Monday, October 6, 2014

Today's College Rag Wrapup.

From the Ohio University Post:

There's more to a school than its ranking

by Maria Fischer

Even though I left Fordham University last year to attend Ohio University, I still follow Fordham’s student newspaper on various social media platforms. I was scrolling through my newsfeed recently when I came across an article that caught my eye: “Fordham Ranked #58, Students Don’t Mind.”

I clicked on the article and discovered that Fordham is currently ranked 58th in U.S. News and World Report’s annual National Universities Rankings — a drop from its number 53 ranking two years earlier.

Though a five-place drop isn’t severe enough to ignite panic, I was surprised when the newspaper reported that students have a pretty neutral opinion about Fordham’s new ranking. One Fordham student claimed he didn’t pay much attention to their ranking when making his college decision and deemed Fordham’s lower ranking as irrelevant. Another student said she wasn’t surprised Fordham dropped in rank, noting “the school is good, but even though I’m busy, I don’t get really stressed about my work. That’s a reflection on the school itself.”



  1. This is not news. This is silliness.

    I have a ton of stories about students who tell fibs and who will ditch exams in order to see the new Snoop Doggie Dogg concert instead.

    But I don't let it get me down. I believe we all can learn a lesson from Plato who said: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

  2. This is a very silly place. Didn't you know?

    BTW, Plato didn't say that. But we can all learn a lesson from Plato, or could, if classics professors could get jobs.

  3. I believe it was Philo of Alexandria. I love that line.

    Another, and more likely, originator. Even Wikipedia agrees, so it must be true