Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hampshire College...

...announced on Wednesday that it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions.

That's interesting, but what I'd really like to know is, how often do people ask, "Where in New Hampshire is the College located?" (It's in Amherst, Massachusetts.)

Reminds me a little of Washington University in St. Louis, which had to add the "in St. Louis" to its official title in 1976 to prevent confusion over its location.

"Where do you go to school?"

"Washington University."

"Oh; that's in Seattle, right?"

"No, you're thinking of the University of Washington."

"Oh, right. It's in Pullman."

"No, that's Washington State University."

"Oh -- D. C.?"

"Nope. St. Louis."

"St. Louis? Really?"

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