A tale of two univercities

by jemma margaret

When I settled into my office at Simon Fraser University, I was quite confident there couldn’t be an uglier school with a better view.

(Note. The weather in this photograph happens once per year, maybe.)

I was pleasantly (?) surprised to learn this might not be the case. My new campus at l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie, is a close contender–that is, from the fifth floor where my office is located. I don’t yet have a camera, but I can assure you that all of Paris is quite visible.

Unfortunately, my office faces out over campus. Even worse, my desk faces one of the office’s walls. But on my rare very frequent toilet breaks, I pause to survey the city below and wonder, what kinds of assholes design universities.