Saturday, June 13, 2009

School's Out

School’s Out.

Ray Anderson has come and gone.
Jeanne Summers Call for A
of Higher Education:
Mere blip on the April radar screen.

Evan Wantland’s concern re Ivory
Tower: stone tossed into a deep well.

Gary Hawkin’s 2 Economies: a
profound distinction that would
tear this program in half & back
together like a 2’s day weld.
Will of the whisperer

Stacks & reams of papers & journals,
reports & projects abandoned in May,
student submissions plop-a-tater-plop-
plop: red-penned commentary & advice
for lonely heart improvement, rationale
for assessment: mind on a page all over
& done with.

How to characterize IT?
No more teacher’s dirty books?

He who gives himself entirely to his
fellow-men appears to them useless
and selfish; but he who gives himself
partially to them is pronounced a
benefactor and philanthropist.
(Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience)

And the leisure-time activist: diller-a-dollar,
a sensible scholar; full time addict? report
to the attic!.

Much Madness is divinest Sense--
To a discerning Eye--
Much Sense--the starkest Madness--
'Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail--
Assent--and you are sane--
Demur--you're straightway dangerous--
And handled with a Chain—
[Emily D.}

Engmajor talk here.
Humanitarian. Don’t be
confusing it with the Kind of Talk
coming out of Witherspoon, or points
North of the Gazebo. Or GrantsWriting
Expressionism from the Advancement Bureau.
Not to mention Strateegery & Tactics Talk. .

(First Year Seminar Transition
Quality Enhancement Program:
Ways of Talking: 101.)

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