Lindsey Kuper (lindseykuper) wrote,
Lindsey Kuper

Spring 2009: The parent of all course conflicts

              11079          02:30P-03:45P   TR     JH A107   Hofstadter D
                 TOPIC : THE MIND AND THE ATOM
                 ABOVE CLASS MEETS WITH HPSC-X 521

is open to any student, graduate or undergraduate, regardless of department or affiliation -- but enrollment is capped at 25, which means that the 25 people who are there will be the .06% of the Indiana University student population who want to be there the very most. It goes without saying that those are 25 people I think I'd like to hang around. We're going to be reading about and discussing the time period from roughly 1850 to 1930 when the concept of the atom was being developed, covering not only scientific findings but also what we can glean about what could have been going through the minds of the scientists who were finding them. Who knows if Doug Hofstadter will (a) ever offer a course again (b) that requires no cognitive science background (c) during a time when I will have no research or teaching obligations to fulfill? The thought of missing such an opportunity makes me feel awful. Meets Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

               9710          02:30P-03:50P   MTR    M005  Gray W

is the choir I've been singing in since school started. It's intense. I love it. In the spring, we have two concerts: the Schubert "Missa solemnis" Mass No. 5, and the Benjamin Britten War Requiem. (Schubert, my favorite composer. And the frickin' War Requiem.) Our director is in charge of choral programs here, which means that it's ultimately his decision which ensembles people get to be in, and leaving the group probably wouldn't be a great way for someone who wants very much to keep singing in ensembles this good or better to demonstrate her supposed commitment, not to mention her notional musicianship. On top of all that, it's the best group I've ever gotten to sing with, and the thought of having to leave and not be in a choir again makes me feel awful. Rehearses Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

Blast. What do I do?

Tags: grad school

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