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Rocking it with Marx and Joel
The Major Activities Board brought bands Stereolab and Quasi as well as pianist Billy Joel to Mandel Hall this fall. Quasi, an indie-pop, organ-and-drum duo from Oregon, opened the first concert. The main attraction was Stereolab, known for combining electronics with French lyrics about Marxist revolutionary politics. In the second event, Billy Joel answered audience questions about his music and career, playing his old favorites and introducing classical music from his new release.

PHOTO:  Billy Joel

Concentrating on humans
For indecisive undergraduates, choosing a concentration got harder this fall when the College added human development to its list of concentrations. The interdisciplinary offering, a reinstatement of a program that began in 1940 and ended in the 1960s, draws on psychology, anthropology, and biology to teach how human individuals function at different stages of the life cycle.

Harry Potter invades BJ
Kids flocked to the Burton-Judson Courts in October for Harry Potter Weekend, a Chamberlin House fund-raising event. The children played games like Twister and Nerf Tennis while dorm residents painted faces and read from the Harry Potter series.

CAPS goes digital
Career and Placement Services has moved its reference-file service online. Students applying for jobs and graduate schools now open an account with Interfolio.com, an online service that stores and mails their résumés, letters of recommendation, and cover letters.


 


  DECEMBER 2001

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