Canada university: Yale Shmale

A Canadian university is openly flaunting widespread skepticism about the native intelligence of a prominent Yale graduate on its Web site.

Little Lakehead University (yes, it's a real school) is making a big name for itself. This Canadian university is openly flaunting widespread skepticism about the native intelligence of a prominent Yale graduate on its Web site.

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Credit: Lakehead University
Visitors to Lakehead University's Web site
are greeted with this screen.

The site says "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart. If you agree click here."

Yale Shmale indeed. Of course, little Lakehead has no alum who's ever had the power to wage war. The last three U.S. presidents have Yale degrees: Bush I, Clinton, Bush II. On Lakehead's alumni site I was impressed by an alumnus who was getting a bronze medal for his hockey prowess.

How important do you want to be?

With global warming, you might survive those Thunder Bay, Ontario, winters. And Lakehead's a public university so there's the relatively cheap tuition. For Canadian kids it's less than $5,000 Canadian dollars per year. For Yanks it would be $10,000 Canadian. Compare that to current Yale tuition of $33,000 US. Is that the going price for having a shot at being U.S. president?

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