I'd finished my indexing of Dante, and today Dr. L and I met to wrap up my last project for him--proofreading his translation of Medea. In the process, he told me that one of my former classmates in the department, having had a great first year at Yale, was recently the victim of a car accident and suffered a spinal injury. As far as I could tell, she isn't actually paralyzed, but it's unclear whether or not she's going to be walking anytime soon. He said that he'd visited her in the hospital, and that she was in good spirits and, apparently, a pretty lively conversationalist, but . . . what a thing.