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May 14, 2005

P.S.

Tom Friedman at the NYTimes had an opinion piece yesterday on the topic of how we fool ourselves as a nation if we think we are only competing with ourselves.  And his statistic to add to the collection from yesterday. 

On April 7, CNET News.com reported the following: "The University of Illinois tied for 17th place in the world finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. ..."  That's the lowest ranking for the top-performing U.S. school in the 29-year history of the competition. Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China took top honors this year, followed by Moscow State University and the St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics.

Posted by Lynn Allen on May 14, 2005 at 08:21 AM in Miscellany | Permalink

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