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August 2007 Issue

Strange but True

For sale: football cards and slobber Michael Vick has been indicted for being involved in a dogfighting ring, and thousands are pissed. Not only is dogfighting cruel to canines, players for the NFL are forbidden from participating in such activities. A resident of Cape Girardeau, MO was so disgusted with Vicks behavior that she took […]

Brandeis receives grant to renew Al-Quds partnership

Brandeis University recently received a $450,000 grant to continue its partnership with Al-Quds University, sources within the Presidents Office have said. Al-Quds, which is the only Arab university in Jerusalem, has worked with Brandeis since 2003.

Game-on’s inventory stolen

The universitys student-run board game club Game On returned from the summer vacation to find much of its inventory stolen, club administrators said. The club suffered between $85approximately eighty-five percent of its Spring 2007 budgetin losses.

Places around Boston: Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House
41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-2750
Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Waltham Spotlight: The Farmer’s Market

The Farmer's Market
Sovereign Bank parking lot, 1 Moody St., Waltham, MA, 02453
Saturday, September 1, 2007, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Phone 781-894-0357

‘Deis cross country team looks to continue success

Both the Men and Womens cross country teams arrived at Brandeis early to begin training for the upcoming season. After a successful season last fall, both squads are geared up to compete and extend the victories of past years.

Brandeis soccer to face challenges in ’07

At the beginning of the 2007 season, both the Mens and Womens soccer teams have reasons to be optimistic. The Mens side returns as the defending Eastern College Athletic Conference champion, winning the 2006 tournament with a 5-3 victory over New England College. The Womens team, meanwhile, has qualified for the postseason in four consecutive seasons, and in the last two years has advanced to the ECAC quarterfinals.

The summer of shame

This has been one hell of a summer to be a sports fan. And thats not a sentence of praise. It is incredible how the problems with sports are very reminiscent of the wider problems of society in general the divide between the rich and the poor, players and fans, is at an all-time high, and the disconnect feels palpable.

Positive Foundations creates cross campus collective

In an effort to mobilize university students across the nation in a collective effort to fight global extreme poverty, the Brandeis anti-poverty group Positive Foundations (PF) is coordinating the Millennium Campus Network.

Campus mourns student death

Last May, Brandeis suffered a tragic loss when Bernard Herman 08 took his own life in his native city of New Orleans. In order to remember his memory and honor the late student, the chaplaincy and members of the university organized a memorial service Wednesday at the Berlin Chapel. The service began at 5 p.m and the building was filled to capacity with friends, colleagues, and other commemorators close to the late Brandeis student.