Thinking about the cosmos, the origins of life, and everything in between is the perfect way to procrastinate because you end up feeling smart and profound while what you’re actually doing is yelling, “duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude…” at the top of your lungs in Olin.
All-around good guy Yohei Okada ’16 and fairly decent guy Matt Kim ’16invite you to partake in a tale of crushed grapes, damaged genitalia, and excessive Taiko. While you may have ten papers to write, five exams to study for, three life-sized peep dioramas to make, and a partridge in a pear tree, this is quality study-break material. Enjoy.
As I was sitting in Olin at about 8:05 on Sunday night, minding my own business—which was, at the time, a Physics problem set—a loud, authoritative voice broke the usually monastic silence of the second floor. Initially, I was pretty annoyed. I’m having enough trouble applying Kepler’s laws of planetary motion without your help, you selfish jerk. Come on—THIS IS A LIBRARY!
As I stewed in my anger, I realized that this wasn’t a case of a couple of idiots talking too loudly—this was something serious. I got up and walked over to the door from the second floor stacks to the stairwell, where the commotion was. When I saw a group of three or four Public Safety officers standing over a young man in a chair, I stopped worrying that my laptop would be stolen in my absence, and my Wesleying blogger’s instinct took over: I started eavesdropping.
The officers were grilling the guy who, at this point, I thought was a student. They wanted him to take them to his car. However, the man seemed to have ‘forgotten’ where he had parked it. Then, they started to ask about a silver digital camera. Apparently he had been taking pictures of something he shouldn’t have been. By now, the man, an average looking guy, was hunched over in his seat. When he spoke, his flat, unexpressive voice delivered short, terse sentences. He sounded trapped.
The Medieval Studies Program, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present “Boccaccio and Women” by Marilyn Migiel P’14, professor of Italian, Cornell University:
Professor Migiel is the author of Gender and Genealogy in Tasso’s “Gerusalemme Liberata” and A Rhetoric of the “Decameron,” which was awarded the MLA’s 2004 Howard R. Marraro Prize for the best book published in North America on an Italian subject in the preceding two years. She has also co-edited a volume devoted to Refiguring Women: Perspectives on Gender and the Italian Renaissance. Her work in progress includes a book-length study dealing with the moral and ethical dimension of the Decameron, a translation of the Decameron, and a translation of selected novellas of Matteo Bandello.
Date: Wednesday, October 3 Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Place: Common Room, 300 High Street Cost: Free