Author Archives: Braden Grams

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know.

While the press around online social networking related firings and blighted job searches may sometimes be exaggerated, it’s still a real problem. Here’s some great advice on avoiding problems with your Facebook profile (not to mention protecting yourself from all the other internet and identity theft related nastiness out there).

Administratively Yours: Keep your personal info secure

CautionFor many of you starting MAPH also means moving to a new city, new bank, and a host of other new things. These days, that means new passwords and usernames for all kinds of things. That means it’s a great time for me to remind you to choose secure passwords and good challenge questions for when you inevitably forget one of those secure passwords (not that y’all haven’t heard much of this before. Continue reading

Tame your maph-etc email by digesting it…

Tired of two much maph-etc email in your inbox, but still want to get those announcements? Try changing your subscription to digest! By visiting the list info page you can change your subscription options. You will need your password, which you can get by sending an email to with “Password” as the subject. The body of the email is best left blank. To recieve your maph-etc email as a daily digest, just choose digest under subscription options.

Administratively Yours: Autumn week 1

Welcome to the first installment of the MAPH office’s weekly (more or less) announcements of administrivia and other things you’ll be glad you knew about before the jumped up and bit you. This week we have for you:

  1. Health Insurance election deadline is October 5th
  2. Drop/Add is in full swing, details you should know after the jump
  3. Preceptor and Co-Director Autumn office hours are on the web

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See the Lyric Opera… for free!

Your fellow MAPHer, Sharon Harris, has brought the following opportunity to our attention:

Full-time U of C students can see Lyric Opera dress rehearsals for FREE for three operas this season. I think it’s for Verdi’s La Traviata, Strauss’ Die Fraue ohne Schatten, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Simply go to the Department of Music office in Goodspeed Hall, right as you step off the elevator on the third floor, present your ID, and fill out a brief application for the College Opera Circle. The most inexpensive student tickets are $20, and those aren’t even available for La Traviata.

The first one starts next week–drop in and fill out your application.

I think this may be a limited offer (only so many seats), so if you’re interested you may want to act fast.