Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Prelim and Premium Ice Cream
It was very nice to see Mrs. Kronenberg today. It is always nice to see her. Unfortunately our visit was cut short because we had to run along to discussion. We finished up Locke and preparation for the preliminary test we have tomorrow. Although we also have a lecture tomorrow on new readings, Professor Kramnick instructed us to spend our time studying, rather than reading. He told us that we can read over the weekend. (It is really rather obvious that he is accustomed to dealing with nervous college students.)
As always on Tuesdays we had a guest lecturer today. This gentleman, Mr. AlanMittman, is a lawyer who once represented Häagen·Dazs in a court case. The man who invented this ice cream was upset when the people who distributed his product came up with a competing brand. His only concern was how similarly the two products were packaged. The name of the second was Frusen Glädjè. The judge ruled so everyone got something. Frusen Glädjè had to change their packaging, but not their name. In the end, however, Häagen·Dazs has outlasted Frusen Glädjè significantly.
I studied for the first time in a “Harry Potter room” today. I was in Uris Library which is very close to our lecture hall. I really wish I could post pictures because the room was amazing. “Harry Potter” is definitely the best way to describe them.
Julia, Justine, and I also studied together after dinner. I really hope that we all do well on the exam tomorrow.