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Shimeriana

This account posts interesting content related to Shimer College, the Great Books College of Chicago.

aepokh:

mason-brown8:

You know you go to an engineering school when….

A constant function and an exponential function are walking down the street when they see a differential operator approaching from the opposite direction.
"A differential operator!" cries the constant function, "He will differentiate me, and I will become nothing." The exponential function says, "Yes, but I cannot be affected. I am an exponential function. There is nothing he can do to me."
The constant function panics and ducks into an alley. The exponential function proceeds until meeting the differential operator and says, “Hello, I’m e^x.” The differential operator says, “Hello, I’m ∂/∂y.”

aepokh:

mason-brown8:

You know you go to an engineering school when….

A constant function and an exponential function are walking down the street when they see a differential operator approaching from the opposite direction.

"A differential operator!" cries the constant function, "He will differentiate me, and I will become nothing." The exponential function says, "Yes, but I cannot be affected. I am an exponential function. There is nothing he can do to me."

The constant function panics and ducks into an alley. The exponential function proceeds until meeting the differential operator and says, “Hello, I’m e^x.” The differential operator says, “Hello, I’m ∂/∂y.”

(via crypsys)

collegehumor:

Just a friendly reminder that cats are better than you.

collegehumor:

Just a friendly reminder that cats are better than you.

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via fuckyeahpsycheready)

Chicago Chess Center - News - Preview Open Winners Aren’t the Usual Suspects

Chicago Chess Center - News - Preview Open Winners Aren’t the Usual Suspects: June 29 was a day for… http://dlvr.it/3cYCdd

A fellow ICAT volunteer and I posing with our posters at the end…

A fellow ICAT volunteer and I posing with our posters at the end of the day. In addition to canvassing at various beaches over the summer, ICAT volunteers will also be present at the Chicago Pride Parade and the Dyke March, two awesome events happening during Pride weekend June 29th and 30th. I had a blast passing out condoms and getting signatures for our petition last year, and Pride is always a fun experience. Every pride parade I’ve been to has been a great time, and the attendees of the festival are often an eccentric crowd. From the sheer number of floats at Pride last year, it is clear that hundreds of communities are represented, and I’m excited to act as a representative for both Shimer and ICAT. (via blog.shimer: Beach Canvassing/Summer Festivities) http://dlvr.it/3XpdnM

stoicmike:

Yahoo paid their billion plus for tumblr. Problem, Yahoo is a family-type company and tumblr is loaded with an (estimated 20%) porn. Question, clear out all the tumblr porn and how many of those 107 million pairs of eyeballs mosey on down the filth-strewn internet highway? Eyeballs are mostly…

"Jason Blaesing ‘00, who will be a doctoral candidate at Cornell in the fall, has won won the…"

“Jason Blaesing ‘00, who will be a doctoral candidate at Cornell in the fall, has won… http://dlvr.it/3PwDcP

longreads:

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Throughout May and June, a new generation of reporters, writers, editors, and essayists make their way out of school and into the professional world. They come bearing clips, work samples produced for class or during an internship. Hundreds of media outlets at colleges and universities across…

(Source: longreads)

Waukegan Public Library gets national award at White House ceremony

Waukegan Public Library gets national award at White House ceremony: At a White House ceremony… http://dlvr.it/3MgsMy

shantobangla:

sextsfrommarxists:

hey girl,

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you must be an ideological state apparatus because i can’t get you out of my mind

I clearly did not read Althusser well enough back in the day… a goldmine for sexting apparently.

Happy Birthday to Shimer College

Happy birthday to Shimer!  If you donate this month, your donation will be matched.

Sixteen full decades have now passed since Frances Wood and Cindarella Gregory greeted their first eleven pupils in the back room of the Presbyterian Church in Mount Carroll. The local papers tell us that northern Illinois was then in its third full week of heavy rains — explaining the endless mud through which Wood and Gregory had traveled to reach the town.

The morning was cold and dismal,” according to one account written 30 years later, “and all day long the rain fell drearily on the roof, penetrating the weather beaten boards and leaving long lines of wet upon the floor.” The school that was to become Shimer College was open for business, and no minor detail like the lack of an adequate building was going to hold it up.


 Miss Wood’s account in her journal is fairly brief:

Very rainy, rather a bad commencement, we however had 11 young ladies; we all remain together for the present yet Mr. Gray offers his rooms for our own use. One of our young ladies, Miss Pierce, has been at Rockford Seminary one & half year, wishes to take Arithmetic, Algebra & Latin.


(Worth noting that the history of students transferring to Shimer goes back to the very beginning.)


You, too, can help keep Shimer warm and dry.  Where was that link again?  Ah, here it is.

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