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Dear Simmons College,When will the Good News come?
What will the Good News be?
"The Class of 2012 is 450 strong." Have to wait until next September.
"The College has balanced its budget, is out of debt, and is financially superhealthy again." Who knows when.
"I got a big raise." Hmmm, usually around December 7.
"Major friends of Simmons have donated millions." Money, Money & Money.
Performance artists were in the Trustman Gallery not long ago. One young barefoot woman filled pill casings with a mysterious substance then offered them to passersby. Another young woman invited people to assemble eye glasses from raw onion rings. Holding them up to her eyes, she wept along with each of her guests.A young woman with a generous but impish smile approached me and asked if she could hold my hand. I acquiesced (a word which means, "yes yes yes yes yes" with apologies to Lemony Snicket and James Joyce). This was her performance.
The Good News does not have to be about treasure. It can be about . . . song. There will be much singing at the College between now and . . . then. Will you be there?
Bob White Cheerful Professor of Communications