TITLE: A Partial Verdict AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: February 16, 2007 8:53 PM DESC: ----- BODY: I think the verdict is in on the nature of my students this semester: The class is a mixed bag. Many students are quietly engaged. The rest are openly skeptical. It's not a high-positive energy crowd that can drive a semester forward, but I think there is a lot of hope for where many of these students can end up. The rest will likely prefer merely to survive to the end of the course and then move on to what really interests them. I hope that all can enjoy at least part of the ride. -----