This semster I'm teaching a "Philosophy of Race" course that meets on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 in the afternoon... which means we will be meeting in the middle of the Obama inauguration next week! I'm debating whether or not to cancel class, or at least to forego my syllabus schedule (would've been Bernier and Kant) in favor of watching the inauguration in class with my students. I mean, it's a Philosophy of RACE class, for crying out loud! The problem is that our classes only began on Wednesday of this week, which means that next Tuesday is only our second class meeting... which means it's really our first substantive class meeting since I'm one of those profs who does "syllabus and overview" on the actual first day of class. According to MSN anyway, all kinds of people are skipping work to watch Obama.