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by rebecca okin
“ ‘tis the season for bookmarking glassdoor tabs and adding contacts on linkedin until your laptop spontaneously combusts. as the token english major (read: email writer) among friends of more practical concentrations, i constantly find myself hiding behind any nearby tall object when a conversation turns to summer plans. however, i recently realized that, based on pure statistics, there must be others out there who also have no idea what they are doing this summer (right?….right?!). hoping to convince myself of this reality, i gathered some stories of students who didn’t chose traditional summer paths. hopefully their unique experiences might remind you of the true extent of summer opportunities out there and even introduce you to a few fields you hadn’t even considered.”
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“as part of its three-year theme on arts and environment, the brown arts initiative brings together artists, scientists, researchers and others in symposia that creatively address issues around climate change in the polar regions. a discussion titled “knowing ice” examines the connections between arctic art and science. in “art, polarities and politics,” a playwright, an arts advocate and an arctic researcher discuss the intersections of politics, economics and policies in ways that address the changing polar environments, the shifting nature of custodianship and how artists are bringing attention to issues affecting the poles. the event lineup also includes a keynote by david buckland, an artist, filmmaker, writer, designer and curator whose work is focused on climate change in the arctic. registration required. martinos auditorium, granoff center for the creative arts, 154 angell street.”
art and writing competition: making choices - politically, culturally, economically, personally
germany just held its bundestag election in september. the german verb "to vote" is the same word for "to choose"; "election" is the same word for "choice". great britain has chosen brexit. germany chose to welcome many refugees. what are the political, cultural, and economic choices we face or that we are allowed to make? how is freedom represented in your country? your hometown? at brown? what are the new challenges and choices facing the u.s., germany, or your country? what choices have you made in your own life?