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By Neil Goldsmith
If you’re anything like me, chances are you probably spent many hours of your junior and senior years researching, visiting, and daydreaming about the perfect place to go to college. Finding that one special school takes hard work, dedication, and a lot of time and energy. But what happens when that dream school you researched so thoroughly turns out to be a real life nightmare? Transferring to another school may be the solution—although not one to be taken lightly.
The Decision to Transfer
After I spent one semester at college I knew it was time to transfer. Actually, I knew it was time to transfer within a month after arriving on campus. I did not seem to click with people I had met, felt limited by the small campus I lived on, and was disappointed with the distinct lack of a strong and active Jewish community on campus. I tried to get involved in as many activities as I could, participating in intramural sports, Mock Trial, and Hillel to name a few. I even switched dorms halfway through the semester in the hope that I would find other students that were more like me. Unfortunately, none of this worked, and every failed venture reaffirmed my feeling that this school was not for me. I just could not see myself being there for another three and a half years. I knew I had to get out, so I started pondering my options.
Picking a New School
In shopping around for a new school, I knew I had to first pinpoint the qualities that...
Dates: 5/22/2013 - 5/28/2013
Location: Sandia Mountain
1801 Mountain Road North West
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, NM from May 23 through May 25, 2013. The Conference is a professional conference of scientists presenting research of global significance on the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. Two field trips, one pre-meeting and one post-meeting, will be offered in conjunction with the Conference. The pre-meeting field trip will take place on May 22nd and include a trip to Carrizo Arroyo. Please do be aware that the field trips are not wheelchair accessible. Carrizo Arroyo is one of the most paleontologically diverse localities across the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. It exposes mixed marine and nonmarine strata of the Bursum Formation that yield everything from plants and insects to fusulinids and brachiopods. This section plays a key role in global marine/non-marine correlations because of the co-occurrence of conodonts and insect-zone species. This trip is limited to 25 attendees. The post-meeting field trip will be from May 26 through May 28th 2012. During this trip we will visit the area around Socorro, NM. East of Socorro, marine and nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian age are exposed along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift. This is one of the best exposed and most studied Pennsylvanian-Permian sections in New Mexico, and recent work has brought forth diverse paleofloras, detailed conodont biostratigraphy, extensive ichnofossil assemblages, and much more. The three-day trip, headquartered in Socorro, will work through this entire section, focusing on issues of stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleontology. This trip is limited to 40 attendees. The registration fee for the conference will be $150 prior to February 1, 2013; $200 from February 1st through April 30th 2013; and $250 from May 1st through the conference. The pre-meeting field trip to Carrizo Arroyo will be an additional $25 and the post-meeting