The first thing freshmen should know is that college is never what one expects. The summer of 1950, before I went to Cornell, I was working as a bellhop at a hotel in the Adirondacks. One day the mail brought me a Cornell course catalog. Reading it between carrying guests' bags was for me like reading the menu of a good restaurant would be for a starving man.
Steven Weinberg, a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin, has been teaching since 1958.
The New York Times