Video exclusive: The historical roots of MICA’s Lazarus Legacy Week
The cult-of-personality propaganda surrounding outgoing MICA President Fred Lazarus this week is astounding: Students are invited to partake in “Buttons and Bow ties,” “Fred Talks,” and, of course, attend the “We Love Fred” celebration (for $10 to $136). Students and overworked adjuncts can join a “bow tie mob” or purchase Lazarus Legacy stamps (like the one pictured—but don’t miss “young Fred”) at the MICA store. They only cost $1—52 cents more than face value. And if that is not enough to show your love for the great leader, you can offer a Tiny Tribute—because we are all tiny in the face of Fred’s greatness.
Amid the tributes big and small, we were reminded of this beautiful video. Replace the mustache with a bow tie, and you’ll have a good impression of what MICA might look like this week.