Ah, the alma mater

I was excited to find the Wikipedia entry on my old school, Simon’s Rock College, and even more excited that whoever wrote it got all the facts right. Too often people (particularly if they went to Bard) think that the school was invented by the odious Leon Botstein, who pushed the philosophy of the school in books, talk shows and even in the New York Times. Not so, as the article points out. It was formed in the sixties as an all girls school and its policy of exclusive early admissions was intact then.

I even learned a few things from the article, like that a fellow alumnus is the creator of the awsome comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel. They also mentioned MoveOn.org director Eli Pariser, who I really wish would stop sending me email.

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