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Procrastination Destination Du Jour: The Fluffington Post

The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer prize recently, but The Fluffington Post would sweep the Pawlitzers(?).

Today’s Procrastination Destination, established in 2010, brands itself “your #1 source for breaking news and investigative journalism FLUFFY ANIMALS.” The website, originally intended to be “a scathing indictment of diminishing web journalism standards, or a repository of media about soft, petable creatures,” is brought to you by two editors at tech news site Mashable.

The frequently updated blog features compelling reportage on current issues accompanied by quality photography and the occasional photo story to get you through your day. Posts are conveniently tagged by species (puppies, kittens, bunnies, birds, rodentia, menagerie), enabling you to procrastinate more efficiently. If your free Netflix trial has run out, you can give Petflix a try. Or if you want to share your little bundle of joy with the world, “submit your fluff” here.

College of Social Studies (CSS) Open House Tomorrow!

CSS/History professor Erik Grimmer-Solem commands me to plug the open house of my own major. I briefly considered creating a post that parallels the recent plug I wrote for the COL open house, but that would take too much effort. Or will it?

FRESHPEOPLE! Do you want to be the paragon of literary academic sophistication and verve? Do you want to be given a structurally  socially mandated reason to study abroad? Consider, then, the prospect of The College of Letters (COL) The College of Social Studies. Imma take a step back and let mah homie Paul Schwaber (Director of COL) the CSS website take over:

The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, multidisciplinary major focusing on History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. Founded in 1959, the CSS is reading and writing intensive, encouraging intellectual independence with weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual environment.

Like the COL, the CSS begins in sophomore yearIf you would like more info, click here or go to the open house! Prof. Grimmer-Solem (+others) will wax poetic there and take questions. There is also FREE FOOD.

Date: Tuesday, Dec 6.
Time: 12.00-1.00pm
Place: CSS Lounge (4th Floor of PAC)

Pre-Vet Lunch Tomorrow

Thought: was this event planned to take place on Veteran’s Day, just to mess with me and everyone else who as a kid was convinced Veteran’s Day is a celebration of veterinarians? Anyway, get “set-up in tha DFC” with Emily Duane ’12 and fellow pre-vet students:

Are you thinking about a career in veterinary medicine? Join us for lunch at Daniel Family Commons this Friday at 12pm to discuss volunteer and internship options with other animal-oriented students and the awesome health professions advisor Peggy Carey Best.  You can bring your own lunch or taste the offerings of Daniel Family Commons .  Please RSVP to pcbest(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you plan to attend.

Date: Friday, 11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11/11
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Dizzaniel Fizzamily Cizzommons
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Dogs: Cats