Lonely freshman looking for a person to share a humble abode in Percopo. Does this look familiar for you? If so, you are probably going through the annual housing rush that began last night across campus. Erik Hayes, Director of Residence Life, & Tom Miller, Dean of Students, ran an information session last night for freshman and for upperclassmen for the 2010-2011 year.

Students flocked from across campus to join in the Vonderschmitt Dining Room to learn on the procedure required to become a on-campus student next year. The meeting began with general information session, followed by group questions and answers, and lastly individual question and answer sessions. “I believe that they’re managing [the process] as efficiently as anyone could expect them to. The process isn’t perfect, but it’s certainly the best anyone could expect,” said Robert Murphy, freshman software engineering student.

The Rose-Hulman campus community was shaken upon return from spring break by the death of one of its members.

Mohammad Habeeb, graduate physics and optical engineering student, died March 3 due to a health complication. No further information was available about Habeeb’s condition. Habeeb, a Muslim, was buried the day after his death.

Friends and classmates remembered Habeeb as a kind individual thoroughly dedicated to his studies.
“He always had a smile on his face,” Jessica Wittig, graduate physics and optical engineering major, said. “He spent most of time in the lab. He was a very good student and very interested.”


Congressman departs, but not quietly

Rep. Eric J. Massa (D-NY) is the most recent Democratic congressman to join in the spate of Dem. resignations. Mr. Massa’s resignation was announced unexpectedly on Monday, after allegations of sexual harassment were levied against him by a male aide. Mr. Massa, who is 50 years old, claims that the staff member never complained directly to him. In addition, he says that his resignation is the end result of a campaign by Democratic leadership that he thinks “will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill.” Mr. Massa’s loudest criticisms were aimed at White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who he went so far as to call the “son of the devil’s spawn.” House Democratic leaders and White House officials have dismissed his claims.


“But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes,” says Shakespeare; many men and women will look into happiness through another’s eyes at the close of the Shakespeare Madness tournament being held by the HSS department.

The Shakespeare Madness tournament is just one component of the Shakespeare festivities surrounding next week’s performances of Romeo & Juliet by the Actors of the London Stage. During this week, the HSS department also hosted a film festival and classroom visits from the Actors of the London Stage.


Alright, so, if you’ve heard of “Moon,” you’ve likely seen it. Well, maybe. But you should have. And, if you haven’t seen it, you should. Let’s just get that out of the way first: you should watch this movie. If you like sci-fi movies, you’ll like “Moon.” I’m not talking about sci-fi movies in the vein of “Star Trek” (which was also good, I’m not disparaging it), I’m talking about hard science fiction; movies such as “2001: A Space Odyssey.” “Moon” is not about flashy effects or fast-paced action. The director, Duncan Jones, has stated that he wanted “to create something which felt comfortable within the canon of those science fiction films from the sort of late seventies to early eighties.” I think he succeeded.


Though I was skeptical at first due to the title and previews, The Crazies, directed by Brock Eisner and starring Timothy Olyphant (“Hitman”) and Radha Mitchell (“Silent Hill” and “Man on Fire”), did not disappoint. Furthermore, it held its own in the horror/zombie genre. It had all the elements of a successful film: action, suspense, and an interesting plot with tension mixed with hints of comedy.


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