Political views: He wants to reduce the number of classes Mudd students take while increasing the credits that each class is worth (4 classes @ 4 credits/class = 16 credits). He readily admits that this would require a complete overhaul of the way every Mudd class is taught and the material that each class contains in order to cover the same material covered under the current system.
Very smart fellow with an Eastie sense of humor.
Has been memefied as [Darth Spjut].
Is seen of as strict and blunt, but has been referred to as a "teddy bear" and "grandpa" once you get to know him better.
"I love [being a professor] here at Mudd, it's not like at MIT. When they find out that you are a MIT prof, they have one of 2 reactions: ~repeatedly bows down~ 'Oh annointed one...oh annointed one...' or ~puts his fingers up in a cross and staggers backwards~ 'Back! Back!'"
"You have as much work in the 3 unit course at Mudd that they have in 4 unit courses at MIT."
"You [do] get a 5 year engineering degree: we just make you do it in 4 years."
"If you buy a keg and you don't get the tap, you will be very sad."
"Are any of you Berenstain Bears fans?"
"Why did I carry so many sig figs? I think I was hallucinating or something."
"The students here are spoiled by the uniformly high quality of professors here. The professors are spoiled by the uniformly high quality of students here. We spend all our time complaining about each other, when really we should be thanking each other!" (On reflections during a sabbatical semester in 2001 to Caltech and Cal Poly Pomona.)
"Someone should do an animated series on gas molecules in non-ideal solutions."
"These ChemEs? are a bit on the nutso side with trying to plot everything as straight lines."
"So the pore model was sort of a poor model..."