Student Union releases candidate bios, election starts March 10

The student union released candidate bios for the special round of elections, according to an email sent by Student Union Secretary Carol Kornworcel ’26. The campaign period ends on March 10 when ballots are released to the student body.  The Special elections are to fill five open positions Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, […]

Happy International Women’s Day

This past Wednesday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the various achievements of women culturally, economically, politically and socially. It just seems so ironic to me that we celebrate this day in the United States, yet when push comes to shove, how much do we actually care about women?  Do you […]

Liebowitz announces collaboration with Kraft Group’s Foundation to Combat Antisemitism

University President Ron Liebowitz announced that the university would be collaborating with the Kraft Group Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS)—an organization that creates new solutions to end hatred towards Judaism and Jewish people. The collaboration is structured into three key components, according to an email sent by Liebowitz to community members. “I’m grateful that an […]

Students bring awareness to violence against women in Latin America

Community Members gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) and decorated signs in protest against gender based violence in Latin America. Signs were written in both English and Spanish and then hung on the walls of the SCC. One sign reads, “Ni Una Menos,” which translates to “Not One Less” which gained popularity in a […]

Ranking some fruits: part 1

The last time I did a ranking I did vegetables. It is only right that I continue this series with fruit. I want to start by prefacing that I have not had a large portion of these fruits. But I will continue to provide the most elite commentary you could possibly read when it comes […]

New Vice President of Student Affairs appointed

The university announced the appointment of Andrea Dine to the position of Vice President of Student Affairs, according to an email sent to community members on Feb. 28. Dine accepted the position after serving as the university’s Interim Vice President of Student Affairs beginning officially in June 2022. “We are delighted that she has agreed […]

Lifting the bar high: Women only gym hours come in Gosman

Gyms are often a male-dominated arena. Jokes about gym bros and general gym culture often surround masculinity, leaving no space for women. This is not a problem unique to Brandeis but widespread in our society. So it is not a novel solution to create spaces specifically for women in these environments where they are typically […]

Univ. celebrates Women’s History Month

The start of March establishes the beginning of Women’s History Month. To celebrate, the university will be hosting a series of events as a part of the 2023 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium—a series that focuses on an issue relevant to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Women’s History Month is designated for “commemorating and encouraging the […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘Ariadne’

Welcome back, folks! We have another week of reviewing books! For who? Beats me! But I’m sitting here at my modular table writing my review of this week’s book. Who am I, you may ask? Excellent question! I’m Victoria and I write book reviews in this column, but all the books I review come from […]

Student Union hosts special elections

The Student Union will be hosting a round of special elections for the Spring 2023 semester, according to an email sent by Carol Kornworcel ’26—Student Union Secretary. There are five positions currently available including Massell Quad Senator, Charles River Quad Senator, Foster Mods Quad Senator, Class of 2023 Senator and Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program […]

Prof. Laura Goldin passes away at age 71

Laura Goldin, the founder and chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Brandeis University, passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 71 in Austin, Texas. Goldin not only made an impact on the Brandeis community through the Environmental Studies (ENVS) program, but she had a huge impact on the greater community with her […]

Liebowitz offers support to those impacted by earthquake in Syria and Turkey

On Feb 11, university president Ron Liebowitz reached out to community members regarding the earthquake that impacted Syria and Turkey. The first earthquake occurred on Feb 6, followed by a series of aftershocks with high magnitudes.  “Many of us at Brandeis have strong connections with people who have been devastated by this earthquake. I have […]

Univ. announces the return of shuttle service

Student leaders announced on Instagram the return of the Boston/Cambridge shuttle service. The service will begin again on Friday, Feb. 17, according to the post.  “Thank you Chief Rushton for all your hard work bringing back the Boston/Cambridge shuttle and ensuring our safety,” reads the post.  Public Safety Chief Matthew Rushton was in charge of […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘The American Roommate Experiment’

Well folks we’re back with another book. I’m actually doing these retroactively because I went on a reading spree the other week, so boy oh boy do I have content for you. This week’s review is brought to you by the lovely Calli Morvay ’26 who is now also enabling my reading addiction and being […]

Student Union seeks to increase transparency with Town Hall event

The Student Union hosted a Town Hall for community members on Thursday, Feb. 2 to promote transparency between the Student Union and students. Student Union president Peyton Gillespie ’25 led a PowerPoint for community members followed by a Q&A session. The Town Hall served to highlight the Student Union budget breakdown and explain the union’s […]

BookTok worth it or not: ‘The Midnight Library’

Another week, another book. We are now up to reviewing my most current reads which is very exciting—no more back logging books. Here is my deal: I go on Instagram Reels to avoid work. While on Reels I take note of book recommendations from Bookstagram. I then try and find a copy of said book, […]

Univ. affiliated scholar speaks at UN Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

Karen Frostig, a Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center Affiliated Scholar, spoke at the United Nation’s (UN) Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on Jan. 27. Frostig, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, spoke of her family’s experience at the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust which was guided by themes of home and […]

WBRS heads to Arizona for NFL media week

Members of WBRS, the university’s student-run broadcast radio station, will be participating in the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl media week. William Kevorkian ’23, the Sports Director of WBRS, spoke with The Brandeis Hoot regarding the upcoming experience.  This will be the first time in the radio station’s history that they will be attending […]

A Massachusetts winter with lots of snow? Enough sled.

My first year here all my Massachusetts friends looked at my wardrobe and said “Victoria get ready for a Massachusetts winter.” And me being the stubborn creature that I am I thought, “what are they talking about.” It then proceeded to not snow at all my first year. Well, it did snow, it just so […]

Student Union hosts first round of elections for spring 2023 semester

The Student Union announced that it would be holding its winter elections in an email to community members on Jan. 20. Seats open in this round of elections include ​​Secretary, Senator for the Class of 2023, East Quad Senator, Senator for the Class of 2026, Foster Mod Senator, Mid Year Senator, MKTYP Senator, Allocations Board […]