I WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN!

In March of 1974, Professor Koloseus1 arrived in class at the end of the [winter] quarter at Colorado State University, and announced that the final exam [in Open-channel Hydraulics] "... was going to be quite different this time." We, the students, who numbered around fifteen, were supposed to prepare our own questions and answer them as best we could. He would judge meaning, content, and accuracy, and assign a grade accordingly.

My recollection of the events has faded a bit over the years, but I remember clearly that we all complied. We submitted the self-prepared exam, and waited for a grade... and waited, and waited.... About a week later, Prof. Koloseus showed up, visibly exhausted, acknowledging that it had taken him quite some time to grade the exams. After thanking everybody for their efforts, he went on to say that the experience had been so demanding [of his time and energy], that he vowed never to do it again.


1 Dr. Herman J. Koloseus, known to all as "Ike," passed away on November 21, 2004.
Roll waves forming in a steep lateral canal when the Vedernikov number V $A!](B 1; Cabana-Maņazo irrigation, Puno, Peru.

Roll waves forming in a steep lateral canal when the Vedernikov number V ≥ 1; Cabana-Mañazo irrigation, Puno, Peru.