Feeling lucky? Not many items merit this much advance warning, but we figure this one’s important enough: The last day to convert a course from Credit/D(/Fail) to a latter grade is Monday. Brace yourself for a wave of returned grades this weekend, as many grapple with the decision.
Think you know it all? In a Wednesday article on Endgadget, psychology professor Frank Keil spoke on his finding that the volume of information available online has made people overestimate how knowledgeable they really are. Sounds more like a Harvard problem.
Proceed to party. “Solo Cups @ Yale,” a Design for America project that matches participants with each other over meals, kicks off Tuesday in the Morse/Stiles dining hall. Given the number of times we’ve seen something like this come up (e.g., pear | yale,… Tinder), it seems that Yalies really like meeting new Yalies.
Simpler times. Tapping into a universal longing for the days when we were all less concerned about stock markets and presidential campaigns, people around campus have been selling Girl Scout cookies — one stand set up shop outside the Branford and Davenport dining halls on Friday. Either we’re all sentimental or the cookies just taste good.