Elyssa A. L. Spitzer

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Parting Shot

Boxes of Books

It is through packing that it has become evident that I am leaving. The empty shelves tell me, unequivocally, that I will be gone.


In Rows and Lines

The other day, my boyfriend’s mom gave him an ant farm. I hadn’t seen one since I was young. It was one of those twin-windowed plastic set-ups. Between two clear plastic panels just smaller than pieces of printer paper, 25 mail-order ants are placed beneath sand and soil and kept from escaping by talcum powder—or in more elaborate arrangements, by a moat. In there the ants dig tunnels, build roadways, construct a viable city that is less than an inch wide.


Leave Mike Alone

As often happens in the northeast in the winter, on Dec. 26, it snowed.


Retirement Package Draws Faculty Interest

Nearly a quarter of the 176 eligible faculty members—a subset which includes some of the University’s oldest and most renowned professors—accepted a one-time retirement plan that will facilitate their departure within the next five years, the University announced yesterday.

On Campus

Tonight On Campus

Tonight seems to be a quiet evening on campus, so here are two possible destinations to bring some excitement to your Saturday night.

Dining Delights #2
House Life

Dining Delights #2

On Campus

Canadian Male Wanted?

The origin of these signs, posted through the Science Center today, is unknown, but whoever is responsible has some very specific interests....

Career Center

OCS Tricks and Treats from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Today

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this afternoon OCS will be hosting a Halloween Open House. If you're "scared about finding a job or something to do this summer," head over there to learn some tricks. And if you want to give in addition to take, bring spare change to donate to the College's UNICEF fund.

Dining Delights #1
Food and Drink

Dining Delights #1

Dining Delights #1
House Life

Greek Chicken Wrap & Brown Sugar Pear Crisp

Today we have a delicious entrée and dessert: a greek chicken wrap and a delectable brown sugar pear crisp. The wrap is perfect for both lunch or dinner and can be made using ingredients available at both meals. The pear crisp is best enjoyed after dinner, as the finishing touch to a long day.


In Memoriam of the ’80s Dance

The Leverett House ’80s Dance entered this world 20 years after the themed dance’s namesake decade ended. Now, as the ...

On Campus

Dean Asserts FAS Recovery

In his annual report, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith chronicled the financial setbacks and modes of ...

On Campus

Professors Head to Queen’s Head Post-Faculty Meeting for Open Access Week

Professors may have poured themselves a drink last night to celebrate their contributions to the online academic world.


English Department May Cut Library Hours

The English Department is considering closing or reducing the hours of its departmental library on Widener’s third floor in an effort to cut departmental spending.

Things to Know

Another Tool to Make Your Life Easier

There is lots going on on campus. Parties, speakers, guitar groups, religious gatherings,'s a kid to keep track?!