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Explaining Denver

Last week I detailed where Cornell alumni live across the country, and I noted at the time that I was most surprised by Denver's relatively high standing in the rankings -- ahead of larger metropolitan areas like Phoenix and Atlanta. Today, MetaEzra reader AB contributes:

I am a current student and avid reader and thank you for your great blog. I learn more from your blog than I do any other Cornell related publication.

I am in a rush, but as a proud Coloradan I couldn't help but notice you mentioning that the only thing that could explain kids going to Denver was the fact that the Coors family went to Cornell. However, the real reasons
are more likely that it is one of the most educated cities in America, has one of the highest qualities of life, and Forbes recently ranked it the number 4 best city for grads.

Might help to explain why so many Cornellians have been following the 'Pikes Peak or Bust' mantra.


Matthew Nagowski | Posted on August 09, 2010 (#)

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