Basic Training for Academics

Basic Training for Academics 1

Courtesy of Tufts U.

Snapshot: It has taken me a long time to build up the courage required to take on the "Where Eagles Dare" high-ropes course. Indeed, I am the last person in line. Now everyone is watching me and waiting for me to finish. I am crossing the course without any grace or form, but at least I'm making progress. On one particularly difficult section, I fall off the rope and exclaim loudly. "You sound like you're giving birth," says someone below. "I wouldn't know," I yell back,