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A Common Passion
s class commences on a fall afternoon in the Dyson Center,
Director of the Academic Learning Center Jane Fiore passes
out materials to her Self-Management class. One handout reads, “The
11 rules that Bill Gates believes students should, but typically do
not, learn in college.” Software mogul Gates’s opinion is particular-
ly relevant to this class, which boasts some of the most impressive
students in Marist’s School of Computer Science and Mathematics.
“Life is not fair, get used to it,” reads Rule No. I.
Talented students are pursuing
their dreams of degrees in computer
science and information technology,
supported by full scholarships from
the National Science Foundation and
by the special bond among them.
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