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Title Hail to thee, Okoboji U! : a humor anthology on higher education / selected and edited by Mark C. Ebersole.
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 1992.

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Subject College wit and humor.
Learning and scholarship -- United States -- History -- Humor.
Scholars -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Alt Name Ebersole, Mark C.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
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ISBN 058512549X (electronic bk.)
9780585125497 (electronic bk.)
0823213838
0823213846
9780823213832
9780823213849 (paperback)
OCLC # 44963496
Additional Format Print version: Hail to thee, Okoboji U!. New York : Fordham University Press, 1992 0823213838 (DLC) 92017673 (OCoLC)25964614
Table of Contents
 Introduction 
 A Short History of Higher Education / Richard Armour1
 Solemnity, Gloom and the Academic Style: A Reflection / John Kenneth Galbraith7
 How to Get In / Richard Armour10
 The Rich Scholar / Teresa Bloomingdale14
 Off to College / Teresa Bloomingdale18
 Gather Round, Collegians / Roy Blount, Jr.21
  I'm intelligent and get nowhere / Jules Feiffer25
 Hail to Thee, Okoboji! Newsweek26
 Wherefore Art Thou Nittany? / Calvin Trillin27
 University Days / James Thurber29
 Letters / Teresa Bloomingdale34
  Graffiti on a Washroom / Mrs. Gene Arthur38
  She's all I know about Bryn Mawr / James Thurber38
 A Taste of Princeton / Max Eastman39
 Hell Only Breaks Loose Once / James Thurber41
 Sexual Harassment at Harvard: Three Letters / John Kenneth Galbraith45
 The Sage's Progress / Samuel Pickering, Jr.47
 The Mind of Professor Primrose / Ogden Nash50
 The Posthumous Reputation of Professor Crump / David M. Rein51
  It's publish or perish / Mischa Richter56
  I know, but all promises are off / William Hamilton57
 The Faculty Meeting / Jeremy Bernstein57
 Faculties at Large / John R. Clark63
 Professor Pnin / Vladimir Nabokov72
 The Rivercliff Golf Killings / Don Marquis76
 Two Limericks / Bennett Cerf84
  Interview of Professor Cavendish / Garry Trudeau85
 Professor Tattersall / Peter De Vries86
 Report on the Barnhouse Effect / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.93
 Soby / Wright Morris105
 The Curriculum / Richard Armour107
 Memo from Osiris / Gary Jay Williams112
 Catalog of Courses: Aquarius U. Non Campus Mentis / John D. Kirwan114
 Easy Road to Culture, Sort of / Eric Larrabee117
 Handy-Dandy Plan to Save Our Colleges / Leo Rosten122
 Jocelyn College / Mary McCarthy128
 Reforming Yale / Mark Twain133
 The Groves of Academe: Deep, Deep Words / Willard P. Espy135
  Students of the class of '58 / Jules Feiffer142
 Survey of Literature / John Crowe Ransom143
 Shakespeare Explained / Robert Benchley144
  Good, but not immortal / Al Ross146
 The Shakespeare Interview / Brock Brower147
 Professor Gratt / Donald Hall152
 The Cliche Expert Testifies on Literary Criticism / Frank Sullivan153
  Today's book is a rather bulky but promising / Jules Feiffer157
 Great Poets / Richard Armour158
  Lines Long After Pope, by a Reader of Freshman Themes / Richard Armour163
 Webley I. Webster: Wisdom of the Ages / Bob Elliot, Ray Goulding164
  He knows all about art / James Thurber165
 The Immortal Hair Trunk / Mark Twain166
  Harpist shooting arrow / Al Ross169
 How to Understand Music / Robert Benchley169
 1776 and All That. The First Memorable History of America / Caryl Brahms, Ned Sherrin172
 If He Scholars, Let Him Go / Ogden Nash183
  Well, today I begin my wonderfully perceptive and cogent book184
  So this is the hundred-thousand-dollar Wilson P. Donovan Chair of History / Henry Martin184
  He doesn't know anything but facts / James Thurber185
 The Truth about History / Roy Blount, Jr.185
 If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox / James Thurber188
 The Universe and the Philosopher / Don Marquis191
 My Philosophy / Woody Allen193
 The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell / A. C. Swinburne196
 The Philosopher and the Oyster / James Thurber198
 The Boring Leading the Bored / Steve Martin199
 Existentialism: The Inside Story / Delmore Schwartz200
 Science / Fran Lebowitz203
 A Philosopher / Sam Walter Foss205
  Whatever it is, it's very, very little / Stevenson207
 Mr. Science / Bob Elliott, Ray Goulding208
 One Very Smart Tomato / Russell Baker210
 Botanist, Aroint Thee! or, Henbane by Any Other Name / Ogden Nash212
 Nonsense Botany / Edward Lear213
 Book Learning / E. B. White218
 Prehistoric Animals of the Middle West / James Thurber219
 Professor Gulliver Grebe's Adventures among the Snarfs / Pierre Berton224
  Capture of three physics professors / James Thurber227
 A Pure Mathematician / Arthur Guiterman228
  From the cyclotron of Berkeley to the labs of M.I.T. / Modell229
  The professors discuss nuclear war / Jules Feiffer230
 Thinking Black Holes Through / Roy Blount, Jr.231
 The Purist / Ogden Nash234
 Theoretical Theories / John Bailey235
 Professor Piccard / E. B. White235
 How Newton Discovered the Law of Gravitation / James E. Miller237
  President King / Garry Trudeau246
 Parlez-vous Presidentialese? / Richard Chait, Madelaine Green252
 The Secret Life of Henry Harting / Mark C. Ebersole255
  More of President King / Garry Trudeau261
 Marshyhope State University / John Barth265
 The Degree / Richard Armour276
  President King at commencement / Garry Trudeau280
 President Robbins of Benton / Randall Jarrell282
 My Speech to the Graduates / Woody Allen286
 Graduationese / Andrew A. Rooney289
  President Gorman, distinguished faculty / Henry Martin291
  Congratulations, and please have all bills paid / Henry Martin291
 Grooving with Academe / Russell Baker292
 An Old Grad Remembers / Frank Sullivan294
 The Cultured Girl Again / Ben King297
 The sun goes up, the sun goes down / Richard Cline298
 Alumni News / Andrew Ward299
 Twenty-fifth Reunion / Richard Armour302
  Dear Classmate: Old Annual Giving time is here again / Henry Martin303
 The Final Final Exam / David Newman, Robert Benton304
  Holy Moses, will you look at these insipid faces / Garry Trudeau313
 Turning Back to the Campus / Russell Baker314
 Improbable Epitaph / Don Marquis316


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