German and WMGS prof receives ‘Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize’

Professor Sabine von Mering (GER & WMGS)—Director of the Center for German and European Studies—has been awarded the Volkmar and Margret Sander Prize by Deutsches Haus at New York University (NYU). It’s given annually to individuals who help build relationships between German and American culture, politics and academics, according to the prize page. von Mering […]

Student Union Judiciary rules for probation instead of impeachment

The Student Union Judiciary gave its formal opinion on Nov. 18 regarding the impeachment of Senator Zachary Moskovits ’26. The Judiciary ruled to not impeach Moskovits but to put him on a probationary period.  The Judiciary opted to acquit Moskovits and not remove him from his seat as Massell Quad Senator because of the lack […]

Prof. research cognitive abilities of older adult inventors

A new study co-written by Margie Lachman (PSYC) discusses new findings of how cognitive processes increase in age in experience-based knowledge and decrease in the ability to process novel information. The research builds off of previous research that found creative ability typically peaks during an individual’s mid-30s to early 40s. Lachman’s research—with co-authors Mary Kaltenberg […]

BookTok worth it or not: 2022 book recap

Well folks it has officially been a year of me reading books and reviewing them. What a journey this has been. It’s been nice reconnecting with reading for fun and not as just a chore for class work and it’s also weird to think it’s been a whole year. My goal of 50 books for […]

Pass/Fail Deadline reopened for students

The university announced it would be reopening the pass-fail registration for the 2022 Fall semester, according to an email sent by upper administration to community members. The pass-fail registration was reopened in light of the accident that occurred on Nov. 19.  “We know that everyone reacts to tragedy differently, depending on one’s history, relationships, and […]

Louis Brandeis is a Scorpio

This week on Nov. 13 marked the 166th birthday of our university’s namesake Justice Louis D. Brandeis. Many students may not know the impact of the man whose statue they put orange cones on top of, so to celebrate the big 1-6-6 we want to honor the life and legacy of our namesake.    Brandeis—the […]

Student Union moves to impeach senator

On Sunday, Nov. 6 at the weekly Senate meeting, the Student Union heard the proceedings for a motion to impeach Senator Zachary Moskovits ’26. The articles of impeachment were put forward by Nicholas Kanan ’23, after an incident that occurred with three students and Moskovits on Oct. 26. Kanan highlighted four violations of the Student […]

Welcome to the Vicky Mouse Clubhouse: Come inside it’s fun inside

I have to say, I’ve never had that big of a problem with Brandeis housing. I’ve evaded the mold, avoided the ant infestations of Grad and only had nightmares of ever encountering an East bug. Truly I only had a brief problem with heating my freshman year when we walked around in winter coats because […]

Mock Trial hosts 17th annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Tournament

Brandeis University Mock Trial Association (BUMTA)—the official student-run mock trial organization of the university—hosted the 17th annual Justice Louis D. Brandeis Tournament from Nov. 12-13. The tournament featured 12 teams from 10 colleges and universities across the East Coast and one from Tennessee.    “This was our first time hosting an in-person tournament on the […]

‘The Crown’ season 5: God save the queen

I’ve been watching “The Crown” since 2016, because every 15-year-old should be watching a drama about the British royal family. While “The Crown” isn’t one of my favorite shows, I do enjoy using it as background noise while I’m folding laundry or doing other chores.  The series has received critical acclaim, having received both Emmy […]

Univ. admin speak on construction of Science 2A complex

Ginelle Lang, Director of Campus Planning, and Carol Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, spoke to The Brandeis Hoot regarding the construction and plans for the new science complex. New details about the science complex project—known as Science 2A—were announced in October 2022.  “The addition of Phase 2A to the science complex […]

Student Union connects students with rides to Logan Airport

In an email sent to the Brandeis community on Wednesday Nov. 2, Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 outlined the Student Union’s schedule for shuttles to Boston Logan International Airport. Rides in these shuttles will be $5 per student each way, according to the email, and the cash-only sales will begin on Thursday, Nov. 3 […]

Univ. opens survey to assess diversity and equity climate on campus

LeManuel Bitsóí—Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—wrote to community members inviting them to participate in a survey regarding the institutional climate on campus, according to an email sent on Nov. 2. The survey will be assessing diversity and equity on the Brandeis campus.  “Your participation in this research will inform Brandeis leadership about the […]

Univ. hosts Family Weekend

The university hosted its annual Family Weekend this past weekend from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30. There were a variety of events offered for students and their family members over the three days including open houses, luncheons and athletic events.  On Friday, Oct. 28, the university hosted a Parent Leadership Council Luncheon, which could be […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Ninth House’

Boy oh boy do I have a book for you all this week! I’m back and I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on this book which has easily fallen into my top three reads of 2022. Here’s my deal: I like reading but am indecisive by nature. Instead of making a decision for […]

Scary recommendations on Netflix

I love scary movies, but I also hate them. It’s quite the conundrum. I like the thrill that comes from sitting on the edge of your seat, but then it is nearly impossible for me to go to sleep at night. It’s a cruel cycle really. It was helpful freshman year when I was living […]

Student Union holds special elections

The Student Union sent an email to students on Oct. 26, announcing the ballot had opened for the first round of special elections. Voting will close on Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m., according to the email.  The positions available are Allocations Board (one seat), Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (two seats), Community Emergency and Enhanced Funding (CEEF) […]

Student Union announces airport shuttle, cancellation of NYC and NJ routes

The Student Union announced via Instagram on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that it will be sponsoring $5 airport shuttle tickets to Logan Airport. The trips will be scheduled around school breaks.  However, the Student Union is no longer offering the Turkey Shuttle from the university to Penn Station in New York City and to New Jersey. […]

Boo Yankees

Victoria: I say I was raised a Mets fan because I was; my father is a huge Mets fan and he instilled that value in his daughters. We even have a sign outside of our house that says Mets Fans Parking Only—this is not a joke. But we aren’t actually all Mets fans. My mother […]

Student Union announces airport shuttle, cancellation of NYC and NJ routes

The Student Union announced via Instagram on Tuesday, Oct. 25 that it will be sponsoring $5 airport shuttle tickets to Logan Airport. The trips will be scheduled around school breaks.  However, the Student Union is no longer offering the Turkey Shuttle from the university to Penn Station in New York City and to New Jersey. […]