Gaudino’s ironic approach, he said, “I’m supposed to give all of you a character evaluation, ie. a grade at the end of every term.” And at the time you would put a postcard in his mailbox and ask him what was your grade on the final and what was the grade on the course and he’d put the postcards in the mail. He kept referring to these as character evaluations so Lester Thurow, being a wiseass, puts his postcard in Gaudino’s box and instead of saying grade he says “character evaluation.” So he gets the postcard back filled with Gaudino’s script giving him an evaluation of Thurow’s character and no grade.

Steve Lewis '60,
Former Economics Professor and Provost