Qiaochu Y. '12
I'm a Course 18 (math) major, and I write a math blog, Annoying Precision. I'm interested in a lot of things besides math, but I feel weird saying that. When most people say they're interested in something, it seems to imply that they know a lot about it, too. I'm interested in physics, cognitive science and musical theater, for example, but I know very little about all three. Mostly what I know a lot about is math.
I almost wrote one of my MIT essays about throwing myself into a waterfall, but decided MIT didn't need to know I could make decisions that dumb. (I couldn't swim at the time, you see.)
I get the feeling that it isn't completely typical for people to apply to be bloggers as seniors, so I should explain. The short story here is that Rachel F. '12 (as you know her) convinced me that it would be a good idea. The slightly longer story is that, after an amazing first two years at MIT, I decided to spend my junior year abroad at the University of Cambridge for a change of pace. Now that I'm back, I want to rekindle the flames of my romance with MIT, and blogging for MIT seems like a pretty good way to do it. If I can convince any of you that MIT is as great a place as I think it is, then I'll have done my job.