Monday, September 11, 2006

A Little Learning is an Expensive Thing: this op-ed shows why UCLA is the best university in the world. The writer, William M. Chace, used to be president at Emory, and talks about one of my most favorite subjects: public v. private schools. He touches on some of the issues associated with it, but there are so many - financial aid, housing, education, affirmative action, culture, technology, admissions, alumni, grades, TAs, professors, job opportunities, internships - I could go on, but don’t want to bore my precious blog readers. I'll just have to keep my public v. private school discussions limited to my favorite debaters Leila Seradj and Stephanie Movahhed =)

6 comments:

Oeste Lado said...

um, financial aid? housing? education? what about the real reason to go to UCLA? the hot bitches?

thats probably the only reason to go in my opinion.

by the way, law school students drink too much. i am so hungover.

Leila said...

Bring it on S. Mov.

Did you catch the story that broke yesterday on Harvard ending early admission? Pretty hot. If only they'd end legacy admissions too.

Tala said...

if harvard ended legacy admissions, do you think princeton and yale would follow suit? and what about grade inflation? i dont think that will ever end...

t$: law school students really do drink too much. you know what they say - work hard and play (way too) hard.

stephanie said...

I missed this whole thing now that I am a working woman and don't check blogs anymore (its sad, the bi-kar days were good for reading up on them). I didn't realize that I was in such hot demand as a debator. I guess since I am the only person that you guys know that went to a private school you just feel like demonizing me.
Anyways, my stance is that there pros and cons to both my friends. You can quote me.

Tala said...

omg steph mov! i remember you telling me about the photo blog - im putting it as one of my favorite links right now.

and ps. you are not the only person we know that went to a private school. i just lovelovelove hearing your chacterizations of dartmouth, including blitzing and the no cell phone rule, and comparing it to ucla, the home of extracurricular activities, such as shopping and partying. haha. xoxo.

Anonymous said...

no cell fone rule? what