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Winter Wonder/Waste land

Congratulations!!!

One third of your MAPH career is over, and it’s time to head off to winter “break”recycle

Do you have to work the ENTIRE break?  Of course not.  Do a good amount of research, but take some time to rest, relax, and recharge.  And reduce and reuse and recycle of course.  All the re-‘s

 

We of the MAPH office decided we would put together a little guide to the beautiful winter wonderland that is Chicago.  Sorry, scratch that….I meant to say the Grey wasteland that is Chicago.

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Here are some things to do around the city.  If you will be in town, do as much as you can during the break.  If you will not be in town, maybe after break you can find some time to live as a human.  Whenever possible we are including FREE events, although there is lots of stuff that’s not free.

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IL Ballot Deets

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No joke, the flag of Illinois was created by mashing the Japanese flag, the Mexican flag, and a Captain America ad together

Hey all.  In case you hadn’t heard, there is a Presidential election tomorrow.  If you haven’t been following it, the election is between a controversial Democratic ex-Senator and ex-Secretary of State who would be the first female President of the United States.  Her opponent is a controversial “Republican” ex-TV host, ex-failed businessman who would be the first literal-bag-of-eels President of the United States.

Anyways, the presidents are not the only ones on the ballot, and I wanted to give a quick and dirty explanation of some of the other stuff you should vote on.

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Jerbs Blerg Perst!

Greetings beautiful humans!

How’s everybody?  It’s the beginning of the fifth week of the quarter, which means that out of the 32 or so academic weeks of the MAPH year, you have completed 6 of them!  That’s right, you’re racing toward the 20%-done-with-MAPH-mark!

If that doesn’t motivate you to look at your job prospects I don’t know what will.

Well good news! We have a bevy of employment-related events coming!

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What We Wish We Knew

As the quarter-proper looms, we the mentors asked ourselves, “What do we wish we knew at this time last year?”

Mainly, the answer was “What the f#$% is Hegel talking about?”

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Brent:  “What memo?”

 

We had some useful answers:

Annie: You won’t believe how much you can learn in 9 months.

T: Sometimes you just can’t read everything.

Brent: While you read, you should think about function.  What does each part of a text do?

And some less-than-useful answers:

Annie: There are many pages on facebook where you can find memes of doggos.

T: Alien doesn’t answer all of my questions about life.

Brent: Everyone knows what they’re doing except me.

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Digital Humanities

Greetings MAPHers!

Curious about the Digital Humanities? Worried about whether MAPH has a track for you? Luckily, we’ve got you covered!

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A digital humanist, obviously.

This year, The Digital Humanities track starts in Winter, and we wanted you all to come into the year well informed. One of our classmates, Matthew Aspeel, just completed the Digital Humanities track, and gave us the low-down on what it’s all about in a Q and A session with Associate Director and Interviewer Extraordinaire Maren Robinson.

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