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Archive for 2006

Campus Center houses energy conservation fair

On Thursday, numerous groups filled the Shapiro Atrium to showcase various way that students can save the environment in the annual Energy Conservations and Clean Energy Fair. The event was cosponsored by both student-run and administrative organizations such as Campus Climate Challenge, the Energy Savings Program, the “Greening the Ivory Tower” class, Students for Environmental Action and Brandeis Energy Sustainability Team. The purpose of the program was to provide students with access to various ways to save the environment and to provide information in the endeavor. Tables and displays were present and a discussion panel also took place in order to increase awareness for the groups common cause.

Wells wipes out Wheaton 73-72

Womens basketball is off to a strong start;

at least they were until Tuesday nights game against Wheaton College. In a tight affair, tighter than it should have been, a three point play by forward Amanda Wells 09 with seven seconds helped the eighth ranked Judges avoid an embarrassing upset, pulling out 73-72. Wheaton certainly lived up to their description by several players, small and scrappy. Their scrappiness kept them in but their lack of size helped the Judges lift their record to 5-0.

Meehan earns 200th win, 76-66 against Babson

The Brandeis Judges helped Coach Brian Meehan record his 200th career victory this past Tuesday by defeating Babson College, 76-66 at Babson. The non-conference win helped the Judges advance to 5-0 while the Babson Beavers fell to 2-3.

Thanksgiving with the Brandeis family

While many students went home for the Thanksgiving holiday, the ICC hosted a dinner for all those who decided to remain on campus on Thanksgiving Thursday. Over 50 people showed up to dinner as they were presented with a traditional thanksgiving meal. The dinner was attended by many international students, students who live a long distance away, and any other people who remained on campus for the holiday. The meal was arranged by Assistant Dean of Student Life Alwina Bennett, but various students assisted in every step of the way from buying the food to preparing the meal and cleaning up. The event started three years ago and has seen increased interest ever since, drawing support from the International Scholars Office, Aramark, and other campus institutions.

The [n-y-c] files: DtraintoStillwellAvenue

Come find out what you cant know;

see whats not there.
Its no more, but it used to be
In humanitys hometown;

you know where.
These are the
[n-y-c] files.(Second in a series)

Most historians believe Dutch settlers first named it Conyne Eylandt (Rabbit Island) for the wild rabbits living there. Others attribute the name to the local Konoh tribe. Some claim the English named it for its cone-shaped hills. Whatever you think you know about Coney Island, its very beginnings illustrate how our view depends on the lens we choose to see it through…

ON THE BORDER: One Brandeis student visited the fence between Arizona and Mexico

The cities of Nogales, Mexico and Nogales, Arizona are separated by a barricade of steel. From the Mexican side, it resembles horizontal window blinds of steel plates, crowned with barbed wire and placed atop a hill. Ten or so feet into Mexico stands a chain link fence. This controversial structure is one aspect of an issue much larger than 12 feet of steel.

‘Deis Board

MBasketball Nov. 17 W v. Newbury College 73-60 Nov. 18 W v. Springfield College 90-63 Nov. 21 W v. Suffolk 87-60 Nov. 26 W v. Tufts 99-89 Nov. 28 W at Babson 76-66 WBasketball Nov. 18 W v. Regis 90-37 Nov. 19 W v. St. Lawrence 68-47 Nov. 21 W v. Wellesley 80-27 Nov. 26 […]

This week in sports

MLB The Red Sox are shopping outfielder Manny Ramirez. The most likely teams he could be dealt to include the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers. Free agent reliever Danys Baez signed a $19 million, three-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Free agent second baseman Adam Kennedy has reached […]

Students work to clean Yakus Pond

On Sunday, Nov. 19, several students from the Greening the Ivory Tower class (AMST 191B) put forth an effort to cleanup Yakus Pond, more commonly known as Massell Pond. Brian Wartell 07, Matthew Kamm 09, and Jordan Bieber 07 chose this project as one of many done for this class. These three hoped to gain the support of many students, primarily freshmen, in order to cleanup the trash thrown in and around the pond. Unfortunately, the warm spring weather had ceased, and although it was not terribly cold, it proved too uncomfortable for many individuals to come outside. Nevertheless, most students passing by did have a few minutes to spare and took the time to learn about the ponds importance and functionality, the actual primary purpose of the event.

‘Deis sophomore to release book in Jan.

What is human consciousness? If humans are just a collection of biological machinery, then what makes us distinctive and where does free will factor into this? These complex questions and more were addressed by Brandeis sophomore Eliezer Elie Sternberg, whose book, Are You a Machine?: The Brain, the Mind, And What It Means to Be Human, is being released in early January.