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Friday, April 30, 2010

21-241: Exams and Grades

I returned Exam #2 during class today. As you know, there was a relatively large number of students who took an alternate exam. The average grades on the two exams were significantly different (though the standard deviations were roughly the same). In order to treat all students as fairly as possible, I've scaled up the grades on the alternate exam. If you took the (pink) exam on Friday morning, the grade recorded on Blackboard will be 18 points above the grade on your exam.

I've also created a column on the Blackboard gradebook called Cumulative Average. This is your average so far in the course (including the 5% of your graded given by the higher of your two mid-term grades).

Monday, April 26, 2010

21-241: Office Hours on 4/27

My office hours on Tuesday, April 27 will be from 1:30-3:15pm, rather than the usual 2-4.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

21-241: Week #15

The reading and homework assignment for Week #15 have been posted.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Allan Metzler Speaks

Allan Meltzer, University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business, will talk about some of the lessons about Federal Reserve policy from his 2 volume study of Federal Reserve history. He will use the lessons to discuss reasons for the credit and economic crisis and to discuss reform proposals now under discussion in the Congress.

The talk is on Thursday, April 22 at 4:30 PM in PH 100.

Friday, April 16, 2010

21-241: Exam #2

Many of you have mentioned a conflict with a Physics exam at 8:00 next Wednesday. Others of you may have three exam on Wednesday, April 21. For those of you with these legitimate concerns, there will be a makeup exam on Friday, April 23. This exam will also be at 7:30am and will be in DH A310.

The Wednesday Exam will be in DH 2315, rather than DH 2210 as originally announced.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

21-241: Exam #2 Review...

...has been posted.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

21-241: Week #13

The reading and homework assignments for Week #13 have been posted. You can follow the link from the Schedule page.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

21-241: Homework Solutions

I've posted solutions the the recent homeworks on the Blackboard site. Solutions are now available for everything through HW#11.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

XKCD sometimes funny. And sometimes it is just way cool.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

21-241: Week #12

The reqading and homework assignments for Week #12 have been posted. You can follow the link from the Schedule page.