Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Burro Hall 2012 College Rankings

We've noted many times before how much of what passes for journalism in this town is nothing more than local boosterism (something that happens north of the border as well), so we shouldn't be surprised that this article about an agreement with two American colleges to build a campus in Querétaro contains hundreds of words about how awesome and safe and investment-ready Querétaro is, and nothing about why, exactly, two American colleges are uniting to build a campus in Querétaro. But we'll wager it's the first time the phrases "two of the most important universities in the United States," and "universities of great prestige" have ever been applied to Texas Tech and Arkansas State in the same article.

Hopefully the "ten thousand students" the venture is expected to attract will not all be from Lubbock and Jonesboro.

1 comment:

Don Alberto Doyle said...

Appropriate use of that particular image, re the illustirous pair of universities. My recollection is that he says at exactly that point:

The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy, rapture, I got a brain!

Of course there are three errors. Four, if you include non-Euclidean geometry.