it with Marx and Joel
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.
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.
Potter invades BJ
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.
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.