A freshman who is better at partying and flirting with trouble takes a job to help a wheelchair bound paraplegic. It's a definite mismatch as he is sullen and diffident. The two over time learn from each other.
One of Channing's oldest students is Don Burroughs, who's nearly thirty and never graduates. He and his wife and child live on her salary as the Dean's secretary, but he can't keep a job either. He seems like a charming eternal boy, always forgiven, but deep inside, he resents it.