Thursday, October 06, 2005

Students ask the darnedest things 

Every faculty member has a list like this of questions students ask of professors. Read the comments for more offerings from other professors. I retell a story the chair of the department when I was hired. He tells of a young woman who broke her leg and was unable to even use crutches during finals week. He had a policy of no makeups and was unsympathetic on the phone. On the day of the final, she is carried in by a strapping male student and placed at her desk. She takes the exam, calls for the student, and he comes in and carries her away.

That's the reputation I'd like to have.