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January 2007 Issue

Editorial: Upcoming speakers bring added confidence to Brandeis

For the past few weeks, Brandeis has been hit by waves of controversy, outrage, conflicting ideologies, agendas, and scathing media attention due to the upcoming speeches of former President Jimmy Carter and Alan Dershowitz. But we at The Hoot feel that, regardless of ones personal politics, the speeches have also given Brandeis a new lease on its intellectual and political life.


Though unchartered, Free Play Theater announces second season

Despite not gaining chartered status last semester, the Free Play Theatre Cooperative (FPTC) released an online message to its Facebook group announcing it would pursue a second season.


Leonard Bernstein grants are awarded to 40 artists

The Office of the Arts has announced that it has awarded a record-setting number of Leonard Bernstein grants to 40 artists across the Brandeis Community. The awards, named in honor of the legendary composer and Brandeis professor, Leonard Bernstein, are meant to fund artistic works ranging from theatre, music, dance, sculpture, and multimedia works that will be unveiled during the 2007 Leonard Bernstein Festival of Creative Arts.


Dershowitz invited by student group to rebut Carter’s speech

It was announced Jan. 17 that members of the Brandeis community have invited Professor Alan Dershowitz, renowned defense attorney and author of The Case for Israel, to speak on campus following a talk from former President Jimmy Carter regarding his controversial book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. The speech, according to organizers, will be open only to members of the Brandeis Community and will be held in the Gosman Gymnasium 30 minutes after Carters speech.