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September 2012 Issue

Mailman leaves his mark through work and performance

As generations of students pass through the university, Bill Bowen, the musically talented mail clerk, remains one of the most memorable staff members on campus. Having been employed at Brandeis since March of 1979, Bowen’s optimistic persona and singing performances remain a constant amidst the inevitably evolving culture of the university. Born and raised in […]

Volleyball prevails with a 2-2 record at MIT Invitational

After battling their way through the MIT Invitational last weekend, the women’s volleyball team came out with two wins and two losses. The Judges suffered close losses against Roger Williams and MIT and defeated Bates and Mount Ida. Though they were able to secure a 2-2 record at the invitational, the women now carry a […]

No. 20 Judges breeze by Bates and Wellesley on the road

The Brandeis women’s soccer team had a productive week with two victories, away from their home field. Now with a record of 8-1-0, it is evident that the Judges have the will and ability to win at any point in any match. Specifically, the defense for the Judges has been phenomenal, only allowing two goals […]

Women’s tennis swept away in season opener at Tufts

In the opening match of the season, the Brandeis women’s tennis team failed to build on their 15-5 record from the previous season, even though the team maintained the majority of their roster. The Judges were ranked 22nd in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll from 2011 while the Tufts Jumbos were ranked 14th. The […]

Call Me, Tweet Me: Technological relationships shouldn’t become the norm

Upon Steve Jobs’ death last year, I wrote about the importance of technology in our lives, and conversely, the importance of stepping back from technology and experiencing the world around us. For the second year in a row, I didn’t attend services on Yom Kippur. Instead, I spent time with friends, setting myself up for […]

Coach Michael Coven still going strong as men’s soccer coach

Surrounded by trophies, awards and certificates from his 40 years as the head coach of the Brandeis men’s soccer team, Head Coach Michael Coven reclined in his office chair after practice Wednesday afternoon. He joked, “I’m very popular these days. First The Globe [profile] and now The Hoot. I might as well retire after this. […]

Give journaling a shot

According to Wired News, in January 2002, about 41,000 people created new blogs using popular blog host, Blogger. My first inspiration to write down my thoughts came from a friend who had been doing the same for some time. She has filled so many books over the years that she has to devote more than […]

Counseling center to launch new evening discussion program

The Psychological Counseling Center is launching a new program of group talks this semester called “Brandeis at Night,” seeking to provoke community discussions about stress, mental health and available resources on campus. Cate Dooley, a part-time psychotherapist and spear-header of the Brandeis at Night program, hopes that the sessions will encourage more students to visit […]

Mods parties suspended until further notice

On Wednesday, the Department of Community Living announced that until further notice party registration in the Foster Mods has been suspended. In an email to the Mods residents, George Marshall, Community Development Coordinator for the Charles River Apartments and the Foster Mods, acknowledged that while many students have registered parties and followed the established procedures, […]

Famous animal behavior study lives on at Brandeis

With a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a doctorate from Harvard, both in chemistry, it’s difficult to see how Dr. Irene Pepperberg, an adjunct associate psychology professor at Brandeis, became interested in animal behavior and psychology. Her interest in birds, however, is a deeply-rooted one. Pepperberg developed an interest in parrots long before she had […]