Ruth has some strong feelings, and they ain’t maternal. I was a resident assistant for two years myself, but I don’t think I ever had such a strong disdain for my residents as Ruth does for hers. Then again, I wasn’t an RA at Indiana University. Maybe there’s something in the water over there. One way to find out would be to head over to Dumbing of Age and read the comic. You may find the answers you seek, but if you don’t, at least you will have been entertained in the attempt.