rookhawk wrote:I have to be a jerk and hijack this thread into the realm of a rant.
Do you know what sucks about Cornell?
Answer: Dumbasses are confused because there are doppleganger schools out there with the same name.
My wife (A Cornellian) came to Chicago and her arrogant boss with his crapwater undergrad degree treated her like an uneducated moron from day 1. It wasn't until months later that he was "informed" by others in the office that Cornell is an Ivy league school in NY, not a liberal arts school in Iowa! (he was fired, she was promoted)
Same scenario plays out here in Chicago all the time with both "Chicago" and "Columbia". I kid you not, 50% of the people do not know the difference between "University of Chicago" and "University of Illinois - Circle Campus - Chicago". In Illinois if you claim you went to Columbia there is an inference that your mommy and daddy paid your way to dance/photography/art school at "Columbia".
I suggest a multi stage solution to this problem:
1. We make UIC rename itself to "The State School In Chicago" as its official name.
2. We slash and burn the state of Iowa to eliminate the other Cornell.
3. We abolish Columbia Chicago and rename it the more accurately "the college that has the extension program for people with an associates and no idea what they'll do with their lives"
4. We round up all the people dumb enough not to know these nuances and ship them to London, Ontario. It will take them years to figure out they aren't living in England's largest city.
I conclude my rant. Thank you.
My cousin told me she was going to go to Cornell, and I was impressed until she started talking about Iowa. I ask isn't it in Ithica, NY. She said no its Cornell College. I know she picked it because of its name!
Though I'm not sure why someone would treat someone from Cornell College like an uneducated moron, since its a fairly respectable school.
I agree about Columbia, but people confusing UIC with U of Chicago just shows how little lay prestige U of Chicago has, even its own city.