Strategy

5 Keys To Making A Great First Impression

We used to think that it took seven seconds to make a first impression. According to new research out of Princeton, it’s about 100 milliseconds — the same amount of time it takes for a giant hummingbird to flap its wings. We’re all constantly practicing what psychologists call physiognomy, or […]
5 Keys To Making A Great First Impression
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The Most Common Grade Given To Harvard Undergraduates Is An ‘A’

Harvard University confirmed Tuesday that the most commonly awarded grade to undergraduate students is an “A,” seeming to support long-held suspicions of grade inflation at the Ivy League school. The Harvard Crimson reports that the university’s Dean of Undergraduate Education told a meeting of faculty members that “The most frequently […]
The Most Common Grade Given To Harvard Undergraduates Is An ‘A’
Markets

Penn Admissions Officer Out After Making Fun Of Applicants On Facebook

[credit provider=””>Wikipedia”] The Daily Pennsylvanian reported this week that Nadirah Farah Foley, a former admissions officer, had left the school after making fun of applicants on her Facebook account (h/t IvyGate).Chalk this up as yet another reason not to be too open on Facebook — as if there weren’t enough.
Penn Admissions Officer Out After Making Fun Of Applicants On Facebook
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Sonia Sotomayor Has No Clue What It’s Actually Like To Be A Lawyer These Days

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=Sonia+Sotomayor&intv=None”] I have a piece in Time regarding Sonia Sotomayor’s recent comments regarding what a privilege it is to practice law, and how unhappy lawyers “need to go back to square one.” A few additional thoughts: *Sotomayor’s comments illustrate how thoroughly people get de-classed when they rise […]
Sonia Sotomayor Has No Clue What It’s Actually Like To Be A Lawyer These Days
Strategy

The Top 100 Universities In The World

[credit provider=”Flickr/Ulrick” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ulrick/3495294010/”] The top three spots on the QS World University Rankings changed this year, with MIT taking the top spot for 2012. MIT overtook the University of Cambridge, which took second place ahead of Harvard, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.British schools took four of the top six spots, but […]
The Top 100 Universities In The World
Markets

Three Out Of Four Of Dartmouth’s Valedictorians Will Work On Wall Street

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dartmouth-hall.jpg”] Despite college administrators and peers telling them otherwise, Ivy League graduates just can’t seem to resist the allure of Wall Street. IvyGate pointed out yesterday that three out of four of Dartmouth’s valedictorians are headed to careers in finance. According to the university’s newspaper, two of the top […]
Three Out Of Four Of Dartmouth’s Valedictorians Will Work On Wall Street
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PRINCETON SCIENTIST: The Probability Of Alien Life Is Highly Overrated

[credit provider=”imdb.com” url=”http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3376331008/tt0083866″] Inhabitants of Earth believe in aliens because of optimism, not scientific evidence.A Princeton University study by Edwin Turner and David Spiegal analysed what is actually known about life on other planets and found that there’s little to support that there is real life on other planets.
PRINCETON SCIENTIST: The Probability Of Alien Life Is Highly Overrated
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11 Celebs Who Dropped Out Of Ivy-League Schools

We’ve shown you Ivy League graduates and high school dropouts—but what about the celebs who got their high school degrees, got accepted at Ivy League schools but then left, for personal or professional reasons, before getting their degress? Each of the elite eight schools have at least one dropout who went […]
11 Celebs Who Dropped Out Of Ivy-League Schools
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Princeton Has Just Enacted A Harsh New Rule In Its Effort To Kill Frat Life

[credit provider=”flickr: Joe Shlabotnick” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/295540397/”] At Princeton, students join an eating club — private dining houses/social clubs where upper classmen eat — but the administration has never been fond of Greek life.The Ivy League University has never officially recognised Greek organisations because, according to the NY Post, “they promote social […]
Princeton Has Just Enacted A Harsh New Rule In Its Effort To Kill Frat Life
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Harvard Acceptance Rate Falls To Record Low

[credit provider=”Diane Bondareff/AP Images”] Yesterday the consortium of Ivy League institutions announced acceptance rates for the Class of 2016 after placing hundreds of thousands of envelopes in the mail. One thing remained certain when results went live at 5:00 p.m. EST: it’s harder than ever to get in.Of the eight […]
Harvard Acceptance Rate Falls To Record Low
Markets

The Funniest Part Of Michael Lewis’ New Column Is The Brutal Bank Of America Diss

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michael_Lewis_2009.jpg”] The children of the 1% are revolting, says Michael Lewis in his latest satirical Bloomberg column, and it’s time to remind them that it’s in their best interest to toe the direct line from the Ivy League to Wall Street.This new development became clear recently when […]
The Funniest Part Of Michael Lewis’ New Column Is The Brutal Bank Of America Diss
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The 25 Most Famous Princeton Students Of All Time

[credit provider=”Time Out New York Kids” url=”http://timeoutnewyorkkids.com/guides-resources/family-life/61938/brooke-shields”] We’ve already shown you the most celebrated figures to have come out of Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.Now we turn our attention to Princeton University — and a new crop of famous talent to have graduated from one of the most prestigious institutions in […]
The 25 Most Famous Princeton Students Of All Time
Lifestyle

This Is The Most Expensive College Town In America

[credit provider=”Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/242079401/”] The most expensive college town in America is Princeton, New Jersey, home of Princeton University, according to a new set of rankings from CNBC.The town, which is located halfway between Philadelphia and New York City, is one of the oldest college towns in the […]
This Is The Most Expensive College Town In America
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At Princeton, It’s Not So Easy To Navigate The Quantitative Finance Curriculum

[credit provider=”Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/242079401/”] As the finance industry becomes more competitive and more specialised, preparation for a career as a quant begins earlier and earlier. Students who were quick to discover their interest in quantitative finance demanded programs that would give them the preparation they needed, and universities proved […]
At Princeton, It’s Not So Easy To Navigate The Quantitative Finance Curriculum
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MARCH MADNESS: Inside Princeton and Harvard’s Ivy League Basketball War

[credit provider=”Dashiell Bennett/Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/sportspage”] The Ivy League is the only conference in Division I that does not have a season ending tournament.But when Harvard and Princeton both tied for the regular season title this year, only one of them could have the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
MARCH MADNESS: Inside Princeton and Harvard’s Ivy League Basketball War
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What We Saw At The Harvard-Princeton Playoff Game

We just got done watching Princeton crush Harvard’s NCAA Tournament dreams with a buzzer beating dagger by Douglas Davis. Both teams won the Ivy League Conference regular season, but only one could go to the Big Dance. It will be the Tigers.
What We Saw At The Harvard-Princeton Playoff Game