Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Crypto Song

A lot of you might have guessed that I’m working on a CS degree but that I have a particular interest in cryptography. Crypto people are an odd bunch but I’m one of them so… How about a song?

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Why I Chose Harvard Extension to Complete My Undergraduate Degree

I bet that a lot of you think I chose it because it’s Harvard. You’re only partly right.  The name did have an effect on my choice but only tangentially so. I was intrigued by the idea that a school … Continue reading

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Columbia Video Network : The Computer Science Degree

I want to present some information that I find useful regarding the actual set of courses that you must complete to earn a graduate degree at Columbia.  Since I’m primarily interested in the Computer Science major, some of what I … Continue reading

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Columbia Video Network : Admissions

The degree programs at Harvard Extension School and Columbia Video Network both require you to make a formal application for admission. In the case of the undergraduate/graduate programs at Harvard, the main discriminator is the successful completion of the required … Continue reading

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Columbia Video Network : The School

Since I’ve had a very varied educational experience, one of the things that I pick up on when looking at schools is their history and how that affects their current positioning. As you may already know, I’m completing an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Columbia University Visit

I was finally able to visit Columbia University to check out their CVN program. I’m preparing a full post that includes a good bit of detail about the program along with some commentary but one thing is certain: it’s a … Continue reading

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TCC 2008

I’m in NYC today at the Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC 2008). A great thing about HES is that it provides you access to really top notch faculty who are experts in their field. For example, one of the professors … Continue reading

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Harvard Extension and Harvard Students

After reading a recent post from Ian Lamont over at Harvard Extended, I’d like to talk a little bit about how Harvard Extension students are perceived by the rest of the school. By far, the predominant way that HES is … Continue reading

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