But for now, instructors like me grade and grade and grade. The stacks are piled high. So much effort by so many students. So many end-of-semester projects. Now, the assessment.
The halls are mostly quiet. A few classes still meet for final exams. Many students are gone already. Professors hide away behind stacks of ungraded assignments.
Many soon-to-be-former students use Facebook to express their happiness at completing college. Many lament that fact. Bob Dylan said it best, “the times they are a changin'”.
Change is never easy. Elation today may give way to frustration tomorrow as job searches drag on and on.
But tomorrow will take care of itself. Today is a good time to celebrate the accomplishment of college graduation. A diploma is an entry fee for career succcess, a huge card punched to use life’s career transit.
God speed, graduates.