BROWN UNIVERSITY: International students comprise 17 percent of Brown’s applicant pool for the Class of 2018, the highest in the university’s history, the Brown Daily Read more>>
Another 10 (nine?) weeks, another term. In keeping with tradition, I will share 10 albums released this term for my last column of 14W. As Read more>>
8:00 a.m. – Your alarm goes off. Come on, 8 a.m.? Who are you trying to fool — you promptly fall back asleep. 10:30 a.m. – Read more>>
BROWN UNIVERSITY: International students comprise 17 percent of Brown’s applicant pool for the Class of 2018, the highest in the university’s history, the Brown Daily Herald reported. Domestically, the university also noted a jump in applicants from the West and Southwest. The Northeast, however, remains overrepresented. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Despite student concerns regarding a rape crisis and anti-violence support center at Columbia, administrators currently do not plan to change the center’s policies, the Columbia Spectator reported. Students have critiqued the center’s requirement that students present identification to a desk attendant and explain where they are going, which hinders confidentiality. CORNELL UNIVERSITY: Cornell Police issued three crime alerts to the community in the past week, including an alleged rape, a knife threat and a drug-induced assault, according to the Cornell Daily Sun. Police Chief Kathy Zoner said that the police force does not have a reason for the increased number of recent violent crimes. HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Michael Bloomberg will deliver Harvard’s Commencement address this spring, the Harvard Crimson reported. Bloomberg graduated from Harvard Business School in 1966 after earning an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Approximately 20 students were found responsible for plagiarism in a computer science course during… Read more »
1. You start out super pumped for all the things you plan on doing.
2. …But then you realize that doing things actually requires effort.
3. If you fell behind in any of your classes this term, you tell yourself that you’ll get a head start on next term over break.
4. …But then you realize it’s called spring break for a reason.
5. So instead you decide to work on your tan and spend a week in a tropical paradise.
6. …But you forget sunscreen and your vacation takes an unpleasant turn.
7. You think you can let loose and enjoy a few fun nights without getting too out of hand.
…But you end up apologizing to several people the next day.
8. And no matter how crazy your break was, you make it back to campus in the spring, even if you didn’t ever catch up on the sleep you lost during winter term.
Another 10 (nine?) weeks, another term. In keeping with tradition, I will share 10 albums released this term for my last column of 14W. As if you needed one more thing to distract you from finals studying. “Mind Over Matter” – Young the Giant (Jan. 21) The sophomore release from the California indie rock band comes four years after their debut album, which includes the well known “My Body” and “Cough Syrup.” Lead singer Sameer Gadhia describes the album’s concept-theme as “the obstacles one creates for themselves are the only things that can really destroy you.” Deep. Rolling Stone’s Christopher Weingarten labeled the record “explosive, inventive rock,” and described its lead single, “It’s About Time,” as a cross between “Foo Fighter fuzz, Justin Timberlake croon, EDM sputter and spiraling high-life guitars.” On the other side, Washington Post’s Catherine Lewis found the album bland, calling it “a tepid affair that doesn’t stand out.” “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” – Against Me! (Jan. 21) While punk has always been about defying—if not antagonizing—mainstream culture and its accompanying expectations, not all would argue that it’s the safest space for gender exploration, making the latest album from Against Me! almost paradoxical. “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” the first album after lead… Read more »
As a self-proclaimed Novack watchdog, I spend a whole lot of time in that part of the libs. The cold, gray linoleum is my runway, and I take comfort in the stained red benches attached to the bare walls. I even slept on the floor of one of the study rooms during finals last winter. Now that I live on Webster Ave., an embarrassingly large amount of my meals consist of soggy veggie wraps and large Diet Cokes. Whether you like it or not, Novack is my home. A couple of days ago, a poster appeared right near the entrance – you know, in that spot where people are usually trying to sell you baked goods or recruit you for a psych experiment. It said that by spring term, Novack will be renovated to include more tables, new upholstery, a color-accented wall and framed artwork. Obviously, I’m ecstatic about this – the furniture looks more comfortable, and the addition of color will be a more-than-welcome upgrade from the giant gray cell that Novack currently resembles. But I’m just a lone voice typing in the wilderness, so I decided to ask a few more students what they thought about the renovations…. Read more »
8:00 a.m. – Your alarm goes off. Come on, 8 a.m.? Who are you trying to fool — you promptly fall back asleep. 10:30 a.m. – You wake up for real this time, grab everything you need for the day and head to KAF. 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – You wait in line. With each passing minute you assess the dwindling stock. Your heart sinks as the person in front of you orders the last yogurt parfait, but you settle for granola with milk and a large coffee. 11:00 a.m. – You wander through Baker-Berry looking for an available spot, silently cursing the try-hards who actually woke up at 8 a.m. and have stolen all of your preferred haunts. You eventually find room on Stacks level five. At this point you have finished your coffee, so at least you can check that off the list. 11:15 a.m. – You set up shop and skim through your readings while you eat. But constantly switching back and forth between your granola and your earth sciences textbook is distracting you, so you decide to hold off on the work while you focus on the task at hand: breakfast. 11:35 a.m. – One KAF granola cup and four BuzzFeed articles later, it’s… Read more »
To say that the Freedom Budget proposal emailed out to campus last week sparked a mixed reaction would be an understatement. There have been multiple op-eds, countless conversations among friends and a packed-to-the-rafters meeting in response. As we all know, the proposal is a collection of policy proposals in support of a collection of moral positions. They have been written to address a collection of problems that the proposal’s writers feel have made Dartmouth a worse place to live and to learn than it otherwise could be. There are generally three kinds of issues in the world. There are the issues that have one right answer, issues that have no room for shades of gray. Let’s call this Category A. There are the issues that are basically universally accepted to be problematic or beneficial but lend themselves to disagreement when we discuss how to address them – Category B. And finally, there is Category C – the issues that lack consensus in any regard, not because people haven’t caught up to morality or because we are too comfortable with the status quo to change, but because there aren’t right answers. There are arguments to be made for any side (any,… Read more »