Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby cway » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:58 pm

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I can't personally vouch [yet] but my salon in NYC recommended Salon Marc Harris. They have 2 locations in Boston (4 Avery St, 115 Newbury St) but not in Cambridge. All I've got! Hope that helps.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:05 pm

For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?

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Postby TripTrip » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:12 pm

t-14orbust wrote:For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?

Box fan all the way.

The droning hum is the best. Plus if fits most grope windows.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby t-14orbust » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:01 pm

TripTrip wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?

Box fan all the way.

The droning hum is the best. Plus if fits most grope windows.

And here I was looking up 'droning hum' brand box fans :lol:
thanks for the rec-- you da man!

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Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:27 pm

t-14orbust wrote:For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?

Portable Air Conditioner.

If you have a chill RA, who will care?

Caution: I've never lived in the dorms.

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Postby acrossthelake » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:29 pm

t-14orbust wrote:For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?


I crashed in a friend's room in Gropius once who used a box fan back when it was warm/hot. Box fan worked just fine and actually managed to sort of drown out the sound from outdoors.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:18 am

t-14orbust wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:For Gropius: Floor tower fan, box fan, or both?

Box fan all the way.

The droning hum is the best. Plus if fits most grope windows.

And here I was looking up 'droning hum' brand box fans :lol:
thanks for the rec-- you da man!

That does kinda sound like a brand, huh? Maybe I should start selling fans.

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Postby sjgonzalez3 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:16 pm

Tried connecting my harvard.edu email to Microsoft Outlook, but it's saying there's an encryption problem. Do any of you all know if we can use a 3rd party mail service like this? I thought that only the clinical email was restricted to web browser viewing.

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Postby HorseThief » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:27 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:Tried connecting my harvard.edu email to Microsoft Outlook, but it's saying there's an encryption problem. Do any of you all know if we can use a 3rd party mail service like this? I thought that only the clinical email was restricted to web browser viewing.


I was able to set up forwarding to my usual gmail account, so you could always try that, then open that gmail account in Outlook.

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Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:51 pm

sjgonzalez3 wrote:Tried connecting my harvard.edu email to Microsoft Outlook, but it's saying there's an encryption problem. Do any of you all know if we can use a 3rd party mail service like this? I thought that only the clinical email was restricted to web browser viewing.


I was able to make my email work with Mail on my Mac.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby tomato123 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:11 am

How intense is the first week of school in general? Would it be a soft intro?

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Postby tomwatts » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:31 am

Three years ago, the first week was very mild. It ramped up each week for at least the first four or five weeks (well, really until the first LRW assignment was due).

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Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:59 am

tomato123 wrote:How intense is the first week of school in general? Would it be a soft intro?


My civ pro professor tried everything he could to recreate The Paper Chase.

In general, you've probably felt very bright your entire life, regardless of the circumstances. Prepare for that to temporarily change.

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Postby pupshaw » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:19 am

Does anyone have any thoughts or insights about Halperin or Kaplow for Tax?

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Postby nmb43 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:14 pm

North Hall - hows the refrigerator/freezer situation in the kitchens? I'm bringing a mini fridge without a separate freezer compartment and was wondering if there tends to be room in the kitchen to store frozen meals

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Postby acrossthelake » Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:48 pm

tomwatts wrote:Three years ago, the first week was very mild. It ramped up each week for at least the first four or five weeks (well, really until the first LRW assignment was due).


Agreed.

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Postby wert3813 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:34 pm

Single-Malt-Liquor wrote:
tomato123 wrote:How intense is the first week of school in general? Would it be a soft intro?


My civ pro professor tried everything he could to recreate The Paper Chase.

In general, you've probably felt very bright your entire life, regardless of the circumstances. Prepare for that to temporarily change.

Yeah this wasn't my experience. If it was overwhelming it was more sensory overload than anything. That said I read for the first 3-5 classes in each class before orientation. Certainly not required, but did make things less stressful for me. I also read a bit of Glannon for civ pro. minimum contacts, etc. and found that a bit helpful.

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Postby rathgra » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:57 pm

tomato123 wrote:How intense is the first week of school in general? Would it be a soft intro?


The most intense part for me was learning how to read cases. I've always been an extremely fast reader and it took me something like 50 minutes to get through my first 10 pages of my first civ pro reading (although to be fair, that did include a case from the 1800s and the dense language that comes with it).

I don't think I ever got up to the speed I could read assignments in undergrad (humanities major), but by the end of week 1, it was significantly easier and it only got easier throughout the year. You figure out pretty quickly what elements are important and what professors are going to emphasize.

I was also pretty nervous about cold calling. You are probably going to say something stupid at some point. But basically every person in your section is going to, and as long as you make a genuine effort, nobody is going to remember.

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Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:23 am

As a general tip, the parts of the case that aren't relevant to the course you're taking are fair game for cold-calling, but won't matter for the exam. So if you're reading about civil procedure in your contracts class, don't sweat over that part, just focus on the parts about contracts. And nobody really cares about how well you do on cold-calling and the ones who do are judgmental pricks anyway.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby Single-Malt-Liquor » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:36 am

acrossthelake wrote:As a general tip, the parts of the case that aren't relevant to the course you're taking are fair game for cold-calling, but won't matter for the exam. So if you're reading about civil procedure in your contracts class, don't sweat over that part, just focus on the parts about contracts. And nobody really cares about how well you do on cold-calling and the ones who do are judgmental pricks anyway.


Credited.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:15 pm

Is it possible to be a research assistant 1L?

Is it foolish to be a research assistant 1L?

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:27 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Is it possible to be a research assistant 1L?

Is it foolish to be a research assistant 1L?

Don't do it first semester. Second you can give it a go.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:51 pm

TripTrip wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:Is it possible to be a research assistant 1L?

Is it foolish to be a research assistant 1L?

Don't do it first semester. Second you can give it a go.

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby az21833 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:56 am

Are people typically RAs for past professors? Or can we just reach out to professors doing cool stuff haha

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Re: Harvard Student(s) Answering Your Questions

Postby TripTrip » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:11 am

az21833 wrote:Are people typically RAs for past professors? Or can we just reach out to professors doing cool stuff haha

Cool stuff. You only really choose one professor for your whole first year, and it's very likely you'll get your second or third anyway. Find the one you want to work with.




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