Mooseletter, March 5, 2013
From the Office of the Resident Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo
ISSUES for THE WEEK:
Congrats to those of you who have turned in your theses and good luck to those of you entering the final stretches! You can do it! If you need an extra dose of support, make sure to turn to your tutors and myself, as well as your thesis advisor and resources like the Writing Center. Again, good luck!
Seniors and Requirements
Seniors, double-check again your course report to make sure that you are enrolled in all of the right classes. We want you to graduate!
CARLOS’S OFFICE HOURS Week of March 4-8
Monday, 3/4: 2-5, open
Tuesday, 3/5: 10-12, open
Wednesday, 3/6: 3-5, by appointment
Thursday, 3/7: 10-12, open
Other appointments by arrangement: Call 5-2263 or e-mail email@example.com.
The tutor on-call from March 4 to March 10 is Bryan Kate, who resides in 10D-54 and can be reached at 3-5053.
Waiver Rescind Reminder
State law requires students to have health insurance for the entire time they are at Harvard. If you lose your alternate coverage, you may enroll in HUSHP (time limits apply). Policy and form: http://hushp.harvard.edu/waiver-rescind
Filing Massachusetts Taxes?
The 1099-HC form allows Massachusetts residents to confirm health insurance coverage when filing their state taxes. If you were enrolled on the Student Health Insurance Plan in 2012 and have not received your form, contact BCBS at 800-257-8141 to request another copy.
FROM THE BUREAU OF STUDY COUNSEL
This workshop offers students an opportunity to develop and strengthen time management strategies. To register, email Claire Shindler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maximizing Your Approach to Learning
Friday, March 8, 1:00-2:30pm
5 Linden Street
This workshop focuses on helping students identify their learning styles and develop learning strategies that work for them. To register, email Claire Shindler@bsc.harvard.edu or Jennifer Hughes at email@example.com.
Perfectionism: A Double-Edged Sword
Friday, March 15, 1:00-2:30pm
5 Linden Street
Many students struggle with the fine line between striving for excellence and suffering from perfectionism. This workshop helps students to begin to distinguish motivation for healthy achievement from perfectionism and to overcome some of the pitfalls of perfectionism. To register, email Jennifer Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Wednesdays beginning March 27, 1:15-2:30pm
5 Linden Street
This group works on understanding the experience of procrastination and on freeing oneself to use one's creative processes in moments when one feels resistant, blocked or praralyzed. Please call 617-495-2581 before March 15 to schedule a 30-minute pre-group consultation.
Featuring Bryan Kate
WHERE IS YOUR HOMETOWN?
TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT WHERE YOU GREW UP.
Robie’s Country Deli, opened in the 1820s, is a popular stop for presidential candidates stumping through NH in the primaries.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS AT HOME?
I have two grown sisters, one older and one younger.
DID YOU HAVE ANY PETS WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP?
A cat named Sage.
WHAT SPORTING OR OTHER EVENT DO YOU ENJOY PLAYING/WATCHING?
Hockey. I am a life long Bruins fan.
TELL US SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS YOU HAVE DONE.
As an unsupervised youngster we would put couch cushions at the bottom of a flight of stairs and dive head-first from the top. Not a bright idea.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
It changes. I generally like dark blues and greens.
WHAT IS YOUR MUST DO/SEE EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON OR ANYWHERE ELSE?
Relax in an open-air onsen in the mountains of Japan.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?
I like slow cooked foods like braised pork, short ribs, and real barbecue. I will never refuse pizza.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT?
Anything with peanut butter. Can’t beat salty and sweet.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WANT PEOPLE TO NOTICE ABOUT YOU?
My sense of humor.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES?
Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Martin Sheen, Adam Carolla
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
My grandfather, who taught me to be hard working, humble, and friendly.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE VACATION AND WITH WHOM?
Tahitian bungalow with Katie and Henry.
WHAT KIND OF MOVIES DO YOU LIKE?
Suspense, Comedy, Historical Drama
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY?
Fall, for the warm (but not hot) days and crisp, cool air.
WHAT BOOKS HAVE YOU READ RECENTLY THAT YOU RECOMMEND?
Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
WHAT IS A HOBBY YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME FOR?
Learning to play the guitar.
TELL US SOMETHING WE PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I was in a curling league for a year.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DUNSTER HOUSE?
The friendly people.
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
Final degree applications for May 2013 Degree Candidates due.
Last day to change concentration without Administrative Board approval for May 2013 and November 2013 Degree Candidates.
Last day upon which May 2013 and November 2013 degree candidates may submit a completed and signed foreign language citation study plan to the Office of the Registrar.
Monday, April 1st Advanced Standing-eligible students planning to graduate after six or seven terms in May 2014 or November 2014, or to begin a fourth year AM program in fall term 2014, 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 15, Monday
Applications for degree credit for study out of residence for the summer are due at the Office of International Education.
Deadline for Dunster House newsletter submissions is Thursday at 3:00 pm for Monday publication. Submit concise notices with a brief headline in writing to Diana, Assistant to the Resident Dean, either at the House Office (J-35), 495-2263 or preferably by e-mail at email@example.com.