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Alex Schneider

Alex Schneider '12 was Editor in Chief of The Brandeis Hoot's eighth volume in 2011. Inquiries may be directed by e-mail to aschneider [at] thebrandeishoot.com.


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Alex Schneider
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

The challenges of turnover on college campuses

This week, I returned to Harding Avenue in Waltham. My last visit was in September, and the scene then was very different. The road had been blocked by police tape, ...

‘We will remember them’: a story of World War II

Samuel Edward “Eddie” Hatch—my grandfather—has lived a long time, 86 years. None was as pivotal in the story of his life as the year 1944. It is a story my family ...

Hanging up on a free cruise: the emotional toll of doing the right thing

It isn’t easy to hang up when a telemarketer offers you a free cruise. But you’ll be happy you did. This past week, I received a call from 503-468-5198. I ...

End reliance on surveys

They told us the Wabash survey was just an informal questionnaire, but it sure looked like an SAT exam. Thankfully, it only lasted one hour. The Wabash survey was given to ...

Touring Campus as a Graduating Senior

I first toured Brandeis in the fall of 2006. It was about time to take the tour again. But there’s no doubt about it: Touring campus was far more rewarding the ...

Brandeis singled out in new MBTA Advisory Board plan

Under a new “third” plan released Wednesday to bridge the MBTA’s budget gap and prevent service cuts, Brandeis students could be forced to dish out an annual $10 commuter rail ...

In closing student newspaper, school abandons principles of journalism

If administrators have their way, volume 51 will be the last for my high school’s newspaper. Plans are underway to shutter Denebola, the paper that has informed members of the ...

In fundraising capital, a purpose-driven bookstore

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Palm trees line the streets of wealth here but at the edge of a nondescript strip mall is a bookstore bearing Brandeis University’s name. Visitors won’t ...

Fundraising style shifted with Brandeis presidential transition

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Overlooking the fairway greens and still water ponds that make up senior citizen paradise at Boca Greens Country Club here, at 86 years old Rosalind Schacknow ...

Proposed MBTA cuts threaten Brandeis access to Boston

MBTA fare hikes and service reductions announced earlier this month would eliminate Fitchburg commuter rail service from Brandeis on weekends and after 10 p.m. on weekdays while increasing fares by ...