Monday, March 10, 2003

Signs of Spring on Campus-I had to chuckle when I saw this piece in the Indiana U school newspaper about students protesting tuition hikes. For at least a quarter-century, this song-and-dance routine is as common an occurrence as people wearing shorts and sunbathing on the first 50+ degree day in March (applicable only where you actually have a winter). (1) The school will raise tuition (2) The usual suspects on campus will raise a stink, making front-page news on the student birdcage-liner. (3) The regents or whatever the governing body will accept their petitions (4) The regents will put the petitions in the circular file and raise tuition anyway I'm thinking back to my post on superstition-one of the definitions was "a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary." When's the last time a school dropped a tuition increase due to student protests? Do the words "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" mean anything?

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