You’d think that after 20 year I’d have the hang of things. But this week and last I’ve been behind, scrambling even to get ready for class. This column, for example, is going in past deadline and so may be too late for publication.
I can’t help but be flattered by the fact that I have at least two readers: Pearl is back and the anonymous annotator of last week’s Directives. Thanks to Pearl and others for filling me in on Anis Mojgani. Clearly I am not hip enough (some might say at all). I do hope, Pearl, that you (and others) come to some of the Edible Education session. I may continue the series next semester. If I do and you take, I’ll include a group project in your honor.
BOEP met again on Sunday and had another good turnout. Michel Chaouli from Germanic Studies and talked to us about extending the reach of the Center for theoretical studies in the humanities to undergraduates, specifically with two seminars this year at Collins, one on Marx and one on Freud. More info to follow.
The Food themester is going full steam ahead with the visit today from chef Edward Lee from 610 Magnolia in Louisville, a Korean-Southern fusion restaurant. I haven’t been but look forward to going next time I visit the home of the slugger and derby. Today was also Big Red Eats Green. Good crowds and no rain. I hope you could make it.
I guess you saw today’s front-page piece in the IDS about the fates of Brown and Green. I’ve already had e-mails about some of the factual errors. But I guess it was generally a useful and well-done piece. There will be one more Town hall meeting about the future Clubhouse in Hillcrest and then we leave everything in the hands of the architects and space planners. I’m hoping the change will be a positive one and draw both more people to the Clubhouse and Hillcrest more into the life of Collins. Keep an eye out for details.
Tomorrow is 9/11. I could write a column just on that. Our history since 2001 has been a troubling one (when is history not troubling?) and I wonder when we (and the world) will get beyond both the event and the miss-steps that have been made since. Enough said.
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