When I first read this I was left sputtering with disbelief and annoyance:
The poems in question were written by Joseph Davies, Rice’s long serving and beloved professor of biology, who had recently passed away. The article that Miss Meredith had prepared was a lovely tribute to him. The poems themselves were also in the file and I present them here in an admittedly small but deeply heartfelt act of defiance:
I don’t give two raps what Mr. Ross or anyone else in the Development Department thought–I like them and I think even more highly of Dr. Davies than I did before, which was considerably high.