Thursday, June 04, 2009
So, last Thursday many thousands of alumni arrived at Princeton's campus for Reunions, an event in which people are packed in close proximity, outside, immune systems compromised by fatigue and booze, breathing on each other for hours. Then, on Sunday morning the alumni left and thousands of parents and other well-wishers arrived to begin festivities around commencement, which ended just after lunch on Tuesday, May 2, shortly after which everybody departed. In other words, two different groups came from all over the world, spent a few days at Princeton, and then scattered to the four winds, all in a space of five days.
Timing really is very important in matters of public health.