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Procrastination Destination: SPACE!!!!!!!!!!

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Finals are dumb. You know what isn’t? SPACE.

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.

So, as we set off, watch this:

NEW Collaborative Cluster Initiative

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Professor Joyce Jacobsen wants you to be well aware:

New Academic Opportunity in 2014-15 for rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores!

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life invites applications from students in all majors for a new program to begin in Fall 2014 that will engage twenty students in a Cluster of three one-credit courses, a year-long collaborative research project, and a range of associated lectures and academic and social activities throughout the academic year. More info about first cluster post-jump.

Math and Computer Science Open House

It’s that’s beautiful time of fall in which sophomores, running low on points, are offered free lunch at department open houses. The Mathematics and Computer Science department has one such opportunity:

Interested in becoming a math or computer science major? Then join us
for our open house! Meet professors, grad students and other math
majors! Lunch provided!

Date: October 17th
Time: 12-1pm
Place: Woodhead Lounge
Cost: Nada

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Macdonough Fundraising Drive: “Extreme Makeover! Resource Room Edition”

Jon Romeo, principal of Macdonough School, write in to let Wesleyan know about a fundraising drive:

Teachers from Macdonough School post projects on Donors Choose, a web site designed to make it easy for anyone to help students in need. The teachers simply post classroom project requests on the site, and people can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.

As the school year comes to a close, we are seeking to get one very special project funded — classroom supplies for our new special education room. Rather than soliciting for a few large donations, our goal is to get hundreds of very small donations. We are hoping that people from the Wesleyan University community will consider donating just one dollar to the following project to support our neighborhood school. If everyone does just a little bit, together we can do a lot!

Feel free to forward this project to others who are interested in supporting education.

Here’s the link to the fundraising drive.

Education Policy Speaker Series: Beth Bye

Andy Ribner ’14 believes that you may be interested in politics, education, and other important topics. If so:

From Wikipedia:

“Bye is a long-time resident of West Hartford and was first elected to the school board in 2001. She is the former director of Trinity
College Community Child Care and the School for Young Children at Saint Joseph College. Beth has been involved with the development of 3 preschool facilities since 2000: The School for Young Children in West Hartford, The Charter School for Young Children in Hartford and The Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School in Bloomfield.

Summer Session Information Session

From the super charming Charming Yu ’13:

Come and find out more about summer session before you go and over schedule yourself in spring! Courses are now listed online and there will be sessions in both June and July. If you can’t make the info session but want more info, email summer(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and make an appointment to speak with a staff member.

Date: Monday, November 19
Time: 12:15pm
Place: Summer Session Office (74 Wyllys Ave)
Website: Here