Friday, June 14, 2013
New Somerville Graduates in Mathematics (and Allied Fields)!
Congratulations to Somerville's 2013 graduates in Mathematics (and our allied fields: M&S, M&CS, and CS)!!! To steal some words from Sandra Tsing Loh: "So by the time [they] graduated, [they] had [an Oxford] diploma entirely made of. . . partial credit, yes-- [Their] degree was glued together, faintly pulsing with. . . radioactivity, graded less on a curve than on a kind of wild hyperbola asymptotically approaching. . . some imaginary. . . actual answer. . ." And as I told our freshers in today's tutorials in time-honored advice from teacher to student, "Partial credit is your friend."