Monday, March 29, 2004

NICE WEATHER = LOW GRADES?

Its a beautiful day in Montreal today: 14 degrees, clear and sunny. Its the first really nice day of the spring. Its the kind of day that makes you want to sit out on the balcony and read the paper or kick a soccer ball around with a few friends. It is not the kind of weather that makes you want to sit in the Library reading early 19th century government documents (as much as I love doing that). It would seem that many of my fellow McGill students agree with me. Everyone is outside on capus today, walking around unencumbered by jackets, stopping to talk with friends outside, sitting on steps and benches reading or enjoying the sun.

All this makes me think that the warm weather has come too early for our own good. Someone should do a study at a university campus that examines the correlation between the average temperature in the early weeks of April and the average performance on final papers and exams. I'd be willing to bet that on average across the university that as temperatures go up grades go down. You can get funding for just about any research project if you know where to look. I wonder who would be willing to fund this research?

Posted by Matthew @ 5:02 PM