As I walk out of the dining hall, I see book bags strewn around both sides of the walkway. To my right I see rows of cubby holes, but they’re only partially filled. And the ones farther on down the hall are completely empty.
Spokesman David Gonnerman says students usually just leave their bags on the floor in the heap in front of the cafeteria entrance. Must just be more convenient.
And more trusting. I’d never have done that at my university.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.