March 1, 2014

HIGHER EDUCATION LESSONS from Father Guido Sarducci.

If you don’t recognize the name, Father Guido was the “Saturday Night Live” persona of comedian Don Novello — a chain-smoking, wisecracking, ribald priest the real Catholic Church would defrock in a New York minute. One classic routine was the five-minute university, a faux moneymaking scheme in which Father Guido taught in five minutes all that an average college student remembers five years after graduating. All of economics, for instance, is reduced to the phrase “supply and demand.”

I often think of that skit when planning my classes.