Category Archives: 10 (October) 2012
The October 2012 Issue of Frankly Speaking.
It Happens Here
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS AN ACCOUNT OF RAPE.
Fall Career Fair
Popping the Olin Bubble: September Edition
9/1 Thieves steal millions of dollars of prized maple syrup from a warehouse in Quebec.
9/2 The White House releases President Obama’s beer recipe.
9/3 South Africa frees ~50 miners who were held for murder charges relating to the deaths of 34 other miners who were shot by police.
9/4 Three Indian white tiger cubs are shown to the public for the first time at the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic.
Become an Informed Voter
So, you want to vote this November, but aren’t sure who to vote for? Here’s a guide to the positions each of the major candidates has taken on most of the important issues.
Two disclaimers: These positions are taken from the candidates’ websites, and while there are other candidates, these are the important ones.
A Candid Conversation with Jon Adler
A candid conversation with Jon Adler about working in psychotherapy, sharing a passion for theater, and helping college students to make sense of who they are.
Every aspect of Jon’s office is intentional. It’s a welcoming space, carefully arranged not only to be a conversation space, but to help guide the themes of conversation. The Magritte on the wall, of an artist viewing an egg and painting a bird, he chose especially for this job. Other pieces are just for him; the sleeping stone swan was sculpted by his grandfather, and the painting by his grandmother makes him happy.
The Duchess and the Dominatrix: October
What sort of questions should I ask you? Who will answer? —F.W. Olin
Any and all questions are welcome. Both, either or neither of us will answer them. And you’ll like it!
Horoscopes by Drunk Editors
Aries (March 21-April 19): The Dining Hall is a figment of your imagination.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Beware of hats.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Do it. You’ll probably regret it later. Do it anyway.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Feel the energy in the air around you. Breathe those auras deep.
Stats to Start Conversations
Hello everyone! My name is Kat, and I like taking surveys: I get a rush seeing, about a minute after sending out a survey to the student body, the results pouring in. The resulting data quantifies the thoughts and behaviors of Oliners, giving a better impression of what the student body is actually thinking and doing rather than relying on hearsay.
Faults of Spiral Learning
“Spiral learning” is a rationalization for ineffective pedagogy and a self-fulfilling prophesy of poor educational outcomes.
The idea of spiral learning is that students should learn the basics of a topic without getting into details, then come back to it later, deepening their understanding while reinforcing the basics. It’s hard to object to that. And many of us recognize the pattern, in our own education, of struggling with a topic on the first attempt and really getting it only after several iterations.