Many years ago, I was responsible for a program called
Global Issues at the University of Tampa. All freshmen took a Global Issues
course. That meant that I was overseeing more than 60 sections of the course
each year. I recruited/hired the faculty (depending on whether they were full-
or part-time), supervised the team that coordinated the common events and, when
the need arose, handled student and parent issues.
I vividly remember one particular student complaint over an
F received for a paper he had written in his Global Issues class. The student
brought me the paper and insisted that he had earned a much higher grade. The
professor, he asserted, was prejudiced against the position he had taken in the
paper and had failed him for that reason and no other.
The paper’s thesis: There are no issues whatsoever with
providing adequate energy for the world’s inhabitants, now or in the future,
because perpetual motion had been invented.