Great couple of articles from Noemie
Emery and Patrick
Hynes on fickleness toward politicians. Noemie reflects on the
Strange New Respect afforded to once-reviled conservatives (specifically Ronald
Reagan) by the media (specifically
Time) once they are safely dead; Patrick adds on the mirror
image of once-lionized liberal politicians getting swept into the
memory hole once their usefulness expires.
Some readers know that my Day Job involves managing some of the
e-mail systems and
UNH. It's always interesting to see what my peers are up to at other
institutions of higher learning. Today brings news from Georgetown U,
where their mascot, Jack
the Bulldog, has his own e-mail
account and entry in the online Campus Directory. Jack's in the Theology
Department. I would not have guessed that.
UNH's mascot is a wildcat, and we no
longer attempt to maintain a live one.
The original, Maizie, didn't live long in captivity; she's now
stuffed, and does not read her e-mail.
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