No longer the “douchiest”…

Brown may still be the happiest school in the country, but we’re no longer the douchiest, according to the recently published book The Rogers & Littleton Guide to America’s Douchiest Colleges and GQ’s 2011 list.  H. L. Rogers and Peter Littleton, authors of both the book and GQ’s list, didn’t even include Brown in the top ten douchiest colleges.  In addition to college reviews, the 176-page book outlines the top factors douches consider when choosing a college and the “Eleven Douchiest Drinking Games.”  Ruit is nowhere to be found on the list, so it comes as no surprise that Brown didn’t make the cut this year.

Instead, Cornell took the number one spot, being referred to as “the home of the ‘chip on the shoulder’ douche.” An intern for Business Insider responded with a defense that not surprisingly, is pretty douchey itself, unlike the Herald’s clever response to our 2009 GQ ranking.

By the way, the image above is an actual screen shot from Cornell’s law school’s website.  Yes, Cornell is actually douchey enough to use Andy Bernard, an incredibly douchey fictional character from “The Office,” on the homepage of its law school’s website.

Brown named to list of 10 most intellectual colleges

We’ve already heard that Brown is the happiest school in the nation. Now, according to the Huffington Post, it’s also one of the most intellectual. The HuffPo cites a study carried out by the college advice website Unigo.com, which relies on student surveys to create profiles of American schools. Brown shares the honor with liberal arts colleges like Reed and Wesleyan, as well as the University of Chicago.

Will this serve to cement Brown’s reputation as the douchiest school in America or, like so many college ranking lists, fall into obscurity, only to be picked up by overzealous high school students on College Confidential? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.


In case you missed it: The GQ douche

From The Herald’s editorial page board yesterday.

Dear GQ editors,

We’re writing to let you know that we’re not mad. We’re sorry you think we’re douches, honestly. But we’re not mad at you for it. The feeling on campus since the release of your article hasn’t been anger, or resentment. Not even frustration. No, more than anything it’s been confusion.

A lot of people here would like to chat with you about semantics. (Yes, we use words like semantics.) It’s not that your profile of our school is wrong — (many of us ran out to the driveway and tore those peace signs right off) — we just don’t see the connection between being a smart, rich pacifist and being a douche.

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