In addition to his matriculation address to the incoming freshmen, Dr. Lovett usually penned a little welcome note for the first issue of The Thresher each fall. This one is from September, 1932 and there is a lot going on here. From his choice of summer reading materials, to his dubious assertion that the summer break is dreary because there are no students around, to the little disquisition about celestial routines, well, I hardly know how to react. He does end on a cheery note, though:
Bonus: Things really have sprung back to life on campus and it’s not just the new students either. There’s so much construction that you can detect a small whiff of chaos in the air. This creepy scene–trees being removed(slowly) for the new Sid–doesn’t help.