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Barman’s GoGroups aims to replace IM

Touradj Barman SOM ’07 plans to kill the instant messenger. Or replace it, at least. With these hopes, Barman is releasing GoGroups, a downloadable program that allows users to join, chat and share in public and private online groups. His program, which he began developing while a student at the School of Management, does all […]


Students recite the Bard for 24 hours

At 2:45 on Saturday afternoon, students carried 108 library books by the armful through the halls of the Pierson basement. No, they were not preemptively researching a massive term paper. On the contrary, they were making final preparations for the 24-Hour Shakespeare Marathon, an all-night celebration of the Bard’s entire oeuvres. The organizers seemed eager […]


Berkeley Dining Hall Opens Its (Other) Doors

While students may have spent their spring break laying out the beach towel, Berkeley Dining Hall management received new orders for layout.Orders came from the Master’s Office to rearrange the Berkeley dining hall, placing the front desk in the center of the room. Students on their way towards the dining hall won’t walk through the […]


Chabon pens work from ‘exile’

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Michael Chabon told a crowd of about 80 people Wednesday night that he doesn’t want to be another nice Jewish boy. Chabon addressed this and other questions of identity in his lecture on “Imaginary Homelands” as part of the David & Goldie Blanksteen Lecture in Jewish Ethics. But Chabon did not linger on […]