As you can guess, I am a big fan of The Game of Thrones. The foreboding theme of the books became a reality recently. Winter hit hard, not only weather wise, but professionally and personally. Elmhurst College is situated in a little community surrounded by the bigger world. With the economic and social turmoil abound, our students, faculty, and staff could not but be affected. Enrollment went down, fees went up, and so followed the morale and unease of the College.