This is one of the coolest parts about living in a residential college. Northwestern has some of the brightest minds in the planet here to teach us students, and firesides bring this connection even closer. At least twice a month, a Professor or Graduate student comes to talk to a group of PARCers about their specialty. Past firesides have included topics such as renewable energy, pandemic disease, and sex in America. It's a great way to meet the professors and learn about some really interesting research.