Professor Fratantuono hosted our INBM Senior Seminar at his home on the Connodoguinett Creek for a working luncheon today. It was great to take a breather off campus and enjoy a home cooked meal as our seminar groups are finishing our consulting reports for various Fortune 500 companies - a wonderful opportunity to simultaneously work and relax. Thank you for having us and for preparing a delicious lunch, Prof. Frat!
Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41
I’m taking Education 121: Social Foundations of American Education with Professor Bair to fulfill my US Diversity distribution requirement this semester. I could go on about what a great course it is and the beauty of a Liberal Arts curriculum that exposes an Economics/International Business & Management double major to an education course and the cross-sector overlaps I have seen… But alas, that’s not the aim of this post. As per tradition, Prof. Bair asked the seniors in the class to share a few words of wisdom with the first years and underclassmen in the room. I composed my sentiments and uttered something along this effect:
"This institution has many remarkable resources. The most valuable, handedly, is the incredible people that occupy campus. This comes twofold: faculty/staff and students. I urge that you take full advantage of both. Dickinson has a tremendous pool of faculty with expertise in just about any field imaginable. Engage them. Stop by professors’ office hours and talk about your interests. I’m interested in consulting, and I was able to have coffee with a professor who worked in consulting for many years before coming to Dickinson - all for the price of asking. In regards to engaging your fellow students, we have a special group of people that choose Dickinson. Yes, we come to college to receive an education. But try not to get too bogged down in the work. Get involved in clubs, go out, have fun! If you’re open, then you’ll meet such a diverse and enjoyable group of people. We have 4 years of our life to be college students - enjoy it. Job applications and graduate school admissions meet you on the other side…"
Apologies for the immense word:image ratio. I felt it important to emphasize the experience from today. More pictures for the next post. ’Til then.
Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41
For our older alumni wondering if this is still a thing. Hocthee Dog and local beer - the benefits of being 21 in Carlisle. Winning the day.
Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41
"Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…"
Tuesday, November 19 marked the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and the end of Dickinson’s first ever open, online course, Understanding Lincoln. As part of my internship with Professor Matt Pinsker and House Divided, I helped to develop the content for our online course “textbook,” and for the entire summer, my life revolved around Abraham Lincoln. My experience came full circle when Professor Pinsker invited me to attend the ceremony at Gettysburg, and help him film the last live-stream session of our course. I took my roommate and best friend, Tiffany, and we posed with President Lincoln and his wife, Mary. The keynote speakers for the event were historian James McPherson and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. Other speakers included Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, PA governor, Tom Corbett, and world-famous Lincoln impersonator, James Getty. After the ceremony, we filmed our last course from the upper level of the Wills house, where Lincoln stayed the night before he delivered his address. After a long day, we finally made it home, and the program made it up on our wall of fame.
Helena’s for brunch. Because I’m tryna win the day.
Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41
The college farm made pizzas outside of Rector this past Friday. The ingredients were all either grown at the farm or purchased locally. Great usage of my meal plan on this one - it was SO GOOD.
Alex ‘14 Club Lax #41
SPOTTED: An LGBTQ collection featured in the entrance of the Lib. We can dig it.
So much LGBTQ in the Lib this semester. This feature shelf in the lobby is just the tip of the iceberg, and I love it - Nick ‘16
Hi! I'm Emily and I'm a senior in high school. I'm trying to decide which of my top 2 schools to apply ED to. (Dickinson and Union) I'm making a Pros and Cons list but I think I'm leaning towards Dickinson. If you could give me any honest advice at all I would really appreciate it! Thanks! (Ps the language requirement is freaking me out! I am so horrible at spanish but I don't think i want to start over and take a new language. what did you guys do?)
I actually remember going through the exact same situation 2 years ago when I was a senior! I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go ED here or wait for regular decision and keep my options open. I definitely can’t give you the silver bullet, it’s different for everyone, but for me, I was actually scrolling through the early months of StudentStories when I realized Dickinson was the place for me. I just remember realizing that I had spent over an hour scrolling through pictures of Dickinson and the choice became really clear in that moment. The real kicker was that this all happened less than 48 hours before the ED1 deadline, so I proceeded to scramble through the next 2 days getting everything together!
As for the language requirement, don’t fret too much over it! I started fresh with Spanish after 5 years of French in High School, and the initial transition was difficult for me, but I’ve some really great experiences with the Spanish instructors, and it’s pretty much been smooth sailing since.
Good luck with your decision!
Painting Studio in Weiss - Nick ‘16
Looking through this book, New England Captives Carried to Canada, by Emma Lewis Coleman (1925). It’s volume one of a collection of Puritan captivity narratives. These are uncut deckled edges! This is how they used to bind books, and you’d have to cut apart the pages every eight or so…basically this meant I am the first person to read this book the whole way through! What an honor! #historymajorsdream
I was bored the other day and I decided to check the weather reports and it guess what it’s colder in Carlisle then it is here in Bremen. Hallelujah, because I do not do cold weather well. I’ve also realized how much I miss the Caf. I will never ever complain about it again, I promise. Here we have the Mensa, which is only open for lunch from 11:30 - 2:00, there is no breakfast, brunch, or dinner. I never realized how much a social aspect the Caf was on campus until coming here. I often have Caf dates with my friends to catch up on their lives when we’ve all be busy studying for tests or writing papers and here, one doesn’t really do that. It’s simply easier to make your own lunch especially when my roommate and I bought food and have it in our apartment. I would love to invite some of my new found friends over for dinner, but I am afraid I would scare them away with my cooking.
Definitive Ranking of the Best Caf Meals/Food
- ANY HOLIDAY/CELEBRATION FEAST: The caf can do no wrong when it comes to these special meals. From a meat carving station, to an entire room filled with desserts.
- SUNDAY BRUNCH: Arguably the best week day meal at Dickinson. It’s pure wonderful.
- Grilled Cheese Day: I can’t tell you how many Germans I have introduced to this wonder.
- KOVE Cookies: Can someone express send me a dozen of those warm, melty cookies?
- Hand Tossed Salad Day: Always a perfect lunch choice, there are caf workers who hand toss your salad to perfection with dressing and a plethora of toppings.
- Chicken Tender/Baked Potato Day: What is more delicious than smothering your baked potato in melted cheese and bacon with a side of heart attack (it’s fine, I’ll go work it off at soccer practice later that day)
- Shaved Ham from the Carving station on a Pretzel Roll: Can I just have all that deliciousness in my mouth right now?
- Parmesan Rice with Chicken: Why can’t I be smart enough to make that here?
- Pretty much any Soup: My personal favorites are the Potato Chowder and Chicken Rice Soup. But honestly, they know how to make a soup.
- Anything ever made for you from the Wok Up: Self-Explantory.
So if anyone has the ned to ship me a few of these items, I would be eternally grateful.
It’s finals season here, you can tell by the fact that the jacarandas are blooming. There’s a SWOTVAC (the week between the end of classes and the beginning of finals set aside for studying) myth: if a jacarand flower falls on your head, you’ll fail your exam. But fear not! If you want to reverse this bad luck all you need to do is catch a jacarand flower next time you see one floating down. I think I’ll need to catch a whole tree’s worth to make it through the Marine Biology exam…