Thanks for all the kind comments. I am relieved beyond expression that my son wasn't hurt, and everything else is unimportant in comparison. It appears the college has gone Bankrupt. In the mean time, ever topical, here is Al Swearengen's Eulogy for Ken Lay, recently deceased boss of Enron (not safe for work, if you haven't mastered silent reading).
Was there ever a thing so stupefyingly nauseating as a Corporate Vision Statement? Did ever anything reek more of bad faith, of howling fatuity? Was there ever a greater insult to the English fuckin' language?
You're a fuckin' corporation. You make fuckin' money. End of story.
Enron's fuckin' Mission Statement read in part, "We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves. We do not tolerate abusive or disrespectful treatment. Ruthlessness, callousness and arrogance don't belong here."