Math-loving social people persons, unite! According to some impressive research reported in the Harvard Business Review, "the return on being good at math has gone up over the last few decades, as has the return on having high social skills (some combination of leadership, communication, and other interpersonal skills). But, the paper argues, the return on the two skills together has risen even faster" (from the article).
This is great news for MUS students. Where else can a boy enroll into high school and know that his classmates are some of the best math students in the country, participating at the highest level in regional competitions, taught by some of the top faculty assembled who lead our students to AP scores that regularly defy expectations. All of this kudos within an artistic, precocious, even sometimes boisterous school culture.
So, encourage Junior to see the big picture as he tackles his often challenging mathematics homework given that he labors here. There is a lot more going on than simply the immediate problem at hand.
Thanks to LS Blog follower (and creator) Bruce Ryan ('80) for alerting us to this article.