The Vandy students have just moved back in, so the place was more poppin' yesterday than it's been in a while. Good day for a campus wander.
I made a particular point of laying eyes on Gillette Hall, scene of a rape allegedly perpetrated last June by several footballers. It looks the same as ever too, and Vandy in general looks as ready to support its students' academic and life aspirations as it ever did.
Likewise the lovely faux cathedral to wisdom and learning (and Athena-sponsored peace) across the street.
Then reversing direction, I couldn't resist a stroll through Barnes & Noble to see what my Vandy colleagues are reading and teaching this Fall. Noticed that JT is working the free will problem with Robert Kane. Also noticed that incoming freshmen are supposed to have read this, this summer:
Good! I read it last summer, finding it a more-than-adequate answer to the implied criticism of humanities education in challenging economic times I later heard on the car radio. They're still chewing on that this morning, apparently, with Mark Edmundson. Maybe I'll tune in. But maybe I'll be busy with something more important: getting ready for college.