Since he retired, my program’s enrollment and class sizes have quadrupled with constant faculty numbers. Adminiflakes tell us that our goal is to have greater than 90% retention, and there must be something wrong with US if the students can't learn from us. Mega State University has reorganized and reorganized and had all kinds of upper-admin interference in what should be academic decisions by the faculty. Yadda, yadda, yadda, it’s all been said here many times, and more amusingly, by others.
But the other day, another ‘older’ colleague and I, during an epic kvetching session, complaining about how our younger colleagues are coddling the snowflakes and have low standards (well, DUH, they’re not tenured yet) simultaneously looked at each other, and said, “Oh, lordy, we’ve turned into Huffy Harry!”
Huffy Harry, if you’re out there anywhere, you were right, and it’s only gotten worse, MUCH worse since your day. I am filled with remorse for how shabbily we treated you. We should raise a statue to you.
Great Zarquon forgive us.