I’m taking 5.12 (Organic Chemistry) this semester, which is interesting, to say the least. Orgo is notorious for being slightly less fun than having your feet cut off, but I really enjoy it thus far. We have our first exam next week, though, so we’ll see how I feel about it then. (I will say that I like the subject matter more than that of 5.112 – Principles of Chemical Science, which I took last semester.)
But my professor, Dr. Berkowski, is fantastic. The other day in lecture she put up the lyrics to “Deprotonated”, the chemical rendition of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”.
“SING IT,” we yelled from our respective purple seats (the seats in 10-250 are, indeed, purple).
“I’m a HORRIBLE singer!” she protested. “Luckily, I’m not shy.”
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It’s been approximately about two weeks like it sometimes always is: time for Q and A!
Anonymous has one quick question: I know this isn’t really related to this topic, sorry, but I have one quick question..How do you get to be a blogger on this website? I know you have to be associated with MIT, but do they just pick random people on campus, do you need connections, or what?
Way back when MITBlogs was a wee little thing, there was Matt, Ben, and Mitra. More bloggers were added because they worked in the admissions office, or out of personal interest; some were actively picked out because they had interesting stories to tell or had blogging experience. Last year the admissions officers actually created an application and a committee to determine the ’10 bloggers, which you’ll
have to get to go through next year as well if you want to be an admissions blogger! (My answer to the aardvark question is posted here.) I’m not exactly sure how you get to become a guest blogger, but I’m guessing it probably involves some large sum of money and telling Matt McGann how that blue shirt he always wears brings out his eyes.
Sh1fty says: do MIT students get free windows licences? students at FER here in zagreb get free m$ software :)
We do! (Vista too!) Mac users can get Bootcamp as well, so that we can use Windows should we ever need to.
Monica requests: i was wondering if your parents were really strict on studying, because most korean parents can be…
In retrospect, I feel like relative to other Koreans I know, my parents weren’t that strict on studying, and my sister and I seem to have turned out okay. But I’m not here to tell you how to raise your kids, parents, Korean or not. I’m here to tell your kids to find what they like and go with that, becuase it’s not always the worst thing if you actually enjoy what you’re doing. Otherwise, you lose a hydrogen ion, and you become, Cl-, and H3O+, your pH is low, ’cause in H2O, you deprotonate, H+ you donate, you see…