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October 2014 Issue

Physical education an unnecessary requirement

Badminton, basketball, volleyball—all words that I associate with gym class. I don’t know about you, but I was not a fan of gym class in high school or middle school. I think the fun of gym class ended for me in the elementary years. If there wasn’t a giant rainbow parachute, there wasn’t anything to […]


Krauss appointed Heller School interim dean

Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, professor emerita, was recently appointed interim dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. The position opened when the previous dean, Lisa M. Lynch, was appointed to serve as provost-elect of Brandeis. Krauss is an expert in intellectual disabilities and disability policy issues, specializing in the families of people with […]


Dave Coulier cuts it out for Fall Fest

In conjunction with Fall Fest and Parents’ Weekend, Student Activities put on their customary event to entertain parents and relieve students of begrudgingly leading them around campus. Last year’s event featured comedian Judah Friedlander, and to continue with the comedian theme, Dave Coulier performed hijinks for the crowd in the Shapiro Gym in Gosman this […]


Men’s soccer celebrates senior night goal fest

The joy of the senior night electrified Gordon Field as the Judges triumphantly rolled over the Mount Ida Mustangs by the largest score of the regular season—5 to 0. The Judges rose to third place in Division III of the NSCAA with a record of 15-1, tying the teams from 1982 and 1985 with the […]


Reisman uncovers Hollywood Ten in documentary, lecture

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, Arnie Reisman ’64 spoke about the Hollywood Blacklist, a talk titled “When Red was a Scary Color: Hollywood and the Blacklist,” and sponsored by the American Studies Department. Reisman is the screenwriter of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Hollywood on Trial.” He is an award-winning writer, producer and performer and a current […]


New sustainability manager to be appointed by winter

Brandeis will soon begin searching for a manager of sustainability programs on campus, according to university spokesman William Schaller. The manager will be a full-time employee and will work for the new executive director of facilities. According to an email sent by Schaller to The Brandeis Hoot, the new manager will “coordinate the efforts of […]


J Street U discusses ‘What is Occupation?’

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, J Street U Brandeis hosted the event “What is Occupation?” which was open to the entire Brandeis community in the Pearlman Lounge. The assembled members and visitors discussed various definitions of occupation: what it is, what it means and how it applies to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event is […]


Combat rising class sizes

Patience is a virtue, that’s what my parents told me. I don’t like being patient, and I dare you to find me someone who actually likes waiting. It probably isn’t just me, but the lines for food at Usdan feel longer. Not just that, but finding a table is Mission Impossible: Brandeis Dining Edition. I […]


‘X Factor’ winners release crowd-pleasing debut album

Alex & Sierra, the duo who not only won last year’s season of “The X Factor” but also the hearts of fans nationally, just released their debut album with Columbia Records and Sony Music, “It’s About Us.” While competing on the third season of “The X Factor,” real-life couple and University of Central Florida students […]


Poet remembered for spirit and passion

On Sunday, Oct. 19, a memorial event for poet Allen Grossman was held in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, where the room was filled by alumni and more, commemorating the huge influence that he had on their lives. Allen died at the age of 82 this June due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Grossman […]