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Pilgrimage

I spent the past couple of days at what is considered by many computer science academicians to be the Center of the Universe: UC Berkeley, and more specifically, Soda Hall, home of Computer Science at Berkeley. I was attending a workshop related to a project I’m involved with this summer.

Walking around a campus like Berkeley (or jogging around, as I was able to do earlier) makes me a little nostalgic for my days as a CS grad student. I was impressed that Soda Hall even has a volleyball court out back (besides Graduate InterVarsity Fellowship, volleyball was my other non-academic passion at University of Illinois). How cool it must be to finish up a day of research on a weekday afternoon and walk right outside to play v-ball with fellow students.

Anyway, I love visiting other college campuses, imagining what it’s like to be a student (or even a prof) there, visiting the campus bookstore (which I didn’t get to do on this trip), just breathing in a different academic atmosphere.

Coming home to a loving family is even nicer, though.

One Response to “Pilgrimage”

  1. Robert Says:

    Glad you enjoyed “The People’s Republic of Berkeley”. :)

    I didn’t know you were at Illinois for grad school — you wouldn’t happen to know my department chair, Robert Beasley, who also has a PhD in computer science from Illinois? (Can’t remember when he was there.)

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