We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have come to think that it's not so much about ideology and abandoning the canon of mankind's works over the past 10,000 years, but it's more about marketing to the kids. It's disgusting, and it saddens me.
If the U of C were in Big Ten football, they could and probably would keep their core and their soul. They are selling their soul for a bowl of lentils. It's greed.
Because of its location in their neighborhood, multiple relatives have graduated from U. of C., both from its undergrad and law programs, over the last century. Moreover, The Great Books curriculum drew them, fascinated them and educated them to the world's "possibilities." Sadly, when the university diminished the content in an attempt to become more "popular" with high school graduates, they became just like every other school that suffers from narcissism -- lacking the substance to develop great thinkers.