profound professors

Robin Williams as Prof. John Keating in "Dead Poets Society"

I do now know why I still get so surprised by how brilliant my Union professors are — I definitely should be accustomed to it by now. For example: a few Fridays ago I went in to talk to one of my economics professors during his office hours. I had a very specific mathematical question about a homework problem and was fully prepared to show him my calculations to explain my issue (because I don’t expect anyone to have the time to remember every question on a problem set). However, the second I started explaining my question he jumped in and immediately understood the discrepancy I was about to explain. How do they do it?! I consider myself to be an extremely fastidious person, but my Union professors take accuracy to a whole new level. I have so much respect for the sheer brilliance of the professors on this campus and their genuine devotion to the education of all Union students. Among the myriad of reasons to come to/LOVE Union: profound professors!

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My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. When I'm not studying for my major in economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, or my little sister Maddy, currently a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends! I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies, and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer "blue" when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it's always been and always will be garnet!

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