Mooseletter, February 25, 2013
From the Office of the Resident Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo
Issues for the Week
Today is the 5th Monday of the term! ALL ADD/DROP AND PASS/FAIL FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE HOUSE OFFICE UNTIL 4:00 PM.
THIS IS THE LAST DAY UPON WHICH A COURSE MAY BE ADDED/DROPPED FROM A STUDENT’S RECORD, and THE LAST DAY A COURSE MAY BE CHANGED FROM/TO PASS/FAIL.
Many of you are enrolled in five or more courses this term. This is a good time to review that choice. If you are having a difficult time balancing your courses; have never really been engaged in one of the courses you are taking and are behind in it; or have simply discovered, as a graduating senior or an eager sophomore, that taking that extra course you do not need has prevented you from doing other things, drop it! If you need to withdraw from a course at a later point (with a WD), you will have until the 7th Monday, March 7th. Questions? Stop by to see me.
Take careful note of the courses you are adding or dropping and that you are signed up for the appropriate number and type of courses you need to graduate.
CARLOS’S OFFICE HOURS
(Week of February 25 - March 1)
Monday, 2/25: 1-5, open
Tuesday, 2/26: 10-12, open
Thursday, 2/28: 10-12, open
Friday, 3/1: 2-3, by appointment
Other appointments by arrangement: Call 5-2263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The tutor on-call for the week of February 25 to March 3 is John Scott. He can be reached in C-27 or at 617.943.7211.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - TUTOR SPOTLIGHT
Featuring ADAM BRASKICH!
WHERE IS YOUR HOMETOWN?
Vernon Hills, Illinois
TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT WHERE YOU GREW UP.
My high school was built on a plot of land that, during World War II, served as a training site for U.S. Navy pilots. George H. W. Bush trained there.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS AT HOME?
I have an older brother who is an electrical engineer for Motorola.
DID YOU HAVE ANY PETS WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP?
I had a cocker spaniel named Max.
WHAT SPORTING OR OTHER EVENT DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING/WATCHING?
I enjoy running, as I am too uncoordinated for most “real” sports. I like to watch football, especially the Baltimore Ravens. Hey, didn’t they win the Super Bowl or something?
TELL US SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS YOU HAVE DONE.
I was a police officer in Baltimore for three years. It was both a job and an adventure!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
WHAT IS YOUR MUST DO/SEE EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON OR ANYWHERE ELSE?
In Boston: walking the Freedom Trail. Elsewhere: going to the Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio. (I love roller coasters).
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?
Indian food, especially those all-you-can-eat lunch buffets.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT?
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
The way they carry themselves.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WANT PEOPLE TO NOTICE ABOUT YOU?
That I am well-intentioned.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES?
Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
U.S. military combat veterans.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE VACATION AND WITH WHOM?
Hawaii, with my fiancée.
WHAT KIND OF MOVIES DO YOU LIKE?
Boring as it may sound, I really like documentaries.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY?
Spring. I don’t like extreme temperatures (so summer and winter are out), and spring is more cheerful than fall.
WHAT BOOKS HAVE YOU READ RECENTLY THAT YOU RECOMMEND?
Federal Income Taxation: Principles and Policies, Sixth Edition, by Michael J. Grae—ok, ok, just kidding. But in the spirit of being a law geek, The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin was pretty good.
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
WHAT IS A HOBBY YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME FOR?
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
TELL US SOMETHING WE PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have broken six of my fingers—a fact that enables me to always win the game “Two Truths and a Lie.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DUNSTER HOUSE?
It’s home to the greatest students at Harvard College. (Duh!).
February 25, Monday
Last day upon which a course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record. No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the spring term after this date.
Last day upon which 2012-2013 full courses may be divided with credit for the first half. If this has not already been done on the study card, students must file a petition to divide with credit, complete with any necessary signatures, by this date.
Last day upon which May 2013 and November 2013 Degree Candidates may submit signed paperwork switching from completing the Core requirements to completing the General Education requirements to the Office of the Registrar. Ordinarily, there are no exceptions to this deadline.
March 1, Friday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the fall term are due at the Office of International Education.
March 1, Friday, through March 2, Saturday
Junior Parents Weekend. (Parents may attend classes on Friday.)
March 11, Monday
Last day upon which students may withdraw from a spring term course. Last day upon which students may withdraw from a full course. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.
March 16, Saturday, through March 24, Sunday
March 29, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged one half of tuition and the
Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged three quarters of those costs. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.
April 1, Monday
Deadline for May 2013 and November 2013 Degree Candidates
Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May 2012 and November 2012 Degree Candidates.
Last day upon which May 2012 and November 2012 degree candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.
Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in May 2013 or November 2013, or to begin a fourth year AM program in fall term 2012, must file the Advanced Standing Activation Form by this date.
Last day upon which May 2013 and November 2013 Degree Candidates may submit a completed and signed petition for a secondary field to the Office of the Registrar.
April 11, Thursday
Deadline for the class of 2016 to report advising conversations.
April 15, Monday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the summer are due at the Office of International Education.
April 26, Friday
Students leaving the College by this date are charged three quarters of tuition, and the
Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged the full amount of those costs. See the chart under Financial Information for details of room and board charges.
May 2, Thursday
Last day in the spring term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.
May 2, Thursday, through May 9, Thursday
May 10, Friday, through May 18, Saturday
See the Registrar’s website, www.registrar.fas.harvard.edu, for exam times and locations for spring term courses.
May 17, Friday
Deadline to submit a fall term Inter-House Transfer Application (Round 2).
Deadline to submit a Housing Contract Cancellation form for the fall term without penalty.
May 19, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.
May 30, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.
TUTOR OFFICE HOURS
(All meetings will take place in the dining hall)
Geniece Crawford - Sociology
Mondays, 9:00-10:00 pm
David Fenning - Engineering, Physics, and Sustainability
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Seth Herbst - English, Music, and Fellowship
Mondays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Marina Nunez - Spanish Table
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Molly Roberts - Government
Mondays, 7:30-9:30 pm
Odeviz Soto - Religion & Sophomore Advising
Mondays 8:00-9:00 pm
Jing Li - Economics
Mondays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Bryan Kate - Computer Science
Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Kathy Gerlach - Psychology
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Kirstin Scott - Fellowships, Global Health & Health Policy
Office Hours by Appointment
Adam Braskich - Pre-Law
Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Ricardo Perez Truglia - Economics
Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 pm
Erica Soto - Wellness and Languages & Literature
Office Hours by Appointment
Kenneth Skinner - Chemistry/Biology
Sundays, 7:00-9:00 pm
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