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Wesleyan Writers Conference/Columbia Publishing Course Information Session

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Interested in writing and publishing? Looking for summer opportunities?

Come to the information session for the Wesleyan Writers Conference and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Columbia Publishing Course on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, at 4:15 p.m. in Downey 113.

The Wesleyan Writers Conference (June 10-14) welcomes new writers, established writers, and everyone interested in writing, editing, and publishing. Scholarships for undergraduates and credit toward the Writing Certificate are available. More information can be found here.

The Columbia Publishing Course (June 14-July 24) is an intensive introduction to all aspects of book, magazine, and digital media publishing. More information about the course can be found here.

Date: Tuesday, February 24
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: Downey House, Room 113
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Video: Columbia Prof Strips in Front of Class, Assumes Fetal Position

Note to Wes: here’s how to make NSM credits less of a chore.

Because Quantum Mechanics and dadaist performance art go together like peas and carrots, Columbia University Professor of Physics, Emlyn Hughes, was spotted yesterday stripping to his boxers, donning a hoodie and sunglasses, attacking a stuffed animal with a samurai sword, and assuming the fetal position to the tune of Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot”—all in front of a full lecture class.  Oh, and apparently ninjas and puppets were involved in the harrowing display, too. At any rate, it turns out the only effective way to learn Quantum Mechanics is to “strip to your raw, erase all the garbage from your brain, and start over again.”

Education Policy Speaker Series: Shamus Khan

Good ol’ Andy Ribner ’14 is making a break with routine, with an event slated for 4:30 this afternoon, if you’re looking to perhaps avoid or deconstruct “How Lawyers Write”:

Come hear Professor Shamus Khan of Columbia University speak on his book “Privilege”.

From Columbia’s website:
“Khan is currently researching the history of elites in New York City, the structure of fame, and deliberative decision-making in multiethnic groups.

With a primary focus on inequality, Khan’s first book, Privilege, explored the life of an elite boarding school. Rather than write on the poor, Khan emphasizes the importance of knowing more about the rich when making sense of contemporary inequality. Khan has also written on the development of gender theory and political decision-making. He is editing a book on research methodology, The Practice of Research (Oxford) and a monograph on the Elite New York, Exceptional: The Elites of New York and the Story of American Inequality.”

Date: Today, November 29th
Time: 4:30pm
Place: PAC001
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Meanwhile, at the Other Ivies . . .

Earlier today we reported on a disturbing shooting on Cornell’s campus, in which, thankfully, no students were harmed. Because it’s good to step outside the Wesleyan bubble every once in a while and remember that ridiculous shit happens at other schools too, here are two eye-raising headlines from our other peers in the Ivy League. Enjoy.

—Five Columbia Students Arrested for Dealing LSD, Coke, Weed: “How not to make up for that gap in financial aid,” quips an anonymous Wesleyan professor who sent us the tip. Five students at the prestigious Manhattan university—Chris Coles, Harrison David, Adam Klein, Jose Stephan Perez (also known as Stephan Vincenzo) and Michael Wymbs—had unknowingly been selling drugs to undercover cops for five months, in a probe cutely dubbed “Operation Ivy League.” Arrested Tuesday, the five remain in custody until they can muster bail. Their excuse? “I just sell it to pay tuition.” Responded Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly: “This is no way to work your way through college.” And, of course, frats are involved:

The police found a list of “10 agenda items” on a wall at Psi U last night, including an eleventh that read “Don’t sell drugs out of the frat house” with a note that read “Adam should have followed this rule.”

Read the full Times article here, or, for a snarkier glimpse at the students’ Facebook profiles, the Gawker take here.