So school’s out; I’ve graduated. Yipee. This has naturally led me to think about quite a few things and to reflect upon some of my experiences at NYU. I’ve written before on the wide range of classes I’ve taken and some of the opportunities afforded to me by my academic program at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. One of the few degree requirements (and as such one of the few guaranteed shared experiences among the students) is the colloquium. The colloquium is Gallatin’s senior capstone, a two hour discussion on a topic of the students choice with three faculty members. It is something that students look upon with a bit of dread, and it is a bit daunting - it is rare for a student’s academic career to hinge on a single event like the colloquium (not that many people fail, but it is still stressful).