University was a time of opportunity, potential, discovery, learning, and doing. We lose that. We lose it in the midst of budgets, schedules, waiting, dependencies, work hours, manpower and differing focuses.
We become separated in little bounded worlds, with excuses and misalignments and each individual selfish directions, bound in a family we cannot escape from. But why?
The Space Shuttles were named Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour. Except for Columbia, the rest are named after explorer ships, mostly of HMS though. Exploration, discovery and progress, these are the properties that must drive the human species forward, not beleaguered politicking and administrative tape.