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UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:14:26 PM »
https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/top-public

#1 UC-Berkeley
#1 - UCLA (tied)
#3 - UVA
#4 - Michigan
#5 - UNC
#6 - William and Mary
#7 - Georgia Tech
#8 - UC-Santa Barbara
#9 - University of Florida
#9 - UC-Irvine (tied)
#9 - UC-San Diego (tied)

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 01:51:03 PM »

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

Don't see how that would work, as UF is 70 miles away.
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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 02:02:02 PM »

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

Don't see how that would work, as UF is 70 miles away.

No? You can't see why a company, especially dealing with engineering or STEM fields, wouldn't see UF only being an easy ride away as a huge benefit for a recruiting pipeline? Silicon Valley seems to love Berkeley and they are an hour away at best not including bad traffic.

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 02:30:17 PM »
One school 70 miles away doesn't really compare to the 5+ schools in Boston or NYC. 

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 02:54:09 PM »

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

Don't see how that would work, as UF is 70 miles away.

No? You can't see why a company, especially dealing with engineering or STEM fields, wouldn't see UF only being an easy ride away as a huge benefit for a recruiting pipeline? Silicon Valley seems to love Berkeley and they are an hour away at best not including bad traffic.

I don't think a company would see a college in an isolated town 70 miles away as an easy ride from Jacksonville. Silicon Valley is (obviously) a different animal, but either way Berkeley is closer to Silicon Valley than UF is to Jacksonville.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 03:02:39 PM »
Where's FSU on this list?

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 03:05:11 PM »

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

Don't see how that would work, as UF is 70 miles away.

No? You can't see why a company, especially dealing with engineering or STEM fields, wouldn't see UF only being an easy ride away as a huge benefit for a recruiting pipeline? Silicon Valley seems to love Berkeley and they are an hour away at best not including bad traffic.

I don't think a company would see a college in an isolated town 70 miles away as an easy ride from Jacksonville. Silicon Valley is (obviously) a different animal, but either way Berkeley is closer to Silicon Valley than UF is to Jacksonville.
UF is still a regional pull for talent.  It's not like only Gainesville pulls students for their market.  Long drive?  Sure.  But it is still considered a regional asset for talent.

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 03:08:41 PM »

With all the Amazon talk concerning quality sources of talent, in the future, Jax has to use UF as an advantage in attracting companies with its presence here and so close in Gainesville.

Don't see how that would work, as UF is 70 miles away.

No? You can't see why a company, especially dealing with engineering or STEM fields, wouldn't see UF only being an easy ride away as a huge benefit for a recruiting pipeline? Silicon Valley seems to love Berkeley and they are an hour away at best not including bad traffic.

I don't think a company would see a college in an isolated town 70 miles away as an easy ride from Jacksonville. Silicon Valley is (obviously) a different animal, but either way Berkeley is closer to Silicon Valley than UF is to Jacksonville.
UF is still a regional pull for talent.  It's not like only Gainesville pulls students for their market.  Long drive?  Sure.  But it is still considered a regional asset for talent.

That's the case regardless of whether we try to frame UF. We also pull from FSU, UGA, and of course the local colleges.
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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 06:28:31 PM »
Where's FSU on this list?

 ;D

They've actually made an impressive rise, too. I believe from #42 public to #33.

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/12/do-not-post-untilfsu-moves-up-no-33-among-u-s-news-and-world-reports-best-public-universities-rankin/656011001/

Other state university rankings include University of South Florida (68), University of Central Florida (90) and Florida International University (122).

For people who like to bitch about our State University System, we clearly have one of the best in the nation.

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Re: UF rated #9 Public University in Country by US News
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 06:36:51 PM »
Where's FSU on this list?

 ;D

They've actually made an impressive rise, too. I believe from #42 public to #33.

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/12/do-not-post-untilfsu-moves-up-no-33-among-u-s-news-and-world-reports-best-public-universities-rankin/656011001/

Other state university rankings include University of South Florida (68), University of Central Florida (90) and Florida International University (122).

For people who like to bitch about our State University System, we clearly have one of the best in the nation.

We have some impressive individual universities, and some successful imitators of the top schools, but a good system, we sadly do not have. Let alone one of the "best in the nation". Unless it's top 50 best.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 11:30:35 PM »
UC-Antifa #1?? Conveniently during this anti free speech, SJW/far leftist era, and Berkeley being ground zero?? Sounds fishy...:-\ Once upon a time ago, they fought for free speech there... Look at number 3 (2nd ranked) UVA of course....

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 06:15:22 AM »
UC-Antifa #1?? Conveniently during this anti free speech, SJW/far leftist era, and Berkeley being ground zero?? Sounds fishy...:-\ Once upon a time ago, they fought for free speech there... Look at number 3 (2nd ranked) UVA of course....

C'mon do you really not know anything about UCal Berkeley? It's an exceptional university, regardless of your politics. I cannot believe anyone would actually quibble about it being ranked the #1 public university in the nation. It's the best school in one of the best (if not the best) public university systems.
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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 10:13:02 AM »
^^^I'm well aware of UC-Berkeley's high status within the liberal intelligentsia echo chamber. Not too long ago, it was ranked #3 by a ranking. So truly with this liberal fascism often going on there (people trying to burn down the buildings, no free speech is welcome outside of SJW politics etc) there isn't pressure from the elites to give UC Berkeley and UVA a stellar ranking (even after these horrible debacles)?  You can try to sugarcoat if you want, what happens at UC Berkeley is despicable anarchist behavior, and the left establishment are rewarding them for it. 

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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 10:54:21 AM »
^Berkeley is a top flight school regardless of the politics of its faculty and student base. What counts are the programs, research, education, etc. The problems the school has had with security don't reflect on the school - in fact it was apparently mostly non-students who came in and caused all the damage that resulted in the Milo Yiannopoulos event being cancelled (which is what I assume is being referenced here). Any school would have cancelled an event under those conditions. UF cancelled Richard Spencer's planned speech for the same reason, although there Spencer's followers are the ones starting/contributing to the violence. Berkeley itself condemned the violence and the silencing of the speaker.

Odd to hear someone talk about UVA as if it's some kind of liberal bastion. Its reputation is as one of the more conservative major schools in the country. The "horrible debacle" was, again, the result of outsiders causing disruption.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »
^^^I'm well aware of UC-Berkeley's high status within the liberal intelligentsia echo chamber. Not too long ago, it was ranked #3 by a ranking. So truly with this liberal fascism often going on there (people trying to burn down the buildings, no free speech is welcome outside of SJW politics etc) there isn't pressure from the elites to give UC Berkeley and UVA a stellar ranking (even after these horrible debacles)?  You can try to sugarcoat if you want, what happens at UC Berkeley is despicable anarchist behavior, and the left establishment are rewarding them for it.

The university is still a great (and leading) university, regardless of how many wankers go to school there.
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