This is not a graphs and tables sort of blog, but we interrupt your usual service to bring you an exclusive table from New Zealand's leading university. Pictured below is a table showing the numbers of academic staff from the Faculty of Arts who will be attending graduation ceremonies.
To put it another way, your students spend at least three years and several thousand dollars earning degrees in non-vocational subjects which probably will never earn them much money, but which they took for the love of learning. Friday 16 April is their big day, the day they get to wear gowns, accept their degrees, process down Queen Street and show their family and friends that they made it, that all the hard work is done and that this day marks the biggest achievement of their young lives.
But you pricks cannot be bothered to turn up.