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‘The Politician’ is peak modern Americana

In its second season, “The Politician” remains as delightfully corrupt, dramatic and villainous as the first season. The characters slowly become more unhinged as the season develops, leading to poor choice after poor choice. In… Read More...

ICE rescinds guidance, international students can remain in U.S. with only online courses

Counsel for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and the U.S. government announced today that they had come to a resolution—allowing international students with only online courses to remain in the U.S. for… Read More...

President announces new initiative to address systemic racism at Brandeis

UPDATED 7/10/20, 10 am President Ron Liebowitz announced an initiative where groups of administrative officials will come up with plans over the next 90 days to transform the campus and address systemic racism, according to… Read More...

Students to arrive early to self-quarantine on campus, administration still detailing plans for fall

Brandeis University plans to test over 1000 people per day for COVID-19 during the fall semester by testing students living on campus, faculty, staff and students who come to campus frequently twice a week. The… Read More...

University announces reopening plans for fall semester, classes mostly online, students with option to return to campus

Most classes will be online for the fall 2020 semester, announced President Ron Liebowitz in a June 30 email outlining Brandeis’ plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students will be allowed to live on campus,… Read More...

‘Space Force’? More like Space Flop

Photo from United States Space Force The first season of Netflix’s original series “Space Force” shoots for the stars and lands flat on its face. It’s an attempt at a punchy, political comedy about the… Read More...

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at… Read More...

Panelists say protesting racial inequality isn’t new, but we are on the verge of transformation

Though the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013, systemic racism against Black people has a much longer history, said Professor Chad Williams (AAAS) in a virtual panel titled, “America’s Racial Reckoning,” which discussed past… Read More...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We, the editorial board of The Brandeis Hoot, stand with the Black Lives Matter movement in condemning racism and advocating for systemic change—including defunding the police. At Brandeis and nationally, young people… Read More...

Facilities worker dies from COVID-19

A Brandeis facilities worker, Sergio Aguilar, passed away from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 28 at age 61.  “[Aguilar] was a valued Facilities team member for 25 years,” Joseph Realejo, Aguilar’s supervisor and director… Read More...
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