When thinking of a post to do about Chapman University, I couldn’t think of anything. I was trying to think of different facts or statistics that I heard around campus. One that I have heard from multiple people is that this past year, Glass Hall was awarded 5th Hottest Dorm in America. At first, my initial reaction was, “No way, Chapman is such a small university. How did Glass Hall get noticed?” Then, I actually looked it up. It’s actually true.
At first I didn’t know whether to take this as a compliment to our school or not. I mean, I live in Henley and this statistic does not pertain to this year, but I still thought, “Wow, I guess I am going to a school with some good-looking people.” At the same time, I wonder if our school is taken seriously or seen as “good for it’s looks.” I also wonder how “hotness” is accounted for. Who judges the “hotness” of the people on campus.
When reflecting on my thoughts on measuring “hotness”, I think of typical stereotypes all of us have. One of these stereotypes definitely has to do with the idea that if a person is good-looking or takes time to look good, they are not very intelligent. Reversing the roles, people that don’t take care of themselves are not necessarily intelligent. I am not going to lie, I am guilty of believing in this stereotype. Do you believe that these stereotypes are common misconceptions that will probably never change?
In your opinion, are these rankings worth looking at? Do you believe that this is good or bad publicizing for the school? Overall, do you think this is a good representation of our school? Comment with your thoughts on this poll!