I've been tenured for a decade at the university my father dropped out of in his early 20s and the Hall Building escalators have been broken in one way or another the *entire* time
this is what le patrimoine means to me
considered against the vicissitudes of political and social change in Canada since Confederation, the brokenness of these campus facilities is a tradition of no mean standing, and merits textbook coverage as such
are you there, Jack Granatstein? It's me, Ted McCormick
fixing them at this point would be erasing history
real ship of Theseus territory tbh

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