of (stuff and) substance -
This issue feels like what geologists call an inclusion in amber-a
plant, insect, or object trapped in resin millions of years ago.
September 11, with its tragic events, was not that long ago. Yet
September 10 seems millions of years away-as does the relatively
lighthearted mood with which many of this issue's articles were
prepared.Times have changed.
President Don M. Randel addresses the University community;
the journal, you'll find a brief account of how the
first wave of events has affected life on campus.
were saying yesterday...."-
Academic life is the next best thing to farming when it comes
to staying in touch with the rhythm of the seasons. Just as summer's
end brings an increasing slant to the sun, a growing chorus of
cicadas, and the need to have the corncribs full, so it brings
the rising hum of a few thousand station wagons and minivans approaching
Hyde Park and the need to have a vast array of facilities and
people at the ready. It is not unlike the theater or the concert
hall. There comes a moment when the curtain goes up, and no matter
how often one has performed this work, the pulse quickens. There
are butterflies in the young stomachs riding in those station
wagons and minivans, and there are butterflies in the stomachs
that await them here on campus, too.
by Jessica Abel, AB'91 [
by the numbers
Levit and patriotism
the free market
goes way back
idea, wrong course