Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 51450
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2008/10/9 [Academia/GradSchool] UID:51450 Activity:kinda low
10/9    Has anyone gone to UofC, undergrad or grad? Is it still filled with
        smart, conservative, nobel prize winners or has it gone left? I like
        the freakonomics blog and Levitt, and it seems center-left to me.
        \_ I know some people who got their MBAs there.  They went.  They
           graduated.  They got jobs in the banking industry.  They haven't
           been laid off yet.  What more do you want?
        \_ For what major?  Also considering the way the right has drifted
           in this country reality is now center-left.
        \_ selecting your grad school on whether its 'left' or 'right'
           makes you sound silly, unless you're applying to Liberty University.
           \_ It depends on your major, seriously. I have a friend who is
              liberal who went to Tulane for grad school because they offered
              him the best package, even though I recommended he go to UT Austin
              instead. He could not get any advisor to agree to sponser him
              because he wanted to write his thesis on the Wobblies impact
              him the best package, even though I recommended he go to UT
              Austin instead. He could not get any advisor to agree to sponsor
              him because he wanted to write his thesis on the Wobblies impact
              on the Mexican Revolution. He ended up having to drop out with
              a Master's. This was a history major.
        \_ UofC = University of California?
           \_ Univ. of Chicago
        \- The University of Chicago has a reputation of being a "serious"
           school. They send many people back into academia, they have hard
           grading etc. In some ways they are like a private UCB ... except
           they got rid of sports. You may enjoy reading about Robert Maynard
           Hutchings. Example story: UCB undergrad in one of the dumber depts
           here graduated with a good rank in her department ... was quite
           sleazy, for example turned in papers written by friends who took
           the class the year before etc. Went to UChicago in their grad
           program in that area [got $$$], her bullshitting approach [think
           Sarah Palin] couldnt cut it there, so then went to Harvard and
           apparently did fine. I spend several hours recently talking to
           the younger sister of a close friend of mine and her fiance,
           both from UChi, and was very impressed with them as "serious,
           smart people". So along with UCB, MIT, CalTech, UChi is a real
           "no bullshit" school.
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