Summer vacation is over, and the new academic year beckons. A picture from the lazy days.
Course syllabi and regular posting coming soon.
When I was a kid growing up in Canada, the school year began early in September, right after Labor Day, which seems more civilized to me. Interesting that for as long as I’ve been living in the USA, I still feel a tug of irritation at the late-August start of school, which means that course preparation begins mid-August, which means that August doesn’t feel like summer break should. Childhood habits are a long time changing.
At the same time, the start of a new academic year is invigorating. New faces and new ideas, and another cycle begins. Those of us in the academic world get to experience three beginnings each year — the calendar year that begins in mid-winter, the geographic/biological new year that begins in the spring, and the academic new year that begins late summer.
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