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“Whoa, dawg! TMI!”

February 28, 2009 by


By Phil Meagher Online social-networks, blogs, and now Twitter. Whatever it was that once defined “Too much information” has skipped town. “Nude in Chair” by Dustin Watson. Twitter — a fast-growing social networking site whose primary function is similar to that of the “Update Your Status” tool on facebook — has become an online phenomenon; […]

President’s Address Received Well By Congress, Nation; Governor Jindal’s Response Draws Criticism

February 27, 2009 by


Update: The full address is available free — and in HD — at this link (hosted by By Jim Chandley President Obama was interrupted over 60 times on Tuesday night as he addressed Congress in a State of the Union-like speech that wasn’t technically called a State of the Union. He led with one […]

The Will to Whatevs: The complexities of life unraveled for under $15.

February 26, 2009 by


By Alison Amorello A liberal arts education provides students with knowledge on a vast range of topics such as classic literature and human biology. However, what many students don’t realize is that professors often choose to with hold the information that really matters, such as how to start your own religion and how to party […]

C.A.S.E. Hopes to Amend SGA Constitution, “Save Thousands”

February 23, 2009 by


Update: Yesterday, SGA passed an amendment to give C.A.S.E. 25% of the budget.  C.A.S.E. will forfeit its right to special funding.  SGA is now looking for input from students about the amendment.  They ask that students stop in during SGA office hours to weigh in.  There will be a revote in two weeks. By Jim […]

Through the Wire: Race and Higher Education

February 20, 2009 by


Story taken from Liz Pontes’ blog: Let Me Hear That EC Beat By Elizabeth Pontes Andrew Jolivette speaks at this year’s annuel “Through the Wire” lecture series. “What does it mean to be multi-racial?” This question was posed by Andrew Jolivette, the chosen lecturer for Emmanuel’s annual Through the Wire Lecture Series. The Cardinal Cushing […]

EC’s Student Activities Budget to See Increase Next Semester

February 17, 2009 by


  Update The SGA unanimously passed a proposal to increase EC’s student activities fee by $15. The result is a student activities budget that will be approximately $25,000 larger than last year’s budget. The relatively insignificant tuition increase will help the SGA to more adequately fund EC’s student clubs and organizations next semester. – Phil […]

Staying Alive: Boston’s Cafe Culture

February 16, 2009 by


An excerpt from the upcoming March issue of Le Renard. By Phil Meagher At Trident Booksellers and Café the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind. In addition to offering a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu until midnight, they also sell books and magazines. This is one of Boston Proper’s last surviving independent booksellers, one of the areas […]