Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,


So, Rutgers is a ‘Public Ivy’:

Okay, that’s not a shocker, although the EE department wasn’t exactly educational nirvana when I was there, especially during my undergraduate years, in which we had an embarrassing shortage of both teachers and facilities.

What makes this interesting to me, though, is that Rutgers also was an original ‘Ivy League’ school, though the athletic grouping was less formal in those days and Rutgers later drifted in a completely different direction:

I can’t say I favor the athletic direction that Rutgers has taken, although it does help keep the school in the news (not always in a good way, thanks to Imus), but if I had my own university to steer I would take it in a Rutgers direction rather than a Princeton one. In fact, I say we build some missile silos on campus in Piscataway and use them to nuke Princeton.

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