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533rd Cabinet

At Meeting VIII of the 532nd Session, we held elections for the upcoming spring semester. Please join us in welcoming the 533rd cabinet of the Philomathean Society: Moderator: Andrew Bortvin First Censor: Michael Freeman Second Censor: Nick Joyner Scriba: Prakash … Continue reading

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Voices High and Low: Selections from an Accidental Archive

Monday, December 5 5-6pm EXHIBIT OPENING: Join us for an exploration of a multilingual, multicultural and multicentric archive! Part time-machine, part-archive, the Cairo Genizah is a collection of various writings of Jewish communities from the Middle Ages through the late … Continue reading

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Meeting the Eighth: Forays into Bad Statistics

Friday, Decemeber 2 7:30pm It was Andrew Lang who once said: “Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.” Join junior member Kathleen Zhou (W’17) as she takes us on a regression … Continue reading

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PTS x Philo Present Persona: Asian Americans in the Media

Thursday, November 17th 9 PM – 12 AM Persona is a philanthropic art gala that will provide student artists a venue to display their art revolving around their identity and a platform for the discussion on the portrayal of Asian … Continue reading

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Meeting the Seventh: Dissecting the Election / Beyond Argo

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Friday Afternoon Tea: Patrick Bredehoft

Friday, November 11 at 4 PM Patrick Bredehoft is the Director of Penn’s Alumni Interview Program, which coordinates the efforts of over 18,000 Penn alumni volunteers in 100 countries to offer an interview to every Penn undergraduate applicant. Patrick has … Continue reading

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Meeting the Sixth: Are Computer Scientists Professionals?

Friday, November 4 at 8:33 PM Who exactly knows what in the world of computer science? How does the non-technical layperson – or governmental workers – know who to turn to when they are seeking a technical solution to a … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Election Edition

Friday, November 4th 4 PM – 6 PM Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a nationally recognized authority on political communication, campaigns, and political rhetoric. The Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, she is also the Walter … Continue reading

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Breaking the Silence: How To Stop Sexual Violence on Campus RESCHEDULED

EDIT: For emotional and electoral considerations, this event has been rescheduled to late November/early December. Wednesday, November 9 6:15 PM – 8 PM What role Penn should play in combatting campus sexual violence? What capabilities do students have in forcing … Continue reading

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Poe Vespertil, 2016

Once upon a six o’clock dreary, While I pondered weak and weary Over many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore, While I pondered, nearly napping Suddenly there came a tapping As of someone gently chanting Chanting at dear Philo’s … Continue reading

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