First, Kevin Carey’s terrific op-ed on the changing role of student loan debt in today’s InsideHigherEd.com, as well as the comment thread, is terrifying, though sadly familiar. A &I mordantly refer to our student loan debt as our second, nicer house. Kidding aside, we will pay off our mortage years before our loans, which is awesome. Or maybe we won’t: One of our friends advised us–ironically, to be sure–that since we already have our house, we should just default on the student loans.
And second, the NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) newsletter went up last week. On the one hand, these involve quite a bit of work, and the list of members’ publications is genuinely impressive. On the other hand, though, the problems with our univ.’s spam filter I mentioned a couple of months ago seem to have caused a few items to go astray, which always turns my stomach in knots.
In other words, it’s a Monday.