Camp Mah Kee Nac, the super fun all-boys camp that I work at during the summer in Lenox, MA, is looking for an additional male-identifying summer staff member who is interested in health care. Specifically, someone studying PT/Athletic Training or is an EMT. Room, board and travel expenses are covered + summer stipend, please reach out to me if you are interested and I’d be happy to talk to you more about it! for more info!

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Apply now to spend six weeks immersed in Portuguese language and Afro-Brazilian cultures in Salvador, Brazil. No prior Portuguese language necessary; advanced students welcome. Students will travel within the northeast region of Brazil and students will live with host-families for the duration of their stay.

Contact Professor Naomi Wood for more details and/or apply on Summit:

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There’s time until February 14 to sign up to “The Spell of Italy,” a journey on the footsteps of the German and British Romantic poets taught by Professors William Davis and Amanda Minervini. We will travel to Rome, Naples and Sicily. Can be taken for credit in English, Comparative Literature, German, and Italian.
For info, or

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In Brazil, as in many other countries around the world, the political balance has shifted to the far right, as was recently reflected in the election of the former army captain Jair Bolsonaro. Characterized by a conservative populism, this new administration, which took office on Jan 01, 2019, represents new challenges for the advancement of progressive social movements, minority groups and the implementation of human rights policies in Brazil. In this presentation, I will highlight the political context that gave rise to this new administration, and the impacts of the new administration’s ideological positions specifically with regards to the LGBTQ community.

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FALL 2019 CC in Latin America – info sessions and application
Spend block 1-4 of the 2019-2020 school year immersed in Chilean and Argentine culture, language and history!
Questions? Come to the info sessions on Monday, February 4th and Wednesday, February 20th, both at 12:15pm, Armstrong Hall 326. Pizza will be served.
Minimum prerequisite is SP201 or placement into SP305. Program fee replaces room & board; reimbursement for airfare; live with host family. Includes field trips to: Montevideo and Colonia, Uruguay; The Atacama Desert, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar.
Application available now on Summit. For more info, check out the Spanish and Portuguese Dept. website or contact Program Director, Andreea Marinescu,

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Philosophy 205:


Block 2, Jonathan Lee & Dennis McEnnerney – taught in Paris

Interested in “French Philosophy in Context: 1930 to the Present,” a block 2 course offered next fall IN PARIS by Jonathan Lee and Dennis McEnnerney?

Come to an information session this coming Monday, 4 Feb., at 12:15-12:45 p.m. in 256A Armstrong.

This course explores the development of French philosophy from the interwar period to the present. Using the city of Paris as its context, the course examines how dramatic social and political challenges influenced the paths of French philosophical reflection, moving thinkers to question the foundations of knowledge, morals, and politics, leading ultimately to what might be called a “decentered” cosmopolitanism.

Live in one of the best, liveliest neighborhoods of Paris, and study philosophy where it happened and is happening! With field trips to relevant sites in Paris and class visits by contemporary French philosophers.

Program fee of approximately $4100; airfare and most meals not included. Financial aid available for students with demonstrable need. The information session will introduce the course and the application procedure, and give details about expenses and aid. Questions? Contact Jonathan Lee ( Dennis McEnnerney (

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Personal Qualities & Game Decisions

Seeking 50 (limit) respondents for a 6-minute survey asking you to indicate the degree to which characteristics do or don’t describe you, make a game choice, and provide basic demographic information. Two $25 Amazon gift cards will be raffled (1-in-25 chance of winning). Genuine and sincere responses to the questions are important for this scientific research.

Mark Saviano PhD, Psychology Department,

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