"I could just see the top of the top of the flagpole," Orval Redhair told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sounds like the tale of a small boy at a ceremony welcoming home the troops, right? Actually, he was describing the uphill layout of the No. 5 hole at a golf course in suburban Elizabeth, Pa. Yes, it's a par-three and he scored a hole in one on it - his first. But what makes his story remarkable is that he's 97.
If you needed a job, would you be attracted to a place "so remote [that] you get a feeling of how insignificant you are"? How about pay that's $98,000 a year less than the going rate back home? No? Then you can appreciate the difficulty an organization in England is having in finding 15 skilled workers. The British Antarctic Survey needs plumbers to keep the pipes open at its bases near the South Pole, where the temperature can hit -58 F. Ah, but the scenery is spectacular.
Harvard University trumps rivals, Ivy League and otherwise, as the best graduate school for business according to the latest annual list by US News & World Report. The magazine based its ranking on a survey of deans, senior professors, and corporate recruiters, as well as on student acceptance rates, graduate employment rates - and starting salaries. US News's top 10 places to earn an MBA degree:
1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University (tie) University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management (tie) Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
6. Columbia University
7. Duke University, Fuqua School of Business (tie) University of California- Berkeley, Haas School of Business
9. University of Chicago
10. Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business