Yes, I may be someone who reads too much into things.  Yet is there not something pointedly cynical, beyond the standard pale, about a campus tour guide standing in front of the large concrete Humanities buildings and explaining how "the Humanities were built from pre-fabricated, identical parts" and that "they can easily be dismantled, their parts rearranged or even entirely moved"?  I know that restructuring the university is a code that often means take things like the humanities apart piece by piece, cut by cut, a budgetary Leng Tch'e, and "redistribute" their resources, but you might not want to so baldly trumpet that to your prospective students.  "Plus it's good for the environment!"

Then again, truth in advertising.

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