Education: The Professor Returns

After almost four years in the Navy. Professor Vernon Parenton was well pleased at the end of his first day back at the old job, teaching sociology at Louisiana State University. All day his classes had been quiet and well-behaved, listening earnestly as he lectured, and paying scant attention to the big dog curled sleepily beneath his desk. It pleased the professor to hear students in the corridors outside shouting boisterous greetings as they recognized old friends back for another term. Professor Parenton himself did not recognize a single face—he could not see any. An exploding ammunition dump in far off...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!