tree hugger

As per usual, we be toppin’ da lists. So we’re a kick ass university in a crime-infested area with an sizeable hipster population. We’re also one of the greenest, a Princeton Review ranking reports. And though we bring this news to you on this twentieth day of April, “green” here does not refer to pot (Oaksterdam, we humbly concede that to you) but to eco-sustainability, both in practice and student enthusiasm. read more »


null College OTR has a post about the top eight schools that produce billionaires, and Harvard University tops the lineup with a whopping 50 graduates. Close seconds are Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and the University of Legacy Admissions, Nepotism and Privilege. In other words, the offspring of the wealthy tend to become the ridiculously wealthy. Tell us something we don’t know! [College OTR]

Forget college on crack–our main concern this day and age is college … on mercury? Apparently, Crossroads and other dining commons possess concerns about the possibility of mercury tainting Cal students’ all-you-care-to-eat tuna supply. The consequences of mercury poisoning “can be anxiety, insomnia, depressed feelings, agitation and muscle and body aches, (and) it’s really hard to go to class when you’re feeling that way.” [Daily Cal]

The Clog just discovered a college in neighboring Oakland that flaunts a very unique curriculum–and an awesome logo. It’s called Oaksterdam University, and graduating students emerge with a certification in cannabis culture. The school also claims to promote activism–does that include tree-sitting? [Website]