At the Halfway Point

We are halfway through the RILA semester! Time has flown by so quickly, especially since we are kept busy with classes and then excursions on the weekends.  Spring break was last week, though, so many people traveled on their own or in small groups. Several people went to Paris, while a couple others spent a …

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An Update from Rome: Week 3

Yes! It’s true! It snowed in Rome last week! This was the first snowfall Rome has seen since 2012 and we all had so much fun experiencing the snow.  Nick Pappas had never seen or been in snow before, so he was especially excited about the sudden change in weather.  Since Rome is not equipped …

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Integral in Rome: One Week Away!

On February 9, 2018, six Integral sophomores (and a student from the College of New Jersey) will begin their semester-long adventure in Rome, Italy.  Traditionally, Integral students have had little opportunity to travel; January Term travel is possible, but since the discontinuation of the Oxford program, semester study abroad has not been possible.  This year, …

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“Colors” by Elise Yockelson, ’21

You've​ ​let​ ​me​ ​in, I've​ ​seen​ ​you​ ​in​ ​good​ ​times​ ​and​ ​your​ ​bad​ ​times; You've​ ​seen​ ​me​ ​in​ ​mine. But​ ​please​ ​I'd​ ​color​ ​you​ ​in​ ​if​ ​you'd​ ​let​ ​me; To​ ​see​ ​past​ ​all​ ​the​ ​blurred​ ​lines​ ​and​ ​grey​ ​skies. Take​ ​my​ ​hand​ ​and​ ​we​ ​can​ ​mix​ ​ourselves​ ​and​ ​find​ ​peace​ ​in​ ​our​ ​bodies​ ​and​ ​minds. …

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Colin Jones’ Essay on Circular Logics

I: Introduction Peter Kalkavage captures best what motivated the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus to overturn the ancient Greco-Roman astronomical model solidified by Ptolemy in his Almagest. Kalkavage writes: “[Ptolemy] is not setting out to ‘explain the world’ in the sense of getting at the true causes of motion and paths of the heavenly bodies. [...] …

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Felicia Good’s Essay on Conjugate Diameters in Conics

                     The Marriage of Growth and Certainty in Conjugate Diameters                      Mathematics are often adored for their straightforward, factual nature. While problems can be challenging, mathematical calculations provide a comfortable logic in which terms are defined and one can choose from a toolbox of operations to work towards a clear goal. The well-educated high school math …

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