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Bwoglines: Ups and Downs

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Study suggests that attending an Ivy doesn’t necessarily pay off with a higher starting salary after graduation.  That’s bad, because money defines success in life and education is only a means to that end. (NYT)

Read about the convoluted history of the crew’s huge painted “C” facing Inwood Hill Park. (Manhattan Times)

A Barnard ROTC cadet tells her story. (Spec)

The NY state House race is the last one on the fence. (WSJ)

Remember The Marshmallow Test?  Turns out our own Dr. Walter Mischel just took home a $100,000 grand prize for researching stuff like that about self control. (PRNewswire)

Last night was the lighting of the Rockefeller tree.  If you missed it/were too cynical to go you can watch it in your room, in secrecy.  Not everyone was there for fun, however, as some unemployed people protested the long-term cut-off of unemployment benefits.(Examiner, AP, NYDailyNews)

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8 Comments

  1. Only an $100  

    grand prize for four decades of research on delayed gratification seems like a sick joke to me.

  2. shut up  

    "That’s bad, because money defines success in life and education is only a means to that end."

  3. People forget  

    that many graduates of elite institutions going into research or academics with their skills. Such things do not create the personal revenue that others pursue but should certainly be attributed to success.

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