Back in February, Sarah Vowell penned an ode to her alma mater for the New York Times. The best-selling author, voice actor, and This American Life mainstay didn’t write about an Ivy League university or an elite liberal arts college with a 12% admission rate. She wrote, instead, over 1300 loving words about Montana State, the public university that had happened to be in her backyard. The article resonated with me because I, too, attended my home states’ public universities for both my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees.
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