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On Nov. 22, as Brandeis’ Thanksgiving holiday break began, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Fierke, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice President of the Rabb School...
Before the Thanksgiving holiday break, the men’s and women’s fencing teams competed at the Northeast Fencing Conference at Boston College (BC) on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Judges met with significant success at this competition, having...
Two weeks ago, in our last publication, The Hoot put out a poll to see how members of the Brandeis community are feeling about Brandeis’ administration. This poll included two questions: Overall, do you approve...
On Monday, Nov. 6, Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) planned to hold a vigil to “mourn 9,000+ Palestinian martyrs killed by the [Israeli] occupation in Gaza.” This vigil was to be held in...
On Nov. 13, 2023, members of the Brandeis community left their classes and other commitments to gather on the Great Lawn in response to the arrest of seven members of the protest that occured on...
On Friday, Nov. 10, Brandeis students held a protest surrounding the recent derecognition of Brandeis’ chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Brandeis Revolutionary Students Organization (RSO), advertised the event on their Instagram account,...
Since last publication, the Judges’ women’s volleyball team has played five matches, all hosted at Brandeis. On Oct. 20, they faced off against Emerson College and lost 1-3. Then, on Oct. 22, Emory University defeated...
On October 26, Tressie McMillan Cottom was awarded the Joseph and Toby Gittler Prize. The Gittler Prize acknowledges and honors “outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations” (Brandeis University website). The...
For those unfamiliar with the concept of the treat horseshoe, let me orient you. The treat horseshoe, first introduced to me by Ben Breslow ’25, is a concept that describes how deserving one is of...
For the 49th time, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) is back for a new season. The classic comedy series recently had its much-anticipated season premiere. It premiered on Oct. 14, which is a bit later than...
The 75th Anniversary celebrations were a great success last weekend. In three days, a plethora of activities were held around campus, featuring current students, parents and alumni, with multiple divisions involved in the planning. The...
Last Saturday, Oct. 14, as part of the Brandeis 75th anniversary weekend celebration, the university held the panel “Brandeis Women Who Changed the World: A Conversation with Anita Hill and Joyce Antler” in Spingold Theater....
Since last publication, the Judges’ volleyball team played three times, first hosting the United States Coast Guard Academy on Oct. 5, then traveling to the University of Chicago (UC) to participate in the University Athletic...
Squishmallows are cute, egg-shaped stuffed animals produced by Kelly Toys Holding designed for children (and some adults). As a Squishmallow connoisseur, I am here to give my unbiased personal power rankings in no particular order...
On Sept. 12, Brandeis student Cameron Samuels ’26 traveled to Washington, D.C. to testify in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about book bans. Samuels’ advocacy started well before their recent visit to...
In an email sent to Brandeis students, faculty and staff on Oct. 3, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion LeManuel Bitsóí and Helaine B. Allen and Cynthia L. Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor and WSRC...
One of Brandeis’ most notable alumni, Drew Weissman ’81, GSAS MA’81, P’15, H’23, has been gaining coverage recently for his research in the field of messenger RNA, which has led to his award of a...
Some episodes of “Bake Off” are wholesome and heartwarming. Some are nail-biting and full of drama. And some are an hour of pure chaos. This episode falls firmly into the third category. It opens with...
Eve Marder ’69, Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield University Professor in Neuroscience and Biology, was recently awarded the 2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University. Marder is one of two recipients of this prestigious...
As the men’s soccer team prepares for their first University Athletics Association (UAA) game of the season this Saturday, they played two tune-up games this week before hitting the road.    Their games this week...

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