It’s International Box Day!

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I should be documenting these first monumental days as a Smithie (such as move in, orientation, etc)

but between the mandatory orientation sessions during the day and situating my room at night I am both frazzled and drained.

I will say, though, that the campus is lovely. The girls are lovely. My room (following a decorating spree and a rearranging of the fiasco it was when I arrived) is still tiny and dark, but not drab (bordering on lovely?). 

On an academic note, it is official that four of my classes did not transfer for credit. One of these is due to its method of delivery, online, while another is evaluated to be below calculus level, and two more because they are considered to be outside the Liberal Arts curriculum). My class standing, therefore, is a second semester sophomore with a fourteen credit deficit for junior status.

I have discussed acceleration methods with my adviser and a few faculty/administration, and it should be possible (although not advisable) to graduate with my original class (2016) so long as I take two extra credits per semester for the next three (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015) as well as eight credits over the summer (Summer 2015) in the Five College system. We’ll see. 

My class schedule for this semester is a bit intense. Three of my four credit courses are segregated on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the fourth also having a Friday meeting in addition to the others. The two credit course is offered Pass/Fail only and is on Tuesday nights. As is, my schedule meshes well with Brad’s, but there is some finagling to be done. I’m not happy with it yet. 

I’m sorry to inundate your dashboard with my personal posts. I don’t know why I feel compelled to write them. For posterity, maybe? For perspective? 

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Aged 20? Moved into my dorm at Smith?

How do I process all of this at once?

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Favourite Moments from Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (4/?)

- From Episode 2: Some of the Things That Molecules Do


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Informal infographic depicting evolution 

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through the eras: lead music videos

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