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Academic Concerns
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affords. The colleges’ general education requirements are
not arbitrary. The requirements are the faculty’s recognition
that a well- educated person is a broadly educated person.
Written by David DeVries, Associate Dean of Undergraduate
Education/Undergraduate Research, College of Arts and
Sciences, Cornell University
JOHN FORBES NASH, JR.
John Forbes Nash, Jr., a notable mathematician,
has made major contributions to game theory,
garnering him a Nobel Prize in Economics. He is
also the subject of the biography-turned-film, A
Beautiful Mind, which chronicles his adulthood
experience with paranoid schizophrenia.
THE STUDENT WHO IS DISRESPECTFUL, IS DEMANDING OR
REQUIRES MORE ATTENTION
In the course of teaching students, there are invariably some
students whose personal styles create interpersonal
difficulties for those around them. These students often
present with a sense of entitlement, are unwilling to listen,
cannot take “no” for an answer, exhibit disrespect or verbal
abuse toward others, or act in a persistently demanding way.