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May 2011 Issue

Brooks guides 2011 graduates in path to success

Graduates should focus their lives around a problem, rather than a career, and learn to cherish relationships over success, New York Times columnist David Brooks said at Brandeis’ 60th Commencement ceremonies inside the Gosman Athletic Center Sunday morning. “I think it’s a mistake to ask yourself ‘what career do I want to have;’ it’s better […]


Jack Mandel, philanthropist and major univ supporter, dies at 99

Jack N. Mandel, a renowned businessman, philanthropist and supporter of Brandeis, died May 12 at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 99. Mandel, with his brothers, Joseph and Morton, founded the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis and donated $22.5 million for the new Mandel Center for the Humanities. “Jack Mandel […]


Senator Schumer advocates education and immigration reform to boost economy

The United States must enact education and immigration reforms to help grow its economic power, Senator Charles Schumer of New York said during a lecture on campus Friday afternoon. In order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness, the nation must encourage international students who study here to find jobs after graduating, as opposed to returning to […]


Schumer calls Bin Laden death turning point in war on terror

Osama Bin Laden’s death signifies the weakening of al Qaeda and, as a result, the United States will shift its strategy by targeting isolated, individual terrorists, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said in an exclusive interview with The Hoot Friday afternoon. Schumer compared Bin Laden’s death to the famous battles of Gettysburg during the Civil […]


By the numbers: Results from Tuesday’s election

The winners of the second round elections are as follows: 2014 Class Senate – 179 voters total Rosby Kome-Mensah – 57 votes Ricky Rosen – 46 votes 2012 Class Senate – 119 voters total (13.8 percent of eligible students) Missy Skolnik – 99 votes Senator at Large – 591 voters total (17.8 percent of eligible […]