From the link in the previous post:

People are convinced that affiliation by interest is a good thing, so how do you make this “pride of place” happen?

More professional lubrication is required of the process at the outset. We’re going to kick off clusters in a high-profile way. Connections will happen when the bad-mouthers of the anchor system graduate. The competitive idea is an interesting one.

{O’Malley} We’re thinking of maybe having a “cup race” among the six clusters. Each cluster would get a certain amount of points for participating in or hosting different types of activities: IM sports, faculty interaction, parties. The cluster with the most points at the end would win a prize. {Five points for Slytherin. Prof Dudley resumes after this.}

Noah Smith-Drelich ’07, if creating a system that even its PROPONENTS compare to a fictional fantasy depiction of the British equivalent of a grade 7-12 boarding school isn’t “treating students as children rather than adults,” then what is it? And what would be?


Also… Connections will happen when the bad-mouthers of the anchor system graduate.

Gee, I wonder what that sounds like? DK, I know you’ve cautioned me about invoking Godwin’s law, but that line is DIRECTLY out of totalitarianism’s worst crimes. There’s really no other way to describe how historically disgusting that line is.

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