Does this ring true?
You just mention change, and first the students, and
then the faculty go through the ceiling. Actually it is the
alums who go first. It's very comical, but I think it's also a
microcosm of higher education, where, despite
everybody's rhetoric about being open to change, people
are pathologically nervous about it. Sky-is-falling talk can
come along really fast if you just sort of float the
question, 'Why do we do it this way rather than that
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