Tag Archives: Student resources

Class Deans Join Web 2.0

The SARN Peer Advisors would like you to know that, in an unprecedented gesture of tech savviness, each Class Dean has started keeping an official blog. So far the posts are more detailed versions of the kinds of things you get from them in emails, which can be especially useful if you’re the type that tends to overlook said emails.

They’ll be posting about the important events and deadlines that pertain to each class year. Check out their blogs for links to forms, resources, scholarships, and fellowships. Contact information and office hours are also listed.

What do class deans do? They are there to assist you in navigating your academic and co-curricular life. Go to them with your questions, concerns, or just to chit-chat. They’ll help you solve problems and get connected with the appropriate resources on campus. Get to know your Class Dean!

Dean David Phillips (’12)

Dean Noel Garrett (’11)

Dean Maria Melendez (’10)

Dean Louise Brown (’09)

Accent marks and Diacriticals

For some people, Ctrl+’ E is enough to get them through 4 years of Spanish (it’s the shortcut for é in Microsoft Word). For those of you with more… exotic… accent mark needs, here’s a website on how to write all the funny squiggly things in the universe. There are even charts with accents used in specific languages. Get to memorizing, or just bookmark the site and copy and paste as needed.

In other news, does anyone other than me remember making the ô¿ô face in AOL chatrooms?

Software for Starving Students

Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). We’ve gathered a list of best-in-class programs onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows), including a fully-featured office suite, a cutting-edge web browser, multi-media packages, academic tools, utilities and more.

Note that you’re downloading a virtual disk image, not physically getting a disc. You’ll need some sort of disk image emulator. The OS X version is ~648MB, and the Windows version is ~675MB. And take advantage of the torrent link, would ya?

The software bundle contains:


  • Acqlite
  • Adium
  • Audacity
  • Bleezer
  • Blender
  • BZFlag
  • Camino
  • Carbon Copy Cloner
  • Cashbox
  • Celestia
  • ClamXav
  • Crack Attack!
  • Enigma
  • FreeDMG
  • Freemind
  • Fugu
  • Genius
  • GLtron
  • HandBrake
  • ImageBurner
  • Monolingual
  • MozoDojo
  • NeoOffice
  • NVU
  • Pac the Man X
  • Platypus
  • POV-Ray
  • Seashore
  • Schoolhouse
  • Smultron
  • Thunderbird
  • Transmission
  • TypeTrainer4Mac
  • VideoLAN Client


  • 7-Zip
  • Ant Renamer
  • Audacity
  • Blender
  • BZFlag
  • Celestia
  • ClamWin
  • DeepBurner Free
  • Dia
  • Enigma
  • Eraser
  • Exact Audio Copy
  • FileZilla
  • Firefox
  • Freeciv
  • Gaim
  • GIMPShop
  • GLtron
  • GNU Chess
  • Icebreaker
  • Inkscape
  • Juice Receiver
  • KeePass
  • MozBackup
  • NVU
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Paint.NET
  • PDFCreator
  • Portable Apps
  • POV-Ray
  • PuTTY
  • SolarWolf
  • Spybot S&D
  • Stellarium
  • SuperTux
  • The GIMP Toolkit
  • Thunderbird
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Tux Paint
  • Tux Racer
  • Tux Typing 2
  • VLC
  • WinDirStat
  • Wink
  • winLAME
  • WinSCP
  • µTorrent

Get ’em here!