Depressing, even with the lift at the end. It's tough being a student nowadays.
"But when I think of how it was for me then compared to how it is for students now, my reaction is, selfishly, 'Whew!' And I look at the efforts of people like Juliet Garcia, Ellen Lagemann, and their colleagues with gratitude that they're working so valiantly to right the balance. Gary Rhoades is right when he says, in his article on faculty unionism in this issue, that it will take all the cooperation we can muster to solve the problems that confront us now."