Sunday, October 30, 2005

Brain Drain

Iraq is experiencing a brain drain as its best and brightest are getting to be afraid of being blown up. And this after the Chronicle of Higher Education did a piece on professors who are sick to death of having to worry about politics, and Brett and Hiromi, some of Texas' best and brightest discussed the idiocy of that state's Proposition 2.

So, how long until we have a brain drain here?

2 comments:

Pantiespantiespanties said...

According to the Burnt Orange Report, 1,236 students responded to a UT student government poll re: Prop 2.

All Students: FOR-22% / AGAINST-65%
Registered [voters]: FOR-22% / AGAINST-68%
Registered & Plan to vote (Likely Voters): FOR-20% / AGAINST-75%

Whether or not this is a statistically significant sample of UT students (there's like 40,000+), I don't know, but it fits in with what I know of the political atmosphere of the school. But as for the rest of Austin...forget it.

Rufus said...

Yeah, kids here seem not to be too hung up about homosexuality. Maybe they joke about it, but it seems to be the adults who really care.