This is the archive for March, 2010.
- March Madness
Sorry basketball fans. This blog post is talking about the March madness of Hillsdale and my life. Complete with photos!
First off, the weather has been crazy here. It has gone from the teens to the upper sixties in temperature, and everywhere from snow to rain to sunshine.
Here are a few photos of the campus:
(Click on the photos to view them larger)
March, for me at least, was filled with exams, deadlines, presentations, meetings, photography, and occasional illness. I am happy to report that all turned out for the best.
During the fourth CCA, director Peter Bogdanovich showed up on campus to give an informative and entertaining lecture:
There was a week and a half span where the weather was absolutely gorgeous. The temperature was in the 50s and 60s, and the skies were clear and blue. I did a lot of studying outside those days. There were also a lot of frisbee games and guitars bring played on the quad during those days.
One evening, the classics honorary decided to put on a Virgil Vigil. They read all twelve books of the Aeneid on the quad late into the night:
Also, the Charger Baseball season started!
I am leaving a lot of things out, but it is for the best. These things are just a quick glimpse of my past month.
Now, it is finally spring break. I am home in Amherst for the evening, then tomorrow (Friday) I will be on a plane to France to spend spring break traveling around France with my friend David Wagner. I am visiting Paris, Bordeaux, Arcachon, and Nice. I am very excited! I will post about it when I get back.
- CCA III
A few photos from Hillsdale College’s CCA III: The New Deal, which went from Jan. 31- Feb. 3.
Bradley C.S. Watson:
Dr. Burt Folsom, giving one of FDR’s famous gestures of dissatisfaction (ironically to FDR’s New Deal policies):
- Answer to Logic Quiz
Here is the answer to the logic quiz I posted a week and one day ago.
The original statement took the form “If p, then q” where p: “the red car is broken” and q: “John drives the blue car.”
The only statement in a)-g) which is equivalent to that is statement c, which is the contrapositive of the original statement. The contrapositive takes the form “If not q, then not p.”
Reason: The original statement means exactly what it says: If the red car is broken, then John drives the blue car. Think if this as two circles, a smaller one inside a larger one. The larger outer circle is statement q: John drives the blue car. The smaller inner circle is p: the red car is broken. Whenever you are inside the circle p, then you are automatically inside circle q. There is no way out of this. You can, however, be inside circle q without being inside circle p. (Draw it out if you can’t visualize it.) What we can conclude from this is that if you are not inside circle q, then there is no way you can be inside circle p. Thus, if John is not driving the blue car, the red car is not broken.
There are other reasons why a, b, d, e, f, and g are false. If you can’t figure it out, post your question to the comments and I will be happy to answer it for you.