Academics in tight spaces

| December 30, 2010
The Ladykillers

Emerging from under the bed.

That was refreshing!

As you know, we academics are inordinately fond of wedging ourselves into confined spaces.

At Yale, the students will see how many of their number they can enclose in a phone booth. At Harvard, a broom closet.

I hope I did not spill my tea…

—Professor G. H. Dorr, in The Ladykillers

Another abbreviated definition of school?