It's fun being in the admission office for a university that is so close to a great city. It's also fun to see the city portrayed in such a great light in the national media. With the Central Division Champion Cleveland Indians surprising the New York Yankees (sorry, LeBron) in the playoffs, there has been a lot of talk about the energy exuded by the people of Cleveland.
Sure we have a lot going for us in the sports arena (the Cavs made it to the NBA Finals last season, and the Browns are surprising people this year), but Cleveland is enjoying success in other areas as well. One of the reasons that I love the location of JCU is its proximity to Cleveland, and when I speak to families about it I always tell them about Cleveland's great public transportation system. Well, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has just been named the North America's Best Public Transportation System by the American Public Transportation Association. This is an incredible feat and one that the city is very proud to have accomplished. It's nice to know that the great city of Cleveland is getting some positive recognition for the amazing strides it has taken over the last few years.
Now if we can just get past the Red Sox, all will be well in Greater Cleveland.
Go Blue Streaks and Go Tribe!