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August 2008 Issue

Sports Blitz: First Issue Edition!

With Adam Hughes and Zachary Aranow


The Hoot Report: First Issue Edition!

With Adam Hughes, Sahar Massachi, Zachary Aranow, and Bret Matthews.


After year of debate, Public Safety now armed

After much debate and controversy last year, all but five Brandeis Police Officers have been certified for and are currently in possession of firearms. The first group of officers to be armed completed their firearm training in mid-June, and, while Director of Public Safety Ed Callahan would not say exactly how many individuals serve as […]


Union VP resigns

A new election for Student Union Vice-President will be held in September after Michael Kerns’ ’09 resigned from his post. Kerns, a former Village quad senator, was elected Vice-President in April. He will not return to the university this fall “for personal reasons,” according to a campus-wide e-mail sent out by Union Director of Communications, […]


Weight room plans in final stages

Student Union President Jason Gray ’10 dismissed rumors that the Union lacked sufficient funding to refurbish the weight room in Gosman. That the Union had only $50,000 rather than $100,000 available for the project is untrue, Gray stated. “It’s just a rumor,” Gray said. Last spring, the Union conducted a campus-wide vote to determine how […]


Admin hires GLBTQ affairs consultant

Over the summer, the university hired a consultant for GLBTQ affairs in response to a proposal put forth by members of Triskelion, the university’s GLBTQ organization, in the spring of 2007. Alison Better, a doctoral candidate in the sociology department who also teaches first year writing courses, will hold the new position. “Intellectually,” Better said, […]


Fundraising campaign sets record

During the 2008 fiscal year, Brandeis raised $90.4 million in cash gifts, the most donations the university has ever raised in a single year. Since 2001, the Campaign for Brandeis has received a total of $790 million in pledges and cash gifts. In five years the Campaign hopes to reach the goal of $1.22 billion. […]


Editorial: This semester, see more than the C-store

Quiznos and a revamped C-Store aren’t the only new additions to the Brandeis community this semester. While these renovations are part of the campus’ exciting new face-lift, there are other initiatives that will have a lasting effect on the university’s values. With the start of the fall semester, Brandeis has introduced two initiatives seeking to […]


Think you’re ready to be a right-wing radio talk show host?

HOW TO BE A RIGHT WING RADIO HOST: You! Yes, you over there! Tell me something, are you unemployed? No education past 11th grade? Have a deep love of country but feel that this proud land is under attack by forces only you are aware of and that not only are those opposed to you […]