July 21st, 2011
by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman
I just got back from one of those parental rites of passage, The College Orientation. Many, if not all colleges have their traditions and initiations, and this venerable institution is no different. Parents of incoming freshmen are advised that the tradition of shaking hands with the statue of this university’s 11th president will assure the academic success of your student. By the time the legions of parents of incoming freshman have completed their two-day orientation, the old guy’s right hand gets pretty shiny. After my firm, sincere handshake – and just to be on the safe side – I went the extra mile with a high-five, fist bump and a noogie. Honor roll, here we come!
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