Amherst: Where education is King (and Queen)
Yes, ever since some Search Engine Optimization geek discovered "top ten lists" (or even top 100) are hit magnets everybody in the Internet publishing world has a top list about something.
Last week it was a list of words used in emails or phone calls that would draw the attention of NSA snoops. "Amherst" made the list. Bad.
Today it's a much better list: Business Insider is hawking a list of the "50 Smartest Cities in America;" and yes overly-enlightened Amherst comes in at #7. Good.
Of course Amherst is a town not a city. And to be more precise we're a "college town." But that's why we're soooooo smart.
Now if only we could keep that tiny minority of students from painting the town red every weekend when schools are in session.
Maybe then we could move up the list a few notches.