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33 Fun Facts About Colleges

Our favorite YA author John Green has "33 Fun Facts about Colleges" in this YouTube video from Mental Floss. 

Did you know, for example, that Villanova students manage the Pope's social media?

Or that Cornell might have been in Syracuse, but Ezra Cornell was once robbed there?

Or that Rice University has a puppy room set up during finals to help students cope with stress. Awww... We want one of those!

See the whole thing here.

Hat tip: Anne Edmunds of Webster University via Facebook


Ralph Figueroa, Albuquerque Academy

Ralph Figueroa is Director of College Guidance at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico, an independent day school serving approximately 1,100 students in grades six through twelve. As Figueroa describes it, Albuquerque Academy provides its students with the high-powered college preparatory education of a selective school but with the less anxious attitude that typifies New Mexico. “It’s not high-pressure,” he says. “It’s not frenetic about the college process, kids are much more open to opportunities and options and there aren’t the huge family pressures you sometimes see other places.”

Rice University joins The Gourmet Guide

Bound for Houston, Texas, on your college road trip? Well, today Rice University joins the Gourmet Guide.  There's gulf shrimp and blue crab sandwiches, soul food, South American fusion, peach cobbler, catfish and grits (for breakfast!?!) and Nutter Butter ice cream.  Okay, we're really hungry now... Check it out... Rice University From Julie M. Browning, Dean for Undergraduate Enrollment, and Tamara Siler, Senior Associate Director of Admission at Rice University Local Foods 2424 Dunstan Road Houston, Texas Locally sourced gourmet sandwiches, salads, and prepared meals. Here's a hint of what you'll find there: Capered tuna sandwich with tomatoes, crispy onions and hard-boiled farm egg; sides of Tuscan kale with golden raisins and toasted pine nuts;  arugula salad with shrimp, cranberries, Texas honey pecans, pecorino, and lemon-thyme vinaigrette. And… draft root beer from 8th Wonder Brewery. Goode Company Barbeque Three locations in Houston: 5109 Kirby Drive 8911 Katy Freeway 20102 Northwest Freeway How do you like your barbeque? At Goode Company you'll find beef brisket, pork ribs, turkey breast, chicken, Sweet Water duck, and jalapeno pork sausage. Can't decide? Try the combo plates, BBQ po-boys or stuffed barbeque potatoes. There's also a gluten-free menu.