Classes ended yesterday. Final exams begin tomorrow. But today is nothing. It’s Quiet Day here at the University. Apparently at other schools this is called Dead Day. Back at IU, we didn’t have such a day, but we did have Dead Week, which was simply the last week of classes during which no big assignments […]

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It’s Quiet Day again, here at the university. And I must say it is quiet on campus. I like the idea of Quiet Day — a day when nothing is supposed to happen. That’s my kind of day. Of course people try to take advantage. Schedules are so full, and Quiet Day seems like an […]

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It comes but twice a year, here at the university: Quiet Day. It’s the day after the classes end but before finals begin. I’d like to think of Quiet Day as a sacred time of mystical contemplation. The reality is that, since I don’t teach or study, it’s really just another day at work for […]

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