Member of the public dies on Brandeis campus

A member of the Brandeis facilities crew found a person dead outside of Sachar International Center on Nov. 23, Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations Julie Jette told The Brandeis Hoot in an email. The person was not a member of the Brandeis community, wrote Jette. Jette said that the police were contacted immediately […]

Reduced testing requirements and Heller testing site to be closed during winter break

COVID-19 testing procedures during the winter break will see several changes including fewer testing locations and a less frequent testing requirement, according to an email sent to the community by Senior Vice President of Communications, Dan Kim, on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The testing center in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management building will […]

TEDx hears from five speakers about ‘wellness in the new age’

TEDxBrandeisUniversity hosted five guest speakers in its annual event on Nov. 1 through Zoom and Facebook Live after the event was postponed twice. TEDx at Brandeis featured Ruben Kanya ’14, Prof. Kristen Lucken (IGS), Eric Moyal ’17 M.A. ’18 M.S. ’21, Henry Chen ’23 and Mendel Weintraub ’21, all under the topic of “Wellness in […]

Starbucks cafe opened, employees redeployed to other locations

Starbucks in Farber Library reopened Tuesday after being closed for several days while management awaited parts for plumbing repairs, Sodexo Resident District Manager Michael Reilly wrote to The Brandeis Hoot in an email. Any time that Starbucks is closed, including any time last week, Sodexo has been able to “re-deploy” team members to other locations […]

Farber Library closed due to flooding, over 10,000 books damaged

Almost 11 thousand books are off the shelves and being freeze-dried due to water damage after a clean water pipe broke in a restroom on Farber 3 on Sunday, according to University Librarian Matthew Sheehy in an email to the Brandeis community on Oct. 21. Part of Farber Library floor 3 and all of Farber […]

Brandeis Counseling Center holds confidential Zoom appointments

Brandeis counselors have been holding confidential Zoom appointments either at their desks at the Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) or from home, according to BCC Director Amy Scobie-Carroll.  “We often use headphones so that even if someone were to enter the room, the sound could not be heard,” Scobie-Carroll told The Hoot in an email. “Many […]

‘Don’t Punish Pain’ movement calls for the termination of Brandeis professor

A group of protesters called for Brandeis University to fire Dr. Andrew Kolodny (HS) as a part of the “Don’t Punish the Pain” movement on Wednesday outside of the entrance to campus, at the concrete “Brandeis University” sign. Kolodny was criticized for saying that there is “little evidence that opioids help chronic pain.” Kolodny, the […]

University honors Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Ron Liebowitz emailed the university to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, H ‘96 who died on Friday, Sept. 18, at age 87. The cause of death was complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to the Supreme Court. “Justice Ginsburg – who became affectionately known as ‘Notorious RBG’ to a younger generation – […]

Boston professors and professionals talk coping with confederate monuments

When dealing with confederate statues and monuments, the United States should look to how Germany has since dealt with its injustices after the Holocaust, according to professors who spoke in an online event on Monday. Germany’s Vergangenheitsbewältigung, which translates to “coping with the past,” refers to how the country has handled remembering the atrocities of […]

Staff member resigns citing racial injustices as part of decision

Former Area Coordinator Elijah Warren HS’19 resigned from Brandeis in mid-June citing “unjust practices” against Black and Brown people as a part of his decision in his resignation letter, which he also posted on his LinkedIn.  Warren said that he sent the letter to “upper administration,” capturing his and other Black and Brown people’s experiences […]

Staff to receive five additional days off

Staff will receive an additional five discretionary days off to be used on days agreed upon by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, according to the Sep. 3 issue of “InBrief: Finance and Administration,” a university newsletter that is sent every other week to the Brandeis community from the administration. The email said that this […]

Univ. introduces portal to campus visitation tools

The three requirements that are necessary to fulfill before visiting campus—training about the coronavirus, the Daily Health Assessment (DHA) and testing for the coronavirus—are now available through a single location, the Brandeis Campus Passport Portal, according to an email from Provost Lisa Lynch on Wednesday. “We hope the Campus Passport Portal will reinforce our commitment […]

Model says Brandeis will ‘perish,’ analysts and economists say the conclusion is unscientific

New York University (NYU) Marketing Professor Scott Galloway said that hundreds of universities and colleges around the country, including Brandeis, will fail under current fall coronavirus reopening plans, but analysts and university administrations have refuted the professor’s claims and said that his blog post has had harmful consequences. Professors from other institutions told The Brandeis […]

Univ. receives bomb threat

Brandeis community members were notified of a bomb threat on the Brandeis campus on Aug. 20 at 10:50 a.m. via phone call, text and email through the Brandeis Emergency Notification System (BENS). At 1:40 p.m., community members were notified that the threat was “all clear” and that public safety had concluded their search and determined […]