Monday, April 16, 2007

This morning on campus...

So the CMT Music Awards (formerly the Flameworthies, formerly the Flame Worthies, formerly the TNN Music City News Awards, formerly the Music City News awards) are being held for the second time on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, my sometime employer. (I've been an adjunct Media Studies instructor here for three years.)

The lessons learned from last year's show seem to come in the form of CMT taking up a boatload of parking spaces this time around, with tour buses taking up three roads and more than a few Curb Event Center entrances in preparation for tonight's event.

This morning, as I exited the parking structure nearest both the Curb Center and my classroom, my path to the classroom was pretty well blocked by barricades and yellow windbreakered security personnel.

I had one student make a mad dash across some part of campus under lockdown, and when he was told he couldn't cross at that point, he shot back "30 grand a year tells me I can..." and just kept walking.

Granted, that's about as far as campus protests go these days, but I was quietly proud...

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