Phi Beta Cons

The Right take on higher education.

What distracts our students?


Not Binge-drinking. Far worse. A Chronicle news brief:

The Lone Star State may seem like an unlikely Mecca for video-game enthusiasts. But the University of Texas at Austin is in fact “the top gaming college in the U.S.,” according to a new survey conducted by the Global Gaming League.

The university’s two campus arcades and its high-speed Internet connections—along with Austin’s active gaming community—prompted the league to dub it “a gamer’s nirvana.” But avid gamers from other parts of the country won’t have to switch time zones to find a supportive college: Rounding out the league’s top five were Pennsylvania State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the DigiPen Institute of Technology, in Redmond, Wash.


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