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 […]

Gosman Weight Room to receive new equipment

On Jan. 17, The Hoot conducted an interview with Mo Re Kim ’24, who spoke on upcoming renovations to the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center Weight Room. Kim, a Strength And Conditioning intern and personal trainer with Brandeis, helped lead previous fitness center renovations centered around the Village Residence Hall Fitness Center. Now, he is […]

Brandeis admin cancels classes on Dec. 5 for ‘teach-in’

On Nov. 22, as Brandeis’ Thanksgiving holiday break began, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Fierke, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice President of the Rabb School of Continuing Education Carmen Aguilar, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Wendy Cadge, Dean of the Brandeis […]

Brandeis student speaks on Friday’s protest and bailing arrestees out

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, The Hoot interviewed a Brandeis student who played a role in the recent protest held on Friday, Nov. 10 due to the derecognition of the Brandeis chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The student participated in the protest and coordinated the collection of money to bail out arrestees at […]

Driver charged in connection with last year’s shuttle crash

In an email sent to members of the Brandeis community on Nov. 3, Vice President for Campus Planning and Operations Lois Stanley, Chief of Public Safety Matt Rushton and Vice President for Student Affairs Andrea Dine told students that “the driver of the shuttle bus was criminally charged. The case will now move through the […]

Brandeis’ chapter of SJP derecognized by university just before peaceful vigil

On Monday, Nov. 6, Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) planned to hold a vigil to “mourn 9,000+ Palestinian martyrs killed by the [Israeli] occupation in Gaza.” This vigil was to be held in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) at 6:30 p.m., and students were encouraged to “dress in Black, and bring flags, keffiyehs, […]

Brandeis students hold walkout to protest police brutality

On Nov. 13, 2023, members of the Brandeis community left their classes and other commitments to gather on the Great Lawn in response to the arrest of seven members of the protest that occured on Friday, Nov. 10. Close to 100 people silently kneeled and sat on the Great Lawn, carrying blank papers as part […]

Protest about the derecognition of Brandeis SJP ends in arrests, violence

On Friday, Nov. 10, Brandeis students held a protest surrounding the recent derecognition of Brandeis’ chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Brandeis Revolutionary Students Organization (RSO), advertised the event on their Instagram account, saying in a post that the rally was being held “in support of Palestinian people and their struggle for peace, […]

Friday’s protest from the perspective of an arrested student (#2)

Over the past few days, The Hoot has conducted interviews with two of the students who were arrested by Waltham Police during Friday, Nov. 10’s protest. One of the arrested students shared their experiences during and after the protest, shedding light on the events that transpired. On Monday, Nov. 13, The Hoot interviewed a member […]

Friday’s protest from the perspective of an arrested student (#1)

Over the past few days, The Hoot has conducted interviews with two of the students who were arrested by Waltham Police during Friday, Nov. 10’s protest. One of the arrested students shared their experiences during and after the protest, shedding light on the events that transpired. On Monday, Nov. 13, The Hoot interviewed a Palestinian […]

Brandeis women’s swim loses, men’s swim wins against Vassar

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Brandeis Judges’ men’s and women’s swim and dive teams took on the Vassar College Brewers. The women’s team lost 128.5-166.5 while the men’s team won 154-129. Both teams swam at Linsey Pool, with the women’s team competing before the men’s team.  The women’s team was led by Dominique Goodman ’27, […]

Education Program hosts Jessica Lander to speak on “Making Americans”

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Brandeis Education Program hosted teacher, scholar and author Jessica Lander in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Lander spoke about her recent book, “Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education,” what education looks like in a classroom primarily filled with immigrant students and more. This event […]

The treat horseshoe: What is college really about?

For those unfamiliar with the concept of the treat horseshoe, let me orient you. The treat horseshoe, first introduced to me by Ben Breslow ’25, is a concept that describes how deserving one is of a treat. If you’re on the low end, beating yourself up over some past mistake or feeling badly about some […]

Women’s volleyball falls to Tufts

On Oct. 17, at Brandeis’ Red Auerbach Arena, the Judges’ women’s volleyball team lost to the Tufts University Jumbos 1-3. The Judges won the first set after battling through multiple lead changes, and neither team was able to mount a significant advantage until the end of the set. But the Judges pulled ahead with a […]