Mt. Moosilauke
Saturday, January 31, 2004

Rob Jagnow, Becky Hopkinson, Justin Ashmall,
Fiona Greig, Anne Lightbody, Mike Oltmans,
Mike Broderick, Greg Bokinsky, and Zach Malchano


As far as I know, MIT is the only school in the nation that does not offer honorary degrees. If you want that diploma, you're going to have to earn it the same way that everone else does. There is, however, one degree program that lowers the bar. On Friday, I spent the better half of the afternoon working toward a degree in Charm. It's my last year at MIT, so I wanted to take full advantage of the traditional Charm School, offered annually during "Independent Activities Period" in January. Students earn credits by taking 15-minute classes on everything from dating advice to conflict resolution to international travel manners. Some classes are campy, but most offer remarkably practical advice. This year, I went all the way and earned 12 credits for my Ph.D. in Charm. Accredited? No. But you'd better believe it's going on my resume.

Greg Bokinsky, Fiona Greig, Mike Oltmans, Rob Jagnow, Becky Hopkinson, Justin Ashmall, Anne Lightbody, Zach Malchano, and Mike Broderick L to R: Greg, Fiona, Mike O., Rob (in front), Becky, Justin, Anne, Zach, Mike B.
Mike Oltmans, practicing self-arrest Mike O., practicing self-arrest
Zach Malchano, Mike Broderick, Greg Bokinsky, and Mike Oltmans Lunch break. R to L: Zach, Mike B., Greg, Mike O.
Rob Jagnow near treeline Rob near treeline
Zach Malchano and Mike Broderick, approaching treeline Zach and Mike B., approaching treeline
Mike Broderick passes a cairn as he approaches the summit Mike B. passes a cairn as he approaches the summit
Quantum waits patiently for Mike Oltmans, Greg Bokinsky, and Anne Lightbody Quantum waits patiently for Mike O., Greg, and Anne



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