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January 2010 Issue

Aronin impeachment trial awaiting UJ verdict

Student Union Secretary Diana Aronin ’11 attempted to stave off her possible impeachment Sunday evening, defending herself before the Union Judiciary in a case that has pitted two Union organs against each other. Aronin argued she deserves to remain in office because the proposal she was supposed to have called for a vote was already […]


NEWS ANALYSIS: Case to be decided one judge down

In an unexpected twist, the impeachment trial of Student Union Secretary Diana Aronin ’11 will be decided by four Union Judiciary justices—not five—after the resignation of former Associate Justice Leeyat B. Slyper ’11, who is currently on medical leave, according to an e-mail to The Hoot from Chief Justice Judah Marans ’11. Despite the absence […]


Stephen Kay new Presidential Search Committee chair

The Presidential Search Committee will be delayed in choosing a search firm, which it was supposed to have done by the end of January, due to a change in Committee leadership. Meyer Koplow ’72 announced earlier this week he would step down as chair of the Presidential Search Committee after a member of the Brandeis […]


Police now stationed at South Street to prevent injuries

Following a traffic incident last semester involving a student on a bike at the South Street crosswalk near the Foster Mods and Gosman Athletic Center, Brandeis Public Safety joined with the Waltham Police Department and began a campaign to protect pedestrians. The crosswalk, which has been the site of several accidents over the past few […]


Midyears and upperclassmen share Village residence quad

The midyear class of 2013 moved into the Village Residence Quad earlier this month, making it the first time ever first-years are living in direct proximity to upperclassmen. Up until last year, the university housed midyears in dorms in the traditionally first-year North and Massell Quads. The university would choose one building a year to […]


Panel discusses future of conflict in Afghanistan

The American conflict in Afghanistan received special attention Thursday at a panel presentation delivered in the International Lounge at the Usdan Student Center. Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the panelists included both German Deputy Consul for New England Claudia Schuett and Asbed Kotchikian, a lecturer in Bentley University’s Global Studies office. […]


Prominent sociologist Hilary Levey speaks about competition in children

Sociologist Hilary Levey spoke at Brandeis yesterday about her recent studies in adolescent competition as part of the Sociology Spring 2010 Colloquium Series. The session was entitled “Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture,” and focused on research over 16 months regarding why children have become so competitive, and why the competitiveness is […]


Panel discusses future of conflict in Afghanistan

The American conflict in Afghanistan received special attention Thursday at a panel presentation delivered in the International Lounge at the Usdan Student Center. Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the panelists included both German Deputy Consul for New England Claudia Schuett and Asbed Kotchikian, a lecturer in Bentley University’s Global Studies office. […]


NYTimes Jerusalem bureau chief to speak on campus Tuesday

New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Ethan Bronner will speak at Brandeis Tuesday about the challenges he faced reporting from Israel in an event entitled “Covering the Middle East in 2010: A report from the field.” The event will be held in the International Lounge of the Usdan Student Center. Brandeis will be the first […]


Programs need committee representation

Nearly every college and university in America is facing a long road of tough choices at the moment. Hell: everyone around the world is coming up against hard decisions. With the recession still strangling the economy, it comes as no surprise that Brandeis is stepping up the debate over what programs are necessary, and which […]