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The Nature of College | by James Farrell

The Nature of College | by James Farrell

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Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, lush lawns, freedom!—these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the “nature” of college. But nature in this book is hidden in plain sight in dorms, cafeterias, and classrooms. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of “campus ecology,” James Farrell explores a day in the life of the average student and discovers a lifetime of resources for a sustainable future.
Stately oaks, ivy-covered walls, lush lawns, freedom!—these are the things that likely come to mind for most Americans when they think about the “nature” of college. But nature in this book is hidden in plain sight in dorms, cafeterias, and classrooms. Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of “campus ecology,” James Farrell explores a day in the life of the average student and discovers a lifetime of resources for a sustainable future.

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The Nature of College
James J. Farrell
How a New Understandingof Campus Life Can Change the World
 
© 2010, ex by James J. Farrell All righs reserved. Excep for brief quoaions in criical aricles or reviews, no parof his book may be reproduced in any manner wihou prior writen permissionfrom he publisher: Milkweed Ediions, 1011 Washingon Avenue ouh, uie 300,Minneapolis, Minnesoa 55415.(800) 520-6455 www.milkweed.orgPublished 2010 by Milkweed EdiionsPrined in Canada by Friesens CorporaionCover Design & Ar Direcion: onky DesignsCover Phoography: Ward Yoshimoo Auhor phoo couresy of . Olaf Collegenerior design by Wendy Holdmannerior illusraions by Jens MatsonTe ex of his book is se in Arno Pro.10 11 12 13 14 5 4 3 2 1
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Please urn o he back of his book for a lis of he susaining funders of MilkweedEdiions.Library of Congress Caaloging-in-Publicaion DaaFarrell, James J.Te naure of college / James J. Farrell.p. cm.ISBN 978-1-57131-322-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-1-57131-819-0 (e-book)1. College sudens—Unied aes—Conduc of life. 2. Educaion, Higher— Aims and objecives—Unied aes. 3. Universiies and colleges—Unied aes.. ile.L3605.F34 2010378.73—dc222010031777Tis book is prined on acid-free paper.
 
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1Waking Up to Nature
o see what is in ont o one’s nose needs a constant struggle.
George Orwell, “In Front o Your Nose”
Te obscure we see eventually. Te completely obvious, it seems,takes longer.
Edward R. Murrow, as quoted in
Mad about Physics
(2001),
 
by Christopher Jargodzki
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau,
Walden
■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Alhough some wai unil aernoon, mos college sudens wake up early in he morning o he maddening sound o an alarm clock. As he con-rapion beeps or buzzes, Joe College reaches ou o his slumber, his hesnooze buton, rolls over, and goes back o sleep. Tis sequence replaysrepeaedly unil a las he hrows back he blankes and ges ou o bed.He’s lae again so he’ll have o hurry i he wans breakas beore class.Sumbling oward he bahroom, Joe begins a morning rouine so wellchoreographed he should ge a credi in dance or is awless execuion:He seps up o he urinal, relieves himsel, ushes, shufes o he sink,pumps he soap, washes his hands, dries hem on a paper owel, aimsa adeaway sho oward he wasebaske, and reaches or his oileries.Grossed ou by his morning breah, he grabs oohbrush and oohpase,urns on he waer, wes he brush, spreads pase on he brisles, and be-gins o brush his eeh. In he mirror, his amiliar ace seems o be spor-ing a caveman wig, so oday is a shower day, or a leas a ha day. Spitingin he sink, Joe reels oward he showers and he dance coninues. Joe’s siser, meanwhile, ollows a relaed rouine. She checks her e-mail,scans he news eed on Facebook, clicks he syllabus or EnvironmenalSudies 11 o make sure she has he reading righ, pulls up her Googlecalendar o conrm oday’s aciviies, and heads or he showers. Shelahers up, shampoos her hair, rinses wih condiioner, shaves, and en- joys a ew addiional minues o ho, seamy waer beore she concludes.

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