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Posted on: April 16th, 2008

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One year ago today, 33 people died on the campus of Virginia Tech University – Seung-Hui Cho, a severely disturbed victim of mental illness, and the men and women he killed in their dorms and classrooms. I just came back from a moving vigil organized by my friend Kay, a Virginia native whose friend died in the shootings. […]

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Posted on: April 9th, 2008

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Spring elections are coming soon – next Tuesday, April 15. Lev Hirschhorn and I are running on an activist platform for Class of 2011 Senators. I strongly encourage everyone here at Innermost Parts to vote for us, if you can. Please check out our website at either my or Lev’s UNET space for more information. […]

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Posted on: March 25th, 2008

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Louis Brandeis said There is no such thing to my mind as an innocent stockholder. He may be innocent in fact, but socially he cannot be held innocent. He accepts the benefits of the system. It is his business and his obligation to see that those who represent him carry out a policy which is […]

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Posted on: March 19th, 2008

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A few hours ago, all of Innermost Parts’ contributors attended a march and vigil on campus to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Iraq war. We marched from Shapiro to Usdan and back in a loud trail of over 120 people – a very large number for a club-organized Brandeis political event. We gathered in […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2008

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Over the break, Sahar regaled you with tales of intellectual property rights pioneer and would-be Congressman Larry Lessig. He is truly a great man, but like many great men, is truly no longer running for Congress. From his website: After lots of thinking and advice, I have decided it does not make sense for the […]

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Posted on: February 11th, 2008

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The Hamas-sponsored children’s tv show, Tomorrow’s Pioneers, recently debuted a Jew-eating rabbit as a new character. I believe this impacts Brandeis more than other area universities. Perhaps Public Safety should be informed? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm8w7_P8wZ0[/youtube]

Author: Loki


Posted on: January 28th, 2008

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A while ago, you all may recall I sent an email to Pres. Reinharz concerning endowment transparency (see previous posts). Well, he responded. Some highlights: There are good reasons why the University does not disclose the details of its investments. Disclosure of holdings rarely, if ever, improves returns, and in most cases, disclosure hurts returns…There […]

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Posted on: January 28th, 2008

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We apologize for the sparsity of posts after last semester. You will all be happy (or not so happy, take your pick) to know that Innermost Parts will resume its regularly updated schedule as of now.  Expect lots of substantive issues to be addressed, and keep reading!

Author: Loki


Posted on: December 24th, 2007

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in posts shall be in effect over the break. Meanwhile, enjoy your holidays! As a sidenote, I recently sent an email to Pres. Reinharz concerning our endowment transparency. Let us see how he responds. 

Author: Loki


Posted on: December 18th, 2007

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This is a follow-up to the previous post. Read that first =).As students, we can apply pressure to the University to invest in socially responsible areas. We have pursued divestment from companies direclty or indirectly violating human rights (there was a divestment campaign out of Sudan a few years ago; I don’t know what happened […]

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Posted on: December 18th, 2007

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I recently came upon the College Sustainability Report Card for Brandeis, which can be found here. Our overall grade is a C, which means that despite some commitment to environmental sustainability, we’re still doing a fairly lackluster job. Especially troubling is the apalling lack of transparency in our endowment’s investment, as well as its lack […]

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Posted on: December 16th, 2007

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If you are progressive and interested in Brandeis politics or world politics as they apply to us students, we’re looking to broaden our writing base.Whether you simply want to write a post now and then or be a regular contributor, we’d love if you’d drop us a line. Send an email to loki@innermostparts.org and sahar@innermostparts.org […]

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Posted on: December 16th, 2007

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Well, the global climate change summit in Bali has drawn to a close. Approaching the end, it seemed like delegates would leave the summit with nothing but a tan and a bunch of free pina coladas. The United States continually roadblocked efforts to set tangible emissions standards, citing concerns that China, India, and other developing countries […]

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Posted on: December 14th, 2007

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A few weeks ago, you’ll remember the Administration decided it would be a wonderful idea to remove $210,000 from student control under the F-Board and instead allocate it to the Department of Student Activities. Quite a few people, myself included, were a bit upset. A university is built upon the students – we are the […]

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Posted on: December 14th, 2007

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by andy on our first post. check it out here

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Posted on: December 13th, 2007

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“Truth, unto its innermost parts.” The motto of Brandeis, emblazoned in brilliant white on 20-foot projection screens behind induction ceremonies before you’ve even unpacked your toothbrush. But like most lofty ideals, it hasn’t traveled much farther than its position as decorative collegiate background. There has been a lot to be upset about lately, too many […]

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