Sunday, November 07, 2010

'The Abyss of Contemporary Academia'

"[T]he boldness of of this ignorant lily-white redneck fundamentalist led my other students to form a committee to demand that I grade and return their accumulated essays and examinations. There was even a small demonstration outside the window of my office. It was rather dramatic. For being such simple, ignorant children, they managed it quite well. At the height of the demonstration I dumped all of the old papers—ungraded, of course—out of the window and right onto the students' heads. The college was too small to accept this act of defiance against the abyss of contemporary academia." —A Confederacy of Dunces

In the past 24-ish hours, I graded 100 essays and piloted six surveys. And now I am tired.


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