Liebowitz writes to Brandeis community about free speech

On Jan. 17, Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz sent an email to Brandeis students, faculty and staff titled “Free Expression in the Academy.” The email began by acknowledging that Brandeis is “not the only campus struggling to find the best way to have respectful discourse and to share knowledge and learning from various perspectives,” adding […]