Brandeis catering team speak out about job insecurity

Once the pandemic hit, Brandeis University’s catering team was deemed essential. While most students, faculty and workers headed home in mid-March 2020, three catering supervisors, Kevintz Merisier, Seda Garzaryan and Hugo Mansilla, were asked to produce and deliver food to hospitals as part of the Sodexo Business for three months.    Then it was a […]

In the Senate, Oct. 11

The Brandeis Student Union sent an email to the student body on Oct. 12 about special elections to fill out the remaining open seats, according to senators on Oct. 11 at the Student Union’s second meeting this year. In total, the open positions consisted of eleven senators, one representative, and two allocations board representatives. As […]

Professors go on strike to protest racial injustice in American higher education

Brandeis faculty members joined professors across the country in a two-day strike to draw attention to racial injustice in American higher education on Sep. 8. Professors walked out of their academic duty and implemented their educating roles about racism in non-traditional settings, such as social media, Youtube and other discussion platforms.  Professor Dorothy Kim (ENG) […]

Facilities worker dies from COVID-19

A Brandeis facilities worker, Sergio Aguilar, passed away from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 28 at age 61.  “[Aguilar] was a valued Facilities team member for 25 years,” Joseph Realejo, Aguilar’s supervisor and director of facilities, wrote to The Brandeis Hoot in an email on May 8. Aguilar started his custodial position at Brandeis […]