Wednesday, March 27

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday. 

Friday drop deadline. This Friday, March 29, is the last day to drop the class with an automatic grade of W on your transcript. If you drop after Friday, you will end up with an F on your transcript (the only way to drop with a W after Friday is if you are passing the class when you drop, but if you were passing the class, you probably would not be dropping it, right?). So, for any of you in the class who are really having trouble keeping up, please take note of this deadline. If you have any questions about this, make sure you contact me either on Wednesday or Thursday so I'll have time to answer your questions before the Friday deadline.

Finishing the class. I know that many of you are taking this class just to fulfill a General Education requirement, which means that all you need to do is to pass the class. It is fine with me if you stop work for the class once you have the grade you want - no need at all to apologize; that's one of the big advantages of a points-based grading system: you know just what you need to do to finish up! For more information about points and grading, see this Grading Chart.  

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Monday or Tuesday during the Break, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned in  something on Wednesday or later, it is probably still in the stack waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Wednesday Events on Campus. At 7PM in 170 Hester Hall there will be a free showing of the Academy-Award-winning film Amour - and pizza will be served (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 27: Holi
. The festival of Holi takes place on March 27 this year, and it is widely celebrated not just in India and Nepal but also by Hindus around the world. It is a spring festival, sometimes called the "festival of colors." You can read more about Holi in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for the image below that shows Lord Krishna himself celebrating Holi together with his consort Radha: