The 80-20 Rule, and the Reason for this Whole Site 1

Remember when we just mentioned the 80-20 rule? I’ll remind you – it was when we were talking about the distribution of resources as correlated to the number of Orthodox students, and we noted that it’s easier and a better fit than correlating to NCSY alumni or Jewish students in […]

R-squared and Residuals

The previous post went into all the details and resources that made up our religious resource ranking of Jewish life in colleges. And while plenty of questions and concerns will surely be raised, I’m confident enough in our methodology and approach to move ahead with some fun things we can do with this […]

Resources and Rankings 2

Creating a ranking system for Jewish life on college campuses is difficult and subjective – each person has his or her own perspective and opinions, and every place has its own pros and cons. Sometimes the response is to avoid the topic altogether, or to rank them on one factor […]

Why Kosher?

Often when one talks about Jewish life in college, the conversation starts and ends with one thing: Kosher food. Now I know it’s an important aspect of Jewish life, and that it’s a $12 billion industry, but why the obsession with kosher food on college campuses? This includes universities, who in […]

Ranking Colleges 3

There’s always some controversy and bickering, but US News and World Report seems to have come up with a pretty good algorithm for their rankings of top universities. Of course, Princeton Review, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek probably think theirs rankings are better, but that’s because they think their algorithms are better. What I […]


What is this blog? What is this site? Who’s writing this? All good questions 🙂 Let me try and explain: My name is Hart Levine, went to the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in May 2010 with a degree in bioengineering. Since then (and during my time in college) I […]