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Tuesday April 19, 2005

19th April 2005

Tuesday April 19, 2005

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Some  Very Good News  today for Zach!  He was offered the teaching position for the UNIX class this summer.  (CS 444 Introduction to UNIX)  The regular lecturer is finishing up her PhD at another location this summer and they were thinking of canceling the class.  Several students first asked the head of the department to have Zach teach it, then begged Zach to call and see if he could teach it.  He called (after some prodding from me…they won’t know he is interested unless he lets them know)  to see if it was a possibility and she was noticeably excited on the phone, but had to talk to somebody before she could say yes.  (but it sounded like it was everything she could do not to promise him the position right there).  Today she got the OK and the department secretary hunted down Zach at the lab he is teaching to tell him about it.  Very exciting!  The class itself is 10 hours, but there is likely to be more hours tacked on if he does his own lab and grading.  Doing it all is likely…it would be a bit strange to have a grad student working under another grad student, especially since Zach is first year and most of the other GTAs and GSAs are further along.   It was already a bit unprecedented for him to get a teacher’s assistant job his first semester, but the profs already knew him since he did his undergrad work there)

I am just a bit proud of him. 

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There are currently 4 responses to “Tuesday April 19, 2005”

  1. 1 On April 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=DrTiff said:

    wow, that’s exciting and pretty amazing for a 1st year grad student!!  I didn’t teach my own course until 5th year, I think… but I’m teaching summer session this year as well – early American history :) 

    Anyway, I added you to my protected list.  after the Bill Maher stuff, I did a post on why I’m an atheist and my mom read it and freaked out about what I said.  you have to go back a page or so to read about that because I’ve posted a ton since then – if you’re interested in reading it all, that is.  But now all the religion and politics discussions are going on under protected posts! 

  2. 2 On April 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=midnightowl said:

    Congratulations, Zach!

  3. 3 On April 20th, 2005, home.aspx?user=mischievium said:

    Yay for Zach!

  4. 4 On April 25th, 2005, home.aspx?user=Jessemommy said:

    Woohooo! So much good news in the blog world lately I’d be a little proud too mama.

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