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Created: January 9, 2006
Latest Update: January 9, 2006
Darwich, Katia G.: Link to name for records.
Message138 of Learning Records:Hi Jeanne! I do sincerely hope you are doing much better. I just wanted to let you know I have enjoyed being a part of your stats 220 class. I'm glad I did not give up in the beginning when I thought I was not going to be able to get in your class. It took two months just to get those darn magic numbers! Anyway, again I'm glad I got in and had the opportunity to be taught by a professor such as yourself. Well, I have talked to you before in your office about being stressed out about my grade in the class, you always told me not to worry because I had been doing just fine. I have to admit I'm a major worry wart!! Blame it on the school system we have I guess! Is there anyway you can tell me my grade? I'd finally get some rest and stop thinking about it so much!
Thanks again for everything Jeanne! Your class has truly been an enjoyable learning experience.
Reply:I'm so sorry I worried you so. Of course you have an A. May schools become human institutions with respect for students and their learning. I think I've posted all your records on a different class. We'll need to correct. jeanne
December 27, 2005
Message 8668:I'm really glad I got a chance to see the Naked Space Art Performance Exhibit last Tuesday. The exhibits enabled me to further understand some of the social issues we face today. Yes we do need books and spoken words to understand, but for me there was something especially powerful about "getting it" with an actual visual. There was an exbit in particular that especially caught my eye. It stated "Testing Sucks" and it brought me to a "YES! I totally get it" moment. That specific visual filled a space for me that I truly connected with.
Reply:Kat, I'm so glad you had that experience
December 22, 2005
Message 8418:Your story about your jaguars was truly inspirational for me. These past couple of months have been extremely stressful. There have been many changes in life...trying to keep up with everything alone sometimes leads me to wanting to pull my hair out! I have learned I do not necesarily have to end up bald. I can believe in something that will comfort me, like your jaguars. Thanks for sharing your story Jeanne. I hope you feel better soon.
Reply:My jaguars are delighted to find you, Kat. They represent the mythos in the narrative that is the context for all the numbers of statistics. That's why interpretation is so important.
December 22, 2005
Message 8359:Recently I had the opportunity to vote for the second time in my life. With the information you provided me with in regards to the various propositions I was able to educate myself and most importantly understand what these props were all about. I made sure to share the information with my co-workers and the people who come to the center where I work at. What I am most proud of is that I was finally able to talk to my brother (a die hard republican) about what exactly we were going to be voting on. My brother and I almost NEVER discuss politics. He is a very passionate republican (and a bit narrow minded) who I am intimidated by when the topic of politics comes up. Not this time though, I felt empowered knowing I was armed with the knowledge I needed to discuss the issues with him. We had a good "dicussion", I was especially proud of myself because for the first time ever, I was able to render him speechless. He knew I had some good points! Well, needless to say, I still was not able to convince him BUT I was able to convince his wife and my mother! Thanks Jeanne. -Kat
Reply:Kat, I'm absolutely delighted that you had this experience. It's not as important to "convince" another as it is to help those around us share in our awareness of the issues. We will always differ. That's part of life. But it helps a lot to know what you're talking about, as you did, and to be able to make your voice heard and make it count. That's the importance of interpretation. You might also think of the difficulties of measurement in explaining the terms of the propositions, when you're trying to relate this to statistical analysis.