Indiana University student nation’s only magic major

April 13th, 2010 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

There’s very few people for which we have burning jeaolusy. But Jordan Goldklang is in that select list.

Dude is the nation’s only magic major. Originally from the San Francisco area, Goldklang, a.k.a. The Great Jordini, used the individualized major program to create a magic major. He capped off his degree program Tuesday with a stage show.

Originally, he was intending to be a music major studying the violin. But some of his friends reminded him that another guy majored in the study of puzzles, and went on to become the New York Times puzzle editor.

The Indiana Daily Student has a great report about him, including some street magic he performed to drum up interest in his show. Read that… we’ll be over here seething envy while you do.

Tip o’ the hat to Goudinov for this find.


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  5. Just want to mention that the guy who majored in puzzles (cryptography, I believe) was Will Shortz, who is the current editor of the NY Times crossword puzzle.

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  10. Now if Purdue would only start offering degrees on “Magic” instead of engineering or biology maybe they would be respected as much as IU.

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