Winford is a fictional college that illustrates the changes that colleges and universities have undergone in the past fifty years. John Rogers, a retired professor of Geology, uses this book to describe the decline in academic intentions from a school that feels a responsibility for students to one that is more interested in academic fame. The humorous text is enhanced by humorous sketches by Chapel Hill artist Sylvia Lauterborn.
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¿Fame and Responsibility at Winford College¿ is a humorous novel that touches on a very real subject. This novel is about a college whose responsibility to its students is steadily declining as the administrators become more concerned about the reputation and fame of the college than the overall well being of their students. Each of the main characters of the book have their own unique and interesting experiences at Winford and is touched by someone at the college who cared about their well being and was instrumental in their success. Later on in life, they become once again involved in Winford College and they begin to see what the college is quickly becoming and make drastic moves to ensure that the traditional reputation of the school is restored. This is a very humorous and thought provoking novel. It touches on a very serious and real subject that I hadn¿t put much thought into until now. It¿s so true that many colleges and universities put so much into maintaining a certain prestigious image that they lose sight of what¿s most important, ¿students¿. This is a great read that teens and adults will truly enjoy.