Wednesday, May 4, 2011

#5: “Donated by the Class of 1990: To The Best Four or Five Years of Your Life”

In the nucleus of Ohio University’s campus, between the library and President McDavis’ humble home, stands a scenic fountain.  A plaque just to the right assures the passers-by that the class of 1990 is to thank for the structure.
Its dedication: to “the Best Four or Five Years of Your Life.”
Drunk, or Athens?
While the institution is designed for students to earn their degrees in four years, students especially fond of that Athens aura are not ashamed to stay another year. Whether students are deliberately delaying their degrees by taking less classes for Spring Quarter Fest Season, or Spring Quarter Fest Season is deliberately delaying their degrees by its impact on their grades, another year in Athens is not a failure but a reward.
That is not a typo. That’s Athens.

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