Sep 1st, 2011
12:28 pm
September 1st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: A new lineup for Gateway to Global Affairs

The lineup of guest lecturers for “Gateway to Global Affairs,” a survey lecture course open to all students, will feature military leaders from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and an expert on the HIV/AIDS crisis worldwide. The course, now in its second year of being offered, will again be […]

Aug 31st, 2011
4:58 pm
August 31st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Great big number of students turn out for Great Big Ideas

Students interested in taking the Great Big Ideas seminar were disappointed when 300 people showed up for the 18 person seminar. The class, originally intended to be held in the Timothy Dwight D23 classroom, was hastily moved to the TD dining hall. As the tables, balcony, and common room filled with people, Provost Peter Salovey […]

Aug 31st, 2011
3:34 pm
August 31st, 2011 | University
Shopping Period Dispatch: Bloom’s busy Bard class

Prospects for getting into iconic literary critic Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare course look grim, as nearly 60 people showed up today to compete for only 12 slots. Bloom said he was sorry to have to turn away eager shoppers, but at age 81 — his 56th year teaching! — feels a smaller class is best. “I […]

Aug 31st, 2011
9:08 am
August 31st, 2011 | University
Shopping period is here

Fall 2011 term classes began this morning at 8:20 a.m. (early, right?), which means we’re officially in shopping period. These coming days will be about overcrowded seminars and online section enrollment. Though they might be hectic, we want to encourage you to keep in touch with us as you run around campus. Did a professor […]

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