It's the weekend, and midterms are winding down, so FlyBy thinks it's time for another round of Around the Ivies.
Harvard has been ranked as the #1 school to become a snob, the #2 school to meet a future spouse, the #2 school to make connections, #2 for "gourmet cuisine," (what?) the #3 school where you will go broke, #4 prettiest campus, and #6 most politically active in the recent rankings released by College-Admission-Essay.com. Somehow Harvard doesn't make "The Top 10 Schools That Are More Intense than a Pressure Cooker," while Duke and Stanford are ranked #4 and #5.
Yale opened a new cancer hospital and research center on Thursday—a blow to Harvard's ambitions, now that it has grown increasingly likely that Allston may not host a stem cell research center after all.
Harvard will play against 24 other schools at the Quidditch World Cup today at Middlebury.
Former Harvard president Larry Summers spoke Thursday at Penn. Though the Pennsylvanian doesn't say much about what Summers actually said, it notes that Summers said that the "major story of our times” will be the rise of developed countries. Though FlyBy was not there, we're pretty sure Summers was referring to developing countries like China and India.
More Ivy League news after the jump.
Princeton's undergraduate council will hold a re-vote for vice president, and their elections manager has resigned. The elections manager had misspelled the names of two of the VP candidates, so they did not receive campaign-related e-mails in the week running up to the election. Their photos and personal statements were finally posted online two hours after voting began, but one of their names still ended up being misspelled on the ballot.
Education Secretary and Harvard graduate Arne Duncan spoke at Columbia's education school on Thursday, calling for reform at education schools across the country. With Obama and Summers avoiding Harvard, why Duncan too?
Cornell's 64-member Board of Trustees has gathered at Cornell this weekend for one of their four meetings of the year. Apparently portions of their meetings are open to the public? The Harvard Corporation, on the other hand, has just seven members who meet privately once a month.
President Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency.
A car killed a homeless man on Church Street on Friday night in New Haven, near Yale. He was 38.