I noticed a lot during school that not very many people (myself included and with the exception of people in activist/political groups and avid Daily Show enthusiasts) had much of a clue what was going on outside of the campus while they were at school. Lots of stuff happened in the world that I was only able to catch up on after graduating. I’m curious if that happens at other schools too — if it’s a matter of simply being too busy, or perhaps we’re just apathetic, I’m not certain. Were you guys in the know about world and political events while in school?
(Also, the above conversation happened in reverse — *I* had to be reminded who Ted Stevens was, and it didn’t click until “series of tubes” was mentioned. I’m kind of a horrible person.)