Wednesday, March 22, 2006

What News?

It has been tough to think about what might happen to Shimer in the future. I know, on a conscious level that the move it not going to be the end of Shimer, but that does not mean I’m falling all over myself about the move.

I’m curious, though, about the preparations. What is going on over there? It’s been a while since anything has been said one way or another. Has the building redesign been finished? When will students officially move? Is there some sort of last hurrah? Will there be a maypole one last time at Shimer? What will happen to reunions?

I know it’s a lot of questions, but I’m frustrated, worried, disconnected, and far away. Like all things, this place I miss and call home is changing, and I can’t be a part of it, so I wonder what is going on?

Anyone, and everyone, feel free to help those of us who are feeling either disaffected or disconnected know what is going on.




D. R. Koukal said...

"It has been tough to think about what might happen to Shimer in the future . . ."

Tell me about it. Did you get the letter from Bill Rice dated 30 March? The one that talks about the Kemper Business Internship Program and "curriculum development in areas that promote the connection of liberal arts and business . . ."?

What the . . . ?

Katie Harrell said...

I did not get this letter - anyone have it to post? Funny, since the survey I haven't heard anything. Not even a solicitation for funds. Surely, Shimer still needs money.