Saturday, August 18, 2007

Don't Tell Me No Lies, Cause I Don't Want to Hear Them

I've mentioned before how departments sometimes describe their placement records a little more optimistically than a clear-headed assessment would suggest. Well, I'm sitting here eating a sandwich and trying to make sense of what my own department says on its website about it's placement record. I've been staring at it for a while now, working through different possible interpretations of what it says, and it's not just optimistic. I wouldn't even say it's "misleading." It's full of downright lies.

How the fuck is a prospective student supposed to make a decent decision about grad school with shit like this thrown in her face?

Update: Maybe it's not actually a straight-up lie. More here.

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