Is there a point to what you're posting Byerly? Are you trying to suggest something? Why don't you just say what you want to say already? Are you too much of a coward to simply make a statement?
I'll make it for you, "You Brown kids shouldn't care, because where he did his undergraduate studies is completely unimportant compared to where he received his doctorate, did the work, and currently teaches."
And I'll counter it, "Who cares?" I think undergraduate matters, though I can understand the prospective that the other institutions mentioned are more important-- they certainly matter more professionally at his stage. But there is nothing wrong with being proud of someone who was at least somewhat a product of your institution's education process for being successful. I am sure his high school, middle school, elementary school, and parents all "claim" him too!
Once again, get off the high horse and take your **** somewhere that someone cares.
The point is that everybody loves a winner and wants to claim a piece of him or bask in his reflected glory. in this case, anyone sharing his ethnicity, from the town where he was born, went to high school, college, got his professional training, did research, currently teaches etc. etc. etc. Its traditional when Nobel prizes are awarded. Check out the 861 Google links so far.
Right, so it's exactly what I said. Thanks, we get it. Go back to the Harvard forum, or wherever you came from. I don't think anyone who attends Brown or has a chance to attend Brown doesn't know all of this already. Certain things don't have to be explicity listed as disclaimers on information because it's blantantly obvious. Your linking doesn't mean anything, nor does it say anything that anyone reading the article wouldn't know (referring to the act of posting not the direct content of the article). You're not adding to the conversation, simply detracting from it by wasting our time with obvious information that has absolutely no bearing as to why the story was posted in the first place.