The Brandeis Brief

March 10, 2006

Debate succeeds at weekend tournaments
The Brandeis Academic Debate And Speech Society (BADASS) had participants make finals in two tournaments (one at Stanford, another at Mount Holyoke) last weekend, according to Debate President Shoshana Gordon Ginsberg 07.

At Stanford, Lina Bensman '06 and Brian Schon 06 took second place;

Bensman was the top speaker of the entire tournament. Meanwhile, at Mount Holyoke, Mark
Samburg '07 and his partner Don Trella (from Brown University) won the tournament.

Every Brandeis team that attended Mount Holyoke received an award. Brandeis had the top novice speaker and the second varsity speaker in the tournament.

The team currently has six people who have qualified for the American Parliamentary Debate Association Nationals, the most in recent memory. Nationals will be held April at Fordham University.

Undergraduate housing selection underway
The Department of Residence Life began calling numbers for 2006 Housing Selection. By the end of Wednesday night, 440 sophomores had chosen housing, according to the official housing website. By the end of that night, Castle Suites, Castle triples, Rosenthal Suites, and East Single-Double Pull-ins were all full. 164 was the last number called on Wednesday.

Live statistics will be avaiable online at Residence Life's website during the housing selection process, according to Associate Director of Residence Life for Campus Living Jeremy Leiferman.

Spring open house
shortened to one day
The Universitys Spring Open House for prospective students of the Class of 2010 will be a single day this year, according to a memorandum addressed to faculty chair members from Gil Villanueva, Dean of Admissions and Dean of Arts and Sciences Adam Jaffe. Spring Open House has been held over two days in past years.

The Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 5th. 1200 students are expected to attend Spring Open House this year, according to the memo.

The memo also revealed that more than 7000 students applied to Brandeis for fall matriculation. The Hoot reported last year that 7200 applications were received in 2005, up 1300 from 2004.
Graham Dobereiner

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