Thursday, April 19, 2012
Yesterday was Undergraduate Research Day on campus, and I must say it was the most exciting day this year. I sat in sessions where the students summarized their senior papers, or accounted for their year of research, and was amazed by the skill, confidence, by the mastery of academic idiom, but the genuineness of the discoveries. It was like listening to colleagues rather than students. Sophie had organized a Dionysia Festival, and various time constraints assured that I could only go to one session, but that session was a student conceived and directed Agamemnon which was right in every aspect, including a new translation by our students, which was noble and appropriately grand. New vision for how to teach, and what to expect in return.