Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Public University

Here is a fun anecdote that describes Stony Brook in a nutshell:

  • The bathrooms in one of the psychology buildings have been undergoing renovations since last September. All of them. Simultaneously.
  • Two of the bathrooms are still under construction. I've seen toilets and sinks installed in a single afternoon, I didn't realize that sometimes it takes 11+ months.
  • When I walked in this morning, I discovered that the two bathrooms mentioned above are now gone. The doors have been completely sheetrocked over.
  • Now there are no bathrooms on a floor completely devoted to running psychology experiments involving human subjects.
  • All of these decisions are being treated as completely rational and not at all ridiculous.

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