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NY Times Columnist Friedman questions ethics of WikiLeaks

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman ’75 questioned the ethics of WikiLeaks and technology in journalism during an academic symposium to honor outgoing University President Jehuda ReinharzWednesday evening in the Shapiro Campus Center. Friedman, who writes many columns on politics and globalization, said that he was torn about whether WikiLeaks was justified to release the […]

(BREAKING) Two students hospitalized after hit and run

A student driving on Loop Road struck and injured two female students Friday night before leaving the scene of the accident, Ed Callahan,director of public safety said. University police officers found the individual’s car parked behind East Residence Quad through a description provided by student witnesses. The officers contacted the driver, but as of Monday […]

Sports rundown of the week

For the week of September 3 – 9. Women’s Cross Country: The Judges won their first competitive race of the season, a dual meet against the University of Southern Maine, by a score of 15-48. The first five finishers in the 4,000 meter race were all Brandeis runners. Grayce Selig ‘11 was the first to […]

Paul Simon to sing at Commencement

BREAKING NEWS: Singer and song writer Paul Simon will sing at commencement on May 23, university President Jehuda Reinharz announced today in an e-mail to the senior class. Read more in Friday’s issue of The Hoot! Email from President Jehuda Reinharz Dear Seniors, I have great news to share with you. Thanks to your enthusiastic […]

Sustainability Fund passes

The student body voted Monday to pay an extra $15 per year as part of their Student Activities Fee in order to create the Brandeis Sustainability Fund, reaching the required two-thirds majority in a special campus-wide vote. The fund created by the vote to raise the Student Activity Fee, currently $324 a year, will give […]

Thursday’s election results

Senator at Large: Abdul Aziz Sohail Beneva Davies Senator for the Class of 2011: Michael D. Newborn Abraham Berin Senator for the Class of 2012: Abby L. Kulawitz Liya Kahan Senator for the Class 2013: Jessica P. Christian David J. Fisch Racial Minority Senator: Leslyn M. Hayes Finance Board Member: Julia B. Blanter F-board Racial […]

UPDATE: Former ’Deis athlete arrested in Longmeadow bank robbery

William Murphy, 23, a former Brandeis soccer player and his brother Thomas Murphy, 22, allegedly robbed a bank in Longmeadow, Mass., Thursday March 25, according to a press release from the Longmeadow Police Department. A Brandeis student told The Hoot William Murphy hid the money from the bank at a Russell Street house where many […]

Election results are in, turnout reaches 50 percent, Acheampong new president

Round one of the Student Union elections are complete, with the following results: President: Daniel Acheampong Vice President: Shirel Guez Treasurer: Akash Vadalia Secretary: Herbie Rosen UCC: unfilled Board of Trustees: Supreetha Gubbala Alumni Association: Savannah Pearlman F-Board: Sidak Pannu, Jessica Preis, Makensley Lordeus, and ONE EMPTY Racial Minority F-Board Member: Empty Watch out for […]

Mixed reviews: Results of constitutional review vote

In yesterday’s vote, students overwhelmingly supported the proposals of the Constitutional Review Committee. Amendments 1a and b, 2, and 5 were struck down, however, because they did not receive 2/3 majority support. [issuu viewmode=presentation showflipbtn=true documentid=100319051549-0ec3bdb176a84f93b9743ea783628b49 docname=mixed-results username=thebrandeishoot loadinginfotext=The%20Brandeis%20Hoot%20-%20Constitutional%20Review%20Vote%20-%20Results width=600 height=908 unit=px]

Provost approves academic cuts

University Provost Marty Krauss has approved all 17 of the Brandeis 2020 Committee’s proposals to suspend or restructure academic programs in order to save the university $3.8 million annually beginning in 2012. Krauss also altered the Committee’s original proposal to terminate the Ph.D. program in Anthropology and has instead proposed that the program “be retained […]