Wednesday, October 09, 2002

SEWANEE FLUFF PIECE: As a graduate of a small, not-widely-known university, the University of the South (aka Sewanee), I'm usually thrilled when my alma mater or one of its alumni gets mentioned in a national publication. It's been especially fun to follow the film career of a one recent Sewanee alumnus in magazines like US and People (even if his career path briefly crossed that of Britney Spears). But this recent write up of Sewanee in Newsweek made me shudder -- and not with excitement -- both because the author thinks the best thing he learned at Sewanee was how to get schnockered like a "gentleman," and because Newsweek would publish such a poorly written fluff piece. This fluff piece doesn't do credit to either institution.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails