September 2010 Archives

Cheeeeeeeeese

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I love cheese. Gruyere. Cowgirl Creamery. Humbolt Fog. I think it's amazing. Which is why I headed up Cheese Club last year here at Olin (and maybe the year before? and maybe this year? running elections is not one of Cheese Club's strengths.) We made mac n cheese. We had cheese study breaks. We were at Club Fair and Candidates' Weekend and Family Weekend. 

But I've decided. It's not enough.

The solution? Reyner ('13) and I are currently writing up a proposal to do a Passionate Pursuit. in cheese. A Passionate Pursuit is an activity, possibly funded, in which students propose a semester-long project, solicit faculty participation, and establish objectives. Students may be granted non-degree credit, and the Passionate Pursuit is listed on their transcript. (paraphrased from the student handbook).

Specifically, we are interested in learning about cheese from several different angles, including regional variations, history, types of milk, and tastings. We plan on culminating our project by making two different types of cheeses ourselves, and then presenting to the Olin community about what we learned. The very awesome, cheese-loving materials science professor Jon Stolk has agreed to be our advisor on this quest. It hasn't been approved, or even submitted, so I don't want to get everyone's hopes up just yet. If it is though, rest assured I'll detail our experiences here.

Your head cheese,
Maia

The Shower

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Greetings interwebs! We're Nate and Luke and you can read all about us here. If you're too lazy to click on the link, leave now and don't come back.

JK. Actually please come back. We get lonely.

The short of it is Luke and I are going to be video blogging this year, giving you a window into our lives at Olin. Mind you- our lives at Olin are hardly representative of the average Oliner. Actually I don't think taking the average of Oliners would result in any statistically valid conclusion, but I digress. Watch, enjoy, comment.

Nate

PS Thanks to Bliz for letting us film in their room/use their shower.

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