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September 2014 Issue

Univ website needs drastic upgrade

There is tremendous anxiety when a young person is consumed by a life-changing event, one of the most common of these being the move into college. Some students take solace in the fact that their new home will hold their hand through the angst-inducing process of transition. A school’s webpage can provide much-needed stress relief […]


Students embrace Hindu philosophy on relaxation

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Swig Lounge of the Intercultural Center, was held on the subject of stress management and its relation to spirituality and Hinduism. The event was open to Brandeis students of all faiths, as well as members of the local community. Though it is still early in the […]


Founder of Office of Arts directs ‘Far From Heaven’

Scott Edminston, founder and former director of the Brandeis Office of Arts, has found a new home at Northeastern University. Edminston is now the first professor of the practice and chair of the theater department at the Boston school. The move took place after 11 years at Brandeis. However, some parts of Edminston’s career have […]


New Flyleaf album conveys hope and and revival

Flyleaf’s new album “Between the Stars” came out Sept. 16, with fans waiting a good three years before new songs were finally released online and even still, the songs and lyrics were not easy or weren’t even accessible on the internet. The band’s songs, even though they are still based heavily on guitar, are less […]


Rape crisis center to be implemented in near future

This summer, the Brandeis administration approved the creation of a rape crisis center on campus, a project first proposed by members of Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV). B.SASV, one of the principal organizers of the silent protest during the dedication of Chris Burden’s “Light of Reason” at the Rose last week, brought up the […]


V.P. of Operations Jim Gray speaks out on student dining concerns

Brandeis dining has undergone many alterations since last year, including a full revamp of Usdan (to include an all-you-can-eat venue) and changes in the meal system as a whole. Jim Gray, vice president of operations and the man in charge of both dining and the mailroom, sat down with The Hoot this past week to […]


Professors create open discussion about new Rose Museum installment

On Sept. 17, Professors Chris Abrams and Gordon Fellman stood near the platforms of the “Light of Reason” lampposts as people set up stools to circle around them. Abrams was the first speaker to come up and talk in-depth about the piece and its significance. The discussion of the lights felt even more appropriate knowing […]


First psychology colloquium features research on long-term effects of stress

Nicolas Rohleder, Ph.D., of the Brandeis Psychology Department presented his research at the Psychology Colloquium on Thursday, Sept. 18. The presentation, entitled “Stress System Regulation of Inflammation,” was attended by about 40 undergraduates, graduates, faculty members and other members of the Brandeis community. The presentation is one of three colloquia being put on this fall […]


Brandeis professor publishes book about contemporary Iranian art

Last Monday, Dr. Talinn Grigor, associate professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis, published her latest book, “Contemporary Iranian Art: From the Street to the Studio.” The book, which is already out of stock online, comprehensively analyzes contemporary Iranian art and visual culture and was featured on the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute’s website. […]


Judges outscore Clark men 4-0

The pouring rain could not cool down the Judges’ desire to win on Saturday night, Sept. 13, as they dominated on the field against Clark University with a final score of 4-0. The Judges have cruised to a five-game winning streak, raising their rank to 9th in the whole country. The unyielding aggressiveness from the […]