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So that whenever I see anyone around campus this week, I can ask them “so…how’s the venereal disease” and then wink knowingly. Yuk yuk yuk. But seriously: finals are this close to being over, and that means that this awful semester is also this close to over. I handed in the term paper that I’ve been agonizing over for the last few days this afternoon, and then ravaged my computer science final. That leaves just one more final to go, which I’m working on right now (yeah takehome exams).
A spam comment I just deleted, practically poetry! Read out loud for maximum effect.
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Check out this graph of traffic to the post here that people keep going to, thinking they’re going to find some sort of batman- or ultimate-porn. Why the sudden surge in interest in batman porn? We’ll probably never know…
I’ve been pretty down all day worrying about the paper I spent all last night working on and passed in today. I did a quick read through before class to make sure there weren’t any huge glaring errors and was really sort of shocked to discover how little it is possible to say in six pages. Nevertheless, after a good sleep this evening and an awesome bout of doing dishes/tidying up the room, I was feeling a lot better. Then was a bit of tea + reading with the Ru, a quick trip to the snack bar for dinner (first legit snack bar dinner ever!), and finally an amazing hollywood glam themed photo shoot with teh (sic) GQ. This event also marks the anniversary of the coining of my favorite nickname, one year ago. I will most definitely post pictures when they become available.
In the contingency where I’m actually on campus next year, I’ll most likely be directing GQ, and so I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to best go about doing that. Part of that process has been the realization that, as funny and entertaining as people seem to find it, my particular multi-sensory (synesthetic?) way of relating to music doesn’t really make any sort of practical sense to other people. Yup! Reading time!
That’s the result of a (awesome) study that was reported in the Times:
Dr. Norden analyzed the Ultimate Players Association “power ratings” of private national universities over a decade (the ratings assess strength based on past performance), and he discovered a startling pattern. “All the schools with above-average ultimate teams also have above-average graduation rates,” says Dr. Norden, whose son is, not coincidentally, a serious high school player looking for a university with a good team. “They average a 90 percent graduation rate, while the average graduation rate for private national universities is just 73 percent. Statistically, that just doesn’t happen by chance.”
Furthermore, the private universities in the top half of ultimate standings had 208 Rhodes and Marshall scholars; the bottom half, just 15. The top seven — Stanford, Brown, Harvard, Tufts, Dartmouth, Yale and Princeton — had almost as many scholars as all the rest combined. (A followup study of public and liberal arts colleges found a similar correlation.) Dr. Norden cites another distinction: “Six of those top seven universities, all but Harvard, made Princeton Review’s list of the happiest students.”
Anecdotally, I think it’s definitely true: some of the best players on our team are also the smartest, and we have what seems to be a disproportionately large representation of math majors on the team, across all classes (not to mention clarinet players…hmmm).