The Aggie Who Knew How to Get Ahead With a Professor

First: congratulations are in order to my Texas A&M classmate Ray Rothrock, who won this year a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Association of Former Students.  He majored in a good but highly unpopular subject–nuclear engineering–and then turned around and did very well.

Although I didn’t name him at the time, it’s now or never: he was the one who came up with the method to curry favour with my differential equations teacher, which I documented last year in my piece Sometimes it Pays to Give Your Professor a Little Attention.

Another one of those life skills…

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