KENNEDY HALL – Noting that it was a hard but necessary move, Professor Larry Miller, Biology and Society, has dropped his Communication in Medicine class only hours before the end of the penalty-free drop period.
“I couldn’t handle the stress,” Miller stated when asked about his last-minute decision. “I’m already teaching 16 other credits, and I’m on the e-boards of four faculty organizations. How am I supposed to have time to network with all of my famous colleagues if all I’m doing is grading papers? I’ve got to take my longterm goals into account, and this class simply didn’t fit.”
Immediately after dropping the class, Miller signed up for four department social events on Handshake and committed to three more Faculty Fellow meals a week, though he is still unsure it will be enough to justify teaching only 16 credits. But, Miller admitted, “I’m really looking forward to the freedom.”
In his newfound free time, Miller plans to attend meetings advertised in the eighteen listservs he is signed up for, attempt to make some new connections in his field, and, if all goes well, maybe get some sleep.