The resident faculty turned on the lights in their classrooms, then turned the lights off and went on their usual way. The staff think this was a clue…. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers. On Monday, the BPI Squirrel watched climate science deniers Bring Out Your Dead in Furthermore!, addisnana asked about Borders and Boundaries in Midday Matinee, and LadyJrnlist began her series on New Urbanism in Evening Focus. On Tuesday, winterbanyan looked at Climate Change – The Elephant in the Room in Morning Feature, JanF examined the Boeing labor dispute with Rolling Back the Rhetoric in HEMMED In, and introduced our new Quick Take format with Exporting the Future in Evening Focus. On Wednesday, we had a Nutshell: Summer Memos and Mojo in Morning Feature, JanF’s Great Speeches series continued with This Most Basic Right in Furthermore!, addisnana was Speaking Out in Midday Matinee, and JanF gave a Quick Take: Who Can You Trust in Evening Focus. On Thursday, we bounced to The Tower of Babble in Morning Feature, JanF reviewed progress with Recall Repeal Rebuild 2.0 in HEMMED In, winterbanyan shared A Lion Named Christian in Midday Matinee, and JanF offered a Quick Take: A World for Women? in Evening Focus. On Friday, we bounced on to The Media is the Mess-Age in Morning Feature, and winterbanyan warned of A Slow-Motion Coup in Furthermore! On the weekend, we bounced into Popcorn and Pie in Morning Feature and JanF offered Saturday Videos in HEMMED In, the BPI Squirrel reported on golf with Fore? in Sunday’s Morning Feature and Thanks for the “Concern” in Furthermore!, winterbanyan saw progress in You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby in Midday Matinee, and JanF brought our Eco News Roundup in Our Earth. All are worthwhile reading if you missed them.

Today the BPI Squirrel will chitter about history in Furthermore!, while addisnana will try to open a package in Midday Matinee, and Lady Jrnlist will continue her series on New Urbanism in Evening Focus. Tomorrow winterbanyan will look at the Cascadia Fault in Morning Feature, and JanF will celebrate the summer solstice in Midday Matinee. On Wednesday addisnana will look at the Archbishop and the Senator in Morning Feature, JanF will continue her Great Speeches series in Furthermore!, and addisnana will offer our Midday Matinee. On Thursday winterbanyan will ask why we obsess about The End Of The World in Midday Matinee. As always, Chef will be around with coffee and bagels, while the Professor of Astrology Janitor will align his cleaners and buffers.

Please join our Authors! We have Morning Feature openings next Tuesday and Wednesday (June 28th and 29th), and Evening Focus openings this Tuesday through Thursday (June 21st-23rd). We also have openings or our campus soapbox Furthermore!, our afternoon people-watching series Midday Matinee, and our evening environmental series Our Earth. Share your insights with the BPI community!

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That leaves only the question of why the resident faculty went to their classrooms after leaving the wine cellar library where they spent the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”), before heading to the hot tub faculty lounge for their weekly game where the underwear goes flying planning conference. Maybe they were confused about the day of the week. Or maybe it was a clue about the confusing week ahead.

I’ll be attending the annual NOW conference from Friday to Sunday, so the Morning Feature schedule will change around for this week. On Thursday the resident faculty will discuss a Topic To Be Named Later. Your lowly mail room clerk will open the BPI mail bag with “Ask Ms. Crissie” on Friday rather than Sunday. From Saturday through Monday in Morning Feature, I’ll report on the NOW conference.

I’ll append next week’s Meta to Monday’s Campus Chatter, and that should close the tear in the spacetime continuum so we can return to our usual schedule. Unless I fall into a vortex and end up on Babylon 5, in which case next week will be hosted by Commander Ivanova. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. She can be grumpier than the BPI Squirrel….


Happy Monday!