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Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:36pm (XFF: unknown)

My son is at the university with the top ranked graduate program in mathematics and while one of his graduate mathematics courses this semester seems to have a good pace, the other he says seems to move at an undergraduate pace. He said that he is seated in the front row off to one side along with some other students and those few students are answering all the questions such that the professor said to them, "Sorry this is clearly stuff you already know, but hopefully we'll catch everyone else up quickly. I promise the pace with get faster soon." How it is the students answering the questions all happened to pick the same side is a mystery to me (front, I could see, but all being on one side rather than also in the center and other side strikes me as odd as it doesn't seem any of them know one another to have chosen to sit together).

Luckily, our son is TAing a graduate course this semester, and he is excited about that. He also got a very big name on his thesis committee and is on the verge of getting another big name, so he's happy about that and more excited now than he was earlier this year about doing his thesis. I'm hoping that excitement (or enough of it) sticks with him till the thesis is done.

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