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in which yours truly has a college roommate who gets written about 
16th-Sep-2013 01:53 am
I guess he is president of the university now...

but woo, look! I get quoted! (it's about 2/3 of the way down) and I wasn't saying something completely stupid and embarrassing. There's hope for me yet.

I think the reporter was slightly annoyed that neither I nor anybody else could offer up any good skeletons. (Some people just don't have them, sorry...)

Oh, and that "freshman-year physics course" that he got a C in (that gets mentioned twice in the article)? I had to laugh because there's a somewhat important detail that got left out:

Physics 206 was the spring-term sophomore-year advanced track Classical Electrodynamics course...

...in which the Princeton Physics Department takes its last opportunity to ask prospective majors, "Are you sure you want to do this?", and then goes absolute balls-out dialing the fire-hose up to 11 to see who survives.

And the two of us took this class as freshmen. Insane much? Yeah.
(File under things you can do when you have the metric crapload of AP credit.)

It was brutal.

In other words, this is the kind of "C" that you take home, frame, and put on your wall, even if nobody viewing the transcript later on will ever have any clue about this.

(... well okay, in my case it was a B+, but you get the idea...)
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