At my university, today marked the beginning of classes for the fall semester. It began with convocation (at which our University president provided a much-appreciated etymology of the word “convocation”), and classes followed quickly thereafter.
Since things are rather busy for me this week, I’m kicking the can down the road—no major posts until next week at the earliest. But for now, I’d like to advertise a blog I’ve recently discovered, Ask the Past, which describes itself as providing “advice from old books.” Here are three posts that seem appropriate for the start of the school year:
- How to Treat the Freshmen (from 1495)
- How to Succeed at University (from c. 1316)
- How to Drink Beer (from 1623)
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…