Last night was college night in Grosse Pointe. More schools than you can shake your wallet at, and you’d better, because JESUS CHRIST I CAN’T BELIEVE THESE TUITION PRICES. Although they all tout their financial aid programs. The average Johns Hopkins student gets a $34,052 need-based scholarship. Against a tuition of about $59,000 per. How comforting.
I hope Kate enjoys Eastern Michigan. I hear Ypsilanti is lovely in January.
While I was touring the tables, I took note of a few lonelies, schools that just didn’t have the buzz to develop much of a crowd. Taylor University?* (*A little Christian school based in Upland, Ind.) I haz a sad for you. 🙁 I remember when your branch campus in Fort Wayne was a worthy part of my old neighborhood, and provided jobs and stability.
And then you pulled out. Eh. Screw you.
I shouldn’t say that. One of my neighbors was a Taylor instructor of some sort. On Halloween, a huge, huge event on my street, they handed out religious tracts. Have a blessed trick-or-treat, kids.
Afterward I took myself out for Wednesday night me-time. I got a beer that sucked (some sort of local craft thing that tasted like someone had put out a few cigarettes in it), mushroom soup that tasted like tin and a grilled cheese, insufficiently melted. I’m sure they serve far better food in the Johns Hopkins cafeterias.
Well, I guess many of you have heard about the latest Lance Armstrong news. The USADA report is a:
…202-page account of the agency’s case against Armstrong included sworn testimony from 26 people, including nearly a dozen former teammates on Armstrong’s United States Postal Service and Discovery Channel squads who said they were aware Armstrong doped to help him win every one of his record seven Tour de France titles.
But I’m sure all those 26 people were jealous and now have a book to peddle. You can’t convince the Lance-alots of anything, but I wonder if there’s anyone left who’s still buying his story.
I don’t have much bloggage today — another tough one — but I do have this, what sounds like an interesting documentary on the Reuther brothers, Walter, Victor and Roy. I was struck by this passage:
At some early screenings, Sasha Reuther said, he was struck by how little many young people know about the history of the labor movement. “The immediate reaction is, ‘Why haven’t I heard of any of this before?’ ” he said.
He added that he was especially moved by the way an African-American student responded at a Washington high school. The teenager was surprised to see whites attacked, Mr. Reuther said. “He said, ‘I thought things like that only happened when African-Americans were beaten up in the civil rights movement.’ ”
This isn’t ancient history, folks. And in some parts of this country, what kids would be taught about the labor movement probably wouldn’t resemble what we know.