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October 30, 2007

Save Your Bids! BLSA Date Auction Moved

By Sarah Rizzo

I’m at 100, I’ve got 100, who’ll bid 120?” Unfortunately, bidders will be disappointed to learn that the Black Law Students Alliance’s (BLSA) annual fall Date Auction has been postponed. An October 18 e-mail announced the postponement with little explanation. Originally planned for Thursday, October 25, BLSA members jointly decided to move their major fundraising event closer to Valentine’s Day. This quashes any rumors that the auction was cancelled permanently.

The move to February 2008 more accurately ties into the Date Auction’s theme and prizes, according to one BLSA member, which include gift certificates from local businesses, as well as a date just in time for that special day! The money raised at the auction funds BLSA-sponsored programs throughout the year, including legal scholar talks and events.

One BLSA member stated that the Alliance is working hard this year to host additional smaller fundraisers besides the Date Auction and Soul Food Lunch. This will further the organization’s goal to provide a firmer foundation for BLSA’s future. The Date Auction’s postponement, says the BLSA member, will not negatively impact funds. Watch out next semester for information about the Date Auction, as well as BLSA events during Black History Month.