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Tip of the Month: Constructing Your College List

July 1, 2017

With so many choices – over 4,000 if you’re counting – coming up with a list of colleges to apply to can be overwhelming. Add to that the sheer volume of information and advice flooding your brains and inboxes, and well, let’s just stop. The point is, where do you begin? How many schools should […]

Tip of the Month: Planning those summer visits to colleges…

June 1, 2017

I am often asked to identify the best time to visit a college. There are two answers to this question. The first answer is to see the campus when everything is in its usual flow because this allows the guest to visit classes, to see people interacting, to stop someone in the dining hall, dorm, […]

Shakespeare: Theater at Mudd

April 24, 2017

Hi everybody! Today I’m going to talk to you about one of the classes that I’m taking this semester at Mudd, Shakespeare! Shakespeare is a bit of an anomaly here at Mudd, because half of the class is readings chosen based on some theme, and the latter half is students putting on a play, chosen […]

West Side Story: Meet Shamu

April 24, 2017

Hi all, long time no see, again. I’ve been meaning to be more regular about these but, as it would, life keeps getting in the way! No matter, because today I’m going to share with you a fun little tidbit about dorm culture. HMC prides itself on strong dormitory identities and cultures, and West Dorm […]

A Sneak Peek into Orwin Lab

April 21, 2017

Given the generality of the engineering major, research is a fun and productive way to explore engineering topics not covered by major requirements – E82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 101 and 102. I joined Prof. Orwin’s biomedical engineering research team last January. I stayed on campus last summer to work on the tissue engineered Brain Patch project […]

Muddy Murals

April 15, 2017

Dorms can sometimes feel very repetitive. The room and layouts are often mirrored, and in a lot of dorms, they are practically the same. However, there is some room for making creative changes that last for more than a year or two of residency in Mudd dorms. One example of this is painting murals. I do not […]

Major Spotlight: Physics

April 8, 2017

At the end of Core, all Mudders are pretty well versed with fundamental physics concepts. We start off our first semester of college with Special Relativity, move on the Classical Mechanics, and then finally end with Electricity and Magnetism. These three semesters teach us that unlike many of our experiences in high school, physics is […]

The All-New Galileo

April 7, 2017

Hey guys! A while back I did a post that was a tour of the Libra complex, the underground part of Mudd’s academic end. However, I had to leave out a major part, Galileo Hall! Galileo is Mudd’s oldest lecture hall, composed of three joinable lecture rooms, Pryne, McAlister, and Edwards. Over the years it’s […]

Healthy Habits: Gyms

April 2, 2017

There are many places to focus on physical wellness, which is one of the eight dimensions of wellness, at Mudd. Aside from hiking, skiing, or surfing in the LA area, the five Claremont Colleges have multiple gyms that Mudd students can access. The LAC Gym The LAC gym is located in the Linde Activities Center […]