‘I am a Voice’ elevates student experiences

Students and faculty gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and voices of the Brandeis community through “I Am a Voice,” which marked the 50th Anniversary of the federal establishment of Student Support Services Program (SSSP). “I Am a Voice” was held April 10 and featured remarks from students and faculty, awards and performances. Hosted by Bill […]

And Still We Rise portrays impact of prison

And Still We Rise Productions, a theater company for actors affected by the prison system, performed and told their stories at Brandeis on Feb. 2, as part of the 2018 ’DEIS Impact festival of social justice. Their performances explore the impact of prison on the incarcerated and their families. Specific stories from their performance at […]

Brandeis hosts 8th annual MLK Interfaith Service Day

On Jan. 15, Brandeis University hosted its 8th Annual Martin Luther King Interfaith Service Day, an event to reflect and honor King with a meal packing project and an “Educational Justice Fair.” The more than 120 attendees took turns packing meals and attending workshops on social justice topics hosted by different community groups. “Giving back […]

NASA Deputy Chief Technologist lectures on the methodology of space exploration

Julie Williams-Byrd, Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA, lectured on the space agency’s methodology in research and analysis activities on Nov. 14 at an event called “Hidden Figures: Women at NASA Yesterday and Today.” Williams-Byrd responded to questions during a Q&A session before showing the film, “Hidden Figures.” Williams Byrd’s lecture was part of the Brandeis […]

Virtual data sprint allows students to become citizen scientists for a day

At the Nov. 7 ’Deis does Citizen Science event, 55 students participated in a public discussion examining the ecology of herring migration and counted herring in a virtual data sprint as citizen scientists to support the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA). Guest speaker Patrick Herron, executive director of the Mystic River Watershed Association, held a […]

Indigenous People’s Day inspires campus discussion

Faculty, Massachusetts Bay organizations and student groups hosted programs at the Second Annual Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In in the Intercultural Center on Monday, Oct. 9. The event featured presentations and lead informative discussions. In one of the six presentations, Roba Bulga, a Sustainable International Development student, showed a video on a short case study of […]

‘Buyer Beware’ strikes controversy, remains on fall production lineup

For up-to-date coverage of the “Buyer Beware” story, see The Hoot’s most recent article at this link. After weeks of controversy, members of the theater department and administrators determined on Sept. 26 that “Buyer Beware,” a play by Brandeis alum, Michael Weller ’65 will be rescheduled for the spring semester. Concerned students and faculty decided, […]

Students compete for seats on Student Union

Candidates expressed interest in uniting the student body and providing equal representation in the Student Union after declaring their candidacy in the 2017 Fall Elections. Thirty-five candidates are running for 13 seats in the Senate, Allocations Board (A-board) and the Judiciary. The Student Union holds three elections every year. On the ballot, students will find […]