In Which an Insidious Plot is Hatched

As I mentioned earlier today, I had to spend this afternoon looking at freshman essays, in order to determine whether the kids seem ready for our standard comp course. I did this as part of one of our Freshman Orientation sessions, so we have lots of freshpeeps on campus today and tomorrow.

So as I walked to my office in the near-triple-digit heat, I noticed something unusual. There’s a small bell tower between the library and the cafeteria, not far from my office:

Bell tower

Campus legend/tradition has it that those who walk under the bell tower will not manage to graduate in four years. However, you’ll notice that the Powers That Be have placed a supply of ice water beneath that very tower. Therefore, I wish to thank whatever evil genius found a new way to increase our revenue stream by luring our students into additional semesters and years of tuition payment.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
This entry was posted in Culture, Education. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s