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Waitlisted? Read this guide by Novembrr, former UChicago/Berkeley Admissions Reader

You don't need me to remind you that today is the day most students' dreams of attending an Ivy League institution will be crushed. But there will be many of you who are waitlisted to your dream university—whether that's an Ivy or another institution. Most people will tell you all hope is lost.
I'm not most people.
One of my students last year was accepted off the waitlist at Penn in mid-June, after his guidance counselor, family, and friends all told him to give up. I didn't, though—I said it was possible.
And it is.
In the last few years, my students have been accepted off the waitlist at Penn (obviously), Princeton, MIT, UChicago, Berkeley, UCLA, Swarthmore, Amherst, and more.
Read on for how they did it and how you can, too.
First step
Set aside your dream school for a second, gather your acceptances, and take a critical look at them. You have two options: 1) Submit a deposit to one of them by May 1, or 2) commit to taking a gap year if you aren’t accepted off the waitlist at your dream school. If you choose option 1, research the universities to which you’ve been accepted. Go to accepted student days; talk to current students; or scour the internet for insight into their departments, resources, and culture. You will not hear back from your waitlisted university until after May 1—when all students have to submit their deposits to their university of choice. Thus, you must deposit somewhere as well.
If you choose option 2, strategize what you are going to do during your year “off” to improve your chances of admission. A year off is a misnomer, for you really should utilize your extra free time to funnel all your energy into pursuing your intellectual interests, conducting research, getting a job or internship, volunteering, or pursuing a hobby (to improve your chances of admission next time). If you decide to take a gap year, consider all your options. You might be able to deposit at a school, get approved to take a gap year, and apply to other universities in the meanwhile (with your original university as a fallback plan for next year if you don’t get into the school of your dreams). If you decide to take advantage of this strategy, read every line of the gap year agreement you sign, as most top universities prohibit students from holding their spot during a gap year and applying to other universities. You definitely don’t want to violate your contract and jeopardize your chances of admission across the board.
Let’s say you misjudged your reaches, targets, and safeties and didn’t get in anywhere. You have two options: 1) Take that gap year, 2) go to community college before applying to transfer, or 3) apply to more schools. Yes, there are still schools which are accepting applications. Every year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling puts out a list in early May of universities which would welcome your application. There are tons of schools to which you can apply, even at this late date. Consider sending out a few more applications to broaden your options for this fall. And community college isn’t the worst option, either. In California, for example, last year the University of California Davis accepted 93% of transfer applicants from California community colleges. 93%! They have a program called Transfer Admission Guarantee where, if you receive a 3.3 GPA or higher and complete the required prerequisite classes, you are guaranteed transfer admission to UC Davis. And that GPA qualifies you for admission to all the UCs. Bump up your GPA just a bit higher and you have good chances at UC Berkeley and UCLA—not a bad route to get into some of the nation’s top universities! If you decide to go to community college close to home, check out the policies for transfer admission into your state’s flagship public university. In the meanwhile, do everything you can to get off the waitlist at your dream university...
Research the university’s waitlist
The best source of insight into the university’s waitlist is its Common Data Set (their data on admissions and university processes). Use this pretty comprehensive list of Common Data Sets to find your university’s data for the previous few years. Scroll down a few pages (or control + F “wait-list”) and you’ll see information on their waitlist—how many students were offered a spot on the waitlist, how many accepted that spot, how many were ultimately accepted, and whether they have a ranked waitlist. Not every university will candidly report this information but many do. If the waitlist is ranked, there is next to nothing you can do to identify your rank on the list and little you can do to bump yourself higher on that list. If the waitlist isn’t ranked, however, admission is anyone’s game—and I’m going to tell you how to start playing.
How to start
Talk to your guidance counselor. Tell them you were waitlisted at your dream school and assess their relationship with that university; some counselors, but not all, will have a working relationship with different universities, and will feel comfortable calling the university on your behalf. Did a university representative visit your high school this past year? If so, it’s very possible that your guidance counselor does have a relationship with that university and can be a resource to you at this time. Politely ask your guidance counselor to call or send an email to the admissions officer assigned to your region (or, if no admissions officer is assigned, the dean/director of admissions), reaffirming that their university is your top choice. Your counselor should also highlight your achievements or address any potential concerns an admissions officer may have had when evaluating your application (say, you had a low grade but neglected to tell universities that you were sick with mono that semester). Ask your counselor to seek feedback on your application, and whether or not there’s anything you can do to affirm your interest in the university and value you would bring to campus, if admitted. Sometimes, universities will provide candid feedback to guidance counselors that they won’t to students, if the student were to call instead.
Two years ago, one of my students was waitlisted to her dream university. I picked up the phone and gave that admissions office a call. They candidly told me that there were two issues with her application: she had selected a competitive major, and she had erroneously reported her GPA to be lower than what they had calculated. With GPA discrepancies, they said, they go with the lower GPA of the two—despite their higher calculation. I was surprised (that policy is inane, in my opinion), but knew what to tell her: “Email them, correcting your GPA, and mention your newfound interest in another major. Cite specific examples of your preparation for that major, and how you’ll explore it on their campus.” She was accepted off the waitlist a few weeks later.
This year, her little sister was waitlisted to her dream university. Again, I called that admissions office. They opened her file, said “Hmm, that’s strange. There’s a flag on her application requesting more information, but we never followed up with her. We’ll do so this afternoon.” I prepped her on what to say and, when the admissions office called, she provided the detailed insight into an issue they had with one of her qualifications. Then, she confirmed with them that they had all they needed to make a favorable decision on her application if space becomes available at their university come May.
Cross your fingers for my student, and see if your counselor can call on your behalf to your dream university.
Start building your arsenal
Talk with someone affiliated with the university—not to ask them if they can pull strings (well, unless they can... in which case, ask away) but to get to know the university better and drum up information with which to email your admissions officer.
I’ll give you an example. A few years ago, I worked with a student who had been waitlisted to the University of Chicago. Let’s call her Sarah. Sarah asked if I had any advice for her and I told her to contact the university’s Dean of Students and ask for an informational interview. “Do you really think the dean could get me off the waitlist?” she asked me.
“That’s not the goal of contacting the dean,” I told Sarah. “Your goal is to learn everything you can about the admissions committee’s criteria with which they make their decisions, the university’s values, and what qualities they seek to find in their incoming class.”
So, Sarah contacted the dean and the dean immediately responded: “I’m flattered by your request but terribly sorry—I don’t control admissions decisions.” Instead of being deterred, Sarah knew to tell the dean that all she hoped for was a brief conversation about student life. “I know you’re incredibly busy,” Sarah told the dean via email, “but I’d love only 10 minutes of your time. As Dean of Students, your insight is essential to me better understanding the UChicago student experience.”
The Dean acquiesced. In their brief phone call, Sarah asked the dean everything I had told her to ask. “What is the quintessential UChicago quality that every student possesses?” “How do UChicago students and the UChicago education stand out from rival programs?” “Is the admissions committee looking for certain qualities to build a diverse incoming class?” “What types of students does UChicago need more of?” etc.
Then, Sarah sought feedback on her own accomplishments. “When you said that UChicago students were really entrepreneurial, that resonated with me. In my spare time, I run a business that does XYZ. Do you think my skills in ABC could be furthered within the UChicago curricula?” Luckily, the dean responded by giving Sarah numerous examples of ways in which her entrepreneurial interests could be furthered at the university (which Sarah wrote down in her notebook for use later).
Sarah kept the conversation brief, thanked the dean profusely, and immediately drafted an email to the admissions office. In that email, she described her refreshing conversation with the dean and, using what the dean said about the university’s values, crafted a description of how Sarah’s own values aligned with the university’s. She further outlined how her interests perfectly matched the university’s offerings, and how her skill set was exactly what the committee sought in their incoming class. She was confident but never brash, complimentary of and knowledgeable about the program, and incredibly detailed in her correspondence.
She was accepted off the waitlist the very next day. And she is just one of many applicants who I’ve helped use this strategy to get off the waitlist at their dream university.
Okay, but I don’t know any deans
Sarah didn’t either. However, look at who you do know. If you had an alumni interview, contact them. If they liked you, they could be a valuable resource to you.
Dear [Name],
I wanted to follow up with you regarding the status of my application to Tufts. Unfortunately, I was waitlisted.
I found our conversation invaluable (thanks again!) and wanted to know if you have any advice for me moving forward. Do you recall anything that previous waitlisted applicants did to convey their love for Tufts and be accepted off the waitlist? Any advice for me in contacting my regional admissions office or updating my portal with new information?
Any and all advice you might have is welcome. I really value your time, and appreciate all that you do on behalf of Tufts as an alumna.
If your parents have a LinkedIn account, ask them to log in. See if anyone in their network (even to a third degree) works at or attended your dream university.
Last year, one of my students’ moms went to school with a gentleman who now works as the director of career development at the student’s dream school. The mom hadn’t talked to the man in decades, but she sent him a LinkedIn message and he graciously agreed to talk with my student. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll strike gold on LinkedIn.
Let’s say you don’t strike gold on LinkedIn; let’s say your parents don’t have a LinkedIn or never even went to college. You don’t have a network to lean on and no connections whatsoever. That’s okay—create those connections.
You can contact a professor whose interests closely align with your own. For more information on contacting a professor, including detailed templates you can follow to craft an email, see my admissions guide “Emailing Professors”.
You can contact a student leader of a club you’d like to join (say, debate if you attended the Tournament of Champions), the PI of a lab whose research aligns with your own research (or, better yet, see if the PI of your lab knows anyone at your dream school and can make an introduction on your behalf), or an administrator of a career development center. Often, you can find their contact information (at the very least their name) on the department or club’s website. You can always utilize the university’s faculty or student directory—if accessible to the public—to locate their email address. Then, do as Sarah and countless other students of mine have done: email them and ask for an informational interview.
If you strike out with one person, try again with another. If you’re polite enough, there’s got to be someone at the university willing to have a 10 minute phone call with you.
Ask for an interview
Let’s say you requested an interview but didn’t get one. It’s unlikely that the university will give you a formal alumni interview now, but you could always hustle to get one anyway. Google your closest metropolitan region, the name of the university, and either “alumni interviews” or, if that fails to bring up any results, “alumni club”. Just now, Googling “Harvard alumni interviews Chicago”, I found the name of the alumnus who coordinates all the alumni interviews for the Chicagoland area—and his email.
If you were successful in finding the alumnus/a who coordinates alumni interviews in your region, email them directly. If you didn’t find the exact person in charge, email the president of the regional club to inquire about being put in touch with that person.
Ask them if you can do an informal interview with them or one of their volunteers. If they accommodate your request, knock the socks off your interviewer and then, politely, ask them if they would be willing to send the university a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
Ask for an additional letter of recommendation
Speaking of letters of recommendation, if you have anyone else in your arsenal who could write a letter of recommendation for you, consider reaching out to them. Know any alumni of the university? They could be a great resource to you, as they can directly align your values with their alma mater’s values, and your skills with areas in which the university seeks to improve. If your alumni interviewer is enthusiastic in their response to your email, you could ask them to write a letter on your behalf, positively comparing you to other students they interviewed this year (“Of the 8 interviews I conducted this year and 40+ conducted over the past few years, Jorge is by far the most impressive for XYZ reasons”).
Any other teachers impressed with your prowess in the classroom? How about your principal, assistant principal, or someone on the school board? What about a local politician, business person, religious leader, mentor, research director, professor from a summer program, boss, etc.?
If you’re being recruited by any coaches or are in communication with any of the university’s club leaders, they might also be able to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
When selecting a recommender, focus on substance over fame; it’s all well and good to get your local Congressman or Congresswoman to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, but if all they can say about you is “He is a fine young man who would surely benefit your institution,” find someone else who can really showcase the value you have to offer.
To get incredibly personalized letters of recommendation, first send your recommender a letter. For details on exactly what to send them to stand out in the application, read my admissions guide entitled “Getting Great Letters of Recommendation”.
Consider your weakness(es)
Clearly, the university liked your application; if they hadn’t, you would have been outright denied. But they liked other applications over yours, possibly due to some weakness in your application. Now’s the time to consider what that weakness is. Maybe it’s obvious to you—you suffered from some bad grades second semester junior year, you don’t have sustained extracurricular involvement for multiple years, or you wrote your essay without much thought and attention to detail. Let’s say you had weak grades first semester. You could specifically mention in your email to admissions your great grades this second semester, or provide context for your lower grades for the period in question (if you have a better excuse than you blew off your homework to play video games, of course). If you quit a sport mid-high school (and didn’t provide context for your decision), mention the injury you suffered from that sidelined your career, convey how you funneled your free time into another activity, and describe how you’ll get involved on their campus. Didn’t do anything extracurricularly at all? Perhaps you failed to mention that you babysit your younger siblings for long hours every day—mention that to admissions now. If all you did was come home from school and nap—and you think your weak extracurricular involvement was the reason for your waitlist decision—tell the admissions officers how you plan to get involved at their university.
Maybe your application’s weakness isn’t obvious. Reread your app or ask a trusted adult to do so. I also offer comprehensive review of applications with targeted strategies to get off the waitlist. If interested, you can purchase my Waitlist Strategy Session here.
When I look over applications, the issues are obvious. Often, I spot missed opportunities in students’ extracurricular activities list; last year, one of my waitlist review students wrote, under Varsity Swimming, “I swim”. She neglected to tell universities that she was captain of her team for two years in a row, and had led her team to win the first conference championships in school’s history. For another student, a competitive soccer player, his hours per week involvement looked low. Turns out he traveled hours each day across the state to practice, adding tons of additional hours per week commitment to his sport. Both these instances could—and did, once the students emailed admissions—change universities’ opinions of their accomplishments and potential future involvement on campus. Other times, I’ll find missed opportunities with the essays, like students who neglect to write the optional essays (unfortunately, in the eyes of admissions officers, those essays aren’t really optional). Or they failed to explain a health or family issue that negatively impacted their grades one semester. All these things can be addressed in your attempts to get off the waitlist. You can write that optional essay and attach it to your email, get a letter of recommendation addressing the health or family issue that you overcame, providing context for a string of lower-than-usual grades, or clarify your extracurricular involvement.
If you applied to a competitive major—cough, computer science—and don’t really have the stats or experience to back it up, you can even choose to highlight another one of your academic interests in your email, and express your desire to attend under a new major. I have the enrollment by major information for most top universities and would be happy to work with you to pivot your major, highlight another academic strength, and get into the university come hell or high water. I encourage you to reread your application and look for any issues that you can address. If you need my help, visit my website, and purchase a Waitlist Strategy Session with me.
Compile a list of your latest accomplishments
Since you applied (or you last corresponded with the university, if you sent them a letter of continued interest), has anything new happened in your life?
Write a list of anything substantial that has happened to you since they last heard from you. If nothing cool has happened to you, don’t admit defeat. Have you learned something new that sparked your thirst for knowledge? Mention that.
See if any of your latest accomplishments or newfound knowledge can be connected to the university’s offerings. You don’t need to link every new thing you did to something you’ll do on their campus, but try to connect one or two things you mention to ways in which you’ll get involved on their campus. If you published your research, for example, mention how you want to get involved in a related lab on their campus or publish future findings in their university science journal. If you earned a conflict resolution certificate, mention how you want to become a resident advisor in one of their dorms or join a club that brings people from different backgrounds together to discuss contentious political issues. Be specific; mention the club’s name, the dorm’s name, the research lab in question, the professor under whom you wish to study, etc. Connect the dots for them regarding who you are today and who you will be on their campus, if they admit you off the waitlist.
Do some soul searching
How much do you love this university? If accepted off the waitlist, will you absolutely attend? If so, be sure to tell the university. Universities care about yield: how many students who they accept ultimately decide to matriculate. Thus, universities care about yield off the waitlist. They only want to offer spots to students they know will come. Do them a favor and tell them you will come if you really will.
Let’s say you’re trying your luck at multiple waitlists. You could tell each of them you’d attend if accepted off the waitlist, but that could also bite you in the butt. Let’s say the admissions officer at Wellesley goes to the wedding of two admissions officers from Barnard and Middlebury and everyone gets to talking about this great kid they think they’ll accept off the waitlist and, whoops, they’re all talking about YOU, who told each college they were your dream college and you’d “no lie, attend if accepted”. Don’t be that kid! You can always give strong, positive language—“I love [university] and would love to attend”, for example—without promising multiple universities you’ll attend.
Some universities offer gap years off the waitlist (Harvard calls it the “z list”). If you’ve heard rumors that the university offers acceptance to students who will take a gap year, consider whether you’re willing to take a gap year to get into your dream university. I had a student waitlisted at UChicago who, in his email to admissions, said he’d be happy to take a gap year. That very same week, he was offered admission off the waitlist if he took a gap year. He took it, got an internship, gained real-world experience, and matriculated to UChicago a year later. He not only enjoyed the mental break of his gap year, but he also tells me he’s had greater success in earning internships in college because he has more experience on his resume than his peers. Win-win, I’d say.
Some schools offer guaranteed sophomore transfers (Cornell and Boston University, for example). If that’s something you’d be willing to consider, keep it in mind. Last year, Cornell took 75 students from the waitlist; Boston University, in contrast, only took 7. Maybe you’d like to hold out for a straight acceptance off the waitlist at Cornell but odds are you won’t be accepted off the waitlist at BU. If BU is your dream school, consider asking them for the guaranteed sophomore transfer option.
Think creatively
I’ve always said that my hypothetical pageant talent would be juggling a soccer ball while baking a cheesecake—but that’s really just a distraction from the fact that I have no “creative talents”. I cannot sing, I cannot draw, and my only B in my master’s program at Stanford was in videography, so it’s safe to say I cannot make any videos, either. But maybe you can.
If you, like me, lack creative talents, don’t force them. But if you are an expert videographer, can create cool animations, make beautiful artwork, or whip up entertaining raps, feel free to create something personalized for your dream university. Doing so could help endear you to admissions officers and help you to stand out from other waitlisted applicants.
But while I encourage you to think creatively, I don’t recommend you think desperately. Consider from an admissions officer’s perspective on what would be appropriate. Don’t send them anything edible, don’t draw a portrait of the admissions officer him/herself, and don’t stalk the admissions office. When I was a tour guide at UChicago, I remember our burliest admissions officer having to go down to shoo away a waitlisted student who had hovered for weeks within our office; I’m sure the student was just trying to win us over, but it did exactly the opposite. So, be enthusiastic, be creative, and be just persistent enough to be the squeaky wheel which gets the grease and not the squeaky wheel who gets banned from Harvard’s Office of Admissions.
How to email your admissions officer
Now that you’ve done some soul searching, spoken to your guidance counselor, asked for a new letter of recommendation, reflected on your weaknesses, identified recent accomplishments, and canceled your one-way ticket to visit (i.e. stalk) the admissions office, it’s time to contact admissions.
I recommend you contact them sometime in April—after you’ve received all your other decisions but before they receive final numbers regarding the size of their incoming class. It’s okay to be a squeaky wheel this spring and summer, so long as you’re a polite wheel, so go ahead and email them again in May. If you haven’t been accepted off the waitlist come June, but you haven’t been cut from it either, don’t be shy: the admissions gods don’t help those who don’t first help themselves.
Many universities list admissions officers by their region or territory (the part of the world in which they read applications and travel from school to school, recruiting potential new applicants). You might be able to find your regional admissions officer just by Googling the university’s name + “admissions officers by region”. If that doesn’t bring up any results, approach your high school guidance counselor to see if the regional admissions officer has visited your school in the past. If he or she has, your guidance counselor likely has the individual’s name and, if your guidance counselor is nice (and you ask politely), he or she will share that person’s email address with you, as well. Alternatively, some universities have an open-to-the-public faculty directory, in which you can enter the admissions officer’s name and find their contact information. Any students who work with me in the Waitlist Strategy Session will receive a list of the best people to email.
If you cannot find your regional admissions officer or the school doesn’t even have admissions officers assigned by region, search for the dean/director of admissions’ name and email address. Worse comes to worst, just find anybody who works in admissions (well, besides student workers and administrators) to send an email, or the general admissions email address if it is listed.
Keep in mind that some universities prefer to get updates from students via a portal, and some universities specify that they do not wish to be contacted at all. Look up the policies in your original waitlist letter or the university’s waitlist FAQs. Personally, I recommend emailing no matter the circumstances; chances of getting off the waitlist are pretty low across the board, so emailing when they tell students not to contact them is probably not going to diminish your chances of admission. But, hey, I’m a rule breaker (when it comes to college admissions; I’m the most rule-abiding citizen when it comes to other things). You do what you think is best in this regard.
Template for emailing admissions officers
Eager to get started? Here’s a bare-bones template for you so you can get an idea of what you should write.
Dear Admissions Officer [last name],
I know this is an incredibly busy time for your office, but I wanted to reach out to personally thank you for selecting me to be waitlisted to [university]. While being waitlisted might be a disappointment for some, it was a great honor for me, as [university] is my top choice and I would absolutely, without a doubt, attend if accepted.
[Here’s a good opportunity to mention your conversation with someone affiliated with the university and what you gained from that conversation. Subtly craft an image of your values aligning with the university’s values. Mention your accomplishments and connect those accomplishments to who you will be on their campus (what activities you’ll join, classes you’ll take, research you’ll conduct, etc.] I know you are incredibly busy, and I greatly appreciate your time. I am very excited about the possibility that I may attend [university] in the future. If there is any way for me to attend—even by matriculating to [university] next year and not this fall—I would absolutely jump at the chance.
[Your first and last name]
[Identifying information like the name of your school or your applicant ID number, if you were assigned one]
This template is only meant as a starting point for you. Please personalize the language so it sounds authentically you. I cannot tell you how many people have borrowed my language verbatim before sending me a “final version” for review. If you do so, I’ll make you go back and personalize your email, so please personalize it the first time around!
For subject lines, try to be creative; creative subject lines jump out to the reader in a cluttered email inbox. If you like to stick to the basics, you could always say something like, “An update from a waitlisted applicant.” Other ideas include: “[university name] is still my top choice!”, “How I plan to bring [new accomplishment] to [university name]”, etc.
Hopefully, you have all you need to write the best email of your life. However, if you need more examples, I have four awesome ones available for purchase here. That's also the link to download my entire admissions guide on getting off the waitlist, in case you want to save a copy.
What not to do
A director of admissions recently told me about an email they received from a waitlisted applicant. In the student’s initial application, he was a top contender for admission. Then they received the writeup from the student’s alumni interviewer, and the alumnus said the applicant was incredibly arrogant during the conversation. The student, no longer a top contender, was ultimately waitlisted but the director of admissions still thought the student could be admitted off the waitlist based on his excellent accomplishments... until he emailed the director. In his email, he was arrogant, citing reasons why he thought he was a better candidate for admission that his peers who were accepted. It was such a turn off that not only did the director of admissions tell me he would definitely not be admitted, but she said she was going to phone call the student’s guidance counselor to complain.
Don’t be that kid. Be the kid who stands out for all the right reasons. Be the kid for whom admissions officers advocate come time to take a couple kids from the waitlist. Be the kid whose admissions officer cannot wait to call to give them the good news.
I believe in your ability to get off the waitlist and get accepted to your dream university.
Final words
I am often inundated with PMs, asking for free advice, and unfortunately I cannot answer them all. Feel free to ask some brief questions, applicable to other students, down below and I'll try to respond to each person! If you need direct feedback on your letter or you're lost on where to start, chat with your parents about my Waitlist Strategy Session. No pressure to set up a meeting with me—I'll still love you either way.
And if you use my advice and are accepted to the university of your dreams, please tell me! I love getting messages from students who share the good news. Shout out to one of you kids yesterday who PMed me that his mom kicked cancer's but and he was accepted to one of his dream schools. Made me and my cancer-surviving mom tear up. All you kids are great, and all you kids will be great no matter what university you attend. Years ago, I was denied to my dream school: Columbia. I had the second chance to apply to them for grad school, was accepted, and turned them down. I realized I didn't need a Columbia education to actualize my dreams. And you don't need an [insert dream university here] education to actualize yours, either. I'll definitely do my best to help you get in there, but don't despair whatever happens today.
Best of luck,
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See if your parent should be proud of you or not based on this nifty list of prestigious US colleges

I posted this a while ago but the formatting was wack. If your college is not here, then you're shit out of luck. Btw, this list is alphabetical.
Alabama State University Rank: Definitely a “10”
Big Al says this is a legit top tenner, and an excellent incubator for character, with excellent gym equipment and a good cut in its jib.
Arizona State University Rank: Brightest
Bring your sunglasses, because this school can be Fulbright(!). ASU is perhaps number one in the world for Sandra Day O’Connor School of Laws.
Boston College Rank: Has Boston in the title
Although demands on students are stringent, there is still plenty of time to lay prone on plush lawns, writing screenplays about the other Boston school.
Boston University Rank: Has university in the title
BU outperforms in instances where people think that you’re trying to convey descriptively that you attend Harvard, without saying “Harvard.”
Bowdoin College Rank: How YOU doin?
Are there polar bears in Maine? No, but who needs them when your endowment is $1.04 billion? This liberal arts college is New Ivy all the way.
Brown University Rank: Rankings are a philosophy that Brown does not concern itself with.
This form is too linear.
Caltech Rank: 1-5
They may not be in space, but they’re studying the fuck out of aerospace.
Carnegie Mellon Rank: If anyone knows how to rig the algorithm it’s the world’s leading computer scientists, housed at CM. This illustrious school is located in Pittsburgh so you’re not distracted and can focus on studying at one of the best schools in the world.
Columbia University Rank: [trumpets]
The number one school in the world if you aspire to be a Founding Father or sit unhappily on the Supreme Court. If you wish to become a billionaire, have your millionaire dad wave you through. Students must purchase a laptop and scepter prior to commencement. Makes and distributes its own Pulitzers.
Cornell University Rank: Okay
Cornell has the smartest people in the world, but they’re not too cool for slope day. One of the hottest Ivies, but chill enough to play beer pong with the guys.
Dartmouth College Rank: Bullish
There may not be a Dartmouth in Qatar (yet) but world is just realizing how great Dartmouth is – it sure looks great on a sweater. Please leave your football affiliations at the door.
Duke University Rank: Aristocratic title
You probably know the old chestnut, “You must be smart if you went to Duke.” This is the New York Yankees of schools, which is why other people resent it.
Florida State University Rank: Selective graduation
FSU’s biochem program is perhaps tougher than the leading med programs in the country, and certainly more trouble to pronounce. Socially speaking, has been on a hot streak since the 1970s.
University of Central Florida Rank: You don’t rank your friends
Can you buy values? You don’t have to if you’re in-state. UCF is the most selective medical school in the country, and has the tiniest beakers.
Georgetown University Rank: A tuppence
A great school if you like to be taught by Madeline Albright, but bad if you care that Madeline can only work part-time. It takes GUTS to get into Georgetown.
Georgia Tech Rank: Forged with blood
Begun as a sweatshop in post-Civil War Georgia, G-Tech has grown large enough to pay other people to make its machines, and is known for its fierce work ethic.
Harvard University Rank: “A rank in Boston”
Harvard doesn’t care about your 1400 SAT score, administrators only want to know one thing: do you own a spotted leopard? “A school in Boston” is the number one school in the world for aspiring oligarchs.
Indiana State University Rank: Division 1
Far superior to Indiana State University, Terre Neuve, the Indiana, U.S., campus provides an outstanding mid-education, according to the Princeton Review. If you don’t like Indiana, you probably haven’t stayed long enough. For a doctorate. That’s when it gets good.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology Rank: 1st to poll
A charter member of the Big 12 and the nation’s most student-centered public research university, Iowa is constantly asking students, “Are you mad at me? Say something. Anything.” It boasts one of the most illustrious homecoming celebrations for people who never left. Don’t worry, they got rid of the nuclear reactor.
James Madison University Rank: IV
Charming hole-in-the-wall university James Madison has some killer Mexican wings. This top school is as hard to get into as Virginia Tech, and far superior to Alexander Hamilton University, that jerk.
Johns Hopkins Rank: 1ml
Johns Hopkins is very hards to gets into. Founded by a quaker, JH’s various business, medicine, nursing and international studies schools are well regarded the world over, with Nobel prize winners among alums. Indeed, the faculty are world class when they feel like speaking.
Kent University Rank: 4
Kent is the fourth best school in Ohio, and therefore one of the best in the world.
Michigan State University Rank: On a diet
This spirited beacon for higher education and football doesn’t have any U.S. presidents on its alum list, unless you count PRESIDENT MAGIC JOHNSON.
M.I.T. Rank: Please, give us a harder equation
Girls want to be M.I.T., Harvard wants to be with M.I.T. Often invoked in stories about alienated geniuses, it is the best college in the world, and not in any of those soft, pussy subjects like history or medicine.
Northeastern University Rank: brb
The leading school for students who want to complete their studies somewhere else, perhaps overseas, Northeastern started out in Boston as a YMCA and enjoyed a brief boom period after it figured out how to shorten “The Center for the Study of Sport in Society.” The lack of an article hasn’t stopped Sport in Society from making its mark.
Northwestern University Rank: Top
The “Cornell of the Great Lakes” has huge endowments and massive research grants, which it hides under a puffer jacket and loose-fitting blue jeans. Concerned it wasn’t receiving enough media attention for its integrated sciences, Northwestern founded a journalism school to rectify the problem.
New York University Rank: If you can make it here, you can tell everyone you made it here
The cultural capital of the educational world, NYU enjoys close proximity to parks, people with those loops that make gigantic bubbles, and Citibike stations. It is considered a pre-eminent place of learning, and has nice banners that look a bit like what you’d see at Hogwarts.
The Ohio State University Rank: The north, south and west of higher learning
Known colloquially as “The better than Michigan university,” Ohio State has been up-and-coming since 1916. Aside from a solid academic program, OSU is known for its second-to-none cheering, and is available for weddings.
Pennsylvania State University Rank: You have an A+ chance of getting in
Penn State saw its first graduates matriculate in 1862, and in 1863 closed enrollment to horses, embarking on its journey to become of the leading human universities in the world. Indeed, Main Campus is a top ten school for sure.
Princeton University Rank: Princeton doesn’t advertise
Founded in Elizabeth and today located in the fiefdom of Princeton, the school is bordered on all sides by New Jersey. The wealthiest school in terms of endowment per student, Princeton has world class alums and recruits a narrow slice of applicants who have demonstrated requisite enthusiasm for dining clubs and dressing like it’s Halloween year-round.
Purdue University Rank: One of the best schools in the galaxy
Purdue is its own flagship. Among its alums, the university counts Gus Grissom, the first vertically launched man into space, as well as Bill Bobs, the first (unsuccessfully) horizontally launched man into space.
Rice University Rank: Scandalous!
Rice has a 5:1 student to faculty ratio, and has provided its alums with one of the best Murder She Wrote plots in modern history in the death of founder William Marsh Rice, who was chloroformed to death by his butler and attorney, the latter who made out a check to himself, but misspelled his own name.
Smith College Rank: Do not wave your patriarchal numbers in my face
Leading the way for recruitment of women into STEM subjects, Smith lures them in with a molasses cookie. The school started out as seven sisters and now has around 2600. In 2006, Smith installed Kurt Vonnegut as writer-in-residence, an honor that killed him the following year.
Southern Methodist University Rank: Some firsts
SMU is proud home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library, a vast resource of paint-by-numbers instructional guides, and is noted for its potential for networking, perhaps over a copy of Painting for Dummies.
Stanford University Rank: $1mn-$1bn
A finishing school for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford isn’t an Ivy, because there isn’t a varsity Halo league. It remains the biggest kombucha party school, year after year.
Texas A&M Rank: 1/5
One fifth of the student body lives on campus (the head), at this tech school turned PhD powerhouse. When not pursuing leading-edge research in the aeronautical and marine fields, A&M likes to prune the shrubs on its ranch.
Tufts University Rank: Un
The only Boston school to be located in the French Alps, Tufts is considered one of the Little Ivies, which is only the tiniest bit insulting.
University at Albany, State University of New York Rank: Number one in the world for concrete per square foot.
SUNY Albany is still riding high from besting the British at their own game in 1777.
University of Colorado, Boulder Rank: 5 finger shoes
UC Boulder is the most and least diverse campus perhaps in the world, with every color of townie bike in the rainbow, and some of the top white varsity skiers in attendance.
University of California, Berkeley Rank: 2 good
Berkeley stands out as a world-class university that actually takes its star professors down from the walls and puts them to work. Berkeley is renowned for its brave student activists standing up to take a hose of pepper spray to the face.
U.C.L.A. Rank: 73 degrees
This exceptional state school far outperforms Berkeley on the James Franco/student ratio, and boasts the best weather in the world, until Earth warms another three degrees.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rank: 2nd place in the Civil War
The focal point of this public Ivy is the Old Well, located between Old West and Old East in the Old South, where old Confederate paraphernalia lies here and there.
University of Chicago Rank: 1ish
Known as the Stanford of Lake Michigan, Chicago is culturally rich, but doesn’t rub it in the faces of poorer universities. The university boasts top-tier graduate schools and its own Plaisance.
University of Evansville Rank: There is a state called Evansville?
Unlike Walmart colleges like Yale and Harvard, UE has low admissions to provide one on one teaching, making it an ace place to learn.
University of Idaho-Moscow Rank: Right on the border of one
In the same realm as Yale or the University of Oregon, the University of Idaho-Moscow has talented faculty, a beer hall and a tire shop that will give you a good deal.
University of Illinois Rank: Ehhh
If Abraham Lincoln hadn’t self-educated, he would have chosen U. Ill. to lay down his briefcase. The school is famed for incubating President Barack Obama’s patented “uhhhh” with vocal fry.
University of Maryland, College Park Rank: DC plus representation
M.I.T. might sound fancier, but UM is neighbors with NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, and doing world-class research into good Ethiopian food.
University of Minnesota Rank: 1-1
Strewn between the Twin Cities, U of M is one of the safest campuses around, and will remain so, unless someone makes off with Minneapolis or St. Paul, rupturing the crucial balance. Though it’s difficult to get into Minnesota, it’s only 112th in Natural Sciences, so you could try for that.
University of Notre Dame Rank: The holy trinity
Notre Dame is Catholic, but, like, a Catholic that drinks. Notre Dame has all four seasons, including two that are football, and has a business program that shits on Kelloggs.
University of Oregon Rank: 30 degree vert
Smart people are active people, and Oregon has 10 Pulitzer Prize winners, 19 Rhodes scholars, 129 Fulbright scholars, and seriously hundreds of parkour champions among its alumni. Lots of gravity research going on here.
University of Oxford Rank: [letters]
Where is it? Do they sell merchandise?
University of Pennsylvania Rank: The rank goes on and on
This tough school grades on a curve. After every curve comes a Waffle House. Penn is the number two school in the world for likelihood graduates will be driving a BMW in ten years time, behind Michigan State University in Dubai.
University of Rhode Island Rank: 2 if by land, 1 by sea
URI specializes in watersheds, marine ecosystems, water tables, and aquaculture, all bars in Providence.
University of Washington Rank: The other Washington
If Harvard and the University of San Diego had a baby, it would be UW.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Rank: Blue
Proof that sausage-loving Americans aren’t all red-blooded, Wisconsin has a history of progressive activism and has kept its land grant through vigorous games of corn hole on campus lawns. The school is home to a famously long-running student paper, The Daily Cardinal, which its staff prioritize over their actual coursework. Thousands-of-years-old effigy mounds around the campus show that earlier inhabitants also sat around in sweat pants a lot.
University of Texas Rank: Buy stock in UT now to make bank when it hits #1
Located in Silicon Hills, UT provides a safe environment for aspiring techies to ride their Segways and auto-unicycles far from the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean.
University of Vermont Rank: Huh?
Vanderbilt Rank: Rich before you
FACT: Vanderbilt is better than NYU, but because it’s in the South, people overlook it. p.s. no one cares about state schools.
Virginia Tech Rank: 1.9999
If you’re not up to scratch you might not clear the hard cutoffs. Cutoff SLEEVES.
Yale Rank: 2
Yale has seen more than one U.S. president pass through its halls, though one of them was #43, which actually counts as two negs. Wanting to go to Yale, and having good enough scores to go to Yale are very different things, because Yale is probably the best university in the world.
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132+ Teams in 132+ Days: Ohio State

The Ohio State University
Big Ten Conference
Year Founded: 1870
Location: Columbus, OH
Total Attendance: 56,867
Mascot: Buckeyes
Live Mascot: Brutus
Cheerleaders: 1, 2
Dance Team: 1
All-Time Record: 837-316-53 (.716) 12 wins vacated
Conference Championships: 36
National Titles (7 claimed): 1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002
Bowl Games: 42 (19-23, 5-3 in BCS bowls (2011 Sugar Bowl vacated))
Heisman winners: 6 (7 trophies)
All-Americans: 126
Ohio Stadium (aka The Horseshoe, The Shoe, The House that Harley Build) is one of the most iconic stadiums in college football not only because of the plethora of great games that have been played there but for its unique and beautiful design too. Construction on the stadium started in 1920 on the banks of the Olentangy River as the old stadium was too small to hold the fans that swarmed campus on game day as football’s popularity grew in Ohio and the country as a whole. School administrators wanted to design a stadium that was unlike the traditional bowl design that had been prevalent with schools like Michigan, Yale, and Notre Dame. Designers came up with a two-decked horseshoe design that borrowed many features from Nippert Field in Cincinnati. Plans for the size of the stadium were extremely ambitious with seating capacity reaching close to 66,000, a number many officials feared was too big and would lead to half full games throughout the season. Boy were they wrong. The stadium opened and was dedicated in 1922. It was named Ohio Stadium as it was dedicated to the state and people of Ohio.
The first game at Ohio Stadium was against Ohio Wesleyan on October 7th where the Buckeyes won a 5-0 shootout in front of 26,000 fans. Many thought the stadium was too big like first worried, but as the season progressed attendance figures grew including 73,000 in a 19-0 loss to Michigan. It wouldn’t be until the 1930’s and 40’s until every game would sell out. An interesting fact about the 1930’s is that Jesse Owens trained on the track that existed in Ohio Stadium in its initial years up until the 1990's when it was removed to add more seats. This is but one of the many reasons why Ohio Stadium is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since being built, Ohio Stadium has gone through numerous expansions to bring it to its current capacity of 102,329. The initial Ohio Stadium did not have a large set of stands on the south side open end of the horseshoe. That feature of the stadium was slowly built from the 1950’s on as demand for Ohio State football kept growing during the Woody Hayes era. In 2000, the stadium underwent another massive renovation as the upper deck was added on bringing capacity over 101,000 for the first time up from its previous maximum of 95,000. A new press box was build along side of the expansion making Ohio Stadium more modern. Recently, an HD screen and new sound system was installed on the south end of the field providing easy to watch replays even from the north side of the stadium. The University also installed a closed caption system with this screen after being sued by a fan who was hearing impaired that not including such accommodations was against the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). Despite its age, school officials have made massive efforts to make Ohio Stadium more friendly to people with disabilities including new ramps, elevators, and special seating areas. As of now another expansion is planned that would expand seating in the south field by a few thousand seats bringing official capacity up to around 105,000. No official plans have been released by the school as of yet so no one really knows what it’ll look like but there is no doubt they will be able to fill the seats. As of now, Ohio Stadium is the 4th largest stadium in the United States and 8th largest in the world. With the newest planned expansion it will be the 3rd biggest stadium in the US behind Michigan and Penn State and the 7th largest stadium in the entire world.
Year Capacity
1922 66,210
1944 74,752
1948 78,677
1960 80,982
1974 83,080
1989 86,071
1991 91,470
2000 95,356
2001 101,568
2007 102,329
2014-15 104,851
An interesting fact is that Ohio Stadium has only had 12 night games in its entire history so when those happen they are pretty special. The school has to bering temporary lights to the stadium to even make them possible. Having two this year, against both Penn State and Wisconsin, is the first time that has ever happened in school history. Last year’s night game against Nebraska set the all time attendance record for The Horseshoe at 106,102. Since its final expansion in the early 2000’s Ohio State has consistently averaged over 102,000 fans at every game and has been in the top 5 since the 2002 national title year.
For those looking to watch a game at Ohio Stadium, here is the seating chart. The visitor’s sections are around sections 8c and 6a. The student section is the entire south stands and during Big 10 games includes sections 11-7c and 2a-8a on the north side of the field. Splitting the student section in this way means the stadium is consistently loud which can wreck havoc on opposing teams offenses. In his AMA former USC quarterback Matt Barkley said Ohio Stadium was the loudest place he ever played, even louder than Oregon’s Autzen Stadium and Washington’s Husky Field in the Pac-12. University of Iowa coach Hayden Fry complained after a 1985 loss that the fans were too loud for his quarterback, Chuck Long, to call plays and suggested sound meters be used to gauge the noise level, penalizing home teams if there was too much noise. He said, "It's a realistic fact that happened. He became mentally disturbed for the first time since he's been a starter for us because of his inability to communicate."
And For those interested in tailgating before a game around campus, there are many fields around campus where it happens with great spirit and fervor! Here's a map to show you where.
Also here's a sweet album taken by Buckeye70
University of Michigan
Overall Series Record: 44-58-6
Also known as The Game, the Ohio State - Michigan rivalry is one of the most storied rivalries in college football. This game alone has decided the Big Ten Championship between Ohio State and Michigan 22 times, affected the determination of the conference title an additional 27 times, and often has had National Title implications as well.
The animosity between the two schools dates back to the Toledo War in the 1830s. At the time, Michigan was trying to gain statehood and wanted to include the Toledo Strip which was extremely important at the time for transportation and agricultural purposes, however Ohio refused to allow this to happen. Eventually Michigan agreed to a comprimise that granted them the Upper Peninsula, but the animosity between the two states has lingered since then. The general concensus about this war is that even though it was "fought" between Ohio and Michigan, Wisconsin was the loser.
The beginning of the football rivalry was completely dominated by Michigan, with them winning or tying every game from 1897 to 1912. However, since both teams have been conference mates in the Big Ten, The Game has been a much more highly contested affair with Michigan slightly leading the series at 46-44-4. One of the most important games of the series occurred in 1950 which is commonly referred to as the Snow Bowl. The game was played during one of the worst blizzards in Ohio history and before the game Ohio State was granted the option to cancel it from the Big Ten. The Buckeyes refused even though it would have given us the Big Ten title by default and allowed us to play in the Rose Bowl. Instead, the game was played and featured 45 punts, many coming on first down. Michigan capitalized on 2 blocked punts, leading to a safety and a touchdown, and won the game 9-3 despite never gaining a first down or completing a single pass. The outrage from the Buckeye faithful lead to then coach Wes Fesler being fired and the hiring of Woody Hayes to replace him. Over the next 2 decades, Hayes embraced and dominated the rivalry which included the famous 1968 game which led to the hiring of Bo Schembechler at Michigan. Ohio State dominated the game and won 50-14, but after scoring their last touchdown Woody decided to go for a two-point conversion. When asked about it later he replied, "Because I couldn't go for three."
The Ten-Year War
After the 1968 game, Michigan hired Bo Schembechler, who had at one point been an assistant under Woody at Ohio State, which signaled the beginning one of the most intense decades of any rivalry. Between 1970 and 1975, Michigan was undefeated going into The Game every season, with 4 of those games the Buckeyes being ranked in the Top 5 of the AP poll as well, yet the Wolverines only managed to win once. After the 1973 game, which ended in a 10-10 tie, both teams were undefeated and to determine who got to go to the Rose Bowl, the athletic directors of the other Big Ten schools were forced to vote on the Big Ten representative. Ohio State was chosen, causing outrage among the Wolverine fans and joy for the Buckeye faithful.
Since the Ten-Year War ended, the two teams have seemingly traded decades of dominance. John Cooper, despite having some extremely talented teams, was only 2-10-1 against Michigan during his career which ultimately led to his firing. Once Tressel was hired, the balance shifted completely around and the Buckeyes won 9 out of 10 games including 7 in a row before he was fired due to the Tattoogate scandal.
Nowadays, fans of both teams are extremely optimistic about the possibility of another Ten-Year war beginning. Both Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer are recruiting exceptionally and don't show any signs of stopping.
Nothing we write up could ever fully describe this rivalry to someone but if you have an hour to kill, this HBO documentary gives a good glimpse into it as well.
University of Illinois
Overall Series Record: 63-30-4
While most students don't care about Illinois these days, this is Ohio State's only trophy rivalry and is the second oldest trophy rivalry in the Big Ten. The Illibuck started in 1925 was originally a live turtle that was planned to be passed to the winner of this game each year. However, that turtle died only 2 years later in 1927 and since then the trophy has been a wooden replica of the turtle. This rivalry also used to include the smoking of a peace pipe between the two schools during halftime, but that has not happened in a long time. With the new divisions of the Big Ten coming in 2014, this rivalry will no longer be played annually as the two schools will be in separate divisions.
The Best Damn Band in the Land
One of the few regrets over the last 28 years is the fact that I could not see our great marching band in action, for it and our great football teams combined have made Ohio State football the greatest and most meaningful spectacle in the entire nation. -Woody Hayes
History - The Ohio State University Marching Band is one of the most celebrated and well-known bands in the country. It also goes by The Best Damn Band In The Land (TBDBITL), a nickname supposedly bestowed on it by Coach Hayes. The history of the OSUMB begins in 1878 when three fifes, eight snares, and one bass drum provided music for parading ROTC cadets. This student led group continued to grow when the university hired a director, Gustav Bruder, in 1896. The military band was soon playing at football games.
One of Ohio State’s greatest contributions to collegiate marching can be credited to a man who was never on staff. Jack Lee was a student at OSU who worked with Director Manley Whitcomb in the 1940s. Lee did student teaching under an OSUMB alumnus who directed the local Massillon High School band. What Lee brought back to Ohio State is believed to be the first eight-to-five measured step in college. Up until this point marching bands had to mostly rely on their vision to stay in formations. Lee’s eight-to-five system allowed members to guide off of yard lines (since every eight steps would bring them five yards to another white line). Hitting yard lines on counts four and eight also made sense musically due to the prevalence of four bar phrases. Whitcomb and Lee added leg lift to the eight-to-five (originally low-step – think Texas A&M) and by 1947 had finalized what was to become the distinctive marching style of the Big Ten. Jack Lee was eventually hired by the legendary William Revelli who implemented his system at the University of Michigan. The national spread of the eight-to-five system continued from there.
By the time of the 1950 Rose Bowl Game against California the OSUMB had coalesced into its modern look. Woodwinds such as flutes and clarinets had been eradicated in favor of an all brass and percussion instrumentation reminiscent of British style brass bands. Al music was memorized. But how would the band fare on a national stage? The story is best told from the perspective of the California Marching Band alumni from their book The Pride of California: A Cal Band Centennial Celebration:
The Ohio State Band, resting in the stadium tunnel after the long Rose Parade, was jeered by the Cal Band for having no spirit. The Band filled the tunnel with anti-Ohio yells and chants. Suddenly a whistle sounded, and the Ohio State Band snapped to attention. The Cal Band roared with laughter, comparing the Buckeye aggregation to a bunch of tin soldiers and marching around stiffly to make the analogy more vivid.
With a driving drum cadence, the 120-piece all-brass Ohio State Band burst onto the field. The audience was theirs. When the California Band, by comparison, shuffled out at pregame, it became painfully obvious that the two bands did not belong on the same field. Nonetheless the Cal Band persisted. At half-time the Band performed a variety of subtle stunts … but without an announcer these stunts were completely lost on the audience. The Ohio State Band countered with brassy selections from Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific and ended the performance with their traditional Script Ohio.
In the weeks following the Rose Bowl, criticism of the Band spread beyond the Berkeley campus and appeared in many newspaper editorials. University President Robert Gordon Sproul was quoted saying, “That band smells.”
Cal Band director C.C. Cushing resigned as a direct result of the Rose Bowl fiasco. In the aftermath members of the Cal band watched film reels of the OSU Band in an attempt to learn the secret to their success. One member recalls the moment:
I remember Tony Martinez and Wayne Henderson looking at the screen and saying, “Wow, look at those straight lines.” Everybody was wondering how they kept those straight lines and I’m not sure, but I swear it was Tony that said, “Hey look, they’re counting!” We went back and ran that film back and forth, looking at the fact that they were indeed taking eight steps for every five yards and it was then that we said, “Hey, that’s something we ought to do.”
The Ohio State Band had introduced the eight-to-five measured step to the West Coast. The Cal Band soon adopted the eight-to-five along with the chair step, a striking new uniform, and even Script Cal (notice the triple revolving Block O at the beginning).
The OSUMB was the third recipient of the Sudler Trophy, collegiate marching’s closest equivalent to the Heisman. It was also the first to be chosen based solely on the voting of the trophy’s committee of college band directors (the first two recipients, Michigan and Illinois, were awarded the trophy by fiat). TBDBITL has represented the state of Ohio in seven Inaugural Parades. The Ohio State Band’s reputation has been hard won in front of countless audiences, unforgiving blizzards, and wilting heat (dangerously high temperatures, such as those seen during the 2011 game against Akron ( OSU 42-0), are one of the only reasons the band will remove their jackets in public, an exceptionally rare occurrence).
Perhaps no single factor in the band’s success is as vital as its leadership. Since 1970 the OSUMB has had three directors. In the same time span the Michigan Marching Band has had 12. Long before he became the longest serving director of the Ohio State marching band, Dr. Jon R. Woods was studying to obtain his doctorate from none other than the University of Michigan. As such he found himself watching The Game in Ann Arbor. Of course he couldn’t help but pay attention to both the MMB and the OSUMB. “Having taught in the public schools for thirteen years, I felt quite confident and objective in evaluating marching bands,” Woods said. “After observing Ohio State’s performance, I remarked to a friend, ‘now there’s a band’.” After 38 years with the organization and as 28 director Dr. Woods passed the baton to long-serving assistant director Jonathan Waters before the 2012 season. Jon Waters is the second OSUMB director to have once marched in the ranks, having dotted the ‘i’ against Michigan in the 1998 OSU-UM game ( OSU 31-16)
Today - On gamedays in Ohio Stadium the OSUMB fields far fewer members than every SEC, Big 12, and Big Ten marching band with the exceptions of Texas Christian, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and Rutgers. There are only 192 regular marchers for home games. In addition 33 alternates challenge these regulars each week for a spot in the pregame and halftime shows. Unlike almost every other college band the members of the OSUMB must try out every year. No one is guaranteed a spot because of seniority. Once they have made it past tryouts bandsmen must memorize each week’s music without error. Failing one music check lowers their grade by a half letter and automatically makes them an alternate for the next game. Fail three music checks in a season you are removed from the band. On top of that members must also pass weekly uniform inspections or suffer a lowered grade. In a nod to their military roots, the final uniform inspection of the year is performed by the leadership of the Ohio State ROTC.
The Ohio State University Marching Band uniform is steeped in tradition and requires exceptional care to maintain. Attention to detail is maintained from the dyed turkey feather plumes (held in place by an Eagle Ohio) to the jacket buttons emblazoned with the State seal. The jacket is navy blue (not black) and has patches of the university seal and a buckeye leaf on the right and left shoulders. When the band is seated in the stands they wear red berets with a Diamond Ohio flash. While marching the berets are stowed underneath the right epaulet strap. Crossbelts, hite cotton gloves, vinyl spats, and perma-shine military style shoes complete the look. All trumpets, mellophones, and flugelhorns have scarlet and grey pennants as an accent. To permit snare drummers full range of leg motion they wear custom made Pearl drums mounted to slings worn on the shoulder.
Traditionally a member of the OSU drumline waves the Ohio state flag during football games to support the team. Similarly a gigantic yellow banana with the words BEAT BLUE stitched into the side is waved by the sousaphones to intimidate opponents. Following home games the band marches back up the ramp and underneath Ohio Stadium. Before they are dismissed the drum major yells out “WHO’S THE BEST DAMN BAND IN THE LAND?” “WE ARE” they answer. “WHO SAYS?” The inevitable reply: “MICHIGAN.”
Performances - Please take the time to enjoy a selection the band’s finest halftime shows. The past few years have seen memorable performances from the band including the 2006 Hollywood Show, a kick-ass drumline feature in 2010 and a 2009 Patriotic Show that formed the United States without Michigan, later performed to applause in the Big House ( OSU 21-10). Worth mentioning is the 2012 Video Game Show that has north of 16 million youtube views and was the one of the most watched clips on Youtube for that week in the US, Spain, Germany, Japan, and Hong Kong. The show made #1 on all and was begrudgingly acknowledged to be “pretty cool” by the commenters on MGoBlog.
Other highlights from just the past season include a dancing alien, a surfer, and space show that caught the attention of at least one well-known astronomy blogger. For the finale against Michigan ( OSU 26-21) the OSUMB put on a Fantasia themed halftime show. The curious are more than welcome to compare it with the Michigan Marching Band’s halftime show performed only seconds earlier. Boom.
School Songs
Across the Field: Head coach John (Jack) Wilce came to Ohio State in 1913 after being an assistant at the University of Wisconsin. His roommate at UW had written On Wisconsin and Coach Wilce thought Ohio State could use a short, punchy song like it. Student Jack Dougherty responded by writing Across the Field. It debuted in 1915 against Illinois ( tie 3-3) and is played regularly today.
Buckeye Battle Cry: After Across the Field was written but before it had caught on, the university held a contest to come up with another fight song. An Ohio University graduate named Frank Crumit was persuaded to enter the contest. He submitted his composition called Buckeye Battle Cry in the spring of 1919. The song was a hit. Even though he wasn’t a student, Ohio State awarded him an unprecedented honorary Varsity O in 1924.
Frank Crumit recalled his reaction years later after hearing the song played in Ann Arbor in 1929 ( OSU 7-0): “When the band started the chorus, a tear or two oozed out of each eye. That was one of the great thrills of my life.” Today the Buckeye Battle Cry is reserved for celebrating touchdowns scored by the Scarlet and Grey.
Hang on Sloopy: A rock group called The McCoys released Hang on Sloopy in 1965 where it promptly shot up to No. 1 in the charts. A student in the OSUMB named John Tatgenhorst pestered the band director to let him write an arrangement for the band. His request was emphatically denied by the director. But weeks of pestering wore him down and Tatgenhorst was at last allowed to write his arrangement.
The premiere of Hang on Sloopy was actually a flop. Rain kept the band off the field and the crowd response was muted. The band played it again the next week and the crowd response was electric. In subsequent games the crowd chanted for it to be played more and more. In short time Sloopy risked being overplayed. Not wanting it to lose its power through endless repitition (à la Rocky Top or Boomer Sooner), the directing staff decided it would only be played at the beginning of the fourth quarter and later. This practice continues, with some exceptions, to the present day.
Today Sloopy is played in the 8th inning of Cleveland Indians games and the beginning of the fourth quarter of Browns games. In 2011, John Tatgenhorst returned to conduct the arrangement he wrote at halftime of the Penn State game ( OSU 14-20). Under his baton the band played the song he made famous. A song that, through its affiliation with Ohio State, has become the State rock song and a symbol of Ohio sports.
Carmen Ohio: Our alma mater. Its lyrics were written by then freshman Fred A. Cornell in 1903. Sung to the tune of an old Christian hymn, Carmen was enthusiastically received by students and remains popular today. (Contrary to the urban legend it was not written following an 86–0 drubbing by Michigan. This myth first appeared more than 30 years after it was written and has been denied by Cornell and his family.) In the 1930s one columnist for an eastern newspaper remarked on the appeal of the song: “Ohio State has an intelligent alma mater song, one of the few sacred college songs which makes complete sense, being neither a miracle of understatement nor a paean of exaggeration.”
At the 1955 Nebraska game ( OSU 28-20) the marching band preceded the playing of Carmen by mimicking the sound of the chimes of Orton Hall. The playing of the chimes has been inseparable from Carmen ever since. For those wondering, Carmen is from the Latin word meaning “song.”
I Wanna Go Back - This upbeat drinking song is likely an amalgamation of two different songs. The first half of the song comes from I Wanna Go Back to Michigan which originally referenced long ago UM bars of Ann Arbor. The second half is taken from the California Drinking Song (these Cal singers are hilarious) which references the hills surrounding the Cal campus at Berkeley. Together they create a song that evokes fond memories of college gamedays.
We Don’t Give A Damn - Sometimes this feels like the unofficial state song. Its origins are the most difficult to pin down out of all the school songs. OSU alumnus James Thurber was a contributor to the 1940 Broadway production The Male Animal. The play makes references to Ohio State landmarks as well as the rivalry with Michigan. We Don’t Give a Damn is sung in the play. Its lyrics are a variation on the tune The Old Gray Mare. It is unknown if it was in existence before the play’s script was written. The song is essential learning for all freshmen.
Skull Session - In 1932 director Eugene Weigel made the decision to have the band fully memorize all of their music and abandon the use of flip folders while on the field. Weigel held one last rehearsal on Saturday morning so the band members could get the music into their heads. This last Skull Session became quite popular with friends and family. The band room became so crowded with spectators that Skull Session was moved to nearby St. John Arena. Here it has remained ever since.
Skull Session has evolved into a final pep rally for Buckeye fans. Entry is always free and for important games the arena approaches its 13,000 person capacity. TBDBITL will play through the pregame and halftime performances for the crowd. There is also a standing invitation for all visiting bands to perform their halftime and pregame shows, an invitation the Michigan Marching Band has declined for over a decade.
When Coach Tressel learned that most players had never heard of Skull Session, he made a point of bringing the team to visit. Coach Meyer continues this tradition as welll. After receiving a raucous welcome from the fans (this particular video was taken a little after 10:00AM) the head coach and a select senior speak for a brief turn. Other traditions at Skull Session include the playing of the Navy Hymn, a practice begun after 9/11, and TBDBITL’s own up-tempo entrance.
The Ramp Entrance - After the completion of Ohio Stadium in 1922, the marching band experimented with several pregame routines without success. It was in 1928 that two members, Bill Knepper and Elvin Donaldson, introduced the Ramp Entrance. It begins with the drumline situating itself on the [north ramp]() of the stadium. The snare drum squad leader sets the tempo 180 bpm while yelling “DRUMS ON THE SIDE!” The drumline marches down the steep ramp to field level relying only on “O-H-I-O” vocals and their watching of each others’ feet to stay in step.
The rest of the band emerges from beneath the stadium, stepping off at the moment the bass drums hit their downbeat. The brass files onto the field while 105,000 fans crowd claps in unison. After a whistle from the sousaphone squad leaders the band plays the opening notes to the Buckeye Battle Cry, the drum major runs down the ramp, does the back bend, and the crowd goes nuts.
Here you can compare silent footage of the Ramp Entrance from the 1954 Cal game ( OSU 21-13) with the most recent performance against Michigan ( OSU 26-21)
Script Ohio - The greatest tradition in college sports has its roots in 1936 with famed band Director Eugene Weigel. Weigel was brainstorming new formations for the Ohio State band. “Searching for ideas, I remembered the rotating sign around the Times Square Building in New York City during my student days at Columbia, and also the sky writing advertisements that bloom during state fair time… This formation, perhaps my best contribution and certainly the best received, fulfilled my hopes.” While other marching bands had formed words before (from block letters to cursive) it was Weigel who brought the drill to life by animating it. He imagined the band would write out the word "Ohio" as if it were being traced by a pen.
Weigel first planned for the band to play the Buckeye Battle Cry during Script, imagining that a couple of choruses would do the trick. Unfortunately at the first on-field rehearsal the band played the fight song 22 times before finally coming to a halt. As fate would have it they had already been practicing a famed French march for halftime, Le régiment de Sambre et Meuse. It turned out to be the perfect length. The Buckeye Battle Cry was then moved to the end of the performance where it is still sung today.
At a football game against Indiana (OSU 6-0) on October 24, 1936 the OSUMB debuted the new formation. The first ‘i’ was dotted matter-of-factly by coronet player John Brungart (class of ’36). It was not until the next year that Director Weigel thought to yell to the nearest sousaphone “Hey you! Switch places with the trumpet player in the dot.” It was this sousaphone player, Glen R. Johnson, who created the familiar bow. As he tells it Drum Major Myron McKelvey arrived a few measures too early at the top of the ‘i.’ “So I did a big kick, a turn, and a deep bow to use up the music before Buckeye Battle Cry. The crowd roared when this happened, and it became part of the show thereafter.” Dotting the ‘i’ has belonged to the sousaphones ever since.
Originally little more than a follow-the-leader drill, band members today must exactly memorize the number of steps in each segment of the Script. Experienced bandsmen can march their path without anyone else on the field.
Members of the OSUMB look forward to marching script even after they have graduated. The TBDBITL Alumni Club helps organize a performance of quad Script Ohio on the occasion of their annual reunion.
Over time Script has grown to become the signature of the band and the university. Honorary i-dotters have included Bob Hope, John and Annie Glenn, Jack Nicklaus, and the retiring band director of 28 years Dr. Jon Woods. In 1983 Coach Woody Hayes dotted the ‘i’. An emotional crowd in Ohio Stadium cheered long and passionately. It was the first time he had been publicly honored by OSU since he was fired in disgrace four years prior. From the triple revolving Block O, to the singing of the Buckeye Battle Cry, to the rush of the i-dot itself, Script Ohio is a treasured ritual for the women and men of Ohio State. Here is video taken in 2011 for the commemoration of its 75th Anniversary against Wisconsin ( OSU 33-29)].
Beat Michigan Week
Every year at Ohio State the week leading up to The Game is declared Beat Michigan Week. The university organizes a host of rallies and events to get the students riled up for the most important game of the year. This week always features the following:
The Mirror Lake Jump is a night of drunken revelry in which students jump into Mirror Lake to show how much they hate Michigan. The Jump used to be held every Thursday night prior to The Game. However changes in the Big Ten schedule would put the Jump on Thanksgiving Day. As such, the event was moved to Tuesday. Students gather at Mirror Lake between 10:00pm and 2:00am and jump into the freezing waters of Mirror Lake (typically 30 – 40 degrees) to prove their school pride and to declare just how much they hate Michigan. If you love hearing the phrase "Fuck Michigan,” this event is for you.
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The Jesuits are in Control of Ernst and Young!

The Jesuits are tied to Ernst and Young

Jesuit Political Thought, Harro Hopfl, page 370 As Suarez commented: ‘a ´ directive power without a coercive power is ineffective’.83
David Kautter is an American lawyer and tax policy advisor who currently serves as Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury for Tax Policy. Prior to assuming his current role, he was a partner at accounting firm RSM International. Kautter was previously the managing director of the Kogod Tax Center and executive-in-residence at the Kogod School of Business at American University. He was a partner at Ernst & Young!!!! and served as tax legislative counsel for former U.S. Senator John Danforth. Prior to his work at AU, Mr. Kautter spent over 30 years at Ernst and Young, including serving as Director of National Tax for over 13 years.
[1][2] According to The Hill, "If confirmed, Kautter would oversee tax matters in the department and would likely play a key role in the administration's tax-reform efforts."[3] On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump(educated at Jesuit Fordham) announced the designation of Kautter to be the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service effective November 13, 2017. Kautter was educated at the University of Notre Dame (Catholic) and Georgetown University!!(Jesuit)
EY (formerly Ernst & Young) is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, England. EY is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and is one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.
EY operates as a network of member firms which are separate legal entities in individual countries. It has 231,000 employees in over 700 offices around 150 countries in the world. It provides assurance (including financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to companies.[5]
The firm dates back to 1849 with the founding of Harding & Pullein in England. The current firm was formed by a merger of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. in 1989.[6] It was known as Ernst & Young until 2013, when it underwent a rebranding to EY. The acronym "EY" was already an informal name for the firm prior to its official adoption.[7]
In 2017, Fortune magazine ranked EY 29th on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list.[8] In 2016, EY was the 11th largest privately owned organization in the United States.[9]
Check out some of the scandals Ernst and Young has been apart off here:
So lets see who is running the show here at EY....
Mark Weinberger is the Global Chairman & CEO of EY, a leading global professional services organization that provides assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With approximately 250,000 people in more than 150 countries, EY is one of the largest professional services organizations in the world. Prior to being elected Chairman & CEO, he served as EY’s Global Vice Chair—Tax and Americas Vice Chair—Tax.
In addition to his time at EY, Mark has previously served as the Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration. Mark was also appointed by President Clinton (educated at Jesuit Georgetown)to serve on the US Social Security Administration Advisory Board, which advises the President and Congress on all aspects of the Social Security system. Mark has also held other US government and policy positions, including Chief of Staff of President Clinton’s 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform; Chief Tax and Budget Counsel to US Senator John Danforth (R-Missouri); advisor to the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform; and Commissioner on the National Commission on Retirement Policy.
Mark was co-founder of Washington Counsel, P.C., a Washington DC-based law and legislative advisory firm that merged into EY and now operates as Washington Council EY.
Mark plays an active role in the World Economic Forum (WEF), serving as a member of its International Business Council and as a Global Agenda Trustee for Economic Growth and Social Inclusion. He co-chairs the Russia Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC) with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and serves as Chairman of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council (IBLAC) to the Mayor of Shanghai. He is an Executive Committee member of the Washington DC-based, US Business Roundtable and chairs its Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of British-American Business, is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), and is on the Board of Advisors for the American Council for Capital Formation. Mark is a frequent speaker at WEF and other international events, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia. Mark was a member of President Trump’s former Strategic Policy Forum and provided input on how government policy impacted economic growth, job creation, and productivity.
Mark sits on the Board of Directors for Catalyst as Chair of the Audit Committee, as well as on the Boards for The Tax Council and the Bullis School in Potomac. In addition, Mark is a Vice Chair on the Corporate Fund Board at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also sits on the Board of Trustees for the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the Greater Washington Partnership and The Concord Coalition. Mark is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Emory University and Case Western Reserve University.
In December 2012 Mark was presented the prestigious Achievement Award by the Anti-Defamation League. Cornell University honored him in September 2015 with the Robert S. Hatfield Fellowship in Economic Education Award, the highest honor Cornell can bestow on someone from the private sector. The award stands as a platform for the exchange of ideas between the academic and corporate communities. In 2015, Mark also received the Tax Council Policy Institute’s Pillar of Excellence Award.
Mark holds a B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, an M.B.A. and J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University(Jesuit) Law Center in Washington, D.C. Mark has an honorary doctorate from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC.
Mark and his wife, Nancy, live in Potomac, Maryland with their four children.
Steve Landry is a 1983 Loyola College(Jesuit) of Business graduate and is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP in Houston, Texas. He originally joined the firm’s New Orleans office in 1985 where he worked with oil field clients. From January 2007 to April 2013, Landry served as director of tax compliance and accounting with Marathon Oil Company, and later as its vice president of tax.
Lynda M. Rubino ’90 is an associate director in the New York City office of Ernst and Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. She has been at Ernst and Young since graduating from Le Moyne. She was in the audit practice for 12 years, then worked with the consumer products sector, and now works with the firm’s digital and innovation markets team. In addition to her work, Rubino spent many years volunteering on nuerous boards, including president of the school board at the St. Agnes Cathedral School Board in Rockville Centre, N.Y. She sits on the Finance Committee of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish and the Rockwille Centre Citizen’s Advisory Budget Committee. Rubino served on the 2005 and 2010 Reunion Committees, as well as the 2012-16 Le Moyne in New York: A Tribute to Jesuit Leadership Committee, this past year as a co-chair of the event. She has been a volunteer with the Office of Admission at Le Moyne(Jesuit) since 2005 and was a member of the Board of Regents from since 2007. Rubino earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne in accounting.
Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak Global Vice Chair – Public Policy Beth is responsible for shaping EY's positions on public policy. She engages with regulators, policy makers, business leaders, investors and other stakeholders around the world to address the critical issues facing our profession and global capital markets. She is also the global sponsor of EY's diversity and inclusiveness efforts and a prominent advocate for the benefits of inclusive leadership.
Previous experience Beth joined EY in 1981. She has held a number of leadership roles including US National Director of Tax Advisory Services, and Global and Americas Vice Chair for Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement. Over the course of her career with EY, Beth has served some of the largest companies in the insurance, financial services and healthcare industries. Beth worked in the US Department of the Treasury during the Clinton administration where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care.
Credentials and community activities She is a member of the inaugural class of the Henry Crown Fellows of The Aspen Institute, which seeks to develop the next generation of community-spirited leaders, and a member of the Committee of 200, which fosters, celebrates and advances women's leadership in business.
She also serves on the Women’s Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum, Vital Voices, and The Conference Board. Beth is also the Co-Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, now at Georgetown(Jesuit), founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. and is regularly named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.
Beth is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow, Life Management Institute. She has a Bachelor’s degree and an honorary Doctorate from Purdue University.
Kathryn J. Barton, Ernst & Young LLP (US),EY Americas Vice Chair —Tax Services, New York.Kate is the EY Americas Vice Chair — Tax Services for the Americas Tax practices at Ernst & Young, the global EY firm. These practices consists of more than 14,000 tax professionals at EY member firms in North, South and Central America and Israel. Kate is involved in all aspects of the Americas Tax practices, including strategy and operations, people development, client relations, quality control, risk management, thought leadership, knowledge and learning as well as innovation efforts to bring new services to market. Kate is a member of the Americas Operating Executive, the US Board, the Global Practice Group and the Global Tax Executive Committee. Kate remains active in client service, serving as senior tax advisory partner on numerous priority accounts.Kate received a BS from Boston University, a JD from Boston College(Jesuit), and an LLM in Taxation from Boston University.
John Ferraro Global Chief Operating Officer In his role as Global Chief Operating Officer, John is responsible for the operations of EY around the world, with a focus on helping support and align EY’s 141,000 people so that they can deliver exceptional client service anywhere in the world.
John has played an integral role in EY’s global integration efforts and oversaw the creation of both its Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Area and its Asia-Pacific Area. In addition to his management duties, John maintains a personal commitment to client service, acting as senior advisory partner to several major global clients.
Previous experience Since joining EY in 1977, John has worked with a wide range of businesses and held global and US leadership positions, including: Global Vice Chair – Assurance and Advisory Business Services; Area Managing Partner – Americas; and Americas Vice Chair – Client Service. During his career he has lived and worked in cities around the world including Rome, London, New York and Chicago. Currently based in London, his role took him to more than 40 countries last year.
Credentials Reflecting his commitment to strengthening cross-cultural links in both the business and governmental spheres, John sits on the Board of Directors of the long-established Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). He is also a member of the Kazakh Foreign Investors’ Council (FIC), as well as the Audit Committee Leadership Network, a group of audit committee chairpersons from leading global businesses. Reflecting his commitment to education, he is the Vice Chair of Marquette University’s(Jesuit) Board of Trustees and the Chair of Boston College High School’s Board(Jesuit).
Born in Boston, John spent his early years in nearby Cambridge with his supportive parents and 10 brothers and sisters. He is a graduate of Marquette(Jesuit) with a bachelor of science in business. John currently serves on the boards of directors of Advance Auto Parts, International Flavors & Fragrances, and ManpowerGroup. He is also a principal owner and director of Turner Hill LLC.
Michael T. Dings ’81 Michael T. Dings ’81 retired from Ernst & Young LLP in December 2014 after 33 years with the firm. Dings was an International Tax Partner and spent his entire career serving large, complex multinational companies across upstate New York and in Pittsburgh, Pa. Over the course of his professional life, he was the Managing Partner of the upstate New York audit, tax and advisory practice (2003-2008; 2012-2014) and the Tax Leader of upstate New York, Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charleston, W.V. (2003-2012). Dings’ current board affiliations include the Madden School of Business Advisory Board and the Accounting Advisory Board at Le Moyne College, as well as the Desert Mountain Master Association. His previous affiliations include the Buffalo/Niagara Partnership (equivalent of the Chamber of Commerce); Buffalo/Niagara Enterprise (equivalent of the economic development council); Canisius College Accounting Advisory Board; Junior Achievement of Western New York; and Museum of Science and Technology, of which he served as treasurer. Dings earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Le Moyne(Jesuit). He and his wife, Ann, have two children, Erin and Adam, and split their time between Hamburg, N.Y., and Scottsdale, Ariz.
James C. Boland is an American businessman.[1]Early life His father comes from Moyasta, County Clare, and his mother, Catherine Monaghan, from Carnaclay, County Mayo, Ireland.[2] He was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[3] He graduated from John Carroll University(Jesuit) and received an M.A. from George Washington University.[3][4] He served as an Officer in the United States Army for two years.[3]
Career From 1976 to 1998, he served as a partner at Ernst & Young, including Vice Chairman and member of its Management Committee.[1][2][4] From 1998 to 2002, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Gund Arena.[1][4] He served as its Vice Chairman from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2007.[1] He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Invacare and DDR Corp..[1][3][4] He has served on the Board of the International Steel Group.[3]
He serves as Chairman of Jobs Ohio, and on the Board of the Center for Global Business Studies in Washington, D.C..[3] He has served on the Boards of Trustees of the Ohio Business Roundtable, Cleveland Tomorrow, Leadership Cleveland, the Cleveland Health and Education Museum, University Circle Inc., the Hawken School, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, the Great Lakes Science Center and United Way Services' cabinet, and the Harvard Business School Club of Cleveland.[3][4]
He has served as Chairman of the Cleveland Boy Scouts Capital Campaign, the YMCA Corporate Challenge, the March of Dimes "Walka-thon", the Olympic Torch Relay Committee.[3] He has served on the Rain Forest Development Committee.[3] He has chaired benefits for the United Cerebral Palsy, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Cleveland Sight Center, Alzheimer's Association, the Ethnic Extravaganza for the Neighborhood Centers Association and the Achievement Center of Cleveland.[3]
Arlene Fitzpatrick, Ernst & Young LLP (US),Washington, DC.Arlene, a member of the National Tax Department, Ernst & Young LLP, the US EY member firm, practices in the area of international tax issues, principally in inbound and tax treaty matters. Prior to re-joining the firm in October 2014, she served as an attorneyadviser with the Office of the International Tax Counsel at the US Department of Treasury, assisting to formulate international tax policy, draft international tax guidance, and negotiate income tax treaties. Additionally, Arlene served as a Treasury representative on several OECD working parties and was engaged in the OECD’s base erosion and profit-shifting (BEPS) project. She also is a presenter at industry events and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University(Jesuit) Law Center.
Nancy Altobello Global Vice Chair – Talent Nancy is responsible for leading EY’s Talent function and specifically, how EY delivers on its promise to its people: whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. She leads EY’s efforts to build an exceptional experience to each of our more than 250,000 people, from recruiting to world-class learning, development and coaching to our commitment to build a better working world through sponsored corporate responsibility and volunteerism efforts.
She champions EY’s commitment to inclusiveness and related diversity issues, and in building and supporting career mobility. These efforts yield a culture that builds the highest performing teams, teams that delivers exceptional client service to clients, while building lifelong relationship with EY’s people. Nancy is a member of the Global Executive and the Global Talent Executive Committee.
Previous experience Nancy joined EY in 1980 in its New Haven, Connecticut, office, and served a variety of clients in the technology, consumer products and insurance industries across the Northeast United States. She became an audit partner in 1994 and served as Global Client Service Partner for many of EY’s largest global accounts. She has held a number of senior roles at the country and area levels, including Managing Partner for Assurance and Advisory Business Services in the Northeast, Managing Partner for the North America Assurance and Advisory Area Practices, and National Director of Human Resources for the Assurance and Advisory Practice.
Credentials and community activities Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University(Jesuit), where she is on the Board of Trustees and serves as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. She is both a board member and Treasurer for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, as well The Business Council for International Understanding.
She is a Certified Public Accountant.
"Six trustees elected at Fairfield University" Fairfield University has announced the election of six new members to its board of trustees. The group includes Nancy Altobello, a managing partner of Ernst & Young and Jack L. Kelly, managing director with Goldman, Sachs & Co., both Fairfield University graduates; Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., academic vice president and provost of the University of Detroit Mercy; John R. Joyce, CFO of the IBM Corporation and Daniel L. Simon, president of KJ Investment, LLC in Chicago. William P. Egan, managing general partner of a Boston venture capital firm and a Fairfield graduate, Nancy Altobellois returning to the board where he served from 1987 to 1993 and 1994 to 2000.
Nancy Altobello has been a partner with Ernst & Young in New York City since 1980 and currently serves as managing partner of operations. A 1980 graduate of Fairfield with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, she is a member of the boards of the MS Society and of Junior Achievement. She resides in Greenwich with her husband, Joel.
"EY announces the appointment of Kelly Grier to the posts of EY US Chairman and Managing Partner-Elect and EY Americas Area Managing Partner-Elect, with her term commencing 1 July 2018."
In her new role, Kelly will lead the EY US firm and the EY Americas geographic area, which represents more than US$14.5b in combined revenues and more than 71,500 people in member firms in 31 countries. She will also join the EY Global Executive committee.
Kelly will succeed Steve Howe, who has served as EY US Chairman and Managing Partner, and EY Americas Area Managing Partner since 2006, and is retiring from EY on December 31, 2018 after an eminent 36-year career with the organization. Steve has been a prominent leader in governance and regulatory matters affecting the profession and capital markets.
Mark Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO, educated at Jesuit Georgetown University!!! says:
“The Americas is our largest market, and its strong foundation comes from our shared culture and purpose of building a better working world. Kelly has demonstrated uncompromised integrity and an ability to manage high-performing teams, while delivering exceptional results for EY clients. I look forward to working closely with Kelly and her team as we continue to execute our strategy and grow the Americas area.”
Kelly, originally from Avon, Minnesota, has a BA in Accounting from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame(Catholic), Indiana and previously served as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Kelly was also recognized as the Anti-Defamation League’s Woman of Achievement.
Saint Mary's College is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women's liberal arts college located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated community north of the city of South Bend, in St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States—as are the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. The name of the school refers to the Blessed Virgin Mary(Catholics worship Mary....)
Lou Pagnutti Global Managing Partner – Business Enablement Lou is responsible for EY's global functions ensuring that that they are closely connected with the business. He oversees the strategy and its execution for all globalized functions including; finance, risk management, shared services, and technology.
Lou also maintains a personal commitment to client service, acting as a senior advisory partner to several major global clients.
Previous experience Lou began his career in EY's Assurance practice in 1981 before moving to the Tax practice in 1986 and leading the Canadian International Tax Services practice from 2000 to 2004. From 2004 until 2010, he was Canada's Managing Partner and a member of the Americas Executive Board. From 2010 to 2013, Lou was Asia-Pacific Area Managing Partner, leading 29,000 people across 22 countries.
Credentials and community activities Lou is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and to making a difference in the community. While in Canada he was on the Board of both the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation and Pathways to Education where he initiated EY Canada's role as Pathway's National Volunteer Partner. Lou was also active in the United Way and Laurentian University campaigns.
Lou holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University(Catholic). He earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 1983 and was honoured with a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation in 2006
"Laurentian's historical roots lie in the Roman Catholic church.[9] A university federation combining representatives from the Roman Catholic, United, and Anglican churches was formed in the 1959–60 academic year.[9] With the new university's space needs exceeding the capacity of the existing Collège du Sacré-Coeur facility, the university held classes in a variety of locations in the city, including the Sudbury Steelworkers Hall, until its current campus was opened in 1964.[10]
The federated colleges include Huntington College (United Church), University of Sudbury College (Roman Catholic, descended from the Collège du Sacré-Coeur established by the Jesuits in 1913), and Thorneloe College (Anglican)[11] Collège universitaire de Hearst in Hearst is the only remaining affiliated college while both Nipissing University College in North Bay and Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie were previously affiliated with Laurentian.[9] Nipissing University and Algoma University were established as independent universities, in 1992 and in 2008 respectively.[10]"
Denis O’Brien is Chairman and principal shareholder of the privately-owned Digicel Group, one of the fastest growing communications providers in the world.
Mr. O’Brien founded Digicel in 2001 when the company launched a GSM cellular phone service in the Caribbean. The Digicel Group has extended its operations to 32 markets with over 1.4 million subscribers in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions, including Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea.
Mr. O’Brien is one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs with extensive investments across several sectors including radio, media, property, leisure and oil distribution. Denis was voted Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 in the inaugural running of the worldwide competition organised and sponsored by Ernst & Young!!!.
Denis O’Brien founded the Esat Telecom Group plc and built it throughout the 1990’s until its sale to British Telecom plc for € 2.4 billion.
Outside of his extensive business interests, Denis chaired the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Ireland. He holds a B.A. from University College Dublin and an MBA from Boston College(Jesuit), and he has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from University College Dublin. Denis is also Chairman of Digicel Holdings Ltd. and Digicel PNG, subsidiaries of Digicel Group Ltd. Denis has been Chairman of the board of directors since 2000.
Jad Shimaly Managing Partner, Advisory Jad was appointed Managing Partner, Advisory, in 2015, and is a member of our Executive Committee. Jad leads a team of Partners and executives across the country focused on delivering business outcomes and value to our clients. Prior to this role, Jad led the Performance Improvement practice in Canada since 2011, and served as the Global client service partner and Advisory account leader on some of our firm's largest clients.
Jad has more than twenty years of business experience both in industry and consulting. He joined EY in Cleveland in 2000, and transferred to the Toronto office in 2001 where he played a key role in building and growing our Canadian Advisory practice. He was admitted to the partnership in 2007. Before joining EY, he held numerous positions in the finance and supply chain functions of a US Fortune 250 consumer products company. Jad has extensively advised clients across sectors on a range of strategic process improvement/transformation and IT-enabled business change initiatives, driving business value across the organizations.
Jad has a MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Notre Dame University(Catholic).
John J. Mahoney Jr, Independent Director,Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Mahoney is also the current chairman of the board of directors at the Jesuit College of Holly Cross. Mr. John J. Mahoney Jr., served as the Chief Financial Officer of Staples, Inc. from September 1996 to February 1, 2012 and also served as its Executive Vice President from September 1996 to October 1997 and Chief Administrative Officer from October 1997 to January 2006. Mr. Mahoney served as a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, where he served in various capacities in its National Office, in its accounting and auditing groups from 1975 to 1996. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board at Valassis Direct Mail, Inc., since June 2004. He serves as the Chairman of Boston Sand & Gravel. He served as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. from January 30, 2006 to July 2012. He serves as a Member of Supervisory Board of Corporate Express B.V. He has been a Director of Burlington Coat Factory Investments Holdings, Inc. since December 13, 2013 and has been its Lead Independent Director since April 06, 2016. He has been an Independent Director at Bloomin' Brands, Inc. since May 2012. He has been an Independent Director of Chico's FAS Inc. since August 24, 2007. He has been an Independent Director of Burlington Stores, Inc. since December 13, 2013 and Michaels Stores, Inc. since September 2013. He has been Lead Independent Director of Burlington Stores, Inc. since April 05, 2016. He has been an Independent Director of The Michaels Companies, Inc. since September 18, 2013. He serves as a Director of Boston Sand and Gravel. He serves as a Trustee of Catholic Charitable Bureau Of The Archdiocese Of Boston Inc!!!. Mr. Mahoney served as Director at Valassis Direct Mail, Inc. since January 2001. He served as Board of Director of Advo, Inc. from 2001 to 2007. He served as a Director of Zipcar Inc., from October 2010 to March 14, 2013 and served as its Lead Director. He served as a Director of Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Inc. from April 2004 to May 3, 2007. He holds an MBA from Northeastern University, as well as an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross(Jesuit).
Mr. Stephen M. Todd serves as an Independent Consultant at Ernst & Young. Mr. Todd has significant financial experience in both domestic and international business and had a 40-year career at Ernst & Young where he specialized in assurance and audit. He served as Global Vice Chairman of Ernst & Young Global Limited's Assurance Professional Practice since 2003. Mr. Todd began his career at E&Y as an auditing professional in 1970. Mr. Todd serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Ancora Trust. He has been Independent Director of Dover Corporation since November 2010.
This was written by Stephen M Todd himself... "Effective December 2, 2011, I was appointed to the Board of Directors of John Carroll University(Jesuit) (JCU). JCU is a private, Jesuit university located in University Heights, Ohio providing programs in the liberal arts, sciences and business at the undergraduate and master's levels."
Here is yet another major company that is being controlled by the Jesuit order.... it is undeniable
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In International news
  1. "I fully understand the 'one China policy,' but I don't know why we have to be bound by a 'one China policy' unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade," Trump said on an interview with Fox News Sunday (Taiwan pawn confirmed)
  2. Human Rights Watch Rated Among Least Transparent Think Tanks In US
  3. "I don't know why we have to be bound by a 'one China' policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade" China's response was measured but clear: co-operation with the US "would be out of the question" if Trump doesn't adhere to the 'one China' policy (NO DEAL)
  4. Vietnam’s fertile ‘rice bowl’ threatened by climate shifts, Chinese dams
  5. Why China is cosying up to Latin America: closer engagement with Latin American countries coincides with a US president-elect who has vowed to scrap regional trade deals, build a wall on the Mexico border and deport undocumented immigrants
  6. Was China's latest UN veto payback for Trump bluster on Taiwan, trade? The Chinese veto over Syria caught the United States and other U.N. Security Council members off guard
  7. China-Championed Asia Trade Pact Gains Traction in Jakarta Talks: The 16 nations seeking the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership accelerated their efforts during talks this week as rising protectionism threatens a system that has lifted hundreds of millions of Asians out of poverty
  8. If Donald Trump Pushes on Taiwan, How China Could Push Back: Trade and Investment, North Korea, Climate Change, Taiwan and Iran
  9. U.S. says 'one China' policy should not be used as bargaining chip: White House spokesman said the U.S. is committed to the “one China" principle. Senator John McCain said he personally backed the “China policy” and no one should “leap to conclusions” that the president-elect would abandon it
  10. Japanese reporters interview Putin, compares Japan with China: “With China we have the highest volume of bilateral trade and continue to liberalize our trade relations. Meanwhile, Japan imposed economic sanctions against us. Do you see the difference?”
  11. Fiorina, reportedly considered for national intelligence director, calls China 'most important adversary'
  12. Philippine president says he'll accept China arms offer: he'll send military officials to China to receive the firearms, which will be payable over 25 years
  13. Cambodia and China are moving beyond agreements made last April to upgrade their bilateral cooperation in security, counter-terrorism and prevention of cybercrime
  14. South Africa: Chinese Enterprises Help Improve Living Standards of South Africans. By the end of 2015, Chinese investment in South Africa reached about 13 billion U.S. dollars. The Chinese enterprises employed more than 26,000 people in South Africa, of whom 24,000 were locals
  15. Australia still committed to one-China policy despite Donald Trump’s remarks: Speaking after a speech in London this morning, Mr Pyne said Australia had a one-China policy and “we have not changed our view about that.”
  16. French foreign minister says Trump's approach to China is 'not clever': The French foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s approach to China as “not very clever”, warning the US president-elect not to threaten or lecture Beijing as “we do not talk like that to a partner”
  17. Merkel says Germany to stick to 'one China' policy: "We still stand by a 'one China' policy and we will not change our stance,"
  18. China Russia’s Main Partner, Level of Trust Between Beijing, Moscow High: "Absolutely," Putin told the Nippon TV channel and the Yomiuri newspaper, answering the question whether China is Russia’s most important partner
  19. China starts cargo service linking Guangdong, Tibet and Nepal
  20. Feng came from five strokes behind to win her fourth Omega Dubai Ladies Masters title in five years in blustery conditions at Emirates Golf Club. Not only is this a record best ever comeback in this tournament, but it also extends Shanshan’s own record of most wins here to four since 2012
  21. Iranian and Chinese Universities Seal Deal to Work on Joint Scientific Projects
  22. Chinese directors win top prizes at Marrakesh film festival
  23. China warns Taiwan over independence after Trump call: opposing Taiwan independence splittism is firm, Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman said. "We have unshakable willpower, ample confidence, and sufficient capability," he said. "Facts will show those people that 'Taiwan independence' is a dead end."
  24. Consensus within Obama administration is that Trump not fully aware of potential backlash from Beijing over questioning "one China" policy. The hope is that by time Trump takes over he will recognize that China has advanced so far that it is unwise to pick fights over such a bedrock principle
  25. Chinese Community Angry by Mugged Student's Death in Rome: At the ceremony, some Chinese female students voiced fears about going around Rome alone. Foreigners have been easy prey for criminals
  26. China, Australia Agree to Open Aviation Sectors to Each Other: China and Australia have agreed to remove all capacity restrictions for the airlines of each country, including traffic rights and code share arrangements
  27. Zhang Zhilei: '2017 will be the biggest turning point in my life'. Chinese boxer Zhang Zhilei got closer to his dream Saturday, recording his 13th career win and ninth knockout. Zhang, middleweight Meng Fanlong and lightweight Wang Zhimin are roommates in New Jersey, training and eating together
  28. Philippines' Duterte: 'bye-bye America' and we don't need your money. prepare for repeal of an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment for exercises. "We do not need the money. China said they will provide so many," he said. "The politics here in Southeast Asia is changing."
  29. Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ strategy is showing the way to a new world order: China has developed over 50 overseas economic and trade cooperation zones along the belt and road. China has expanded its bilateral local-currency swap programmes to 21 countries
  30. Obama explains the risk of Trump's messing with China on Taiwan
  31. Pakistan Forms Special Maritime Force to Secure Chinese-built Port, Projects: Top Pakistani civilian and military officials along with Chinese diplomats traveled to the port Tuesday to witness the inauguration of the "Task Force-88" raised by the Pakistan Navy
  32. After Trump's win, China and Mexico move to deepen ties: Yang said in the meeting that China's comprehensive partnership with Mexico was "flourishing" day by day, adding that China wishes to deepen cooperation on trade, investment, resources, infrastructure and financial services
  33. 'Unpresidented' Trump tweet on China sets off deluge of mockery (lol)
  34. China Rising: Meet two fighters leading the MMA charge
  35. China Agrees to Return Drone to US after Inspection
  36. Trump: We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it! (lol)
  37. “When two elephants fight against each other, the grass always suffers,” said Yu-Fang Lin of the National Policy Foundation, a Taiwan-based think-tank, in an interview with the Washington Times.
In Domestic news
  1. Shanxi produced nearly 1 billion tonnes of coal in 2015, accounting for about a quarter of China's total coal capacity. The local government has vowed to cut its annual coal capacity by a total of 110 million tonnes by 2020
  2. Shanghai is racing to become China’s cultural capital, but rising rents push artists, small galleries and young would-be collectors out of the city
  3. HK Localist lawmakers to take legal battle to Court of Final Appeal (but don't know who will pay for their HK$1.6 million in Court Deposits)
  4. Reassessing the quality of government in China
  5. Shanghai eases access for foreign talent: According to policy recently approved by Ministry of Public Security, senior overseas professionals will have easier access and spend less time when applying for permanent resident permits. New measures also include preferential policies for overseas Chinese
  6. China closes largest Muslim website after Xi Jingping petition
  7. For China’s State Media, Trump Victory Can’t Cure ‘American Disease’: “Mainstream Chinese views of the United States have shifted from admiration to doubt, especially after the financial crisis, and now increasingly to rejection of its values,” Shi Yinhong director of the Center for American Studies
  8. Chinese Police to Be Given Authority to Block Internet Access: The draft requires police authorities at the county level to get approval from the provincial or central governments before controlling the Internet to deal with emergency situations
  9. China’s president looks to universities, schools to uphold ideological conformity: Students intellectual, ideological, emotional and psychological makeup have not matured and they need guidance on where to put their efforts in life, who to love, how to appreciate things and what kind of person to be
In SciTech news
  1. Tencent, a leading Chinese Internet company, is entering the race to advance AI with a new lab
  2. Science’s rising stars: China’s researchers make big leaps in contributions to top journals
  3. Tech companies team up to produce smart vehicles
  4. China is narrowing the U.S. lead in cancer research: China now has more than 17% of the global share of cancer research publications, up from around 5% in the mid-2000s, and now matches the output of the U.S. in 2005, according to a just-published report from science publisher Elsevier
  5. A Chinese Internet Giant Enters the AI Race: Tencent’s push into AI research reflects a broader shift across China’s consumer technology industry toward more fundamental research designed to spur real innovation
  6. China one step closer to harnessing clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion: Physicists view H-mode as an optimal working scenario for a future fusion power plant, and the one-minute breakthrough owed a great deal to the Chinese government’s heavy investment on fusion research in recent years
  7. China Successfully Launches New Generation Weather Satellite
  8. WeChat is schooling Facebook on dealing with fake news
  9. First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber: To scientists' delight, the appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers. The research, led by paleontologist Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences, was funded in part by the National Geographic Society's Expeditions Council
  10. China Eyes Chip Market Amid Growing Demand: Over the next 10 years, its national and provincial governments plan to invest as much as an additional 720 billion renminbi ($104 billion) in its domestic semiconductor industry
  11. China's space science centre unveils new missions after a breakthrough year: space-weather observatory mission with European Space Agency, global water cycle observation mission, Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere mission, Einstein Probe, and the Advanced Space-based Solar Observatory
  12. Chinese scientist honored for successful leukemia treatment using arsenic
  13. How Trump’s visa crackdown could help Hong Kong and China’s tech hubs
  14. Researchers from China and the U.S. has found evidence of ancient weathering in a glacial deposit in China's Hunan province. Paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences outlines evidence of acid rain that might help development of more advanced life forms on our planet.
  15. The Top Chinese Web, Mobile App Design, and UX Trends For 2017
  16. Chinese scientists print out living blood vessels: Using bio-ink made of living stem cells from a Rhesus monkey, researchers are able to print layers of new cells to fuse with old ones
  17. Researchers have identified neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus from an infected patient that fully protected mice from infection, adding to the current arsenal of antibodies in development for much needed antiviral therapies and vaccines.
  18. Whole genome of the tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) was sequenced for the first time and the latest study was published as a cover story in Nature.
  19. China Launches 8th Operational Weather Satellite; How Advanced Is It Compared with American, European Counterparts? Fengyun 4A is as advanced as the newest weather satellites developed by the United States, Europe and Japan. It is able to detect change of 0.1 Celsius on the ground
  20. Pioneering Nanotechnology Developed To Capture Energy From People: contributors to the research included doctoral scholars Wei Li, David Torres, and Tongyu Wang, as well as Chuan Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the MSU
  21. EmDrive: Dr Chen Yue, head of the communication satellite division at China Academy of Space Technology confirmed CAST has developed an EmDrive and tests to verify that the device can fly are already being carried out. This technology is currently in the latter stages of the proof-of-principle phase
  22. 2016 in news The science events that shaped the year
  23. The Chinese government has designated May 30 of each year "Sci-Tech Workers' Day" to honor the country's 81 million science and technology (S&T) workers
  24. Behold A Robot Hand With A Soft Touch: in the past, for a robotic hand to sense what it's holding or touching, it had to conduct electricity. Now it just has to conduct light, says Huichan Zhao, doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at Cornell
  25. Transplanted brain cells calm fear: Yong-Chun Yu at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Mice that receive neuron transplants are better at forgetting fearful memories than those without transplants
In Economic news
  1. More and more American companies have decided their big China opportunity is over: "The trend is that opening retail business on the ground in China as a foreigner is difficult and expensive,"
  2. ‘Better Food, Better Service’: China’s Airlines Fly Past U.S. Rivals on Pacific Routes: “Chinese airlines are going to be as dominant, if not more dominant, than the big three U.S. carriers within the next decade,” said John Grant, a UK-based aviation industry consultant
  3. Wanda Boss Warns On U.S. Anti-China Protectionism - 20,000 Americans are employed by Wanda
  4. 'I have absolutely no idea what this is': Inside the real Santa’s workshop in China where workers produce most of the world's festive decorations
  5. Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart and a Chinese consortium won final approval to buy one of the world's biggest cattle estates, ending a lengthy and fraught sale process
  6. Made in China 2025 - Papers on China - Publications
  7. Chinese Airlines Are Flooding the World With Super-Cheap Airfares: From Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc. in the U.S., to Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. and Korean Air, many operators are feeling the squeeze from the extended reach of mainland Chinese carriers
  8. Here's why we should worry that China is no longer the top holder of US bonds ("We need [China] to finance our debts and deficits" in the United States)
  9. China's Housing Market Isn't a Bubble, Says This Strategist
  10. Developers, funds target China demand for co-working space amid start-up boom: China is facilitating the development of new industries and services to transform the economy. Beijing and Guiyang provide rental subsidies to startups, while Suzhou in eastern China plans to have 300 incubators by 2020
  11. In Shadow of Amazon, European Challenger Looks to China for Inspiration
In Military news
  1. Chinese military aircraft circled near Taiwan on Saturday for the second time in less than a month: six of its military aircraft -- two H-6K bombers, one TU-154 surveillance aircraft, one Y-8 surveillance plane and two Su-30 fighters
  2. China upgrades force projection doctrine: New military bases under construction in the South China Sea provide Beijing with “significant capacity to quickly project substantial offensive military power in the region,” according to an intelligence assessment
  3. China’s spies gain valuable US defense technology:“In recent years, Chinese agents have extracted data on some of the most advanced weapons and weapons systems in the US arsenal, such as jet fighters and unmanned submersible vehicles” annual report of US-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  4. China powers up military jet engine tech to wean itself off Russian imports
  5. Oddly Winged Xianglong Aerial Drone to Guide Chinese Missiles to US Navy Warships: Xianglong (Soar Dragon) High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) aerial drones are about to enter service
  6. China Prepares for Anti-Satellite Missile Test: DN-3 preparing for launch. PLA acquiring range of technologies to improve counterspace capabilities Pentagon’s latest report said. In addition to missiles and lasers, China also working on maneuvering satellites that can grab and destroy satellites
  7. Chinese Air Patrol Exercise Goes ALL the Way Around Taiwan For the 1st Time, Expose Lack of Defense on Taiwan's East Coast
  8. Decoding China's home-developed drone Wing Loong: Wing Loong II UAS is 11 meters long, 4.1 meters high, with a wing span of 20.5 meters. Its maximum flight altitude reaches 9,000 meters and maximum flight speed is 370 km per hour, with a loiter time of 20 hours and maximum payload of 480kg
  9. Chinese scientists show how to extend range of quantum radar
  10. Japan (and US) Tried to "steal"/Spy on PLA jets' radar frequency amid harassment (BTW, Taiwan Confirmed that Japan SDF did Fire Jamming Shells)
  11. China appears to have installed weapons, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the SCS. "They could deploy jets and missiles tomorrow if they wanted to...infrastructure in place for interlocking rings of defence and power projection"
  12. Zim, China to boost military ties | The Herald
  13. Chinese navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea
  14. China's 28th & 29th Type 056 Corvettes (Jiangdao class) Commissioned in PLAN East Sea Fleet
  15. Chinese Navy Holds Live Ammunition Drill for Aircraft Carrier Formation
  16. Russia will provide to China the first batch of four Sukhoi-35 jets by December 25, 2016, a source within the system of military-technical cooperation with other countries told TASS
Other Notables
  1. Online Fiction Becomes Chinese Cultural Force
  2. Chinese Science Fiction Is the Future of Science Fiction
  3. Google's Amazing Timelapse Reveals How Insanely Fast China Has Grown
  4. Whitewashing controversy surrounding Zhang Yimou’s new film 'The Great Wall' goes unnoticed in China
  5. What Happens When China Becomes Number One? Harvard Institute of Politics
  6. Production video: 《九州海上牧雲記/Tribes and Empires-Storm of Prohecy》禮儀特輯 複現東方氣韻 【黄軒、周一圍、竇驍、王千源、蔣勤勤、徐璐、文咏珊、萬茜】
  7. WWE's China hopes rest on Bin Wang's big shoulders: WWE, the $1.5 billion company known for big personalities and outrageous story lines, wants its Chinese wrestlers to be the next television sensation in China, a market where other U.S. media companies have faltered
  8. Trump: National Sovereignty, SCS, Stopping US Hegemony in Asia Non-Negotiable
  9. DJI – Shanghai Flagship Store
  10. the Truth behind the "Anti-Chinese" riots in Indonesia and anti-Chinese discrimination
  11. Question: Most Intelligent Provinces?
  12. Pictures: Huangshan Mountain in Anhui, China
  13. American teacher and Chinese farmer cross class, language and cultural divide to find love
  14. ‘Rogue One’ Early Buzz: The ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Exceeds Expectations "Star Wars fans will be very happy with #RogueOne. It's fun, action packed, doesn't feel neutered by reshoots. Donnie Yen and K2so standouts." - Peter Sciretta
  15. Photographer Captures the Life of a Tajik Woman Married to a Chinese Migrant Worker
  16. Meet Chris and Claudia, the Chinese American couple who opted for a traditional Tang dynasty-style wedding
  17. China Holds Third Memorial Day to Commemorate Victims of Nanjing Massacre
  18. Pictures: Malinghe River Canyon Scenic Area in China's Guizhou
  19. Corporal Joseph Pierce, A Chinese American Union Soldier That Fought at Gettysburg and Antietam, 1865 [458x701]
  20. 'People hope my book will be China's Star Wars': Liu Cixin on China's exploding sci-fi scene
  21. Arthur Chin, Chinese Peruvian American, 1st US Fighter Ace in WWII
  22. Chinese Online Novels Find Foreign Fans
  23. Reconnecting Asia: 12 Maps Covering 12,000 Years of History
  24. Gangster Chinese Businessman Spends $144,000 a Year to Care for His 150 Wolves
  25. Should Chinese Opera Westernize to Find Global Audience? Popularizing the country’s musical tradition means combining mainstream appeal with traditional works
  26. Why Jiang Rong's "Wolf totem" is literally complete fiction and historical revisionism at its worst
  27. 大清藥丸 康熙說唱王朝 怒斥群臣 Kangxi Dynasty Rap
  28. Great Wall debuts in China
  29. Pictures: Jianmen Pass in Guangyuan, Sichuan, China
  30. China's Capitalist Revolution | History Channel Documentary
  31. Chinese Tribe Without Marriage Points to Future
  32. The Women's Kingdom - PBS FRONTLINE Broadcast
  33. The Place In China Where The Women Lead
  34. BBC World Service - The Chinese women who rule the roost
  35. Destined for War: Can China and the United States Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
  36. How the US should engage China and Russia
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