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My heroes, and where they went to school

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Replies to: My heroes, and where they went to school

  • aisgzdavinciaisgzdavinci Registered User Posts: 1,997 Senior Member
    To be honest, those stats aren't very surprising. You've got 10/69 ppl on that list who went to the Ivy League(not sure which Penn it's referring to), which is around 14-15% of the list at post #12. (Hello, 4 Harvards there) Add a few more ppl from good schools like U of Toronto, NYU and Northwestern and the conclusion is made: Ivy League schools give you a better chance at success.
  • HeronHeron Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    14% is not anywhere near saying that Ivy League schools give you a better chance at success!
  • HeronHeron Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    Where did Bill Gates go?
  • HeronHeron Registered User Posts: 485 Member
    Harvard drop-out!
  • FellowCCViewerFellowCCViewer Registered User Posts: 3,777 Senior Member
    City College of New York (CUNY): 3
    No college education: 5
    U. Rochester: 3
    Harvard: 4
    Penn: 3
    Cornell: 2
    UVA: 2
    Fordham: 2
    Binghamton: 2
    Oberlin: 3
    Barnard: 2
    Carleton: 2
    U. Mich: 2
    Amherst: 2
    Smith: 2
    Michigan State U: 2
    Howard: 1
    Morehouse: 1
    Loyola U. Chicago: 2
    St. Olaf: 1
    Notre Dame: 1
    Antioch: 1
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County: 1
    University of Maryland, College Park: 1
    NYU: 1
    Brown: 1
    Northwestern: 1
    University of Illinois at Chicago: 2
    Trinity College: 1
    Columbia: 2
    Occidental: 1
    Michigan State University: 2
    Yale: 1
    Castleton State College: 1
    University of Rhode Island: 1
    Mount Holyoke: 1
    Three Rivers Community College: 1
    University of Toronto: 1
    Sweet Briar College: 1
    University of Colorado: 1
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: 1
  • Silver_and_JadeSilver_and_Jade Registered User Posts: 395 Member
    City College of New York (CUNY): 4*****
    No college education: 6*****
    U. Rochester: 3
    Harvard: 4
    Penn: 3
    Cornell: 2
    UVA: 2
    Fordham: 3*****
    Binghamton: 2
    Oberlin: 3
    Barnard: 2
    Carleton: 2
    U. Mich: 2
    Amherst: 2
    Smith: 2
    Michigan State U: 2
    Howard: 1
    Morehouse: 1
    Loyola U. Chicago: 2
    St. Olaf: 1
    Notre Dame: 1
    Antioch: 1
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County: 1
    University of Maryland, College Park: 1
    NYU: 2******
    Brown: 1
    Northwestern: 1
    University of Illinois at Chicago: 2
    Trinity College: 1
    Columbia: 2
    Occidental: 1
    Michigan State University: 2
    Yale: 1
    Castleton State College: 1
    University of Rhode Island: 1
    Mount Holyoke: 1
    Three Rivers Community College: 1
    University of Toronto: 1
    Sweet Briar College: 1
    University of Colorado: 1
    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill: 1
    Holy Cross: 2*****
    Boston College: 2*****
    Fairfield University: 2*****
    Manhattanville College: 4*****
  • benellisbenellis Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    Steve Jobs is one of my heros, he didn't even go to college.
  • cbulla21cbulla21 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    My Heroes:

    Barack Obama- Columbia, Harvard
    Bill Richardson- Tufts
    Ron Paul- Gettysburg College
    Jesse Ventura- North Hennepin Community College
    Ralph Nader- Princeton, Harvard
    Chris Matthews- Holy Cross, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
    David Shuster- University of Michigan, Georgetown
    Chris Hansen- ???
    Stone Phillips- Yale
    Ben Gordon- University of Conneticut
    Michael Jordan- University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
    Greg Popovich- United States Air Force Academy
    Bill Cartwright- University of San Francisco
    Shakira- UCLA
    Avril Lavigne- NONE
    Jessica Alba- Atlantic Theater Company
    Wyclef Jean- NONE
  • beefsbeefs Registered User Posts: 2,559 Senior Member
    Milton Friedman-UChicago (actually he's part of the reason why im matriculating)
    Andrew Wiles-Princeton
  • afruff23afruff23 Registered User Posts: 1,966 Senior Member
    "Barack Obama- Columbia, Harvard
    Bill Richardson- Tufts
    Ron Paul- Gettysburg College
    Jesse Ventura- North Hennepin Community College
    Ralph Nader- Princeton, Harvard
    David Shuster- University of Michigan, Georgetown"

    That's an interesting list. You have two centrist liberals, a paleoconservative, a libertarian, and a green.

    Anyways, I just wanted to say that Ron Paul got his MD from Duke but went to Gettysburg for undergrad.

    BTW, Shuster hates Ron Paul. I do too, but I didn't choose my heroes to be 2 people opposed to each other.
  • cbulla21cbulla21 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Shuster will forever be my hero for that pimped out comment.

    I like various parts of the Libertarian, Democrat, and Green philosophies. Unifying the three, are against dumb wars like Iraq. Love personal liberties (drugs, prostitution) which we would get in a free society. Think we should take care of our people (Healthcare). Defniitely don't like the Dems position on abortion though.
  • aisgzdavinciaisgzdavinci Registered User Posts: 1,997 Senior Member
    14% is not anywhere near saying that Ivy League schools give you a better chance at success!

    Not quite true. Although Ivys don't guarantee success, know that there are thousands more graduates who don't do too well in life. Many people on that list are exceptions. Just a reality check.
  • GazetteGazette Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    This is a dumb thread. A person makes his career, not his school. Absolutely pointless and misleading.
  • SCOMathmoSCOMathmo Registered User Posts: 132 Junior Member
    That is clearly what this thread is meant to demonstrate. Read the original post.
  • tetrisfantetrisfan Registered User Posts: 11,791 Senior Member
    Sure, that just implies that 86% of successful people didn't go to Ivies...:)
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