A Further Sign of Academic Idiocy
I proposed a guest speaker for this semester. Our chair told me that I may not be able to extend the invitation. The University is exploring the possibility of charging for the use of rooms. I am reminded of Charles Davenant, one of the subjects of my new book, who wrote, “Everyone is on the scrape for himself, … each cheating, raking, and plundering what he can, and in a more profligate degree than ever was known.” Davenant 1701, pp. 300-301. At least the restrooms are still free for the moment.