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Third greatest public university in the universe?

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Not this year...

From USNEWS (2011 Rankings)


Best Colleges: Top Public Schools: National Universities

University of California--Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
1

University of California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
2

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
2

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI
4

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
5

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
6

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
7

University of California--San Diego
La Jolla, CA
7

University of California--Davis
Davis, CA
9

University of California--Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
9

University of California--Irvine
Irvine, CA
11

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
11

University of Texas--Austin
Austin, TX
13

University of Wisconsin--Madison
Madison, WI
13

Pennsylvania State University--University Park
University Park, PA
15

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
15

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
17

Ohio State University--Columbus

Columbus, OH
18

Purdue University--West Lafayette
West Lafayette, IN
18

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
18

University of Maryland--College Park
College Park, MD
18

Texas A&M University--College Station
College Station, TX
22

Clemson University
Clemson, SC
23

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick
Piscataway, NJ
23

University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

23

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
23



Maybe we could shoot for being in the top half of the BigTen?

Those of us who proposed this some time ago were characterized as "doubters" by the Morrill Hall Gang...

Tweet from our former president, Mark Yudof:


Congratulations Berkeley, nation's top-ranked public university per USNews. Five UCs among the top 10 publics: UCLA, UCSD, UCD, UCSB, UCI.

Time to stop the baloney slicing in Morrill Hall? Time to be honest, get real, and get back to the business of being a true land grant institution? Time for new leadership and not simply a continuation of business as usual in Morrill Hall by another internal hire?

Recall the hubris:

"Serving Minnesota Through World-Class Greatness."

"Starting in 2004, the University began the first comprehensive strategic planning process it had undergone in almost 15 years. Under the leadership of Provost Sullivan, the University community articulated an ambitious aspiration for the University--to be one of the top three public research universities in the world [sic] within a decade."

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