The Legendary Emil T. Hofman

Kerry Temple '74 | July 13, 2015

Even though I stayed as far away from science as possible, Emil T. Hofman was an august presence in my life as a Notre Dame freshmen in 1970. Friends of mine, hoping to become doctors, took his first-year chemistry course and so were laden with his weekly, seven-question quiz each Friday.
 
It was boot camp, the crucible, the trial by fire.

Thursday nights were devoted to studying for Emil; Friday lunch conversations were devoted to Emil and the post-mortem debriefings in which squadrons of stirred-up pre-med students compared answers: A or C on number 4, B or D on number 6, footnoted with rationales and groans, confidence, anguish and uncertainty.Read more at Notre Dame Magazine.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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