At today’s Senate meeting, Class of 2019 Senator Kent Dinlenc introduced a proposal that would decharter The Brandeis Hoot, citing duality of purpose and sustainability concerns with having two newspapers on campus. 

The Justice acknowledges that it is within the Senate’s power to decide whether clubs violate duality of purpose and to consider issues of sustainability on campus. 

However, we also respect this campus’s media organizations. We recognize that members of the Brandeis community find value in having two newspapers on campus. Additionally, having two newspapers on campus creates accountability for both papers, pushing them to make improvements in the accuracy, sensitivity and thoroughness of their reporting. 

The Justice urges the Senate to consider all consequences of dechartering the Hoot in the coming week, as its impact would extend far beyond reducing the amount of paper on campus.