And put the money to reducing student loan debt.
On Jul 23, 2015 4:03 PM, "WILTON via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> 'Nother ATTABOY!
>
> Wilton
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Randy Bennell via Mercedes" <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> To: "Curt Raymond" <curtlud...@yahoo.com>; "Mercedes Discussion List" <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> Cc: "Randy Bennell" <rbenn...@bennell.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - UNC-CH integrity & ethics
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>  On 23/07/2015 1:58 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
>>
>>> I am so so glad I went to a small state college . . . . I had one design
>>> class where for a month we worked with crayons. Yeah crayons. You go out
>>> and try to make a crayon drawing that doesn't look like a crayon drawing
>>> and tell me how easy it is...
>>> -Curt
>>>
>>>  Sounds a bit like some of the things my elder son did in Architecture.
>> The exact wording of the one assignment escapes me but it was to make
>> something out of unconventional materials (or something like that in any
>> event). I came up with the idea for him. He made a coffee cup out of ground
>> coffee. He mixed white glue into ground coffee and formed it around a cup
>> so that it looked as though the whole cup was made of coffee.
>> We made a very simple 3 sided box without a top out of white melamine
>> coated particle board to display it in. It looked pretty cool and smelled
>> good too.
>>
>> One of the profs left a written comment that it was "oddly beautiful" or
>> something like that. It was appreciated as one of the better entries.
>>
>> On another project, they were instructed to go and look at some semi
>> abandoned building here in town. They were then supposed to make a model to
>> illustrate some rehab of it.
>> Geoff went and took photos of the building from all sides and photo
>> shopped them and printed the photos and glued them onto white foam board
>> and created a very realistic version of the building.
>> No one else had done such a thing and the profs were all truly amazed.
>> There was a lot of interest in it.
>> Strangely enough, they later decided that  they did not want students to
>> do that again. They preferred hand drawn and rendered artwork.
>>
>> This is the same school that does not teach Autocad even though it is
>> well known that you cannot get a job anywhere unless you are reasonably
>> proficient in Autocad (or the newer version, - Ribbit or something like
>> that).
>> Geoff was quite computer proficient and he taught himself enough to pass
>> the firm's basic test and get hired on as a summer student to begin with
>> and then later as an intern once he got his Master's degree.
>>
>> RB
>>
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