This is a whine so be forewarned:
Today and tomorrow, I have some “recruitment” duties. Today, I’ll make some calls to some of the better students that have been admitted to our mathematics program. Yes, I volunteered ….to call the more promising ones. I refuse to call the “20 on the ACT ones” as these never make it as math majors, at least here (we have the data).
Tomorrow: I have to work a “admitted student visit day” (meet with parents and prospective students) and to meet with a candidate for one of our two open tenure track positions.
So, I am going to spend the next couple of days trying to talk people into coming here….when, to be blunt, I’d leave if I had opportunities elsewhere!
Ok, I might not be saying this if I hadn’t have just come in from shoveling snow for the thousandth time this winter; I never wanted to live in the frigging Yukon!!! It is MARCH, for crying out loud!!!!!
Ok, to be fair, our University has done a great job keeping the parking lots, sidewalks clear this winter, and it wasn’t easy to do. I can honestly say that.