Author: elly


Posted on: January 7th, 2012

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"Today [January 4th] in Dallas, Texas, Rickey Dale Wyatt was cleared after spending 31 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit." I love getting these kinds of e-mails from the Innocence Project. They tell me about their clients, prisoners serving time, who they have helped exonerate through the use of DNA evidence. […]

Author: elly


Posted on: January 6th, 2012

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Amnesty International reminded me about something today. That our country has a secret prison where we 'detain' people for indefinite amounts of time without trials. It's called Guanatanamo Bay, and it's been open for 10 years. According to the New York Times, in January of 2009, Obama issued an executive order instructing the CIA to […]

Author: elly


Posted on: January 4th, 2012

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The Princeton Review is compiling updated information on undergraduate universities for its College Rankings. Whether you agree with the Princeton Review's school rankings or not, this is a good opportunitity to influence this institution which informs so much of our education system. So, take the SURVEY and tell the Princeton Review what you think of your […]

Author: elly


Posted on: January 3rd, 2012

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Neil Patrick Harris tweeted a link to this video not too long ago. Kudos. This video is a really nice example of an "average American" sharing his voice in government. I think he does a good job.   Zach Wahls Speaks About Family Description on Youtube. "Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 30th, 2011

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  The World Food Programme has a new quiz on the famine ravaging Ethiopia. Just by taking it, you are helping to end it. How is that? For every person who takes the quiz, or shares it with their friends on facbeook or twitter, a meal will be donated to one child in Ethiopia. From WFP: "WFP […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 26th, 2011

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  Read President Lawrence and Chairman Sherman's e-mail below regarding the recent death of former Brandeis President Evelyn E. Handler. We at Innermostparts send her family our regards and sympathies as well.   Dear Members of the Brandeis Community: It is with great sadness, particularly during this holiday season, that we write to let you know […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 23rd, 2011

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David Protess, president of the Chicago Innocence Project, wrote a list of the top ten movies about wrongful convictions in the Huffington Post.  The Chicago Innocent Project, similar to Brandeis' own Schuster Institute Brandeis Innocence Project, investigates criminal cases in which prisoners may have been wrongfully convicted. According to the nationwide Innocence Project's site, there […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 21st, 2011

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New Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis announced: John Unsworth! To the Brandeis Community: I am delighted to announce that John Unsworth, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the new Vice Provost for Library and […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 11th, 2011

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  Below is a summary of the highlights of the latest Student Union e-mail, along with my commentary underneath each point. I am in Chicago and so could not go to the State of the Union. Did anyone attend? Thoughts/reactions? Attached to this post is "most of what was said at the State of the […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 9th, 2011

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Biking to blast music. Sounds like a spinning class. Or an OK Go video. In fact, it's a sustainability project. Harrison Goldspiel, Carrie Watkins and Amira Mintz-Morgenthau submitted "Brandeis Pedal Power: Amping Up Campus Events" as a proposal to the Brandeis Sustainability Fund last month, and are waiting to hear back about whether their project […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 6th, 2011

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I applied to Hiatt's Winter Break Shadowing program and was unable to make it to the first 2 dates of the mandatory pre-departure meetings.  Currently, I'm virtually attending the "last chance" one. I thought I would liveblog it and post any interesting/entertaining/surprising tips. Andrea Dine, Associate Director of Career Development at Brandeis' Hiatt Career Center, is […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 6th, 2011

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I'm an English major, but I've taken a whole JBS semester in sociology, 2 theater classes, 2 creative writing classes, 2 legal studies classes, a math class…the list goes on.  My point is, a liberal arts education involves lots of different subject areas all kind of mixing together. And that's the way it should be. […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 5th, 2011

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I'm looking for summer internships on the Career and Internship Connections (CIC) site right now, thanks to Hiatt, and I just stumbled across the coolest-sounding job ever. Too bad they stopped accepting applications on Nov. 28th. It's still a fun read though. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Secret Service representatives will be attending the morning career fair only. […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 4th, 2011

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The Student Union just sent out an official press release concerning the State of the Union, which will be this Thursday from 5:30-7:30 in the Mandel Atrium.  The State of the Union, which has typically consisted of the SU President, and sometimes members of the President's Executive Board, delivering speeches, including reflections on the past […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 4th, 2011

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*Thanks to the Brandeis Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance chapter for these articles. Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fmlas/. I don't and never have had an iPhone, but I still know who Siri is. Friends love showing off that they can talk to a phone and get a response from it, although that's what phones were invented for […]

Author: elly


Posted on: December 3rd, 2011

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Hello, Loyal and Dedicated Innermostparts Readers, We, the staff here at Innermostparts, would like to apologize for our recent hiatus from reporting. We know that people like you depend upon us for something, whether it be entertainment, news, or child support, and we feel badly when we deprive you of these essentials. We believe it […]

Author: Sahar


Posted on: November 30th, 2011

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Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson were spies! And then the treasonous act of revealing Plame's identity almost took down the Bush Presidency.   They'll be at Rapaporte at 2pm today. Be there! More info here.

Author: elly


Posted on: November 23rd, 2011

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The Student Advisory Committee for the Strategic Planning Process and the Student Union Consitutional Review Task Force. Two awesome opportunities for any undergraduates to make decisions about our school. No application necessary- simply e-mail Herbie about your interest in either of these groups by Nov. 25th! Read below for more information: Currently there are two […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 23rd, 2011

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In honor of Thanksgiving, I would like to express support for organizations or people that make a positive difference in the world. First up, the ACLU. The ACLU, comprised of the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation, has been working since 1920 to protect the rights of American citizens. ACLU Victories of 2011 "Don't Ask, Don't […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 20th, 2011

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I just came home to my loft, suite-style building across from DePaul's campus, located on busy Fullerton Street, and was confronted by the scene desribed in the headline. Sure, 1 a.m. near a college campus there are bound to be drunk people fighting. But, what do you do when you think it might be serious? […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 18th, 2011

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  As Provost Steve Goldstein sent out in an e-mail earlier today, President Lawrence is soliciting input from the faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in order to devise a 5-year plan to put Brandeis on the right track. For faculty and staff, this will take the form of planning sessions group meetings. Undergraduate students, […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 17th, 2011

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  There are a series of "Free School University" classes taking place this weekend at Dewey Square. Read their descriptions.   Friday, Nov. 18th   1. Political Policing in the United States: Historical Perspectives on the Challenges Confronting the Occupy Movement (FSU) – 1PM This teach in will briefly review the history of political policing in […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 17th, 2011

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Good news from OccupyChicago. A delegation of Occupiers submitted a petition with 13,409 signatures supporting "the rights of Occupy Chicago to peaceable assemble," [sic] today. Nancy Wade, of the delagation, reported that they "had a productive conversation" with the First Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Mayor, and are currently in negotiations […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 16th, 2011

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The Brandeis Health Center is now serving alcohol, and even taking reservations for drinking appointments, in part of their new initiative to discourage binge drinking by underage students. Excerpts from Health Center e-mail: Walk in shots available Monday through Friday 9:00am – 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Shots are available by appointment if neccessary.  Please call             781-736-3677       to […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 12th, 2011

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"So, maybe the true feminist icon shouldn't be Gloria Steinem but Annie Oakley." This is a particularly anti-feminist clip from "The Five," a show on FoxNews. It was aired November 1st, 2011. The Five- Feminism or Firearms: What Empowers Women More? I found the clip, aired November 1st, this week while looking for material for […]

Author: rockybiz


Posted on: November 8th, 2011

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  Running your own company can be hectic. Especially in the quickly-changing world of technology and   the Web, entrepreneurs lead fast-paced lives. Problems can arise from nowhere that need solutions immediately. Decisions must be made. Customers need to be taken care of. Resources need to allocated–and re-distributed. Life can be an unorganized mess, or a […]

Author: Esther Brandon


Posted on: November 8th, 2011

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Hey, Please check out this e-mail to support the Turkish relief effort. To whom it may concern, I am contacting you to inform you of a new campus initiative. This student- run initiative is a group of concerned students with the goal of helping with Turkish relief efforts for the recent, devastating earthquake through raising […]

Author: Sahar


Posted on: November 8th, 2011

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I read Gershom Gorenberg every day. Well, every day I check my RSS reader, and if Gershom has written something, then I make sure to take the time to read it.  (His blog is called South Jerusalem. It's on our blogroll, I think).     He's an interesting guy – an Orthodox Jew and member […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 8th, 2011

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Yesterday marked the first Pulse survey from the Student Union, in what is to be a series on all aspects of campus life. We forgot to post the link yesterday, so now it becomes an experiment: only you can test it out: does the link still work even though it is now Tuesday? 1. Link […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 8th, 2011

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This is perhaps the most liberal we've seen Rick Perry be so far in the 2012 GOP race.  It's a funny clip and well analyzed on The Young Turks with Brian Unger and Richard Eskow, courtesy of Nation of Change, my fave progressive news source.  Watch below! Rick Perry Advises Occupy Movement

Author: elly


Posted on: November 6th, 2011

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Yet another opportunity to be involved in decision-making on the student level: the Student Union wants non-senators to serve as committee chairs for the Diversity, Services, and Club Support committees. Below are a list of the committees' descriptions. Committees: Diversity Committee: Coordinate events, work to encourage diverse interaction amongst the Brandeis community, and collaborate with […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 5th, 2011

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Today is…MOVE YOUR MONEY DAY! Are you a fan of It's a Wonderful Life? Interested in how this classic Christmas movie is inspiring social justice movements nowadays? Watch a great, 6-minute clip explaining what the day is all about, courtesy of Nation of Change.   This is a short post because it is serving as a forum […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 5th, 2011

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I've been considering writing about Brandeis' Internship Exchange for a while, but I wanted to test it out first. Having played around on the site, I can now say that it is in fact helpful.  Basically, Hiatt wants to offer students more opportunities to network, because the more successful Brandeis students and alumni are, the more […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 5th, 2011

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Occupy the Board Room! Send a personalized, humorous message to the head of a bank, with the click of a finger. A fun, innovative way to participate in the OWS movement from the safety and security of your computer. Not that you should need that safety and secruity. But some of us do. Sometimes. REVOLT!

Author: elly


Posted on: November 5th, 2011

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Most encouraging article I have read in a while:  U.S. Carbon Emissions Down Seven Percent in Four Years.  Due to a combination of the economic recession, EPA regulations, businesses embracing environmentally-friendly innovation, and more, "We are now looking at a situation where the seven percent decline in carbon emissions since the 2007 peak could expand […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 4th, 2011

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"Pilots shuttle program" hopefully piqued your interest. The Brandeis Escort Safety Service sent out a press release for immediate release, announcing it will be implementing a trial shuttle on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 29th, running from campus to Riverside Station shuttle.  Although I am not familiar with what Riverside Station has to offer or […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 4th, 2011

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  AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps whose primary focus is "the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States," is coming under fire for sponsoring a trip to Israel.  "We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong agents for social change whose work […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 4th, 2011

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Last Student Union e-mail we will directly copy and paste for a while, hopefully. The Student Union just keeps telling us about such good  opportunities that I feel bad not re-promoting them in the name of social justice, though…   The deadlines to apply for: DEIS IMPACT is Nov. 4th Stanley Family Night is Nov. […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 4th, 2011

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Remember when Innermostparts conducted two surveys this summer? Well, not that many people participated, so we didn't gather that much information. This was due to a combination of lack of advertisement/buildup and it being summer, so I'm not pointing any fingers. But, I do think surveys are a great way to gauge what needs to […]

Author: elly


Posted on: November 3rd, 2011

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People have been trying to start up a Brandeis chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance for a while now. Here is an e-mail from Adam Ossip regarding the newest incarnation of this movement and how you can get involved! Hello, everyone!  I would like to announce the formation of a new Brandeis club, the Brandeis Chapter […]

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