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Surprise, surprise...Cleveland one of the dumber cities in America

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by tibor75, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Who you calling stupid? Not us

    By Maggie Downs
    Enquirer staff writer

    1. Minneapolis, Minn. A+
    2. Boston, Mass. A+
    3. Denver, Colo. A+
    4. St. Paul, Minn. A+
    5. Seattle, Wash. A+
    27. Cincinnati B-
    97. Newark, N.J. F
    98. Las Vegas, Nev. F
    99. Laredo, Texas F
    100. Corpus Christi, Texas F
    101. Fort Wayne, Ind. F

    Source: Men's Health

    Think Cincinnati is dumb? Don't be stupid.

    This city has the bright stuff, according to the February edition of Men's Health magazine. The survey ranked 101 U.S. cities, from smartest to dumbest, and dared to ask, "Is Your City Stupid?"

    Cincinnati came in at No. 27, receiving a B-minus grade.

    "It's a fair ranking, but I think we could have done better," said Raymond L. Buse III, manager of public relations for the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

    Cities were scored on the number of bachelor's degrees per capita, the number of universities, residents' SAT scores, state creativity scores (as assessed by the Richard Florida Creativity Group) and the number of Nobel Prize winners for physics and medicine born in the cities.

    Stanley Prusiner, who researched infectious proteins and received the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1997, graduated from Walnut Hills High School but wasn't born here. Albert Sabin, who developed the oral vaccine for polio in Cincinnati, came close to winning the prize in medicine, but he was born in Poland.

    "I'm wondering if they scored on a curve," Buse said.

    For comparison in Ohio, Columbus ranked higher, with a B-plus at No. 19. Akron is average, at 53 with a grade of C. Cleveland (D-plus, 74th), and Toledo (D, 85th), are both wearing dunce caps.

    You don't have to be a brain surgeon to notice Cincinnati has been getting a number of good rankings lately, including being named one of Esquire magazine's Top 10 Cities that Rock in April 2004. In August 2004, Cincinnati was also ranked the fifth most literate city in the country by an education researcher and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    No real shocker there.
  3. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    That explains why there are so many scUM fans in this area...
  4. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    butch davis has left since this was done, so that may skew the results.
  5. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    So Tibs, did you have to move to Pittsburgh becuase of the intellectual Competition in the 'nati?
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Never lived in Cincinnati.
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    I apologize Tibs.

    I guess that should have been obvious. :wink2:
  8. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    What caused you to like the Bengals then? Hatred of Cleveland fans?

    You were born in Jersey right?
  9. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Not sure. I grew up most of my life in either way I was screwed...Browns vs. Bengals vs. Lions. Ugh....
    Detroit fans for all other sports.
  10. where in toledo did you live? i grew up and lived mostly in sylvania. went to southview and maumee valley...actually got booted out of MVCDS my sr. year..those bastards...(i'm class of '92 btw)

    but yeah, if you grow up in toledo, channel 50'll make you into a detroit sports fan. i always liked the Lions and red wings but hated the pistons. tigers were eh. you should see all the scUM flags flying in toledo on game day...pathetic! but atleast you'll see just as many OSU flags too....

    also i was born in jersey brunswick...
  11. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin


    Good old Toledo.

    That's the one Ohio State/Michigan battle I wish we had lost. :wink2:
  12. redskinbucksfan

    redskinbucksfan The brownest of the brown liquors

    Interesting, since some of the greatest musicians in the world (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), one of the greatest hospitals in the world (Cleveland Clinic) and probably the most challenging college in the state (CWRU) are all in Cleveland. Nobel Prize winners in physics and medicine?? Minneapolis and St. Paul both in the top 5?
  13. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Is the Mayo clinic in St. Paul or Bloomington, Minnesota?
  14. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Rochester, actually. Beautiful city.

    Unfortunately, they don't provide the whole list in the article, but it would be interesting to see the impact of having a major university on the rankings. A few of their rankings (degrees per capita, Nobel Prize winners, number of universities) would be impacted by that factor.

    Cleveland has an excellent school in Case Western, but it's not big enough to make a major impact. I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, and most students from my high school looking for a college degree went elsewhere. Having a large research university would probably change that trend.

    Of the top 5, only one (Denver) is without a major school, and of the bottom 5, none have the main branch of any major research university. (Sorry UNLV)
  15. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    Boston is #2? We're behind Minny? Huh?

    Fucking Norwegians. :biggrin:

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