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Call For Opening Remarks

Send us those zingers your professors use to keep you in their class past the shopping period.

Every semester, without fail, professors put on their best shows to inspire, motivate, enrich, and keep their class enrollments up. Whether it’s via a video, song, dance, presentation, or just good old-fashioned speech, Columbia professors always deliver.

Send us the most outrageous, inspiring, and strange opening remarks made by your professors to or in the comments below. Make sure to include the entire quote, the professor’s name, and the class.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “It is extremely unlikely that a potential mate will want to know how we discover planets around other stars. Unless, of course, he or she wants to send you to one of those planets.”
    Professor David Helfand; Earth, Moon, and Planets

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “We are probability machine people—entities…be comfortable with your discomfort.” … “If I were sitting in your chair, I’d be thinking…what are these thoughts coming at me? Be comfortable with your discomfort.” Prof. Thomas Piskula: Intro to Econometrics

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