By Brittany Domb
Attendees pressed their luck while playing poker, black jack and roulette. Photo: Shoshana Kozaski
On Saturday, April 27, students and guests were treated to a night of fun, courtesy of the annual ASAJU gala fundraiser for student scholarships.
Each gala in years past has had a different theme, and this year’s was Casino Casiano. (Fun fact: they have had this theme several times, at least once in the ’90s, as well as in 2007!)
ASAJU worked hard this past semester to make this eventful night happen. Treasurer Andrew Gregg stated that $3,500, a little more than one-third of the ASAJU budget, was allotted for the gala.
Tickets were originally $12 each, but the day before the event, the price was reduced to two tickets for $12. About 80 people attended, including university president Robert Wexler. Read more »
Sixty ballots were cast on April 30 and May 1 to determine the outcome of the ASAJU elections. Photo: Sara Gold
By Karen Avraham
On Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, ASAJU held elections for next school year’s executive committee in the main lobby. Jacob Gown, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life, sent an email to the student body prior to the elections encouraging students to vote.
On Thursday, May 2, ASAJU held a short public meeting in the Small Berg to announce the election results. Altogether, 60 votes were cast in order to determine the board for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. Read more »
Pictured from top to bottom left: Lauren Bloom, Jeremy Dix, Andrew Gregg, Sara Gold, Rebeccah Minazadeh, Annelise Cohen and Hannah Bernstein.
By Karen Avraham
On Tuesday, April 9, ASAJU welcomed students back from spring break by holding a public meeting in the Small Berg. The ASAJU board addressed upcoming events for students, in addition to ASAJU elections for the 2013-2014 academic school year.
President Lauren Bloom briefly discussed an email she sent to students regarding the upcoming ASAJU executive committee elections for next school year. Bloom concluded her introductory speech by mentioning that the AJU Gala will be held on April 27 and encouraging students to bring friends to the event. Read more »
This semester’s ASAJU board, pictured from top to bottom left: Lauren Bloom, Jeremy Dix, Andrew Gregg, Sara Gold, Rebeccah Minazadeh, Annelise Cohen and Hannah Bernstein. Photo: Brittany Domb
By Karen Avraham
On Thursday, Feb. 21, ASAJU held a special public meeting in the main lobby to elect three nominees to the executive committee. Due to a change in composition of the Executive Committee, the remaining members of ASAJU moved swiftly to nominate three individuals to fill the vacant positions left by former president Mike Granin, treasurer Ziv Ben-Yehuda and special events chair Mira Amar.
At the meeting, members of the student body confirmed the Executive Committee’s nomination of Jeremy Dix for vice president, Andrew Gregg for treasurer and Annelise Cohen for special events chair. As per Section H of the ASAJU Constitution, former Vice President Lauren Bloom now assumes the role of president. Read more »
By Fay Milman and Alex Student
Students gathered in the Auerbach on Jan. 28 to make sandwiches for the homeless as part of Spirit Week. Photo: Megan Miller
School spirit can be defined emotional support towards a student’s educational environment. Colleges across the world use spirit week to get students to celebrate the success, camaraderie and reputation of their educational institutions.
To some surprise, this did not transpire at American Jewish University at this year’s Sprit Week. Spirit Week was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Feb. 1.
All week, students were encouraged to wear AJU insignia or the school colors (green and gold). Despite the incentive to earn raffle tickets, not even half of the student population wore spirited garb during the week. Read more »