Senator rescinds proposal to de-charter The Brandeis Hoot

Class of 2019 Senator Kent Dinlenc formally introduced a proposal to de-charter The Brandeis Hoot at the senate meeting held this past Sunday. This proposal was rescinded late on Thursday night, April 11 in a Facebook post by Dinlenc. Dinlenc’s nine-page proposal to the senate states  “…as important as the presence of an independent student-run […]

Survey Circulates About Environmental Impact of Student Newspapers

A member of the Student Union, Class of 2019 Senator Kent Dinlenc ’19 sent out a survey in a Facebook post regarding the interest in and sustainability of having two student newspapers on campus on Wednesday afternoon. A couple of hours later, Dinlenc posted a different version of the post, removing any mention of the […]

Panelists discuss the upcoming Israeli election

Four experts on Israeli politics gathered to discuss and answer questions on the upcoming Israel election on April 9. The event was moderated by Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies. The panelist included Eva Bellin (POL), professor of Arab Politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Shai Feldman […]

DCL aims to make the housing selection process transparent

The Department of Community Living (DCL) invited the Student Union Executive board and representatives from The Brandeis Hoot and the Justice to witness the housing selection randomization process on Wednesday afternoon. This is the second year DCL has invited students to view the housing lottery process in an effort to be more transparent and quell […]

Brandeis professor gives lecture on violence against women in India during Partition

Brandeis Professor Harleen Singh (SAS/WMGS) gave a lecture last Friday on India’s Partition in 1947, which resulted in the largest exodus known to human history. The lecture was part of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center lecture series. According to Singh, the assault of women’s bodies during the 1947 partition became a foundation for Indian […]

Second accessibility forum establishes priorities

Students, faculty and staff discussed improving accessibility to Brandeis buildings, professor office hours, classrooms and residence halls on Wednesday as a follow-up on points brought up at the first accessibility forum held on Jan. 22. Mark Brimhall-Vargas, chief diversity officer and vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion stated that the first accessibility forum gathered […]

Brandeis ranks 13th in precollege programs

Brandeis ranks as 13th in precollege summer programs for 2019, according to College Consensus. College Consensus judged precollege programs for high school students “based on a variety of criteria,” according to their website. The organization looked at whether the precollege program offered college credit, mentorship, residential experience and scholarship opportunities. College Consensus, based in Chapel […]

Activist remembers Ferguson five years later

Pastor Cori Bush visited Brandeis on Tuesday to recount her journey in the struggle to end police violence and resource deprivation in the St. Louis and Ferguson area during an event called From Protest to Politics: The Ferguson Uprising; Challenging Long Standing Injustices. Bush was on the frontlines of the Ferguson movement as a protester, […]

Harvard professor gives talk at Heller School

A Harvard professor recounted his personal journey advocating for fair elections and unionizing farm workers at the talk, “The Democratic Promise: People, Power, and Change.” Professor Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, visited The Heller School on Wednesday to talk about how to fulfill […]

Harvard professor gives lecture on climate change

Harvard Professor James Anderson gave a talk on climate change through the lenses of chemistry, physics and applied mathematics to a crowd of students and faculty on Monday. Anderson studies Earth’s climate by focusing on the primary mechanisms that couple chemistry, dynamics and energy in the climate system. His current research aims to establish a […]

Incendio celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Brandeis Latinx Student Organization (BLSO) held their third annual culture show, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s Incendio culture show, held this past Saturday, was in the style of the Premio Lo Nuestro, a Spanish-language awards show honoring the best of Latin music, presented by Univision, a Spanish-language television network based in the United […]

Lecturers speak on how ageism affects women

Lecturer Margaret Morganroth Gullette traced the painful story of workplace discrimination and downward mobility faced by the aging population in her lecture “Bummer: Boomer Women, Work and Love.” She was followed by Emily Fox-Kales who examined cultural narratives of gender, aging, and sexuality in her lecture “Sex, Love and Death in Malibu.” The two lectures […]

21st annual Gabbay Award celebrates accomplishments in stem cell therapy

Dr. Lorenz Studer, MD, gave his award lecture for the Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine to a crowd of students, faculty and visitors at the Carl. J. Shapiro Theater Tuesday afternoon. Studer received the 21st  Annual Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award “in recognition of his innovative and transformative contributions to the […]

Skyline ceremony officially opens residence hall

Brandeis celebrated the opening of its newest residence hall, Skyline, at Skyline Commons on Sept. 27, 2018. The ceremony included a ribbon cutting and dedication of the building and was attended by President Ron Liebowitz and Waltham Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy. The ceremony began with two fire alarms that were handled by Public Safety. Also […]