A large and inquisitive group of first-year students gathered for pizza and a lively exchange with a panel of upper-level Arts & Science students and professors in the Arts & Science Program library on Wed. 22 Oct. 2014.
Over a simple pizza meal, organized by Artsci students Suzy Flader and Gali Katznelson, participants were first of all treated to a presentation on the new Learning Portfolio initiative, headed by Arts & Science professor Dr. John Maclachlan and Arts & Science / MIIETL student scholars Rachel Liu and Xochil Argueta-Warden.
Participants then discussed a wide range of topics, including:
how to spend the summer months
career prospects and decisions
mental health issues
who to see for academic advising
how to make the most of office hours
good places to study
resources such as books in the Arts & Science library
recreational opportunities (or, how to avoid the “Freshman 15”)
Upper Level Fishbowl Night
A crowd of upper year students gathered for our second Fishbowl Night of the year on Tues. 20 Jan. 2015. We welcomed a wonderfully insightful panel of Artsci alumni and faculty, featuring Caitlin Allan, Dan Lawlor, James Grice, Vivian Tam, Dr. Chen, Dr. Maclachlan, and Dr. Wilson.
A variety of topics put forth by students were discussed, including: