Tucker J. Perry, Senior, U. of Wyoming
[The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 July 2002]
By RICHARD MORGAN
Another in an occasional series that offers a slice of
campus life based on an interview with a randomly
Q. What's your major?
A. Mechanical engineering. And psychology.
Q. You have a double major?
A. Yeah. I just picked up psychology courses to fill
in the gaps. And there's no math. Mechanical
engineering is all math.
Q. The classes must be pretty different.
A. Oh man, yeah. Engineering is like 90 percent male.
I mean, we have like one girl. We have no girls in one
class. But psychology classes are totally different. I
just show up and don't really have to try. It's
logical, common-sense stuff. So I just flirt, spend my
time flirting and meeting the girls. I've met some of
my girlfriends in psychology classes.
Q. Do girlfriends from psychology classes mess with
A. Yeah. They try. But, I dunno. Not more than a
normal girl would.
Q. Do psychology professors differ from engineering
A. Psychology professors are much nicer.
Q. How so?
A. Just nicer, which is weird because the psychology
classes are a lot bigger -- like 50 people rather than
an engineering class that has around 20 people.
Psychology professors will see you outside of class.
Say hi. Mechanical professors don't really do that.
Sometimes, they don't even acknowledge you.
Q. What else do you do?
A. I play club rugby.
Q. Are you any good?
A. We're at a state school. So there are all these
people who were really athletic in high school but
didn't try out for collegiates. We've been strong for
the last five years. We've made it to nationals. My
sophomore year, we were on the Rugby Channel against
Navy in the Elite Eight. It was on like Fox Sports or
something. Some people said that was the best game. We made it to the finals ... [but] lost against Berkeley.
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