Today I checked out a math professor’s website over at Umich, whom I met at a conference three years ago during my 2nd REU program at Central Michigan University. And I saw his testimonial page packed with quotes from his past students, frequently given anonymously during course evaluation. Here is a quote that really caught my attention:
"In Africa, they have a saying: ‘The elephant can kill you, the leopard can kill you, and Stephen DeBacker can kill you. But only with Stephen DeBacker is death certain.’"
— an anonymous UofM 295 (Honors Math I) student, December, 2004.