Despite Depredations By Witless Knox, Perugia University Is Again Rated Italy’s #1

Really don’t miss this, it is astonishing work

Universities Compared

What do Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, and Cornell have in common?

They are all large campus universities that really dominate their towns. Usually wonderful places that feel pretty special. Here are 50 in the US and a couple of dozen in the UK.

Perugia University (UP) is a campus town too, a very big one, with about 1 in 5 residents either on the staff or studying there.

UP is known as top-level globally in its main fields with renowned teachers and professors attracted from all over the world.

Knox of course was not enrolled there, see her pretty phony excuse explained here. Students fled by the hundreds after the shock report of Meredith’s death - it was ultra-safe Perugia’s first murder for some years.

The university did shut down during the peak of Italy’s pandemic but is back up to speed now with expanded remote learning - and the choir! - in place.

And UP has again won a prestigious award. From the “Top Universities” site, this was last year’s report, which for 2020 remains the same:

The University of Perugia, one of the oldest in Europe (established in 1308), is located in the Umbria Region, in the “green heart of Italy”, famous for arts, music and natural landscapes. Today organized in 16 Departments and several Centers of excellence, it has about 24,000 students, 1,100 professors and researchers and 1,100 staff.

The quality of its research, education and services is certified by the 2018/2019 Censis ranking (Center for Studies on Social Investments), that sees the University of Perugia first, for the sixth year in a row, among all large-sized Italian Universities within 20-40 thousand enrolled students.

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A really well funded university as Google Images also shows. Sweet dreams indeed!

If the world thinks that the US has become a nation of idiots, there’s some truth in that - with some exceptions, American education is very under-funded here, and way too few graduates are world-class.

Underpaid school teachers are exiting in droves, as the New York Times reported the other day. It’s going to get worse.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/23/20 at 04:30 PM | #

I love the song “Sweet Dreams are Made of These” and congrats to Perugia University.

Posted by Hopeful on 08/23/20 at 08:56 PM | #

Hi Hopeful

Yes a smart way to promote a fine university. In the Censis ratings done by opinion polls there is one “layer” of universities larger than Perugia, the mega-universities (Rome, Milan, Bologne) which have upward of 40,000 students. Perugia’s rating again beats all of them and is Italy’s #1 campus university/college town.

Meredith chose wisely. Knox did not even know it existed? Gimme a break. She had to advance this lie in her book to explain why she did not enroll despite telling her parents she would get credits and why she did not come with University of Washington funding.

Talking to [Meredith] that first day, I was shocked to find how truly little I knew about my new city. I assumed Meredith and I would be classmates at the University for Foreigners, but she was enrolled at the University of Perugia. I couldn’t believe I’d been so laser-focused on my own program that I’d overlooked a local college, with a whopping thirty-four thousand students, just a ten-minute walk from our villa. I could have found out all about it if I’d only bothered to do a search on Google. But I had such a brochure image stuck in my head of Perugia as a tranquil, almost monastic place. As it turned out, more than a quarter of the city’s population were students, and while Perugia is more than two millennia older and way more picturesque, it’s a college town much like Ann Arbor or Berkeley or Chapel Hill.

She was looking for monastic?! And all those easy drugs Perugia then had a reputation for and those Italian boys she hit on at Patrick’s bar sure made Knox laser-focussed on some things…

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/24/20 at 08:52 AM | #

I have just checked the history of “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This”. It dates back to 1983, and Wikipedia has a surprisingly large write-up for a single song.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/24/20 at 09:03 AM | #

I’d love to read a book by Mignini about the case.

Posted by DavidB on 08/25/20 at 05:32 PM | #

I just watched this vid:

They study Knox body language. And, mercifully, they talk unbiasedly.

Posted by DavidB on 08/27/20 at 06:40 PM | #

Well done DavidB.

Reader alerts are also coming in. This is not the first YouTube to analyse Knox’s body language of course.

There is not even one that makes her look good or in the clear, even though she has had years to rehearse.

She was a fool not to go to ground in 2012 and instead to flaunt herself for the mafias and big bucks ever since. 

Any first reactions are welcome here. Worth a main post or not? We do have important posts coming up.

Also I for one am iffy about that “cover page”.

If its a yes, then the post would rebut the spoken lies, and offer a tough list of what is left out.

Alternatively we could post all the Knox body language YouTubes as a group.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/28/20 at 07:46 AM | #

Pete, this body language analysis of Knox is also worth watching:

Posted by DavidB on 08/30/20 at 04:11 PM | #

I must add, the Youtuber ‘Face Body Reading’ also does an analysis about Steven Avery.  But I think his analysis of Avery is absolutely wrong.  I still think he makes interesting points about Knox. But I wouldn’t trust him with all of his analysis.

Posted by DavidB on 09/01/20 at 07:12 AM | #
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