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ERIC Number: EJ980984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
"Have a Good One": For a U of I Transplant from New Delhi, Moscow, Idaho, Was as Confusing as Moscow, Russia
Dasgupta, Sayantani
About Campus, v17 n4 p19-23 Sep-Oct 2012
In 2006, the author had moved to Moscow, Idaho, from New Delhi, after having worked for nearly four years in publishing houses. She had become exhausted by stets, specs, and style sheets. Whiny authors with paper-thin egos bored her, and she was frustrated with lazy designers who tried to pass off every odd cover as avant-garde. She wanted to return to something familiar, and yet try something new. The world of familiarity that beckoned was lined with the dirt and grime of pencil stubs, and layered with pages torn from a notebook. It comprised big, wooden desks etched with graffiti that screamed out people's names and graduating years. It possessed the grossness of used chewing gum stuck on the underbellies of tables and chairs, traps for roving hands. It echoed with the buzz of conversations and arguments, the hasty scratch of clandestine notes, the drone of teachers and their pets, sleepless Sunday-night assignments, and complex tests. The author wanted to return to school. Her musings on education in New Delhi and Idaho reminds people of what they love (and love to hate!) about American higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho; India