The complacent Maximillian Dreyfuss, head of a recently formed online university, was pleased, amongst other things, with the name P.U.N.C.H.; an acronym for posting University Network Courses Here, thought up by Letty from the Religious Studies Department, with whom he'd been enjoying a brief affair at that time. Punch also refers to the alcohol served in the occasional P.U.N.C.H parties on campus, as well as the emotional and sometimes physical blows Maximillian delivers to those around him. All was going well in the P.U.N.C.H. empire, with increasing numbers of online classes and eager students each semester, but then events take a surprising plunge and no virtual stone is left unturned in this insightful and humorous send-up of academic life on the web.