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A Brand New Year

. . . school year, that is.

Classes start today, and naturally, I was clever enough to have an afternoon and an evening class, so my First Morning is a nice leisurely one. I've got Elementary Yiddish this afternoon and Principles of Teaching Writing in the evening. Both of these are in Cobb Hall (the language building), as is my Hebrew class tomorrow. My music seminar, also tomorrow, is in the library.

No, really, I am a music student! Just because I only occasionally turn up in the music building itself, doesn't mean I'm not a music student!

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plorkwort
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Is Dr. Aronson still teaching Yiddish? He was one of the professors I respected most -- it seems too trivial to say he was one of my favorite professors.
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
I don't think so -- not this year, anyway. The guy teaching all the Yiddish classes is Jan Schwarz. Do you know anything about him?
rhobike
Sep. 25th, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
I met him once but don't know anything about him. Um, I know he's a practicing Jew because I met him at services at Hillel. I didn't know he was a professor.
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
I have now met him. I like him a lot, although it's weird studying with him because, at least at my Yiddish level, he speaks in Yiddish, I understand him perfectly, but I can only answer in German.
telperion1
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
You guys are only just now starting? We've been going for nearly a month now.

No, really, I am a music student!

I know that feeling. Last semester I think I went up by my department like twice (because I wasn't working there; I just went to classes, work, and lived out of the library). This semester, I have a job tutoring logic for my department and so have office hours every day and am always around - but I am taking only one course that feels like philosophy. (I'm also taking logic and Latin.)

Good luck on your first day!
frenchpony
Sep. 24th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
That's the quarter system for you. We start absurdly late in September, but we will still be tooling away in early June, when your school will have been out for a month already.
meggins
Sep. 24th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
I have the opposite reaction from telperion1: what? You're back in classes already? Didn't you just finish comps?
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Yes.

So much for my summer.
dot_o_choillmor
Sep. 24th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
The university here started back today as well. I had a meeting after work and parked near the college - there were students milling around the streets as I trudged back to the car around half nine and I must say I felt a little hint of jealousy. But then I reminded myself of all the hard work that goes with the fun. Enjoy the new school year. It's hard to believe the first one is over!
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I can believe that the first one is over. It was over a loooooong time ago.

We should probably talk one-on-one soon about things that we would like to do on the Sunday aside from purchasing a baseball and glove. I should warn you -- if the Cubs win their division, and this is looking increasingly likely, there may very well be a home game that weekend, the beginning of the playoffs. You will not be able to get tickets unless you buy them from a scalper at ridiculously inflated prices. And the Red Line el trains will be packed right before and after the game. But we can work around that.
perelleth
Sep. 25th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
Your quarter system resembles the European system (or at least the continental european system, LOL!) Since Christmas is exactly three mnths from now, one can understand why a quarter that lasts three months before the break is so appealing! :-)
frenchpony
Sep. 25th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Well, a semester lasts just under four months until Christmas. And we get out in early December, so our major break is then, rather than in January, which is what semester people do.

I kind of like having December off, because there are fun things to do. January is so bleh, you might as well be in school.
elliska
Sep. 26th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like a nice schedule. Have a good semester! How did your comps turn out? I was offline for a few weeks and missed it.
frenchpony
Sep. 26th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
I survived comps, and I'm happy about that. We don't get our grades until October, though. By which time, I will be off and running on new and different things, such as my sight-singing practicum.

There are a few glitches in the schedule, but they look like they can be ironed out, thanks to my Hebrew teacher, a goddess walking the earth.
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