So the teaching period finished four weeks ago. Over last three weeks, the students had their final exams, and in upper-level courses, final projects and essays were due. Last week and this week everyone was frantically marking marking marking until—phew—it's done.
Then last night, an hour before final grades were due, one prof in our department emailed all faculty:
I wish I lived in his universe, where, after marking all the final essays for your own course, you are eager and excited to read everyone else's as well.
In my [undergraduate] course on [X] this semester, I was glad to find the  students wrote excellent final essays on interesting topics. I attach scanned copies of them all, as I'm sure you will find them worth the read.