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Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

NU Splash Biography

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JACOB MILENDORF, Northwestern Mathematics and Cognitive Science Guy

College: Northwestern University

Major: Cognitive Science/Mathematics

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hey! My name is Jacob and I aspire to bring love, curiosity, adventure, and unity into everything I do. This world is far too magical not to enjoy it, and I want to bring that spirit to everyone I can. I believe that an amazing teacher is like an amazing doctor. An amazing doctor does not want their patients to come back. Otherwise they have not healed them. Similarly, I believe an amazing teacher does not want their students to come back. Otherwise, they have not inspired them. So I invite you to come and hang out with me. If you are enticed by what I say, you are welcome to stick around. But hopefully I give you reason enough to go forth into the world and live.

Past Classes

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X646: Why The Universe Is Magic and Death Doesn't Exist in Splash Spring 2023 (May. 27, 2023)
It is the most fascinating thing that we all wake up in this universe never having gone to sleep. How is this possible? What's more, there is a paradox at the very heart of reality. You cannot bite your own teeth, you cannot taste your own tongue, and you cannot look into your own eyes. This class will finally get at the heart of reality and answer the question of existence in a way that should be more satisfying than any explanation you have received in the past. This course will feature introductory logic, philosophy, and linguistics to unravel the mysteries of the universe.

X602: What Makes a Good Life? in Splash 2022 (Apr. 02, 2022)
Every day we struggle with deciding how to make a day worth it. What do I have to accomplish today for it to not have been a waste? The answers are quite simple, but everything in today's society points away from the right answers. In this course we will be discussing concrete steps that you can take to change your life rooted in psychology and philosophy. Topics of discussion will include mindfulness, Stoicism, the science of happiness, minimalism, and the modern state of our society as a whole.