The Pope of Orgo at Harvard
Is anyone else loving this papal conclave? It’s so refreshing to hear people actually speaking Latin. The constant parade of cardinals in the news just brought to mind a quick story from grad school:
At a weekly meeting of teaching assistants, one of the profs I taught for told us about a professor who came to the department as a visitor to teach sophomore organic chemistry. On the first day of the semester, he introduced the course’s teaching assistants and finished by saying that he was the pope, the TAs were his cardinals, and you never go directly to the pope.
As with the infamous Guido letter, it is always interesting to hear of a professor embracing his villainy. Habemus jerkface.