Tuesday, January 30, 2007

new york times article

my alma-matar made it in the New York times last weekend! My time in college remains a highlight of my life. Yes, it was a small private Christian school in the middle of nowhere in Arkansas. However, the student body there were from all over the country and the world, and I always felt accepted by all. We did have rules on campus, such as no drinking, smoking, and no school sponsored dances, among others. While attending this school, I had 5 annual dance parties which grew more and more popular each year. the first three on campus where "spontaneous dancing" just happened to occur during the pary, and the last two, I actually rented out the community building in town and by then it was mainly about the dance. For some reasin I just had a knack for dance music and throwing cool parties, not to mention the money made from all the t-shirts sold each year.
Anyway, all this to say, I was interested to see that after 90 years of no dancing allowed on campus, they had their first dance last december. ALthough the rule now limits to "thematical dancing" or something like that. If you like reading well written seemingly unbiased article you can check it out here:

First Dance - Mark Oppenheimer - New York Times


NSA guy said...

wow, that's very footloose.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to pass along to you this story...while it saddens me, it also gives me hope in a world that seems to have little hope left in it.