My colleague Ruth Jacobs just let me know how long it had been since I last wrote something here. Whoah. Time does fly by when you're doing the spring magazine, well into the summer magazine, seeing students around campus and then (in the last week) seeing them slip away into summer break.
Except the seniors, who still are here, gearing up for the big day, May 24. Everyone hopes for sun (the forecast looks good) and chairs on the lawn for the festivities.
What I'm reminded of at this time of year is how quickly a college career passes—certainly for the parents, and maybe for the students, too. As a parent, you drop your son or daughter off and then, just a few short months later, it seems, you're sitting in the audience hearing the names run through the alphabet.
Of course, some of the graduates may think the last four years were an eternity. But not many, I'll bet. For them, it's been four jam-packed years, with remarkable accomplishments, some of which ou see in Colby magazine, most of which you don't. We'd need a weekly magazine to make a dent.