11 B1G schools make the list of top 100 in the world with Michigan leading the pack. Go Blue!
#61 < PSU < #70
#71 < MSU, Purdue, Rutgers, Minnesota < #80
#81 < OSU < #90
#91 < Maryland < #100
Just saw in the Chicago Trib that (LINK) two fraternity students were expelled for their role in the racist chant at OU. Those of you who are interested have already been following the story. University of Oklahoma president Boren indicated that this was not the end of sanctions.
I still am waiting to see what happens with the Michigan Sammie episode at Treetops in January. I know the amount of estimated damages has quadrupled, and is yet to reach a final determination. I also am curious what the University will do regarding individual students.
Both the racist chants at OU and the property destruction by UofM fraternity students, have caused me to reflect on my time in a fraternity at Michigan. Especially being a house with roots in the south (albeit founded after the Civil War.) Did my fraternity have racist chants or wanton destruction of property?
As for racism, I know that we had guys in the house who were Jewish, Asian, and Indian. I don't remember any African-American men, but there were no stipulations against them. We didn't have any race specific fraternity songs or chants. As far as property destruction goes, most damage was internal (trashed house after parties.) I had other problems with the fraternity rituals, but none regarding race. I'm curious about the experience of others who were in fraternities, whether at Michigan or elsewhere. Was there anything which upon reflection, you regret, in terms of going along with something that was just wrong?
Wow. The series started off kind of slow, but tonight's episode is one that this show will be remembered for.
For those who are interested, Vice on HBO did a special about a doctor who has created a modified version of HIV and used it successfully to treat leukemia. His patients have been recovering in 4-6 weeks. This is something that is truly amazing, and for those who have HBO or those who have been touched by leukemia, I suggest watching it when you get a chance.
Came across this list on Yahoo today. No big surprise as Blimpy Burger was the vote for Michigan. As a Chicago resident, I was happy to see Au Cheval make the list for Illinois as that burger is to die for. And lastly, the best burger I ever had made the cut, at Parlour in Minneapolis. So board, did the list do your state justice?