Sometimes it feels like my colleagues in other departments and I are playing tug-of-war, and our students are the rope.
Actually, my students’ final papers this spring have been pretty great overall. There’s the usual few who try to cite Wikipedia as a source and copy paragraphs out of the textbook, but most of them have done good solid work and some of them have even taught me something new.
The Roman Senate sent an envoy to Carthage to demand the payment of tribute in lieu of sacking and looting the city. This is what is known as a “booty call.”
History is easy. Comedy is hard.
I can’t go back to my office for the whiteboard markers, there’s a strange monster in there… naked.