Today students begin registering for Spring classes (which of course mostly take place in winter).
I checked in to look at enrollments, and in what I consider to be my most interesting class content-wise, two former students have enrolled.
I have a brother/sister duo in a current class (they've never officially announced this and they have different last names, but in their chit chat it comes up). Boyfriend/girlfriend combos are common. And of course there are the platoons of BFFs who sign up for classes together. But never have I faced a situation like this. I met the sisters in different classes, one last fall and one currently in a class.
These young women are powerhouses. If colleges were full of young people like these sisters -- articulate, hardworking, thoughtful, ethical -- America would be the place we like to say it is in the soundbites.
It may be yet.
In the meantime, I'm going to have a splendid Spring.