Last night I received a Google Alert entitled, “Adventures in Babysitting: Does Babysitting Count As ‘Employed’ Upon Graduation’? The article was sent to ABOVE THE LAW by a student or recent graduate of the College of Law who asserts that the Dean of Students is posting job opportunities for babysitting to recent graduates.
Summer is a unique time for the College of Law. Without the students, the corridors are quiet; the Pit is empty; the vending machines are full (a happy thing); and the classrooms have a distinct echo. As Dean of Student Affairs, I really miss the students – their smiles, their crazy cellular ringtones, new fashions (often perplexing), and even their aversion to reading emails from me.
This time last year, Tulsa was buried under a blanket of snow. It was the most exciting weather event of the year! Schools, businesses, government agencies and the courts were closed for a week. For the youth, it was like Christmas all over again. For others, the snow caused much hardship, particularly for the elderly and home-bound, who had difficulty getting needed food, services and companionship. For our law students, feelings were mixed – getting a much needed break from class preparation was welcomed, but the thought of making up the classes was dreaded.