Reunion’s this weekend.
An inclination toward hope
Welcome, Antioch College alumni. It’s good to have you back in the village.
Over the past year, you’ve been, to many of us, models of courage, persistence and integrity. You’ve shown us how to think big ? very big. You inspire us with how much you want to save your college and how you don’t take no for an answer. Your deep love for Antioch College has helped us love it more. In an age of cynicism, you unabashedly care; in a climate of secrecy, you engage with honesty and directness. You have shown that the best case for saving Antioch College is that Antioch creates people like you.
This came through as a forward in my email. I don’t know its original author/source. Some of these stories are classics, others simply good examples.. but the last one kills me.
TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.
A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call. She answered, “Public Utilities Board.” There was silence. She repeated, “PUB.” There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady’s voice, “Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry , I got the number from my husband’s pocket but I do not know whose number it is.”
Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just “hello” instead of “PUB”.
This one makes me a bit sad. The last line makes the point, but it’s not about how the telephone operator answers the phone. There’s an existing problem, and either she’s being unreasonably suspicious and not communicating with him, or he’s been selfish or careless and has given her reason to be concerned. Either way….
After watching episode three of current(4) season of Battlestar Galactica, I have this to say:
FINALLY! YAY!! It’s about time! I’ve waited soooo long. I didn’t dare to hope… I couldn’t have asked for more… It’s everything I ever wanted… Hooray!!!!!! :: so pleased ::
It’s going to be hard to get me down from this high happy cloud…
Posted yesterday: Can we kossacks buy a College? Update
This sounds like April fools but it’s not. today Ella H posted this http://www.dailykos.com/… about the sale of Antioch college. I am proposing that we, as kossacks, buy it! …
According to a comment below, the college is not actually for sale, but the current admins are trying actively to kill it so the assets can be sold. Accckkk!
DailyKos has always been a great community — a great site even before it was a full community — so it’s nice to see some attention there on this subject. Some good comments and a bit of background information on the situation of Antioch College and its destruction threatened by the University system it founded, so I won’t go into additional explanation here. It’s a pretty confusing situation, but the bottom line is that Antioch College should be saved, and the University system has not offered any reassurance that they are interested in the well-being and sustainability of the College as the bastion of liberal arts education that it has been for over 150 years.
*edit: I think tsanford put this very well, referring to the article in the Chronicle
the state of Trustees: they have taken on the role of a Board of Directors and seek to cut the educational model to keep institutions afloat rather than fulfill their duty to raise some money.
Sent by a friend
Study Shows Males Commonly Mistake Sexual Intent
seattle-pk writes “Males are apparently clueless when it comes to interpreting sexual intent from females…. If you’re a male who ever mistook the meaning of a barista’s smile, looks like you’re not alone.”
The news is not new. Guys misinterpret; girls are vague/confusing.
But.. sometimes a girl is not vague, and the guy does not misinterpret.
bloch- pleasure to see you here… inform you that day before yesterday AB approved agreement in priincoiple betwwen AB and trustees.. yesterday late, trustees approved agreement in principle.. passed resoultion rescinding suspension of operations at antioch.
announcements posted at antiochians.org, antioch-college.edu
I received this in my email today
————— Forwarded message —————
London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense – Thursday, 15 Feb. 2007
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.