“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rice also Nice for Students

...measurably the happiest in the USA, which is generally a very good place for universities. It's a combination of factors:

Very small numbers.
Massive endowment relative to those numbers (bigger than Harvard).
Students get need blind full funding, pretty much.
No fraternities.
Enlightened alcohol policy.

If you're a grad student, you are guaranteed full funding until you're done. And you get to TA for classes of seven (this is the case for mine right now). And you get to be an RA with some ease.

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