Princeton University tops the US News & World Report list of American Colleges and Universities.
On the one hand, while I’m not a PU alumna, I’ve greatly enjoyed all the classes that I’ve audited at PU: The professors are enthusiastically pleased to be teaching undergraduates, they are throughly knowledgeable in their fields, and I greatly admire their scholarship and human qualities.
On the other hand, with an endowment of nearly $12 billion and undergrad tuition and fees nearing $50,000/yr, it’s a good thing PU is ranking at the top – for that kind of money, it should. Several colleges are painfully aware of that, and are trying to look into a different ranking system.
Another issue is that getting into PU is next-to-impossible. No matter how good a student you are, the odds are only 1 in 12, at best maybe 1 in 10. But that will be a post for another day.
Watch this video: The BBC correspondent in Athens wears the PLO scarf to report on the Athens brush fires.
Via Larwyn, time for the bullet woman photoshop!
And let’s not forget the Minnesota man, and the puppy, too.
If you’re about to have quadruplets, leave Calgary.