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Old 01-23-2014, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by tstwahine View Post
Not really happy about this... to me the only thing worse would be a headline "University of Iowa named highest STD per student etc.." Iowa was a lot of fun (tailgating is amazing) but I was never a party person so maybe that's why I think this is not a ranking to be proud of.

I'll always be proud to be a Hawkeye, but not for reasons involving drinking.

I didn't go to Iowa but I grew up not that far away and have family etc. that are big fans and I've always liked the school.

I was a little shocked to hear my relatives tell me the schools been slipping a bit in it's reputation.

Especially in this era of high college costs, big student loans and tough economy you don't need mom and dad reading this type of news and wondering if their kid is going to go there to flunk out and get an early start in life on alcoholism.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:04 AM
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A top party school, it's like being labeled a top ****. Really a backhanded compliment if there ever was one.

"Smart" scores can be heavily manipulated by having a world class hospital in a small town. It makes the doctors and nurses capable of getting jobs there an outsized portion of the administration. The support for the hospital is built off a very effective union that carves out nice benefits leading to an overwhelming number of applicants which then allows administrative positions to be filled from out of state with people that have Master's degrees. Or in other words, it is the essence of people being overqualified for positions that already attracted qualified people. A statistical anomaly.
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