A university of the future preaches progression to students--more rights for minorities, more technology where technology is lacking. More of this, better of that. "We must reach for the future! For a better tomorrow!"
And still, with all of us dreaming progressive dreams where an unreachable, idealistic world accepts everyone and all love to love, the halls reek of moth balls and mold, and the line between antiquity and rust has since been erased.
However, I think something would have been lost in the experience, had the cliché of an aging university not been the case for me. Somehow, I need this.