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23 November 2004

Student excuses

Since I teach undergrads, I get a lot of excuses.  But they’re
usually pretty lame.  On days when papers are due, computers have
serious problems three hours before the deadline, printers go on the
fritz, roommates have emotional crises that must be tended to, and so

They’d be less insulting if there were more believable.  But
they’re usually pretty unoriginal, and the same “problems” come up all
the time, and they also seem much more common than I have ever noticed

I try to tell them that I’m pretty good at sniffing out the relative
veracity of stuff like this — it’s my business after all.  But
that rarely seems to settle into heads, it seems.

Posted in IvoryTower on 23 November 2004 at 9:44 pm by Nate

U2 now

Got it at 9 am this morning.  Fantastic.

Posted in Day2Day on 23 November 2004 at 9:21 pm by Nate