Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wow.

I just had my first class for the summer short session yesterday, and my professor is entirely brilliant. I cannot believe the quality of instruction, nor the quality of my peer group. If the professor or another student is wrong you simply tell them so, but then you are expected to defend your position. I am in Heaven here. I refuse to leave. Ever.

This morning I played some chess in the Square and then went to Blodgett Pool to take my 100-yard swim test for rowing. To be honest, I had completely forgotten just how difficult swimming 100 yards can be. I hopped right in thinking "no problem," but about 20 feet in to it, I was thinking more along the lines of "uh-oh." I passed the test, but I walked away from the pool feeling dizzy. If I sink my boat, I'll make sure I do it less than 100 yards from shore.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you jumped in and passed just like that! Rowing would be the ultimate in the "Ivy Experience" from a sports perspective.

Go Son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Love you,
Mom
XOXOXOX

Anonymous said...

Meow.

Love, Smore

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick,

it's very interesting to read about your first day in the Summer School. The professor is the same (Chugh) as in the International Business course in Session II, so if he's great, that kind of motivates me a bit more to come ;-)

I should decide soon, I have to register during the next few days if I still want to participate... I'm just wondering if it'll be worth the money.

And the rowing part seems fantastic... post a few pics of you rowing on the Charles river!

Regards from Old Europe,

Woody

Anonymous said...

I used to swim at Blodgett every day after work a few years back. When the lanes were set up the length instead of the width of the pool, it seemed much more challenging. Of course that was when the swim team was using the other lanes and they really stirred up the water. It was more like swimming in the ocean.
Regina

Rick said...

Hi Woody,

Thanks for writing! Just a heads up, Chugh is actually my professor for the second session, not the first, so I have not had him yet. It sounds like if you do come, we would be in the same class.

I am referring to professor Chabotar.

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