When did the meaning of "Learned" change to also have to mean "Able?"

April 12, 2006 at 5:16 PM (College)

bridgett, frequent commenter here, advised me of this

Guess not.

It’s a thought provoking piece…the one positive note seems to be less of this sort of attitude at community colleges versus 4 year and higher universities

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Sometimes, we do mess with you…for fun

March 25, 2006 at 1:52 PM (Assumptions, College) (, )

Contrary to popular belief everyone with a disability, or on disability or on other forms of assistance didn’t get that way to fleece the rest of you…..

But….

Just every once in a while, the able are so….well…. um…

Gullible.

It is my senior year at college and I have scored the biggest, comfiest dorm room in a bulding that had been a women’s dormitory for nearly it’s entire existance…since the 1870’s was close to 110 years old in 1983….High celings and two separate spaces within the room. large enough to require a roomate….Only hitch was, there was only one closet….and during the serious girl phase of one’s life one closet will not accommodate two women.

There were, some extra, portable stand alone closet units floating around campus at the time….

My future roomate, an able bodied person, asked my permission to play the disability card…and I granted it…She advised Student Life or Maintenance, or whomever in the hell that I needed some spare space to put my crutches….and voila!

Both her side and my side had a closet.

Was it truly needed? Probably not.

Did we think it was hilarious?

Absolutely.

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