<Begin Rant> Welcome to my week of complete business from pi day
to midterms, to campus day to interviews... <End Rant>
Alright, now that that's done, let's get onto everything that has been
happening on the wide world of campus. Oddly enough, compared to my last
report, quite a bit has happened around campus. So, without further
- Russell Peters came to town on Monday the 7th and Wednesday the
9th to perform to two sold out crowds. Although I didn't attend,
apparently everyone who went had tonnes of fun.
- There is a referendum coming up on March 28 and 29 on the termination
of the WPIRG fee. I don't want to get into too many specifics here, but
basically, a yes vote would see the termination of the WPIRG fee and a no
vote would continue the refundable fee being added to our tuition. Anyone
with specific questions should feel free to e-mail me.
- Pi day was Monday. The day started off with the
introduction of some new MathSoc novelties in the form of a Pi shirt,
which has more than 1300 digits of pi on the back, and pi pins with
>500 digits. I'd like to thank Kaitlyn Holman for the t-shirt idea and
Jenny Mecking for the implementation.
Around 1:45, the guest servers for the day (Dean Alan George, and his
Executive Assistant Shirley Thomson) showed up with pie served promptly at
1:59. The day was a big success with some notable events, like a delicious
chocolate cream pie in the face for me by the VPAS (don't worry, I got her
back some time later), as well as a documentary about pi day from a group
of students from Humber College. Thanks to everyone who organized the
event, especially Ehsan Safani, as well as the numerous volunteers who
helped cut up and serve the pies and ice cream after the guest servers had
- Campus day was on Tuesday. We all had a great time being able to
introduce our future peers to campus, and plugging the good things about
Waterloo. Thank you to all volunteers for showing why the Math Faculty is
the one that counts. The reason is volunteers like you!
- Feds is having their Annual General Meeting on March 31, and it
happens to coincide with President Wroe's birthday. Everyone is encouraged
to attend and see what FedS have been up to for the past year.
- I have 4 assignments due this week that I should start, I think I
passed my Music 246 midterm, and interviews went badly.
As this is the last mathNEWS of the term, I would like to wish all the
grads good luck as they begin a new chapter of their lives. Whether you
are going to Grad school, working, or doing whatever else you choose to
do, I wish you the best in all your travels.
As for the rest of you, enjoy your summer term, whether at school or
work (as the case may be), and I look forward to a great fall term.
As always, anyone with questions about my report should feel free to
e-mail me at email@example.com
Michael A. Tersigni