I’ll let you reach your own conclusions regarding how good/bad my mc’ing was … despite predictions of eminent disaster, the kids really seemed to like it. The link to the “highlights” (which I have never seen):
On a side note, out school was one of four in the nation chosen to be visited by student representatives of MIT for a presentation on women in the sciences/engineering. I had a few students attend, and while they didn’t feel they got a lot out of it, one (a basketball player) did account an amusing anecdote.
At one point towards the end of the Q & A, someone asked about sports at MIT. One of student reps said that she didn’t know too much about sports at the school except for the ballroom dance team. My student said that there was some laughing as “ballroom dance is not a sport”.
Needless to say, I set her straight with tales of my friends in Seattle, and the value that can come from engaging in ballroom dance.
edit: I neglected to mention, but the students did vote to have the teams of Sinclair/Young and Shi/Arguello dance off for the championship some time in the spring. It was a tough call, but these two pairs deserved it.