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RE: Princeton Review
(08-02-2017 07:20 PM)tanqtonic Wrote:  [quote='waltgreenberg' pid='14476605' dateline='1501625232']
BTW, we currently do have Dan Rather's grandchild on campus.

For you youngsters out there, Dan Rather came to fame through his live coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961







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(08-02-2017 07:06 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 06:24 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 04:49 PM)Almadenmike Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 02:41 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  A historic irony is that it was bigotry and prejudice in the northeast that put southern schools like Tulane and Emory on the national map in the first place.

Please explain your thought progress/evidence for that statement, George.

For about half the 20th century, Ivy League universities had disguised or unofficial quotas on the number of Jewish students they would admit, so many Jewish applicants from that region looked to private universities in the south and midwest. As a result, schools like Tulane, Emory, Wash U and others became known for attracting Jewish students from all over the country.

To be honest, I thought this history was quite well-known.

George, while you are correct on the Ivies having quotas for NY metro area jewish applicants (and I was a victim of that at Dartmouth which led to my attending Rice, though I did get into a couple other Ivies), that reflects on the actions of elite academic institutions, and not "the bigotry and prejudice" of Northeasterners.

I said "bigotry and prejudice in the northeast."

(08-02-2017 07:06 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  Second, while I'm certainly not defending those past actions of the Ivies, one could argue rather convincingly that it was done not so much out of any prejudice or discrimination, but out of a sincere desire to seek broad diversity in the student body.

Wow.
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(08-02-2017 10:14 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  And with regards to politics and social issues, I have learned to be VERY mindful of what I say and, even with that, I inevitably get brought into such uncomfortable discussions more frequently than I'd like.

But you're not particularly mindful of what you say: you wear your prejudices on your sleeve!
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RE: Princeton Review
(08-03-2017 11:10 AM)MrMxyzptlk Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 07:20 PM)tanqtonic Wrote:  [quote='waltgreenberg' pid='14476605' dateline='1501625232']
BTW, we currently do have Dan Rather's grandchild on campus.

For you youngsters out there, Dan Rather came to fame through his live coverage of Hurricane Carla in 1961








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RE: Princeton Review
(08-03-2017 01:37 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 10:14 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  And with regards to politics and social issues, I have learned to be VERY mindful of what I say and, even with that, I inevitably get brought into such uncomfortable discussions more frequently than I'd like.

But you're not particularly mindful of what you say: you wear your prejudices on your sleeve!

Seriously? When on the Parliament and down in Houston I must definitely am mindful of what I say. And YOU read into everything anyone says and does.
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(08-03-2017 03:14 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  And YOU read into everything anyone says and does.

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Walt seems to keep his liberal views under semi-wraps on the Parliament but if you ever browse his Twitter page....well.....lol.

But hey, it's a free country. Lib out baby!

I don't partake in his views but I respect his right to have them.
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RE: Princeton Review
(08-03-2017 03:14 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-03-2017 01:37 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  
(08-02-2017 10:14 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  And with regards to politics and social issues, I have learned to be VERY mindful of what I say and, even with that, I inevitably get brought into such uncomfortable discussions more frequently than I'd like.

But you're not particularly mindful of what you say: you wear your prejudices on your sleeve!

Seriously? When on the Parliament and down in Houston I must definitely am mindful of what I say. And YOU read into everything anyone says and does.

One time, a long time ago, Walt and I did get into a political discussion. None since then.

George, OTOH, I tend to agree with more often than not, but one time we did find ourselves on opposite sides of a question.

In both cases, it was like trying to persuade a bulldog to give up a steak.

You have to admire both men for the passion of their beliefs.
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