Dr Clifton W. Potter Jr. ~ UL History Professor
With Thanksgiving behind us, all thoughts are on the long vacation. However,
there is one great barrier to cross before we can enjoy the holiday season—final exams.
There was a time, not so very long ago when exams were given after Christmas vacation
and not before it. One would drag all the books and research materials home with every
intention of studying for finals during the holidays or writing that term paper which had
been hanging around your neck like the albatross. Only the highly disciplined were able
to study and write a paper during Christmas; I was not among them.