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Caffi Meyer '15

  • Caffi's favorite places include The Cave and The Arb (Cowling Arboretum).
  • Caffi's favorite course is CGSC 130 - How to Build A Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science.
  • Caffi lives in Cassat Hall.
  • Q: What campus jobs have you had while at Carleton?
    A: I've worked in the physics department as a grader, lab assistant, and tutor. I've also worked at The Cave at the counter and as assistant manager.
  • Q: What’s been your most interesting assignment?
    A: The most interesting assignment I had was in ENTS 262 "Materials Science, Energy, and the Environment" (taught by Melissa Eblen-Zayas). We had an applied topics group project in which I got to work alongside the Northfield City Council and Environmental Quality Commission to learn about local organic composting initiatives.
  • Q: Any advice for high school students on their college search?
    A: Don't stress out! The college search can be nerve-racking but it doesn't have to be a scary decision. I tried my best to relax throughout the process and reminded myself that every school has redeeming qualities.
  • Q: What's been your experience with roommates?
    A: I'm happy to say that my freshman year roommate became my best friend and we are roommates again this year. Some of my favorite memories include when we started our own radio talk-show Fall term of my freshman year (that we continue to do now) and the nights we spent falling asleep laughing at the ridiculous happenings of the day.
  • Q: Which Carleton classes have been your favorites? Why?
    A: CGSC 130 "Introduction to Cognitive Science: How to Build a Mind" (taught by Roy Elveton). The course title reeled me in but it was the engaging readings and lectures that kept me hooked. This class was definitely a favorite of mine because I got to learn about an interdisciplinary field of science about which I initially knew very little. The final class assignment involved an open-ended research paper which was an opportunity to apply what we learned about cognitive science to any topic of our choosing.
  • Q: What other schools did you seriously consider?
    A: Oberlin College, Whitman College
  • Q: What Carleton traditions have you participated in? Any favorites?
    A: My favorite tradition is Midwinter Ball. It's a night that gets written off from homework and you can dress up and just spend it with your friends and enjoy different styles of music and dancing. My favorite place to be during the ball is the Great Hall where a live jazz band performs (and I can pretend to know how to ballroom dance).
  • Q: What's the most important thing you've learned at Carleton OUTSIDE the classroom?
    A: The most important thing I've learned is that success is defined in a very personal way. Figuring out how I define success and sticking to this way of thinking has proven crucial in my academics, social development, personal growth, and happiness.
  • Carleton WIPs at the WoPhys Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, October 2012.

    Carleton WIPs at the WoPhys Conference 

    Laura '14, Ali '13, Rachel '13, Caffi '15, Carolyn '15, Taylor '15 and Morgan' 13

  • Caffi Meyer '15
    Caffi Meyer '15

Caffi’s Places

  • Caffi lives in Cassat Hall

    Completed in 2009, Cassat Hall is one of Carleton’s first newest residence halls and was built using environmentally sustainable construction standards and including many energy-efficient features. Cassat Hall is named in recognition of George L. Cassat ’46 and the late Patricia Donnell Cassat ’46.

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  • The Cave

    Caffi likes The Cave

    The Cave, located in the basement of Evans Hall, is a concert venue, dance party locale, snack/espresso bar, pool hall, and general student hang-out spot. Founded in 1927, it's the country's oldest student-run pub.

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  • The Arboretum

    Caffi likes The Arb (Cowling Arboretum)

    The Arboretum (known affectionately as "The Arb") consists of 880 acres of prairie and woodland purchased by Carleton president Donald J. Cowling back in the 1920s. Students enjoy its jogging, biking, and skiing trails and biology classes use it for field research.

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