Canadian University Distances Itself From Ivy League "IQitude"
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|Emblazoned with a picture of George W. Bush (who graduated from Yale in 1968), Lakehead University in northern Ontario has set up a web site which states, "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart." as part of their new recruitment campaign.|
I can appreciate what they're trying to do, but I don't think college students these days go to universities to "get smart." (On the other hand, if you're a dumbass and you think going to college will make you the most powerful man in the country, that could be quite a draw) Maybe it is more effective and less humorous in Canada? By the way, I just made up "IQitude"... Stephen Colbert eat your heart out!
A small Canadian university has sparked controversy with its recruitment drive by using posters and a website mocking US President George W Bush.
Lakehead University in northern Ontario set up www.yaleshmale.com in a bid to attract potential new students.
It shows a picture of Yale graduate Mr Bush with the caption: "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart."
The president of Lakehead's student union called the campaign "repugnant".
The university has issued posters bearing the black and white image of Mr Bush, who graduated from Yale in 1968, encouraging people to visit its campaign website.
It was literally a tongue-in-cheek way of getting attention Frederick Gilbert, Lakehead University president and vice-chancellor
Once there, users are invited to click on a link if they agree with the caption, and are taken through to a page promoting Lakehead, which is based in Thunder Bay and has 7,600 students.
"There are universities and then there are universities. So let's not beat around the bush," it says.
"Lakehead is different. We believe the person you become after you graduate is even more important than the person you were when you enrolled."