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November 2006 Issue

Student Events kicks off Louis Louis celebration

Louis Louis 2006, coordinated by Student Events in partnership with multiple other groups on campus, began this week and continues through Monday November 13. Included in the six-day celebration are a variety of events. The festivities began on Wednesday with the Louis Louis kickoff on Rabb Steps, and then continued with Adagios Dancefest and the Positive Foundations Coffeehouse that evening. The events culminate on Monday with the official celebration of Brandeis 150th birthday, a speech by Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall, and the unveiling of an Andy Warhol painting of Justice Brandeis.


Hold Thy Peace denied admission to theater collective

Thursday nights Undergraduate Theatre Collective (UTC) commission meeting resulted in a decision to deny UTC membership to Hold Thy Peace (HTP), Brandeis Shakespeare Society.


Energy saving efforts taking hold on campus

As the environmental and economic costs of energy consumption increase, Brandeis is striving to create a greener campus. The Universitys efforts follow a trend among colleges throughout the nation to reduce their campus negative environmental impact as well as minimize energy-related operating costs.


Reaccreditation process to continue with campus visit

As part of the reaccreditation process, a visiting team from the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC) will be on campus November 12-15 in order to evaluate multiple facets of the university, including: mission and purposes, planning and evaluation, organization and governance, financial resources, the faculty, the overall academic program, library and information resources, students, integrity, public disclosure, and physical and technological resources. The actual evaluation will occur on November 13 and 14.


The [n-y-c] files: Whenanickelwasmagic

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.(First in a series)

Ottoman? she asked.

No, automat. Ever heard the word? I must have asked six friends from the New York area, and only one knew what it meant after a hint. Its a sure sign of the times, I guess, when not even New York kids know about it, even though it was once as much a part of their citys daily landscape as the Empire State Building or Ebbets Field…


MSoccer wins 1-0;

In its first round of ECAC play, the fourth seeded mens soccer team overcame sloppy conditions and sloppy play to defeat fifth seed Plymouth State 1-0. It was a game that many agreed left a lot to be desired.


WVolleyball advances in ECAC

Making their first postseason appearance since Well, their first appearance under Coach Michelle Kim, the Judges justified their number one ECAC seeding with a 3-0 crushing of eighth-seeded Framingham State. It was important to start off strong following a 6th place finish in the UAA tournament last weekend, especially after being awarded the number one seed in the ECAC Tournament.


Gorenkoff scores in overtime, WSoccer wins 3-2

In a hard-fought match that saw leads change and rain pour, it was the Brandeis Judges that prevailed in the opening round of the ECACs, beating Rhode Island College 3-2 in overtime. It was a game in which sloppy play at times was matched and surpassed by sloppier conditions.


Night of Broken Glass remembered

Thursday night at 8 p.m., students, faculty, and community members gathered at Wasserman Cinematheque to commemorate Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, with an evening of poetry, monologues, and viewing of the movie The Power of Good, as well as a Students Taking Action Now in Darfur (STAND) presentation.


Volleyball takes ECAC championship by storm

After making it to the last round of the ECAC tournament, the Judges were able to pull an outstanding win over Colby-Sawyer College to win the ECAC championship crown. The Judges were the number one seeded team going into the competition and had earlier success that Wednesday against Framingham State and earlier that day as well. In the final match, the volleyball team won all three rounds of the game earning them the title. In the process Loraine Wingenbach '09 was named the tournament MVP for the Judges and individual standouts were prominent throughout the competition.