Friday, October 7, 2011

Perhaps the biggest bid day in Ole Miss history

    Last week was Rush week at Ole Miss. There was an increase in the percentage of freshmen going through Rush, although the percentage still a fraction of what it was back in the days when Rush was the week before school started.
    But Ole Miss is a bigger place each year, and I think this year's rush group was the highest in Ole Miss history. 1,082 men signed up for rush and 804 received bids. 1,215 women signed up for rush and 1,073. received bids.
    The Daily Mississippian reports that sorority quota this year was 117, with an additional quota of 10 for upper-class rushees (that's upper class as in sophomores, juniors and seniors, not rich girls). It is reportedly the second-highest quota in the history of the American Greek system. The highest was also this year at the University of Arkansas, which was higher by three.
    After the girls get their bids they walk or run down Sorority Row to join their new sisters. I decided to take my 11-year-old daughter, Lucy, to observe the proper way to squeal. When you view the video below you will hear that I have created a squeal-instruction masterpiece!
    To any high school kids out there, if Ole Miss looks like a fun place, that's because it is. But there is plenty of school work going on. The Barksdale Honors college just announced that the average ACT score of its roughly 1,000 students is almost 31.
    But Sunday wasn't about studying, it was about having fun. And there was plenty of that to go around!

Oh, and by the way, feel free to post a link to my blog, but don't steal my video, as poor as it is!

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