Happy Pi Day to math lovers & haters alike

When I was accepted to Brown, I told my former math teacher that I would never take another math class again, thanks to the open curriculum. Scarred by grumpy math teachers in middle school, I stubbornly held true to this statement; I know I’m not alone on this one.

But just because we may have forgotten the significance of pi doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Pi Day. Now that we’re at Brown, March 14 doesn’t mean our math teachers bring pie to class and assign less homework as they revel in the majesty that is pi. Instead, we can celebrate Pi Day in a way better fit for college students: by eating. SPEC will be serving pies of all sorts (e.g., pumpkin, apple, and even chicken pot pie) at their Pi Day event at The Underground tonight from 8–10 p.m.

Pi Day also happens to fall on a Wednesday, which means you can celebrate at Whisko. I’m sure that would make your childhood math teachers really proud (but please make sure your BAC doesn’t get up to 3.14).

For those who want to honor the holiday in a more academic way, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is sponsoring a Pi Day celebration with the Puzzle Club and the Go Club for puzzles in the Science Center at the SciLi from 7–8:30 p.m.

So embrace Pi Day and celebrate the fact that you love math, or that Brown didn’t make you take it once you got here.

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