Aug
16
2011
3

The Collegiate Collection by Brooks Brothers

I don’t usually do posts on style, but here goes. The Brooks Brothers is debuting a collection of preppy gameday college wear that includes 15 colleges. This is the list:

Alabama
Auburn
Boston College
Columbia
Cornell
Georgetown
US Naval Academy
NYU
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Princeton
Stanford
Vandy
Virginia
Yale

(more…)

Nov
11
2010
0

Canadian universities ‘too asian’ for some

more white flight… from asians and self-segregation by both groups. whites can’t/don’t want to compete against asians in the more academically oriented colleges in canada, so they go to party schools. asians don’t want to drink all the time, so they avoid white schools.

Canadian institutions operate as pure meritocracies when it comes to admissions, and admirably so. Privately, however, many in the education community worry that universities risk becoming too skewed one way, changing campus life—a debate that’s been more or less out in the open in the U.S. for years but remains muted here.

The division is perhaps most extreme at Waterloo, where students have dubbed the MC and DC buildings—the Mathematics & Computer Building and the William G. Davis Computer Research Centre, respectively—“mainland China” and “downtown China,” and where some students told Maclean’s they can go for days without speaking English. Writes one Waterloo mathematics graduate on an online forum: “I once had a tutorial session for the whole class where the TA got frustrated with speaking English and started giving the answer in Mandarin. A lot of the class understood his answer.”

i find that hilarious. i’m not really in favor of hard-ass asian parents, but if they get asians to pretty much take over an entire university, i can’t say i’m really against it either. this article was originally posted to a canadian news site, but was taken down after heated comments erupted.

(via aam).

Jul
15
2010
3

College “diversity”

diversity in college punishes asians. we all know this, as there have been articles and books published about the subject. a new study of top tier schools show by just how much.

To have the same chances of gaining admission as a black student with an SAT score of 1100, an Hispanic student otherwise equally matched in background characteristics would have to have a 1230, a white student a 1410, and an Asian student a 1550. Here the Espenshade/Radford results are consistent with other studies, including those of William Bowen and Derek Bok in their book The Shape of the River, though they go beyond this influential study in showing both the substantial Hispanic admissions advantage and the huge admissions penalty suffered by Asian applicants. Although all highly competitive colleges and universities will deny that they have racial quotas — either minimum quotas or ceiling quotas — the huge boosts they give to the lower-achieving black and Hispanic applicants, and the admissions penalties they extract from their higher-achieving Asian applicants, clearly suggest otherwise.

(more…)

Jul
22
2009
1

College payscale report

checkout where your college stands:

http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges

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