Northern Illinois University is one of many universities and towns that host a bicycle-sharing service.
Apparently, the nominal fee students must pay to hire a bicycle isn't sufficient inducement to take proper care of it, with some of the rental bicycles winding up in the decorative waterways.
Northern Star columnist Veronica McCulloh doesn't like it. "It’s amazing how people who have made it all the way to a university prove to be lacking basic life skills, such as putting your toys away nicely once you are done with them, a lesson that gets taught in preschool."
That doesn't surprise me. I doubt that it's because the pre-schools are so busy teaching reading or writing, given that remediation is still such a hot topic in higher ed.