Canadian University Life

Nat Case hedberg at vermontel.net
Tue Mar 7 13:36:31 EST 2000


>Britta wrote:
>"Is that only so with liberal arts colleges? I always wondered whether it
>was only German students
>that are "left", "alternative" or whatever you may call it - not only in
>dress, but also in causes:
>war in Kosovo, the environment, homosexuals (there's a student group /
>department of the student
>government body for "lesbians and other women" - I almost feel
>discriminated against beacuse I'm only
>"other"... ;). The people whose opinions I notice most are sometimes even
>too left for me (and I'm left on principle...)"
>
><Grin>  Remarkably enough, the above succinctly describes the political
>atmosphere at the University of Toronto... 
>
>(In Canada, unlike I think in
>the US but I might be wrong, you go from high school straight to
>university--college is an altogether different sort of beast.) 
>
>Alexandra

I started reading Robertson Davies THE REBEL ANGELS a few months ago, and
enjoyed the hothouse atmosphere there as well. Somehow I kept picturing
Carleton College (aka Blackstock) settings for the events. Go figure...

Nat
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