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Summer News

Brandeis appoints new director of Rose Mueum

Provost Steve Goldstein hired Christopher Bedford, Wexner Center for the Arts curator, as the newest director of The Rose Art Museum, the university announced last month. His appointment ends the long search to fill the position, vacant since the departure of former director, Michael Rush, following the university’s aborted 2009 decision to sell its collection […]

As Brandeis braces for Hurricane Irene, Sunday move-in canceled

For up-to-date hurricane coverage, please follow our website at or follow us on Twitter @TheBrandeisHoot from your mobile device. Brandeis canceled all move-in and orientation activities on Sunday as Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts and the Commonwealth prepares for Hurricane Irene. Irene, currently a category one hurricane, struck the […]

With settlement reached, art to remain at Rose Museum

Brandeis will not sell any artwork from The Rose Art Museum as part of a settlement agreed to with Rose benefactors, university President Fred Lawrence announced last month. “The Rose plays a key role not just in the creative arts, but throughout the curriculum,” Lawrence said in a phone interview. “It’s very hard to understand […]

Goldstein named univ provost

Steve Goldstein ’78, a professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, has been appointed provost and chief academic officer, university president Fred Lawrence announced Wednesday. The board of trustees unanimously accepted Lawrence’s naming of Goldstein, a pediatric physician and former faculty member at Yale, to succeed eight-year provost Marty Krauss as Brandeis’ […]

Brooks guides 2011 graduates in path to success

Graduates should focus their lives around a problem, rather than a career, and learn to cherish relationships over success, New York Times columnist David Brooks said at Brandeis’ 60th Commencement ceremonies inside the Gosman Athletic Center Sunday morning. “I think it’s a mistake to ask yourself ‘what career do I want to have;’ it’s better […]

Jack Mandel, philanthropist and major univ supporter, dies at 99

Jack N. Mandel, a renowned businessman, philanthropist and supporter of Brandeis, died May 12 at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 99. Mandel, with his brothers, Joseph and Morton, founded the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis and donated $22.5 million for the new Mandel Center for the Humanities. “Jack Mandel […]

Senator Schumer advocates education and immigration reform to boost economy

The United States must enact education and immigration reforms to help grow its economic power, Senator Charles Schumer of New York said during a lecture on campus Friday afternoon. In order to maintain America’s economic competitiveness, the nation must encourage international students who study here to find jobs after graduating, as opposed to returning to […]

Schumer calls Bin Laden death turning point in war on terror

Osama Bin Laden’s death signifies the weakening of al Qaeda and, as a result, the United States will shift its strategy by targeting isolated, individual terrorists, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said in an exclusive interview with The Hoot Friday afternoon. Schumer compared Bin Laden’s death to the famous battles of Gettysburg during the Civil […]

By the numbers: Results from Tuesday’s election

The winners of the second round elections are as follows: 2014 Class Senate – 179 voters total Rosby Kome-Mensah – 57 votes Ricky Rosen – 46 votes 2012 Class Senate – 119 voters total (13.8 percent of eligible students) Missy Skolnik – 99 votes Senator at Large – 591 voters total (17.8 percent of eligible […]