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Hoop dreams

Ever had the chance to see one of your professors scurrying around a basketball court in shorts and sneakers? This weekend may be your golden opportunity.

This Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Student Council and the Alumni Association will co-sponsor the first annual Students vs. Faculty basketball game at Memorial Gym and will offer free admission for University students and faculty.

Third-year College student Abby Fifer, Student Council Chief of Staff, said they were hearing a lot from faculty who wanted to see more interaction with students at the University.

"Students here tend to go to class, go home and don't go to office hours," said Fifer, explaining the game as a way for students and professors to meet outside of the classroom.

With the faculty team boasting such names as Vice President William Harmon, Assistant Dean of Students Pablo Davis and Jason Life from the Alumni Association, Fifer said the game will be a "fierce match."

Jewish Jazz

Old Cabell Hall will be filled with exotic Israeli harmonies and jazz rhythms Thursday night.

Masada, a Jewish group well known in jazz music, is coming to the University through Hillel, the Jewish student organization and the University Programs Council.

"This is some of the best jazz out there," said fourth-year college student Benjamin Levy, President of Hillel.

The group includes trumpeter Dave Douglas, alto saxophonist John Zorn, bassist Greg Cohen and drummer Joey Baron.

Levy said each of the members of Masada are "known as the greatest Jewish musicians" individually, and the group as a whole is popular in the jazz music scene.

Levy said Masada normally only performs five to six times each year, usually in New York or international locations. He said the group has never played at a university before.

Compiled by Julie Hofler