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Trivia Mafia mixes brains and beer

By: Mary Reller Good spelling sometimes has another incentive: B-E-E-R. Trivia Mafia — the largest trivia company in Minnesota — started Sunday night trivia nights at the 331 Club years ago. After a spelling bee event moved from the 331 Club to a new location in 2011, bar owners asked members of Trivia Mafia if [...]

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Complaints emerge before student government elections begin

Austin Kruger (SMG ’16) announced on Feb. 8 that he will run for Boston University Student Government Executive President, violating the Student Elections Committee code. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF Following their announcement of intention to run for Boston University Student Government executive board positions, members of the Team BU slate face complaints for violating [...]

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Graduates pursue volunteer work

Graphic by Emma Skeels/Old Gold & Black Ever since he visited Rwanda in the seventh grade with his parents, senior Ty Kraniak has had a passion for traveling and for global health issues. While in Rwanda, Kraniak met former Peace Corps volunteers who had stayed in the country to continue working. Over the years, he [...]

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Photo Gallery: Snowstorm Remus Batters Campus

[FAG id=13723] Photos by: Jason KaziRead More The post Photo Gallery: Snowstorm Remus Batters Campus appeared first on .

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Continuity, short tracks define new Quarterbacks album

COURTESY OF MEAGAN GREGG VIA FLICKR On Feb. 10, Quarterbacks released its self-titled debut album, a collection of nineteen songs, the longest of which is one minute and thirty-nine seconds. The band is made up of singer and guitarist Dean Eagle, singer and bassist Tom Christie and drummer Max Restaino. Eagle, a native of New [...]

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Associate dean Randolph will leave for Northwestern

Associate dean of arts and humanities and art history professor Adrian Randolph, who Northwestern University announced will be taking over as the next dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences July 1, said highlights of his time at the College include strong relationships with students and a supportive environment for his research.

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UT signs agreement to form research partnership with Mexico

UT and the National Autonomous University of Mexico signed an agreement that seeks to pursue research in areas of mutual interest and to facilitate the transfer of energy expertise between the schools, according to Jorge Piñon, director of the UT Latin America and Caribbean Energy Program. Provost Gregory Fenves visited Mexico City earlier this month [...]

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Mitchell Tolman looks back on what changed his swing of the game

When Mitchell Tolman celebrated his first birthday, his father, Bill, got him a wiffle ball, bat and tee. When the infant approached the tee, he naturally took to his right-hand side. But Bill had a different vision for his son. He picked up his one-year old, placed him on the left-handed side and adjusted his [...]

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 26, 2015

HIV transmission bill faces backlash The House heard discussion Tuesday on a bill that would criminalize sexual activity, blood donation and the sharing of needles by those who knowingly are infected with HIV. The bill also prohibits individuals with an HIV infection from engaging in the already-illegal activities of prostitution and forcible sexual intercourse and [...]

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Laird Hamilton, Tom Barrack share strategies for taking risks

On Wednesday night in Bovard Auditorium, the USC Marshall School of Business and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies hosted Tom Barrack, founder of Colony Capital, and Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer and innovator.  During the session, Barrack and Hamilton shared their views on risk taking and overcoming individual fears in order to live a [...]

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