In my second semester at Koç University (SP 2003), I was teaching Multivariable Calculus together with President Atilla Bey, and Varga Bey. One of my students, Nihal, was very active in the university volunteer program, reaching out to local primary school students. Nihal was an examplary student, but did not do as well as she could have on the final, because the volunteers were organizing a big event with the primary school. At the time there were no plus-minus grades, and she was between an A and a B. Knowing the circumstances, I gave her an A. The next day she breezed into my office, and asked indignantly whether I gave her an A because of her volunteer work. I knew where this was going to lead, and tried to explain to her that she deserved the A. She would not accept this, and pleaded with me to give her a B, because in her mind she did not deserve this grade. We had a very heated argument about it for 15 minutes, and then I relented and gave her what she wanted. This was the only time in my whole career of evaluating students, starting in 1974 as an undergraduate TA, that I had a reverse argument about grades with a student. I still remember her and her sister, who also became my student afterwards. They are two of the finest of Atatürk’s girls that I have met.