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February 2011 Issue

Hiatt hosts ‘Communications Careers Forum’

Hiatt Career Center hosted its inaugural Communications Careers Forum and Networking Night Wednesday, to give students from local colleges and universities an opportunity to network with more than 25 employers. Chaired by Caroline O’Shea, assistant director of employer relations at Hiatt, the speed-networking night was created to bring together employers and recruiters from agencies and […]


Editorial: Why the Rose still matters

This week The Hoot ran a retrospective about the financial state of the university and The Rose Art Museum in honor of the two-year anniversary of then-president Jehuda Reinharz’s announcement that the museum would be closing and that the art would be sold. Two years later, The Rose is open, and no art has been […]


Editorial: Banking unaffordable for students

As Brandeis students, we have quite a bit on our minds. That’s why it’s so easy to overlook the recent increase in student banking fees. In the aftermath of new federal banking regulations, some local banks have decided to raise fees on students. Bank of America no longer offers a student checking account to new […]


Engrossing: Get off our butts

A few days ago, over a plate of Asia Wok veggie lo-mein, I got to thinking about my parents’ favorite Chinese restaurant. As I remember it from my childhood, Wang’s Garden was a tiny hole in the wall with eight tables or less. The restaurant’s small size was conducive to intimate family dinners; some of […]


Book of Matthew: Cold budgeting

In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama spoke about the importance of cutting the yearly budget deficit. “But,” he added, “let’s make sure that we’re not doing it on the backs of our most vulnerable citizens.” This line was met by particularly thunderous applause in the House chamber. Yet, only a […]


Sexcapades: Do’s and don’ts of Valentine’s Day

Well, it’s that time of year again. I wrote my first column just one year ago, as we were getting ready to head out into a break that began with Valentine’s Day. This year is a little different, since we’ll all still be at school for the “holiday.” Maybe it’s because I usually find myself […]


The “Brandeis” (The College) Experience

I know what you must be thinking—no, I’m not a midyear. That is the only possible explanation as to why I would be writing this article right now. After all, this is an awkward time to be commenting on the “glorious” college experience. It’s the beginning of February—the semester is off to a freezing cold […]


A senior’s Brandeis bucket list

My fellow seniors: as we move past the 100-day mark, it’s time to put together our Brandeis bucket lists of things to do before graduation. I was inspired to write this by a similar article published in The Hoot in my first year and I hope that you’ll continue to add to this to make […]


Kay oversees Beth Israel response to scandal

University trustee Stephen Kay helped negotiate severance pay for the former president of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), where Kay serves as chair of the board of directors. Paul Levy, who resigned last month after a year of ethical controversy over his personal relationship with a female employee, received up to $1.6 million in […]


Altered Consciousness: Two-state destruction

Conventional wisdom dictates that the primary way to solve the Israeli-Arab conflict is to create a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. A partition that is implemented in the very near future, however, would in fact not solve this notorious dispute and perhaps only make matters worse. Consider what would happen in the […]