Aug 15, 2006
Posted in: Process & Statistics
I have multiple things to admit here.
1. My arms kind of hurt from fixing all the links in all the blog entries ever written... turns out that sitting on my couch or Ben's couch with my laptop on my lap isn't exactly the most ergonomic work surface anyone's ever used.
2. The most exciting thing that's happened to me in the last few days is that Adam and I went to Harvard Square for ice cream tonight.
3. I'm not feeling particularly inspired to wax philosophical.
So I want questions about life at MIT -- the social life, the workload, extracurriculars, living groups, food -- whatever. Bonus points if you ask a question so blatantly stereotypical that it makes me get snarky.
1. Anonymous wrote
Awwww.... you were such a drama queen!
Here I was thinking you were flawless, and worshipped the ground you walked on.
Haha, I think flawless is about the last word even Adam would use to describe me. In my defense, I'll say that I'm a lot less of a drama queen than I was in high school... although objectively I suppose there was nowhere to go but down from there. ;)
True story: My friend Stephen '05, who is from Pittsburgh, visited a bunch of his friends (including Mikey in Michigan, I think?) over Christmas break 2003, and my hometown in Ohio was his first stop. After meeting my high school friends and doing stuff around my hometown for two days, he said to me, "I see now that the drama queen you are at MIT is a pale shadow of the drama queen you were in high school." Hee.
2. Drew asked,
If someone applies to MIT for grad school, does Pass/No Record still take effect?
No, pass/no record is only for first term freshmen. But really... you don't need pass/no record in grad school. Grad school is about research, not grades, and is notoriously grade-inflated. Undergrads here take grad classes to raise their GPAs, okay (my GPA in MIT grad classes is 5.0!); grad students are living the good life, at least as far as grading goes.