CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
The faculty as demonic entities: a shadow with devil horns, an offering of a forbidden apple to an innocent Eve, a presumably poisonous beaker, and a final handshake as if she's sold her soul for a degree. From American University's 1940 yearbook.
"The main danger of wearing a mask is that one comes to identify with it, and may even forget that it was only a tool used to accomplish a specific purpose" (Arnold Nerenberg, 1992). From Belmont Abbey's 1985 yearbook.