It’s a new week and a sunny one, and at last the weather is warm enough that you don’t need your heaviest winter coat. After so much cold, it is a refreshing change to be able to skip wearing a scarf, or wear a fleece or a hoodie outside and not freeze. I was walking across campus earlier today and if you move at a good clip, your winter coat alm0st feels too warm – but if you stop and let the wind get to you, you get cold again.
The Quad trees were littered with the remnants of a recent rolling – which I assume might have come after the men’s basketball victory over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon. There was a fairly steady breeze while I was up there, and the toilet paper was in a constant flutter.
Most of the students I observed on the Quad seemed pretty chipper for a Monday. I could overhear several conversations by passersby and while I couldn’t hear the exact content, the tone seemed upbeat and happy. I don’t know if that can be attributed to the fact that we are seeing some genuine sunlight and warmth after what felt like endless gray days, but that seems a reasonable enough explanation. We are set to go back to very cold tomorrow with the chance of snow – though it looks like the worst of the snow will be east of us. Take a look at the five day forecast.
In other news, Wake Forest got some nice exposure in The Wall Street Journal. In an article entitled “Liberal Arts Salaries are a Marathon, Not A Sprint“, Wake Forest’s own Katherine Brooks, Executive Director of Personal and Career Development, is quoted. It’s worth a read.
Here are a few shots of the Quad and the recent roll.