Hey, I’m all for the “let’s get this party started,” but really: that just seems totally unfair to the students, not to mention unprofessional. Exam week is for exams and the submission of final coursework. Yes, grading sucks, but it pretty much always does, right? (And, as much as it sucks, it’s not nearly as stressful as taking exams or writing papers!) I can understand early deadlines and exams in special cases–such as when one needs to jet off to a conference that week (I did once attend a conference in London in early December), but I don’t think that’s the case for most of us, most of the time. What do you do? What do you think about exams administered before exam week?
In other news: Santa baby, can you fit this in your pack? It’s from a collection of dresses Audrey Hepburn gave to a friend of hers that were auctioned off this week in London. It’s by Pierre Cardin, 1968–and it was a steal at 650 pounds!
Can’t you just see me in it? (Well, if I could squeeze into it? I’m very trim, but I’m probably at least 2 sizes bigger than Audrey Hepburn ever was!)