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Online controversy provokes intense debate

In the wake of the controversy sparked by the tweets of student Khadijah Lynch ’16 published by Daniel Mael ’15 on Dec. 20 to conservative news website Truth Revolt over winter break, the safety of students and the nature of race relations on campus have surged to the forefront of campus discussions. Lynch, who was […]

Brandeis community expresses solidarity with MO protests

Nearly 200 members of the Brandeis community covered the Rabb steps Monday, Dec. 1, in protest of the Nov. 24 decision by a grand jury in Ferguson, MO, to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, in the August shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The shooting has sparked months of protests […]

Board of Trustees must improve transparency

This week’s issue of The Brandeis Hoot features a news article outlining an email update on the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, sent out by the two Student Union representatives to the board. The email informed Brandeis students about the representatives’ efforts to make the Board of Trustees more aware of student concerns, including […]

B.SASV issues progress report

Brandeis University failed to measure up to most of the requests made by Brandeis Students Against Sexual Violence (B.SASV), according to a “progress report” published by the club this week. The report was an update of the group’s April petition for a stronger university response to sexual violence and assault on campus, and featured letter […]

Brandeis Manhattan mansion on the market for $33 million

In mid-October, Brandeis announced plans to close its Vanderbilt Mansion, previously used as an alumni center, located on East 77th Street off Fifth Avenue in New York City. The university has decided to put “Brandeis House” on the market for $33 million, a figure reflective of the increasing prices in the Manhattan real estate market. […]

Students voice concerns at roundtable with administration

On Wednesday evening, Nov. 5, students gathered at a round table discussion in Sherman Function Hall with members of the administration. Students asked questions regarding major issues within the Brandeis community. The event was sponsored by the Student Union, to bring about greater transparency and give students a chance to make their voices heard. Students […]

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 […]

Dr. David Lisak visits campus; discusses sexual violence on college campuses

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Rapaporte Treasure Hall was fully packed, as members of the Brandeis community gathered to listen to the nationally recognized forensic consultant and lecturer, Dr. David Lisak. He delivered his keynote address, “Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Confronting the Reality.” The talk was sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program […]

Students hope for more univ. action on environment

An Environmental and Service Reflection lunch was held in room 313 of the SCC on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22 to commemorate past service and impact, as well as to discuss new ideas for environmental service and changes on the Brandeis campus. The lunch started off with a short talk given by Professor of Practice and […]