This one gave me a false-positive flashback …
First, the flashback…
When we moved into our new business school building a decade ago (yeah, it has been that long), I was assigned a new office.
It was at the end of a corridor (as far away from the academic action as they could put me) with a clear view of the building’s commercially-sized air conditioners and the Jesuit graveyard (no kidding).
One complete wall in the office was floor-to-ceiling with book shelves.
Since I only had 6 books (5 of them borrowed), I took out all but the top book shelf (which was suitable for displaying memorabilia) and installed a self-purchased whiteboard (a necessity, right?).
In short order, I got visit from the Dean.
One of my colleagues had ratted me out for making an unauthorized alteration to my office.
Apparently, my whiteboard had violated some common law community standards.
I got off with a slap on the wrist (remember, Gtown is a Catholic school) … but still have occasional nightmares.
OK, fast forward to today in Lansing, Michigan where whiteboards are now officially contraband.