a little trash talk

Good takes on Evil this evening at 9:00, on ESPN for those of you not living in the Triangle region (WRAL for those of us who do). We went four years without losing at Cameron before being humiliated last year in a 32-point drubbing. This year we visit on a major roll, having won 10 of the last 11 games and the last several by large margins. The Daily Tar Heel managed to write a narrative that has Good triumphing, 81-79, which strikes me as an unlikely result. Still, recent events have many of us asking “Larry Who?”, and with Kendall Marshall’s stellar play we should be competitive.

Good’s prowess is not just on the Hardwood. The ASR that arrived today contains two articles by Carolina faculty and two by Carolina alumni, out of a total 7 items. To quote our esteemed chancellor:

”At our university [UNC], we would be at the top of a ranking that measures Rhodes Scholarships won, women’s soccer championships, and the scholarly productivity of the Sociology Department and the School of Public Health. Needless to say, we haven’t found a ranking that is limited to these measures.”

— Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein.  Engines of Innovation., UNC press, 2010.

Enjoy the evening, everyone.

Author: andrewperrin

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

6 thoughts on “a little trash talk”

  1. More taxpayer-funded, left-wing, complacent liberal elitism. I have a call in to Tierney and expect him to get back to me, because this “4 out of 7” number plainly demonstrates a statistically impossible lack of diversity. I can’t throw a stone out of my front door without hitting a Carolina faculty member or alum, partly because there are hundreds of them (those .do files don’t write themselves, you know), but mostly because I practice a lot at the weekends.

    ”At our university [UNC], we would be at the top of a ranking that measures Rhodes Scholarships won, women’s soccer championships, and the scholarly productivity of the Sociology Department and the School of Public Health. Needless to say, we haven’t found a ranking that is limited to these measures.”

    What could possibly explain why they haven’t found one? I’m at a loss to say. But I look forward to the inevitable latent-variable SEM torturing some poor data set discovering the hidden importance of these key items in the next issue of Footnotes.

    By the way, congratulations on just barely cracking the USNWR Top 30 this year—nice job! And you did it while hanging on to your position as the third best university in North Carolina, too.

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