Make Your Pavlov Proud. Pen and ink. Originally published in the Daily Pennsylvanian on November 29, 2007. I’ve talked about the whole course evaluation process here already, but an added twist to the story is that some professors brought cookies and cupcakes on the last day of classes right before handing out the evaluation forms to students. Sure, the treats were intended to help celebrate the end of each semester, but they couldn’t have hurt the profs in the ratings, eithe
Class-Shopping. Pen and ink. Originally published in the Daily Pennsylvanian on September 6, 2007. Choosing classes felt a lot like shopping — students were presented with endless options (leafing through the course catalogue at the beginning of each semester was fun), inventory for each option was limited (slots filled up quickly!), and there was a pretty fair return policy (during the add-drop window, you could “try” classes out and then drop them without consequences, i.e.