“Dear Family of the Class of 2020,” begins the cheerful letter I recently received. Our son has begun his first year at an American university, and that is an experience in itself for him, but even more so for parents from abroad. Our elder son started at a Dutch university last year. Since then we have heard nothing from the university, other than a tuition bill. As far as the university is concerned, student life is his responsibility. He’s on his own.
Parting Shot: In loco parentis
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