We’re #10!!

Of the Top Ten Google searches by Chicagoans in 2010.

There are four school related items in the list, including three higher education institutions, but there is an interesting difference between them and us.

#2 is “UIC Blackboard,” so that’s clearly students (and faculty) looking for info about the school where they already are. #7 is “NEIUPort,” so I’m guessing that’s pretty much the same thing.

And then there’s us, just “Harold Washington College;” I’m guessing that means that the people looking for information on us are looking out of interest rather than necessity. We didn’t get much love from the writer who chose to say nothing about us, but still that’s some pretty good “brand recognition,” I’d say…wouldn’t you?

4 thoughts on “We’re #10!!

    • Agreed…by the way, “Bader Bunch” was hilarious! Great poster. Hope the sale went well.

  1. You beat me to the post PhiloDave. I read the news bit this morning and was impressed.
    What does it truly mean? Are more students looking at our institution as an academic option? Maybe the student email switch caused the spike? Maybe it was the folks at District looking for a link to The Lounge via hwc.ccc.edu? Who knows, it’s just fun to be on some top ten list, ain’t it?

  2. Abandoned green roof? The recent talk of banning menthol cigs? Best public restrooms in the Loop? A Daley event? (he was there when the college was renamed)

    College next to an environmental and aesthetic disaster? College next to a fancy hotel? College that is in need of a satellite campus?

    College named after one of the greatest orators in modern history, that still has not found its voice.


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