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October 15, 2009

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Deb

Reminds me of a story, possibly apocryphal, about a Ph.D. candidate (in the pre-internet days) who was asked on his orals about the color of the binding of one particular set of books (because there was only one set of the books available and, thus, he must have consulted them). The fast-thinking candidate responded, "I'm not sure, I'm color blind."

Jonathan Dresner

There's another, almost certainly apocryphal, story about a Japanese university exam -- Japanese university students are notorious for skipping class, buying lecture notes, and just showing up for the final -- which featured a selection of face pictures and the question "which one is the professor" as 50% of the final grade.

I don't always give extra credit -- though it's more common than not -- but the answers are usually very obvious for people who were present and awake.

jkcohen

Steve Barney was a wonderful professor -- rigorous and sympathetic at once. He helped me at an important point in my career. My one regret is that I never learned Old English at the level he expected of me.

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