– This is hell week for me, so don’t expect much writing until tuesday, at the very least.

– Isn’t weird how ever hardcore lefties are endorsing a very “hayek-ian” or “conservative” approach to global warming – carbon tax / cap and trade? Some are starting to focus more on infrastructure and so on but it’s weird how, for example, Chris Dodd’s claim to progressive fame (for a while) was that he was the only candidate to endorse a carbox tax.

– I love the “Coalition for Change“. Sure, their name is a bit grandiose. Then again, now it’s easier to find people to chill with – the people tabling are almost guarenteed to be people I know and like.

– Got an email from Jehuda about the budget gap. The situation doesn’t sound too great. He says that students are being represented:

The Student Advisory Committee, led by Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Jean Eddy and Student Union President Jason Gray, is assessing the effects of proposed changes on student life and the quality of the Brandeis student experience.

Does this “student advisory committee” have much power? Doesn’t sound like it. And I haven’t heard much of anything from this committee either: does anyone know what’s going on? Rumor has it that they’re all sworn to secrecy. I don’t much like the sound of that.

So again, what’s going on? I ask all this in the spirit of inquiry, not pique.

– Last minute ticket offer:

The Arts at Brandeis E-List is offered two free tickets to the opening night performance of

AURÉLIA’S ORATORIO
Written and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin
Starring Aurélia Thierrée

Wednesday, December 3, 7:30pm
American Repertory Theatre

RSVP here.

One comment on “Quick Thoughts”

  1. Carrie Says:

    In regards the student committee, here’s what I know.

    There’s seven people on the committee who were selected by Jason Gray. The names were published in one of the two newspapers. Probably the Justice? I do remember reading about them. The committee has only met once so far and the topic was dining services. They played a huge role in keeping The Stein open, so for all the students whose jobs were saved, you can send your thank yous to them, among other people. They are in the process of scheduling more meetings and it seems that there main focus is on academics. They are operating as a “recommending” force but it seems to me that the administration is taking this committee seriously. In a meeting today, President Reinharz has asked everyone to refer any issues to this committee in the mean time. They serve as the voice of the students at the moment.

    As far as being “sworn to secrecy,” I haven’t heard much on that, but it’d be interesting to find out.