What to do this week: October 5 – 11



Tuesday, October 6

Event: Mid Term Prep Workshop
Location: JWW 203
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, midterm season is indeed upon us. Whether these will be your first collegiate exams or you’re just still in a summer mindset and want a refresher, come learn some new study strategies to help you ace that test.

Wednesday, October 7

Event: The IFJ Present: Demystifying Summer Internships
Location: Wilson 102
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Students who have interned at financial and consulting firms will be answering your questions about what actually went down for them over the summer.

Friday, October 9

Event: Intimate embodiments: a solo exhibition by Elisabeth Walden
Location: Sarah Doyle Gallery
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“‘Intimate Embodiments’ is the result of my struggle to construct a positive identity for myself in spite of tremendous social pressure to hate my fat body. The paintings and prints in this exhibition are the result of a sustained engagement with my flesh, as a subject, object and tool to make art.” — Elisabeth Walden

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Sarah Koenig lecture discusses story-telling and Serial


This afternoon, Sarah Koenig spoke in Salomon about her career in radio and journalism, and on the power of storytelling. The lecture was presented by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, as one of the final events celebrating Women’s History Month. Koenig, a journalist and radio producer, has worked at The East Hampton Star, ABC News, The New York Times, and This American Life. Perhaps most notably, she hosted and produced Serial, a spin-off to This American Life. Serial  debuted in October 2014 at No. 1 on the iTunes charts, and was the fastest podcast to reach 5 million downloads.

Serial, a 12-part weekly non-fiction podcast re-investigated the murder of Hae Min Lee, a teenage girl who disappeared in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 13, 1999, and whose body was found a month later in Leakin Park. Lee’s ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, was arrested and convicted of her murder. The podcast closely reexamined the details of Lee’s disappearance and Syed’s subsequent trial through interviews with many of the relevant persons to the crime, including Syed, and painstaking review of relevant phone records and court documents.

Although Koenig originally expected a modest 300,000 listeners, Serial erupted into a cultural sensation. It gained an ardent fan base, prompting a popular subreddit of listeners debating possible theories, as well as a December Saturday Night Live parody of the podcast, starring Cecily Strong and Amy Adams. To date, Serial has amassed 6.5 million listeners, a number completely unprecedented in audio storytelling and podcast industries.

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