Overseen and Overheard
"Yeah, I know it’s not technically in Rochesterů But how awkward would it be if RIT was called the South Henrietta Institute of Technology?"
-Thoughtful freshman on a tour
Word of the Week
Thaumaturgy n. - the working of wonders or miracles; magic.
Though Michelle was generally a good student, her 98 percent in Anatomy and Physiology could have only been accomplished with the aid of a bit of thaumaturgy.
Definition taken from http://dictionary.com
Stream of Facts
The Titanic cost $7 million to build, while the Oscar-winning movie about its demise cost $200 million.
In 2007 RIT was named as the university with the eighth highest movie piracy rate in the United States, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences once gave out Oscar awards made of plaster because at the time of World War II, common metals were rare.
According to a 2009 study, he amount of time spent studying by the average college freshman is 8 hours per week whereas the amount of time spent partying is over 10 hours per week.
If you bang your head against a wall over and over, you will burn up to 150 calories per hour, acording to the “Bodies” exhibit website.
Those lucky freshman:
Parents paying for Gracie’s.
Wish I had debit.
"You can lead a boy to college, but you can’t make him think."
- Elbert Hubbard