Academics Nora Dunne
Academic Interests. I'm interested in Literature and Philosophy, particularly the works of Proust. I would like to look at different concepts of place and perhaps how the life of an author may or may not come through in his writing. Also, French. I'm workin' on learning French.
Favorite Marlboro Class. I loved the Russian lit class I took last semester. We read Dostoevsky and Tolstoy and the discussions in class were always intense.
Favorite Things about Marlboro. I suppose my favorite things about this place are also the things that can be the most exhausting. It's small, and that's what drew me here and what I guess ultimately keeps me here, but hey, winter can feel a bit suffocating when you see the same few faces constantly. The community and the freedom we have make it all worth it though. It's the same deal with academics. You take classes you want to be taking and for the most part do work that you want to be doing--so when it feels overwhelming, the pressure is on you alone. I love that students here need to be self-motivated; you shouldn't be in school if you don't want to be learning. There is really no room for slacking off, at least not without painful consequences (which for me usually attack my sleeping patterns first).
Favorite Places at Marlboro. I love working in Dalrymple on Sunday afternoons, and hanging out at the various 'tree houses' that are scattered about in the woods around campus. I also love the view from the balcony in the library (perfect for sunsets, sunrises, and some fresh air breaks from studying).
Community Involvement. I work in the Student Accounts office, so be nice to me if you want to cash your paycheck, tehehe. Lyceum Committee has also been really great -- it's awesome to be able to bring different bands and musical acts to campus for everyone to enjoy. Also, wrestling club.
Advice. Marlboro is such a small place that you can't help but hear things about different people, places, or classes, but I think it's so important to experience things for yourself. People certainly like to give advice, and it's not necessarily a bad thing, just try to take everything you hear with a grain of salt, I guess. Or sometimes many, many grains of salt.