Hijacking the blog.
My department (Journalism) voted Tuesday to get rid of its three majors (newspapers, magazines, and publication management) and consolidate them into a single major called ... journalism. This simple, seemingly logical move took years and cost thousands of lives.
But don't worry, academe fans. While we have one major, we now have sequences coincidentally called -- wait for it -- magazines, publication management, public affairs (newspapers) and visual journalism (which we always had, the sequence formerly known as photojournalism).
In academe, even when hell freezes over, curiously nothing changes.
I have absolutely no way to connect this to the traditional theme of the blog. Then again, I don't have to. It's my blog.