RSO and dining workers protest unfair treatment

In an interview with The Hoot, two members of Revolutionary Student Organization (RSO) Brandeis spoke about the recent delegation that they held on Sept. 20.   According to the group’s Instagram, RSO “joined dining workers in a labor delegation to demand that workers be paid back the money which was stolen from them by Harvest […]

Brandeis women’s volleyball loses four matches in a row

After a win against Clark University on Sept. 14, Brandeis Judges Women’s Volleyball dropped four straight matches to the Simmons University Sharks (Sept. 20), the New York University (NYU) Violets (Sept. 23), the Washington University in Saint Louis (WashU) Bears (Sept. 23) and the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Spartans (Sept. 24).   In the […]

President Liebowitz sends updates from September BOT meeting

In an email sent to Brandeis students, faculty and staff on Sept. 27, university President Ron Liebowitz shared updates from the month’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. The meeting took place on Sept. 11 and 12, and the Trustees “held various committee meetings, and lunched with students, faculty and staff, to hear about their hopes […]

Brandeis men’s soccer loses to Wesleyan and Wheaton

On Sept. 17, the Brandeis Judges Men’s Soccer team faced off against the Wesleyan Cardinals men’s soccer team, losing 3-1. The game was played at Brandeis, on Gordon Field. The Judges were ahead going into the second half, as a goal from Nico Beninda ’26 in the 33rd minute was the only goal in the […]

GSC holds events as semester begins

Brandeis’ Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) works to create a “diverse and inclusive institution for women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual (LGBTQ) faculty, staff, and students.” They trace LGBTQ life at Brandeis back to the university’s founding, adding that “Over the decades, stories of struggle, solidarity and hope have been published by […]

Brandeis falls 16 spots in U.S. News’ college rankings

On Monday, Sept. 18, U.S. News and World Report released a new set of college rankings after completing an overhaul of their ranking system. Many universities saw their rankings change, including Brandeis, whose ranking fell 16 spots to from number 44 to number 60 in the “National Universities” category. U.S. News uses their own formulas […]

Brandeis SEA attends NYC climate protest

As the U.N. gets set to meet, tens of thousands of protestors gathered in New York City (NYC) on Sunday, Sept. 17 to make their voices heard on the climate crisis. This protest was part of Climate Week, “a week-long international effort by Climate Group, a non-profit whose purpose is to drive climate change action […]

Cooper’s Corner #1 – How do I choose my major?

Hello everyone and welcome to Cooper’s Corner! This is the first article in a series where I answer your questions! Yes, that means you! If you’d like your question to be answered in the next edition of The Hoot, feel free to scan the QR code and let me know!     Our first question […]

Student Union releases fall election candidate bios + announcements

The Brandeis Student Union is currently hosting its fall 2023 elections. There are 15 seats open for the Senate, one seat open for A-board, and one seat open for Undergrduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) Representative. All voting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14. Students will receive ballots in their emails on election day and have […]

Updates on the Rose Art Museum for the coming semester

The Rose Art Museum, which sits “among the nation’s premier university museums,” plans to host several events in the coming weeks.   On Sept. 13, the museum will host its 2023 Fall Celebration in recognition of its most recent special exhibition, “Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain.”   According to the museum’s website, “The show, the artist’s […]

Gathering the Magic: The Gathering

About a year ago, over the summer between my freshman year and my sophomore year here at Brandeis, I began playing a tabletop card game called Magic: The Gathering. If you haven’t heard of it I don’t blame you, its name had barely crossed through my life before I began playing that summer.   After […]

Family of bus crash victim files wrongful death lawsuit

CONTENT WARNING: The following article contains details about the bus crash that occurred in November. Reader discretion is advised.   In August, the family of Vanessa Mark filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both Joseph’s Transportation and the bus driver who was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.   The crash, which […]

Brandeis to close music PhD program

Brandeis plans to put its two music PhD programs (Musicology and Composition and Theory) on “hiatus” beginning this semester with plans to permanently close the programs.   According to information obtained by The Boston Globe, Provost Carol Fierke and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) sent a letter to Music Department […]

Brandeis Women’s XC and T&F go through coaching turnover

At the end of last season, Brandeis women’s track and field lost their assistant distance coach, Andrew Merdith, who informed the team that he would be quitting after his first year with the team. Calli Morvay ’26, a member of both the women’s cross country and track and field teams, added that a few weeks […]

Brandeis welcomes the class of 2027

In an email sent to Brandeis students, faculty and staff on Aug. 29, President Ron Liebowitz welcomed everyone back to campus for the coming year. He mentioned that, as we begin Brandeis’ 75th year, he is “very much looking forward to the start of classes later this week, as we begin another semester of teaching […]

Brandeis provides updates to students as fall semester begins

In an email sent to Brandeis students on Aug. 30, Vice President for Student Affairs Andrea Dine provided updates on changes to campus that occurred over the summer, housing and the university’s 75th anniversary.   Vice President Dine mentioned that several updates occurred “in and adjacent to Student Affairs’ spaces.” These changes included a “refreshed” […]

COMPACT works with FCAS to open Fall Fellowship Program

As part of the Vic ’63 and Bobbi Samuels ’63 Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT), undergraduate and graduate students are now able to apply to the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism’s fellowship program (FCAS). According to an email sent to Waltham Group members by Francesca Panorese, the Department of Student Engagement’s Program Specialist […]

Why should I write for The Brandeis Hoot?

If you’re reading this article, you may have picked up a copy of The Hoot on a walk around campus. Maybe you found a copy in the Campus Center, maybe you found one in the Shlounge or maybe you grabbed a copy when you were grabbing food from Upper Usdan.   Wherever you may have […]

Report on November bus crash reveals new details; new transportation service announced

CONTENT WARNING: The following article contains details about the bus crash that occurred in November. Reader discretion is advised. On Brandeis Public Safety’s website, a report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that contains details surrounding the November bus crash is now available. It can be found on Brandeis Public Safety’s website or […]

Some like it hot

July 3 was the hottest day in our planet’s recorded history. Oh wait, sorry, let me start over. July 4 was the hottest day in our planet’s recorded history. Nope, that’s still not quite right. I’ll try one more time. July 5 was the hottest day in our planet’s recorded history.   That first statement, […]