Matriculation   2 comments

Today, after matriculation, I am an official member of the university. Matriculation is a very brief Latin ceremony in which the senior dean present asks the vice-chancellor of the university to “list the students as members.” About a century ago, this process involved detailed exams (conducted in Latin) to ensure that the individual colleges’ entrance requirements were satisfactory to the university. Now, it seems, being able to haphazardly navigate to the exam schools is deemed sufficiently meritorious to warrant induction.

Other activities this weekend include the boat club swim test this evening (to ensure that, should the boat flip, I won’t drown before I reach the shore) and hopefully a first series of glider flights tomorrow!


Posted 16 Oct 2010 by John McManigle in Notes

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  1. Personally, I’m a fan of the necktie.

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