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  • KevinM
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    Originally posted by Friar
    What former champ went to Middlebury? A school that I believe owns its own mountain ski resort.
    Amber Trotter.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower
    I don't think they have a track team, why would we have heard of them :roll:
    They do have Cross Country and some people actually think that's somehow related to T&F! :roll:

    http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~athletics ... ountry.php

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  • Friar
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    What former champ went to Middlebury? A school that I believe owns its own mountain ski resort.

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  • polevaultpower
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by tandfman
    Am I the only one who never heard of Warren Wilson? I Googled it to find its web site, and then opened up its home page to see where it is. Turns out it's in Swannanoa, NC. And speaking of things I've never heard of . . . .
    Are you talking about THE mighty, mighty Green, Blue, and Gold Owls of Division II Warren Wilson College, founded in 1894, with an enrollment of of 850? THAT Warren Wilson??!!

    never heard of them ops:
    I don't think they have a track team, why would we have heard of them :roll:

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  • ed gee
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    These green lists are increasingly common, Princeton Review and Kaplan also have lists.

    shttp://www.grist.org/news/maindish/200 ... /colleges/

    http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/02/colleg ... reenu.html

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/26221351/

    http://www.kiwimagonline.com/green-coll ... Report.pdf

    http://e-ditionsbyfry.com/ActiveMagazin ... le=NoPrint

    The five Eco League schools and the UC system are excluded from the Sierra list.

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by ponytayne
    That place is hilarious. It's basically a hippie commune that grants degrees. Seriously. All students are required (as of a few years ago anyway) to work in the fields on campus. As in, they are/were required to help grow the food that they will then be eating in the dining hall on campus.
    A guy from my high school went to a similar commune/school, but with an enrollment of only 26 males (i.e. no females), Deep Springs, in California.

    http://deepsprings.edu/about/

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  • mcgato
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    Originally posted by ponytayne
    I am currently at Univ of Florida as an employee, ...
    I finished grad school there in 2000, and I saw a hawk on a bus stop bench when I drove to campus early one Sunday (I was clearly a grad student). Two other times I saw a hawk capture a squirrel and munch on it. I was surprised there weren't more hawks around since there were a bazillion squirrels on campus. Had to be good eating for them.

    The gators in Lake Alice were cool too. On one early season XC run, I was with a couple of freshman who hadn't really seen gators up close. One gator was laying just out of the water about ten feet from the road, so we stopped and checked it out. I had to warn one of the freshman who wanted to get closer to it.

    Side story from when I was a teaching assistant for an intro stat class. Two semesters in a row, I got my initial roster of students and it included an "Alberta Alligator." I looked the alleged person up on the campus roster, and it was quite amusing, with an address of Lake Alice and a social security number of 000-0000-002. My guess was that it was a place holder for athletics people, but I never was sure.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by ponytayne
    That place is hilarious. It's basically a hippie commune that grants degrees. Seriously. All students are required (as of a few years ago anyway) to work in the fields on campus. As in, they are/were required to help grow the food that they will then be eating in the dining hall on campus.
    From your description, food is probably not all they grow there. :wink:

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  • ponytayne
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    Marlow...you're from (or desire to be in) NC and don't know Warren Wilson?

    That place is hilarious. It's basically a hippie commune that grants degrees. Seriously. All students are required (as of a few years ago anyway) to work in the fields on campus. As in, they are/were required to help grow the food that they will then be eating in the dining hall on campus. Most popular majors included outdoor studies and environmental studies (or something like that). A few students I met from there spent summers as river rafting, hiking, etc guides. And they all needed showers..hahahaha. sorry, i just had to. In general, though, interesting kids.

    I am currently at Univ of Florida as an employee, after having gotten my MS from here in 02. Just yesterday, i was walking by the student union to my car, when i called my wife to describe to her the red-tailed hawk that was sitting maybe only 8 feet off the ground on a tree branch right by the little pond there. We routinely take my daughter to see the alligators that live in Lake Alice, and the little gator that lives in the creek just behind Shands hospital, near my wife's work. There are also two bat sanctuaries on campus that house in the neighborhood of 120,000 bats. The guano is collected from underneath them and used as fertilizer in the on-campus gardens. It's like working in a nature preserve sometimes. Not too bad for a football factory, huh?

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by tandfman
    Am I the only one who never heard of Warren Wilson? I Googled it to find its web site, and then opened up its home page to see where it is. Turns out it's in Swannanoa, NC. And speaking of things I've never heard of . . . .
    Are you talking about THE mighty, mighty Green, Blue, and Gold Owls of Division II Warren Wilson College, founded in 1894, with an enrollment of of 850? THAT Warren Wilson??!!

    never heard of them ops:

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  • tandfman
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    Am I the only one who never heard of Warren Wilson? I Googled it to find its web site, and then opened up its home page to see where it is. Turns out it's in Swannanoa, NC. And speaking of things I've never heard of . . . .

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  • Marlow
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    Re: Forget the 10 best party schools…

    Originally posted by gh
    ... I'm sure this'll cause a big stir on campus: the Sierra Club has chosen the "10 that get it"; the greenest schools:

    Evergreen State
    Well, duh!

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  • gh
    started a topic Forget the 10 best party schools…

    Forget the 10 best party schools…

    ... I'm sure this'll cause a big stir on campus: the Sierra Club has chosen the "10 that get it"; the greenest schools:

    1. Middlebury
    2. Colorado
    3. Vermont
    4. Warren Wilson
    5. Evergreen State
    6. Arizona State
    7. Florida
    8. Oberlin
    9. Washington
    10. Tufts

    The "5 that fail": William & Mary, George Washington, Howard, Texas Tech, Valdosta State. (among the sins: Texas Tech could cut its water usage by 25% simply by watering its grounds at night instead of during the day; at Valdosta, campus protests can only occur with adminstration approval in a "free expressoin area" during two non-consecutive hours each day.)
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