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    Study abroad numbers grow despite weak American dollar

    Despite the weakening of the American dollar, the number of Brandeis students studying abroad has continued to rise, with 40 percent of the junior class spending at least a semester away in the 2007-2008 academic year, according to the Office of Study Abroad. This is a five percent increase over last year, even though the […]

    Ski club begins quest

    The Brandeis ski club braved the slopes last weekend, in an attempt to qualify for the regional competition of the United States Collegiate Ski Association. The top three association teams will go to regionals, and both the Men’s and Women’s clubs are currently fourth in the standings. “Overall, it was a great weekend for racing,” […]

    Women’s Basketball able to fend off WPI

    The Women’s Basketball won its third straight game Tuesday, with a 53-47 decision over the WPI Engineers in Worcester. With the win, the Judges improved to 5-2 on the season. As they did against Emmanuel last week, the Judges fell behind early, but a 10-0 run at the end of the first half enabled Brandeis […]

    Men’s B-ball defeats Clark, still undefeated

    The Men’s Basketball team jumped out to a big early lead that it couldn’t hold on Tuesday against Clark, but the Judges were able to put together a big second half to defeat the Cougars 82-71. With the win, Brandeis, who was ranked third in the Div. III polls before the start of the game, […]

    London Calling?

    When one thinks of football in London’s Wembley Stadium, it is usually in the context of Manchester United playing Chelsea for the English Premier League title. However, a few weeks back, it was American football being displayed on the field at England’s largest stadium, as the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins slogged their way […]

    Deis student heads to Taiwan for world roller skating championships

    Wei Sum Li 10, straightens her computer screen and presses play on a video;

    suddenly a group of skaters are moving in perfect synchronization across a rink. However, instead of the ice that one might expect, the skaters are gliding effortlessly across a hardwood surface.

    Li has the video stored on her hard drive because, like the skaters on the screen, she is a member of a competitive artistic roller skating team.

    Its like ice skating, but warmer, she joked.

    Brandeis SSDP chapter organizes new club looks to alter national drug policies

    After a year of planning, students have organized a Brandeis chapter of the nationally active group Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. Chartered by the Student Union last month, SSDP aims at promoting policy changes in the war on drugs.

    Fencing prepares for new season

    After finishing last season first among Division III schools at the NCAA tournament, as well as claiming the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championships, the Brandeis Fencing team is back in training and ready for the 2007-2008 campaign.

    Education Studies major proposed for Fall 2008

    A proposal to create an Education Studies major will go before the University faculty for a vote in November, and if approved the major will potentially be introduced for the Fall 2008 semester, according to Prof. Marya Levenson, the Head of the Education Department.

    Union Judiciary denies Secretarys retrial motion

    The Union Judiciary has denied Student Union Secretary Michael Goldmans 08 motion for a retrial, after the UJ ruled against Goldman and in favor of Rivka Maizlish 10 in the case tried last week.