July 27, 2004
CTY From The Other Side

Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Jacob T. Levy and Tyler Cowan have written about the Center for Talented Youth from the point of view of an alumnus and a parent respectively. I taught Etymology at CTY one summer 10 or 15 years ago and enjoyed it immensely. One thing I noticed: If the students were mostly nerds and geeks, it certainly didn't show. If anything, they seemed on the average less awkward, pimply, and badly-dressed than most high schoolers, and the only grossly obese people on campus that year were a couple of math instructors.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at July 27, 2004 12:35 AM