Kim Jordan was going to make some comments on the College Council material, but she hesitated to open “old wounds.” Old wounds? Hah! I can’t speak for Andy Harris (where are you know Speed king?), but I have nothing but fond memories.

Still waiting for someone to identify all the candidates from that election by name. I am embarrassed to admit that I can’t do it that well (or at least I can’t do it with accurate spellings).

Ben Miller reports that Carter Zinn will most likely be attending reunion. I guess now I can’t stop writing all those wonderful things about him.


But wait! I have one more.

I remember . . .

A campus forum of some kind during, I think, Carter and Nicole’s time in office. The subject was a campus controversy of some kind, althogh I can’t remember the precise topic. Carter gave a short speech at Brooks Rogers that talked about how all of us come to Williams with baggage, baggage about our past, our parents, our high schools, our backgrounds and everything else. He then pantomimed carry two heavy bags. And then, he said, we come to Williams, where everyone else carries baggage of their own. How, asked Carter, can we come together, shake hands and talk to one another without, each of us, putting down our baggage, at least for a little while.

At the time, I thought that this was a great way to frame the question. Of course, some of my Post-Modernist friends might point out that Carter is really asking for everyone else to drop their baggage while he gets to keep his (white, male, heterosexual, College Council president). But, from a rhetorical point of view, I still love the metaphor.

Until more people start sending in their own “I remember . . .” vignettes, I am have no choice but to print my own.

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