I found out today that our yearly spring-break choir tour has been canceled. Traditionally the university sends us on an all-expenses-paid tour of one of our target areas—Portland or Chicago or SoCal—and sends admissions along with us. You figure a tour costs 30 grand, and you recruit two students, you’ve paid for the trip, so it actually makes good financial sense. But I think they did something quite honorable: they took our money and transferred it to Financial Aid. I say, that’s a better use of resources, and I’m really happy to see the university look out for those of us (myself among them) whose student debt is looking insurmountable as it is.
Plus, now I have a real spring break. Question is, what should I do with it? This is, after all, my one chance for a college spring break road trip. Hmm . . . this blogger is open to suggestions from his faithful and few readers.