The secret in both cases? Recruiting. Teaching and coaching helps too, but finding the people who will thrive here and excel in their special talents is more important.
And by the way, the star of the basketball victory over New Mexico, pictured celebrating in the first article I linked to? He's a computer science major.
This is a pretty amazing place. Today the weather is even good! And yesterday the Admissions Office sent out a few fat envelopes along with many thin ones … Nice picture of senior admissions officer David Evans carrying the envelopes out to the mail truck!