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On April 4, journalist and screenwriter Matt Bai spoke at a talk held by the Journalism department moderated by Journalism Program Director Neil Swidey. Bai is a former chief political correspondent for New York Times...
On March 27, Brandeis’ Student Union sent an email to the Brandeis community announcing that voting was open for “proposed Student Union constitutional amendments.” There were several proposed amendments, including changes to Senate composition, the...
Brandeis Professor of Physics Seth Fraden recently delivered a talk at the Rapaporte Treasure Hall titled “En busca del camino de la totalidad,” or “In search of the path of totality.” During his lecture, Fraden...
On March 14, Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz, Provost Carol Fierke and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Stewart Uretsky sent out an email to the Brandeis community titled “Planning for Brandeis’ Long-Term Sustainability.”’ In...
“Wolf Play” by Hansol Jung explores the meanings and boundaries of family in contemporary society, delving into the complex dynamics of transnational adoption with as much raw emotion and introspective nuance. Directed by Sarah Shin,...
In an email to the Brandeis community, Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz recently announced award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and higher education leader Ruth Simmons as the 2024 Commencement speakers. The 73rd annual Commencement will feature...
On March 19, Professor Seth Fraden (PHYS) PhD ’87 spoke with The Hoot about the upcoming eclipse. Highlights of the conversation included Professor Fraden’s description of the free eclipse glasses he’s giving away to students...
On March 18th, the Brandeis Pre-Law Society and Legal Studies Undergraduate Department Representatives (LGLS UDRs) hosted a Legal Studies Fair at Lurias Conference Center in Sherman from 5 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. This event was...
Brandeis alumna Janice Burgess ’74 passed away recently on Saturday, March 2, reportedly due to breast cancer. Burgess was an executive of children’s television channel Nickelodeon, and was best known as the creator of “The...
From Feb. 29 to March 14, Brandeis has hosted and will continue to host Unissued Diplomas, a “global exhibition that honors the memory of 40 Ukrainian students who will never graduate because their lives were...
On March 6, more than 200 Brandeis community members gathered in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) to hold a vigil to mourn “30,543 martyrs in Gaza.” A group of attendees gathered at 7 p.m. and...
On March 7, journalists Evan Allen and Adrian Walker spoke at Brandeis in a talk sponsored by the Brandeis Journalism department. Walker is an Associate Director at The Boston Globe, having worked there since 1989....
The Brandeis Department of Mathematics boasts two major recent accomplishments: Brandeis math students performed exceptionally at the acclaimed William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition, and Carolyn Abbott, Associate Professor of Mathematics, received the National Science Foundation...
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Graduate School of International Development (GSID) at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan recently announced the launch of their new academic exchange program. The overarching goal...
On Feb. 28, 2024, Richman Fellow, professor and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Robin Wall Kimmerer was presented with this year’s Richman Fellowship. During this presentation, Kimmerer spoke in the Levin Ballroom about humans’...
On Feb. 21st, Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz sent an email to Brandeis students, faculty and staff to report on the events of the most recent Board of Trustees meetings. These meetings took place virtually on...
In December 2023, The Hoot spoke with an anonymous worker at the Starbucks in Farber Library, who spoke on the difficulties that workers there have been experiencing. This worker spoke on the difficulties that workers...
Brandeis University’s Office of Study Abroad hosted “I Love Study Abroad Week” from Feb 5th to 9th, aiming to showcase the diversity and opportunities of their 200 approved programs in 58 different countries around the...
On the morning of Friday, Feb. 2, the residents of the upper floors of Ziv 129—also known as Ziv C and Mazer Hall—were confused by an unpleasant odor rising from their sinks, bathrooms and showers...
This past fall semester, Director of Design and Innovation Ian Roy and Associate Professor of Physics Ben Rogers developed the first course in the new Brandeis Engineering program, ENGR 11A Introduction to Design Methodology. This...

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