Memo discouraging faculty activism is disheartening
To think that our university president would stifle the freedom and spirit of the professors is disheartening. How can a typical poli sci class survive without a lively discussion about our political leaders? How can a history class have an honest discussion about how future generations will look back at this critical point in our lives?
BEIJING - Good idea: A fun night out on the town with some locals in China. Bad idea: A night on the town that involves watching Chinese girls in hula skirts and Chinese guys in sparkle green suits dancing to Livin' La Vida Loca.
Yet that's what I saw here in Asia.
I almost choked on the Coca Cola I was sipping when everyone took the stage for the Ricky-Martin-goes-to-Hawaii opening act.
I looked around, wondering if anyone else thought the sight strange.