I might be blogging too much, but when I was solicited to take an online college survey, I truly wished there were comment boxes available for me to flesh out my answers. I took the damn thing sort of like I take a quiz on what 70s glam rock icon I am, all the while knowing that the only answers I could give were going to put me in a little box too small for my preferences.
Most of the answers I had to give on school life were completely predicated on me being a single mother at a massive land grant university. My time and attention is limited, of course I’m not seeking out places on intramural sports teams and “frequently” joining campus activities. I do what I can, which I indicated to the best of my ability, but nowhere was I able to say that although my university has plenty of things going on I don’t have the wherewithal to participate.
After all the campus life business, the political questions started: Do you consider yourself far left, left, center, right, far right? Let me think. I clicked through to the next page and my mouth gaped open. Forgive me for being a media skeptical blogger, but I can only assume how this research could be framed and used against the “liberal academic elite.”