We have weathered the weather and the good faculty and grounds staff who were on campus through it all are a bit weary but triumphant. The students, both the international students and the U.S. students, were good sports, helped each other; and as the snow never let up, they dug us out all six days to help the campus. James Smith with his crew heroically returned the campus fully to us this Tuesday, when again it snowed a bit.
Many lessons were learned: character emerges clearly in such times. Although many international students left and went home early if their grades were strong (their families so very far away wanted them to), those who stayed were strong workers and cheerful ones for the rest of us.
Technology enables all our students to go online for class work and homework assignments. We need not drop a stitch, as they say. While we on campus had no electricity, those at home had no excuse for not having all work done and done well over that period.
Spring vacation starts this Saturday after a Friday concert, one with alumni returning to join the students. A parent party at Spy Rock will precede this and should be great fun as we prepare together for Viva Las Vegas night in April.