Sanford school at twilight.

An end-of-semester reflection

As we approach the last day of classes of this semester that we will always remember, I am aware of some new and conflicting feelings about this time of year. Usually, the end of classes is a time of some relief for faculty. The intensity of teaching and grading can be a lot, and the end can often signal a welcome return to having some time to work on research, read that pile of books in the corner of our office, or generally put energy into long delayed projects.