I had spent three years in the Army, and the first year in graduate school’s a tough one because I had forgotten how to study, and I wasn’t doing that well, and the classes were very crowded.  The professors were just getting back from their own war work and didn’t have much time for counseling. And so I was sort of at loose ends and depressed, and my coursework was poor. And I went around looking for my old college friends — who were either in graduate school or already had graduated — to get support, and they supported me.  I remember trying to — several of them were clustered up at MIT, and they said, “Why don’t you transfer here, and we’ll help you?”  So I tried to, but my early grades were so bad I couldn’t get into MIT.  People at MIT are a little embarrassed about that now.