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 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: Jake


Posted on: November 18th, 2010

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For those of you who can’t make it tonight, here’s what is being said (refresh for frequent updates). 6:30- Still hasn’t started, food is very good. 6:42- Ryan Fanning is doing the introduction. He thanks Aramark. Nice plug. 6:43- Ryan: Financial Situations, Pachanga, it has not been a quiet semester. But we will succeed through […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: April 10th, 2009

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With all the press the Union government has received for its work in securing a student voice in budgetary committees, some of its other triumphs have flown below the radar.  The Clubs in Service program is one of my favorite Union initiatives this year, and its great intentions and success are unfortunately under-recognized. Jason Gray […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 31st, 2009

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It’s been two weeks since Jason Gray made this call to the Brandeis community: [T]oday, I challenge the University administration to engage the arts community in order to find tangible ways to invest in the long-term future of the arts at Brandeis. I call for a series of meetings between administrators and members of our […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 26th, 2009

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I just got around to reading the Justice’s article about the State of the Union today, and one thing in particular really jumped out at me: “I think his speech was one of the most outstanding you can imagine from a student leader,” said Rena Olshansky ’56, a member of the Board of Trustees’ Students […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 23rd, 2009

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For a speech with a theme of “Looking Forward”, Jason Gray’s State of the Union went pretty far back to the past — all the way to 1946, in fact, to the University’s founding.  Of course, this isn’t a criticism; the past is our best (and maybe our only) tool for predicting the future, and […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 21st, 2009

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If you couldn’t make Jason Gray’s final State of the Union on Tuesday, then you missed out on a very good speech.  Thankfully, Innermost Parts is here for you again (Have we ever let you down before?  Don’t answer that…).  Below the fold is the complete text of the speech, titled “Looking Forward: Student Involvement, […]

Author: Loki


Posted on: November 18th, 2008

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While I’m not sure if it lived up to Adam’s promise of it being THE BEST SPEECH EVER, Jason Gray’s address really brought home to me all the accomplishment – with almost no infighting – that has been achieved this year. We’re in the process of setting up a committee on endowment ethics, we established […]

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