Monday, January 15, 2007

Being Nostalgic

Stumbling upon this article in The New York Times which apparently is still making its rounds Stateside (even though am not going to follow up on the thread), kind of triggered buried memories from the early Nineties. And to find my beloved alma mater mentioned within the same breath as two Ivy League campuses and two elite others, somehow I found it very arousing. Whoa.

"ACROSS the United States, at elite private and public universities, Asian enrollment is near an all-time high. Asian-Americans make up less than 5 percent of the population but typically make up 10 to 30 percent of students at the nation’s best colleges: in 2005, the last year with across-the-board numbers, Asians made up 24 percent of the undergraduate population at Carnegie Mellon and at Stanford, 27 percent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14 percent at Yale and 13 percent at Princeton."

And to think that I used to live there (yup, in that white-roofed apartment smack-dabbed in the middle) and worshipped this guy. He indeed gave us a taste of things to come, back then. Yup, good things come to those who wait.

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