An amusing notice crossed my inbox recently, inviting the community to a Social Hour at 5:30 today in the Ginn Library. The weekly Social Hours are a time when students, along with faculty and staff, come together for a little eating and drinking, and a lot of conversation. (Prospective students can join in following the Admissions Information Sessions each Thursday, starting next week.) Most of the Social Hours take place in the Hall of Flags, which already makes the Ginn Library venue a little unusual. But the invitation goes further, inviting us to break (almost) all the library’s usual rules. According to the notice, Ginn — staffed by librarians and tech experts who usually endeavor to maintain library decorum — will, for one hour, be the site of:
Brazilian BBQ from Oasis Brazilian
Beatles Rock Band
iPod Shuffle and other prizes raffled amongst rockers (see above)!
With food, drink, swag, exhibitionism, and gambling in Ginn Library, the message is clear: for one hour this week, community trumps research and assignments.
Archives by Date
TagsApplication Boston Boston Marathon Business competitions Capstone Career CIERP Coffee Hours Commencement Community Conferences Cool stuff! deadlines Dean Stavridis Dear Ariel decisions Diane DME Early Notification Essays Faculty Spotlight First-Year Alumni Five-Year Updates Fletcher Forum Ginn Library GRE Hall of Flags IBGC Internships Interviews ISSP Liam MIB OCS On the road Outside the classroom Professors suggest Recommendations Roxanne Social List Somerville Student Stories thesis waitlist World Peace Foundation