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Local community center celebrates opening

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, onlookers gathered to view the ceremonial ribbon cutting in celebration of the grand opening of the Prospect Hill Community Center in Waltham. The community center will serve residents of Prospect Hill Terrace, the largest low-income housing development in Waltham. The community center is the result of dedicated partnerships between Brandeis University, […]


Halloween for the Hungry prepares for annual event

Each year, Halloween holds a different meaning for the students in Hunger and Homelessness, a subgroup of Waltham Group. The group members are currently coordinating their annual event called “Halloween for the Hungry,” which enables Brandeis students to participate in an opportunity to give back to the community through direct service work. Rather than trick-or-treat […]


Brandeis among the first institutions to receive grant money from BRAIN initiative

In April 2013, President Barack Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, a project offering over $300 million in grants to public and private institutions. The goal of BRAIN is to create a revolutionary new map of the brain that shows individual cells and complex neural circuits and how they interact. […]


Soccer team sponsors special needs sports clinic

The Brandeis soccer teams are collaborating to host a free soccer clinic for special ability athletes on Saturday, Oct. 25. The event will take place on the varsity fields. Any child over age four with a physical or cognitive disability is invited to participate. At the clinic, each child will be paired with a Brandeis […]


Students describe summer dialogues at Al-Quds

A group of Brandeis students shared their experiences from spending five days this summer in Israel, with students from Al-Quds University, a Palestinian institution with campuses in Jerusalem, Abu Dis and al-Bireh on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Pearlman Lounge. The trip was sponsored by a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant, funded by the Davis United […]


Brandeis should reinstate partnership with Al-Quds University

In this week’s issue of The Hoot, we feature a group of students who shared their experiences spending time in Palestine and at Al-Quds University, a former partner of Brandeis. Last year, the university suspended their relationship with the Palestinian institution over a Nazi-themed demonstration by an Islamic fundamentalist group. An abhorrent act, it was […]


Irony and Marcuse: Martin Jay delivers sharp first keynote

Students, faculty members and academics of various ages and backgrounds assembled in Rapaporte Treasure Hall on Oct. 1 to hear the keynote address of the first day of “The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse” conference, delivered by Martin Jay. The conference explored the critical theory of Marcuse and coincided with the 50th anniversary of the […]


Year In Service and Volunteer Fair brings opportunity for networking and skill-building

The Year in Service and Volunteer Fair brought together over 200 students and more than 50 representatives from various organizations in the Waltham, Boston and national communities on Tuesday, Oct. 7 in Hassenfeld Conference Center. Co-sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, the Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group, this event was designed to […]


Gustavo Gutiérrez wins Gittler Prize and speaks about giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’

On Sunday, Oct. 5 in Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Catholic priest and founder of liberation theology, was awarded the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. Gutiérrez’s acceptance speech and talk focused on his efforts to eradicate poverty and its relationship to his Catholic beliefs. The Gittler Prize, established by its namesakes, is awarded by […]


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 […]