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Twenty-One New UA Candidates Sign Up Some Senate Seats Still Lack Candidates

To fill vacant positions remaining after last Thursday’s candidacy petition deadline, the Undergraduate Association extended the deadline to 5:00 p.m. yesterday. With the addition of 21 Senate candidates since Thursday, each constituency has at least one candidate. The online ballot is open at

‘Big Jimmy’ Scholarship Created

Since the death of James “Big Jimmy” E. Roberts, East Campus and Senior House security guard, last January, students and family have worked together to establish a memorial fund in his name.

Student Biked Through the Americas

A lone 21-year old crawls out of his tent at 4:30 in the morning and starts to pack his belongings: tent, sleeping bag, spare bike parts, stove, food, water, coffee. He loads his 100 pounds of gear onto a bicycle and rides non-stop for two days, starting in Bolivia at 5 a.m. and ending the following day at 11 p.m. just north of Santiago, Chile. It is the last stretch of his journey to catch up with his girlfriend and friends; he has been averaging 150 miles per day for the past five days.


William Bottiglia, former head of the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics and a distinguished scholar of French and Italian literature, died Aug. 19 at Avery Manor in Needham. He was 92.

Defibrillator Thief Might Be In for A Nasty Shock

Most students left last week’s career fair with giveaways like free pens and T-shirts, and a lucky few scored job offers or arranged interviews. One person, however, walked away from the Medtronic booth with $25,000 worth of potentially dangerous equipment.

E-Mail Lists: Banes and Gains

Anyone have a book for 5.111? Can I borrow a hammer for 10 minutes? Who put my laundry on the floor for th

Universities Ponder Facebook Etiquette

Last school year, Brandeis University junior Emily Aronoff tapped this sentiment into a computer: “I enjoy the festive greens.”

A ‘Singular’ Man, Ray Kurzweil Aims for Human Omnipotence

Kurzweil Technologies takes up two floors of a low office building in Wellesley Hills, near where the Charles River crosses and then recrosses Route 128. In the reception area are a vintage Thomas Edison dictation machine and a large flat-screen monitor on which a computer program draws angular, cartoon-like portraits. Across from the entrance sits an alarmingly lifelike man made of wax, bearded and brandishing a pipe as if in conversation.

Google Staff Lay Bets On Company’s Future

Like all search engines, Google helps people sort through information from the past. But a new service, being used inside the company, tries to forecast the future.

Class of 2009 Council


Senate Sources: Tiffany L. Seto ’06, Andrew T. Lukmann ’06



Bush, Shifting Gears, Urges Americans to Conserve Fuel
Israeli Prime Minister Narrowly Wins Vote Within Likud Party
Men Disguised As Police Kill Five Shiite Teachers At School
Army Clerk is Convicted For Acts Of Maltreatment at Iraqi Prison
Briefs (left)
Briefs (right)


Global Warming: Lukewarm Policy, Red-Hot Politics
Letters to the Editor


Imminent CollapseA Hard Subject to Talk About
Gratuitous By NatureCareer Fairs Make Me Sad
Gadget ReviewLogitech Bluetooth Desktop MX


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Field Hockey Maintains Strong Start With Victory Over UMass
Red Sox, Yankees Fight For AL East Victory
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