Academics Jan Cornel
Academic Interests. I've been interested in poetry for several years now, and since last year, I've been mulling over Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, tracking themes of signification and transcendence, and exploring how we exteriorize time, maybe even approach transcendence, by constructing narratives of meaning. At Marlboro, my academic interests have jumped around from sociolinguistics to aesthetics and even to the Classics, so I know that I haven't found that nice and clean question that I've been wanting to ask for Plan even though I've managed to write up this little blurb. There's still a lot more writing I need to do.
Favorite Things about Marlboro. The sunsets, black-outs, Moss Hollow Road, the ghost lore, the VHS collection at the library, birches, the couches, the gym, trails, the students and professors and their hopes, convictions, and style, waking up for breakfast, The Chelsea Royal Diner, Plan shows, Connect-Four, projectors in the Science Building, The Citizen, the D-Hall kitchen crew...
Community Involvement. I've participated in a few Open Mic Nights and clothing swaps and broomball games and Homecoming parades. Last year I was on the Town Meeting Scholarship Committee and also gathered some content for the first issue of Marlboro's life and style magazine, Hot-Stack. The year before some friends and I arrived dead-last in the Wendell Cup snowshoeing race.
Advice. It’s better to be under-packed than deal with a mess of situational stuff. Getting off campus can be real easy. Have fun. Frequent your Marlboro webmail. Go see Plan shows. Learn to drive. Establish a homework schedule. Think things through. Don't have every meal at the D-Hall.
Welcome to Marlboro.