… a considerable amount of activity around the Roebuck Buildings yesterday. Portfolios and assignments overflowing the desks in the main office, placement files being dropped off and/or collected, new regulations for grading and marking being explained to successive groups by those most concerned in that aspect of the School’s work, tri-corn mangement cabals all over the place – with faces looking suitably serious and concerned.

In short; busywork. On a major scale.

I was glad to be able to close my door and simply focus first on the assignment materials that have come in from the DLD programme and then on one of the new courses I am planning for next semester.  Things like the sequestration of the university role, reading power , the deep nature of US neo-conservative policy, and failures of political & moral courage could wait for another time. 

There are days when I regret not having left here long ago.

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