And this is the campus, showing itself off at the very end of October in the sunshine (mid 70s today), with parents being welcomed in every corner; being fed lunch; being taken to classes by their offspring - all of them wearing labels round their necks with their names and the place that they've come from. Placards everywhere, promising everything from the Christian Parent Challenge to a seminar to "Coming Out at College". What I'd really like to document, of course, would be the variety of student relationships with their parents, ranging from apparent we-are-best-friends to acute embarrassment (the young man with an invisible, but highly legible bubble over his head reading "Mom! I don't believe it! How could you wear That? I mean ... a leopard print mini-dress and titteringly high mock wood platform sandals?? GEE - you look just like a hooker ... it's so embarrassing.") But of course, being moderately well behaved faculty, I confine myself to one of the many, many clumps of balloons.