Thursday, March 19, 2009

There is a reason one of these lists is not like the others.

Pitch received from my alumni association:

One of these lists is not like the others.

The U of C is a leader in Nobel Prizes, Fulbright scholarships,
and Peace Corps service...

* Nobel Prize Winners
* 82 UCHICAGO
* 77 COLUMBIA
* 76 HARVARD
* 34 YALE
* 32 PRINCETON
* Total Number of Nobel Prizes awarded to students, alumni, faculty, or affiliates of the University.
SOURCE: WWW.NOBELPRIZE.ORG


* Fulbright Scholars
* 122 UCHICAGO
* 115 YALE
* 96 PRINCETON
* 68 HARVARD
* 66 COLUMBIA
* Number of Fulbright Scholars* since 1998-99.
SOURCE: US.FULBRIGHTONLINE.ORG
*When available, the number of undergraduate recipients is used


* Peace Corps Volunteers
* 63 UCHICAGO
* 43 YALE
* 42 COLUMBIA
* 42 HARVARD
* 42 PRINCETON
* Number of graduating seniors who volunteered to serve in the Peace Corps over the last two years.
SOURCE: PEACE CORPS


Alumni Giving
* 60% PRINCETON
* 43% YALE
* 41% HARVARD
* 36% COLUMBIA
* 32% UCHICAGO
* Percentage of undergraduate alumni who give back to their alma mater.
SOURCE: 2008 US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT


It's time to move alumni giving into the top ranks too.


Indeed. Time to tap the doubtless overflowing coffers of those alumni researchers, grad students, and Peace Corps volunteers.

3 comments:

Maria Cecire said...

hehe, true. although when i opened the letter with this in it i started laughing so hard at the insistent little song it dredged up in my mind that i gave them 20 bucks to pass on to starving undergrads like i once was. as opposed to the starving grad that i now am. oh uncle cecil, why are you deserting me in my 4th year?

Michael Hikari said...

Ya know, it was Ted's doing that got me this delicious inferiority complex that I try to assuage with salaried work. I also didn't submit SAT2 scores.

By the way, I think ya'll would like this trailer (new Where the Wild Things Are movie!):
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

Julie said...

We are obligated to fork over at least half of that Nobel prize money.