University Diaries
A professor of English describes American university life.
Aim: To change things.
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Monday, April 03, 2006

And along the same lines…

UD’s Joyce-themed spawn reports that among her friends going to college next year the most devoutly to be wished school of them all is… UD’s own alma mater, Northwestern.

- Northwestern? said UD when she heard this. Really?… Well, I can sort of see why. Did I ever tell you that NU is built on lake fill and you get this great huge lake view from lots of buildings? You can sit in the library, or the student center, and just gaze…

- Mom, replied the child. You’ve told me that four hundred times.