The Quantum Pontiff

To Every Ranking, Spin, Spin, Spin

This morning I received a funny email from a graduate student here at UW, Nicholas Murphy, which made me laugh out loud (reproduced and linkified here with permission from Nicholas):

Subject: Times Higher Education Supplement rankings: a study in spin

For entertainment purposes, the same news story from different university publications:




Stanford (I particularly enjoy the terse, annoyed tone here, especially given the first comment):

BBC generally:

To which I will gleefully add my own spin: the west coast of the US gets no respect, damnit!


  1. #1 df
    November 14, 2007

    Half the links don’t work – Harvard, Stanford and BBC. You managed to get a rogue “
    ” tag on the end of the URL of each one.

  2. #2 df
    November 14, 2007

    Should have previewed that… It’s a rogue “&lt br /&gt” tag.

  3. #3 Dave Bacon
    November 14, 2007

    Doh! Fixed. Had to run to class…sorry for that.

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