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February 2007 Issue

Taking Cupid for everything he’s worth

Every year at this time I write about how much I love Valentines Day. So, Ill say it again: I love Valentines Day. I know that it is one of those holidays that some of us girls absolutely hate for various reasons, and others just adore. I would certainly count myself among the latter.

Past schedule

February 4, 2007 MBasketball v. Washington University W 81-75 (3OT) WBasketball v. Washington University L 45-51 MFencing at MIT Invitational W3-L3 WFencing at MIT Invitational W1-L5 February 3, 2007 MIndoor Track at Tufts 11th of 14 WIndoor Track at Tufts 8th of 14 February 2, 2007 WBasketball v. Chicago W 52-50 MBasketball v. Chicago L […]

Upcoming calendar

Friday February 9 Indoor Track at Boston University 10 am WBasketball v. Carnegie Mellon 6 pm MBasketball v. Carnegie Mellon 8 pm Saturday, February 10 Indoor track at Boston University Sunday, February 11 MBasketball v. University of Rochester 12 pm WBasketball v. University of Rochester 2 pm

Union updates

– The Student Union has selected its committee on the Middle East dialogue, Director of Communications Brian Paternostro 07 said. Nine out of 10 members have been confirmed: Student Union President Alison Schwartzbaum 08, Director of Academic Affairs Jason Brodsky 07, Director of Intercommunity Development Diana Chang 07, Democracy for America Coordinator Aaron Voldman 09, […]

Womens Rights Activist Calls Status of Religious Israeli Women Dismal

In a recent visit to Brandeis University, Dr. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, a leading expert in the field of Womens Rights from Bar Ilan University, called the status of religious women in Israeli society as bad as Indias.

Q & A with Sundance winner Jason Kohn

Hoot News Editor David Pepose spoke with Jason Kohn 01 about his recent win at the Sundance Film Festival for his film Send a Bullet, as well as his experiences at Brandeis and beyond…

LTS hires instructional design expert

Library and Technology Services recently hired a new Instructional Design Expert, Kathy Cannon, to help the library keep pace with the growth of information technology. As part of Research and Instruction Services, Cannon will help support WebCT [and] the use of instructional technology explained Dave Wedaman, Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services.

Hiatt continues under interim director

The Hiatt Career Center, which has been without a permanent director since the resignation of former director Marty Ford last semester, is slated to receive a new permanent director by the beginning of the fall term. Since late December, interim director Barbara Fienman has overseen the operation of the center. Fienman stated by e-mail to the Hoot that she intends to remain at Hiatt until a new director is identified.

Fencing teams victorious with help of standout performances

The Brandeis and MIT mens and womens fencing teams co-hosted an invitational tournament this past Sunday. The competition took place at the facilities of MIT, and teams came from all around the northeast. The University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Duke University were all present at the tournament this weekend and the field was very competitive.

Three athletes take UAA Player of the Week honors

This week, three Brandeis players have been honored as the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week. The award goes to Joe Coppens '08 from the men's basketball team, Will Friedman '09 of the men's fencing team, and Kirsten Heinz '08 of the women's fencing team.