From the article: Meet ‘Little Frank’: Marian University’s new college guide
INDIANAPOLIS — Marian University has unveiled “Little Frank” to help incoming and current students navigate their academic journeys while studying at the private Roman Catholic university.
The muppet was introduced Wednesday afternoon for the very first time to university staff as part of a new initiative to help students and parents alike with understanding financial aid, majors that are on offer and the tools that are available as students set out to achieve their academic goals.
“Little Frank will appear on the Marian website to highlight helpful tools and resources, such as getting help completing the FAFSA,” read a portion of a Marian University press release sent out Wednesday morning. “He will appear on campus monitors, informing and encouraging students to get involved or find help to address challenges.”
Not that I am anti-puppet. My father, in part, worked as a puppeteer and so the puppet stage was part of my young life, including building puppets. I also think of Chesterton’s childhood and his own father’s home puppet stage and puppet shows. But to “navigate academic journeys”?
So let me be a little frank, this is a not a serious idea.