Thursday, July 8, 2010
Miracle of the Memorial Field House?
During March of 2010 there suddenly appeared in the presence of two astonished witnesses this miraculous apparition! Is it a powerful, cryptic message admonishing the Jacobs Administration for imposing a climate of fear on its vulnerable workforce? Does it portend in fact the collapse of the Jacobs Regime? All attempts by The Administration and even the Group of 12 to remove it during the past four months have mysteriously failed. Indeed, there is probably no budget or workforce anymore available to make it disappear during our lifetime. Meanwhile, word has spread. “Come see the Miracle of the Field House!” Crowds now gather to contemplate its meaning. Pilgrims arrive daily from afar. Some standing in silent awe interpret it as the Face of Provosts Past. Indeed, a nose and one eye are unmistakably emerging from behind the ruptured plaster and Chinese wallboard. Could it be an alien from beyond Orion? Perhaps not, but some have stared at length and said it is the Spirit of the Tenured Professoriate finally emerging to take back the Main Campus – and about time! Speculation and rumors are anyway rampant. You are welcome to contemplate it for yourself. Second Floor, West Wall, Memorial Field House. A Miracle sent to save this campus? Why not? Stranger things have happened.