Wednesday, October 1, 2014

drawn curtains

Yesterday, it was announced that our Provost, Beth Garrett, is going to be the 13th President (and first woman President) of Cornell.  She'll be terrific: she's full of energy and determination; she's a great supporter of the arts and humanities, and of women's issues; she's fun.  She'll leave (for me, at any rate) a big hole.  Today, the curtains to her office were drawn.  I'm quite sure this was pragmatic/accidental: it was shaping up to be a hot sunny day (and I was heading into the Admin building early).  But it felt like a very, very visible, in-your-face piece of symbolism ...

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