Another way to measure college preferences

Sarah Forman writes in today’s Brown Daily Herald about the University’s spike in applicants in the last few years. But the article notes that most other highly selective schools are getting similar attention, leading to a decrease in matriculation rates. A prominent college consultant told The Herald that about 95 percent of her students would choose Yale over Brown if they got into both schools. There’s no way to know for sure, but this 2005 study details preferences more specifically. Faced between Princeton and Brown, 73 percent of admitted students would choose Princeton; between Brown and Columbia, 56 percent would matriculate to Brown, according to the mathematical estimate. Read more in the next few weeks about how Brown is branding itself.


Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 6

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on Feb. 26, 1999:

Coal to Mike Tyson. We’re sick of his antics. Just because you’re a rich boxer doesn’t mean you can throw TVs at people. Solitary confinement serves him right.

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But where’s the minotaur?

WTF is happening on the Main Pembroke Green?

No, not crop circles.

According to the sign nearby, the labyrinth had something to do with the American Society of Dowsers and their benefit for Haiti and Water for Humanity happening tonight at the Faculty Club. Yes, dowsers, the dudes who find water and other stuff underground with the help of sticks.

Saturday, Water for Humanity holds a workshop on water filtration methods for developing nations.


Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 5

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on April 18, 2003:

A diamond to bean tacos from Gordito Burrito. Hurray for a full meal for just $1.75. But coal to the Ratty’s “French taco sandwich,” which just sounds dirty.

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Carbonized Fossil, Vol. 4

Retro-style “Diamonds and Coal” from The Herald’s issue on February 27, 1998:

A diamond to El Nino. Sure, it’s nice to have some warm weather. But killing those helpless Floridians. That’s just wrong!

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Send us your fishkus!

Company of fish
No seafood, but hot bodies
Flutter in the breeze

Get all over BlogDailyHerald’s newest feature: FishCo haikus, also known as fishkus! Instructions:
1. Go to FishCo
2. Write a haiku about it (or the aftermath)
3. E-mail or text it to us at fishco@browndailyherald.com
4. Tell all your friends