A member of the first graduating class of HarveyMuddCollege, Gerald Van Hecke (or "VH" as he is sometimes known to chem majors, though never to his face) is one of the ScariestProfsAtMudd. He's also pure hate incarnate. Just ask him about WhirLing if you don't believe me.
There are lots of great legends about VH that get better with each retelling. Perhaps some of them shall grace this page at a later date.|
"I'M NOT BAGGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"|
Has taught just about every course offered by the CheMistry department, and currently teaches PhysicalChemistry and its companion lab. Quaver in your boots. |
RachelGabor was a member of the short-lived FledglingSuite in the spring 2001 semsester after she and her roommate, MaryPeter, were able to move from the far-off land of CaseDorm to EastDorm, where they were essentially living anyway. Sophomore year she and MaryPeter entered the uncharted territory of the second floor, in JessicaFisher and TamaraReimer's old room. After a smester of living there they decided to continue the fine tradition of switching rooms halfway through the yearby moving into Kathy & Melissa's old room. She also served as DormJock and while that role is now relinquished, still firmly encourages people to play intramurals.|
Calls some machines "instruments" and other machines "machines," and gets particularly violent about this distinction. When in doubt, use the former, e.g. "Copy Instrument" and "Rage Against the Instrument."|
Junior year, with MaryPeter deciding to abandom EastDorm for SouthDorm, RachelGabor roomed with TamaraReimer, entering the uncharted territory of the west side of the dorm. She could be found next to TimeSuck and later in an upstairs fishbowl. She also, along with MichaelVrable, served as one of the EastDormPresidents. |
Fond of ProfessorKarukstis, and has co-authored two books with her, if you know what I mean.|
She is a proponent of StarTrek, ChesSers, BridgeCrack?, and any good TimeSuck she can find. She is also a huge fan of ItrGames and is convinced they raise test scores, although she played them a disturbingly few times last year. Stupid P-chem.|
Could use a BunGe.|
While originally thinking of being a PhysicsMajor she quickly developed an interest in CheMistry and began to listen to all the people who called her a ChemMajor. |
After a long debate, that involved an IPS being completely mapped-out, she woke one morning to realize that CheMistry was her true calling. So though you will likely see her in your Math, CS, Physics, Bio, or engineering classes, she actually is a ChemMajor. Really. Something about really liking CheMistry lab helped the decision a bit...
She has been declared to have taken every class here. While this certainly isn't true, she has taken a rather large variety.
She is also the proud owner of shoes that are people. After all, shoes are people too.
And they're smart enough to not listen to silly people who try to lie and convince them that they aren't people. Slaver! AM NOT!!!
And, in case you were wondering, harmonicas are the root of all evil. Every harmonica in the world should die a horrid, painful death!
She is NOT BAGGINS
And Jupiter is the coolest.....though right now it's all lost and alone in the scary real world :(
She, along with BrieFinger? cooked the BigTurkey for the 2001 Eastie thanksiving dinner.
Over the Summer2002? she got to do really spiffy CheMistry research with ProfessorVanRyswyk. She now knows too much about PorPhyrins?.
Oh, and TrickOrCheese is cool.
Her Schuedule for Spring2003?
HM CHEM 104 Inorganic Chemistry 3.0 MWF 9
HM CHEM 110 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1.0 M 1:15-5:15
HM CHEM 112 Adv. Analytical Chemistry 3.0 MWF 10
HM CHEM 114 Instrumental Lab 1.0 W 1:15-5:15
HM CHEM 168 Group Theory 3.0 Th 7-8:15 pm
HM CHEM 199 Seminar 0.0 T 11
PZ CLAS 121 Classical Mythology 3.0 TTh 2:45
HM LIT 110 Shakespeare 3.0 F 1:15-4
JP PE 001 First Aid / CPR 0.0 M 7-10
16.0 + 3i
See also: AaaSexual, ChesSers, HarryPotter
Knows how to use a bullwhip. Has considered using it to ease the symptoms of SeniorItis? in the PhysicsOfStuff? students.|
Rachel's virtual whiteboard:|
"We've lost most of our asexual people!"
A campus legend has it that a student, walking barefoot through the chem department, found himself face to face with Professor Van Hecke. "You can't walk barefoot in here," warned Van Hecke. "Why not," challenged the student foolishly. "It's not like there's broken glass on the floor." To which Van Hecke reaches into his office with one hand and brings out a beaker, which he smashes on the floor. "There is now."|
In P-Chem lab I actually heard the real story straight from Van Hecke's mouth. It was a long time ago, when his office was on the second floor. A student was walking along the hallway barefoot and Van Hecke told him he should't because glass gets tracked everywhere (which is honestly true). The student didn't believe him so VH told him to look down and there was a big piece of glass next to his foot.|
"You should come sleep with us!"|
Perhaps less entertaining, but certainly more credible I think.|
This is a prank. FMI, x72005.
"She'll just throw some random eastie people at us."|
"I keep thinking that Avocado's Number is 10^26."
"The four people who end up in ChessersSuite get to have fun and everyone else just gets screwed."
"You know, two people could so fit in my pants"
RachelGabor: "I think Dean Guy'd be happier with the intersuite changes..."
EdMiller: "Intrasuite." I think this is right...-ArielBarton
RachelGabor: "Whatever. The word that shares a bathroom."
"You do it right for me once, and I'll tell you if it's boring." -to EliBogart