But the University of Chicago, last time I checked, has 87 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty and alumni.
The pressures on administrators come from all sides: alumni donors are pleased when ranking goes up and irate when it goes down.
A sobering article on gang rape inside a UVA fraternity has Wahoo alumni like myself up in arms.
1640s, from Latin alumnus "a pupil," literally "foster son," vestigial present passive participle of alere "to nourish" (see old), with ending akin to Greek -omenos. Plural is alumni. Fem. is alumna (1882), fem. plural alumnae.