Massachusetts is home to 121 institutions of higher education. Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both located in Cambridge, consistently rank among the world's best universities. In addition, Tufts University (29th), Boston College (31st) and Brandeis University (31st) rank in the top 40. Among the liberal arts colleges, three of the top ten are in Massachusetts, with Williams College (1st), Amherst College (2nd) and Wellesley College (6th). Others in the top 40 are Smith College (19th), Holy Cross (29th) and Mount Holyoke (29th). The public University of Massachusetts (UMASS) features 5 campuses in the state, with its flagship campus in Amherst, which enrolls 25,000 students. Massachusetts is also home to the country's oldest public elementary school (The Mather School) founded in 1639, the oldest high school (Boston Latin) founded in 1635, the oldest boarding school (The Governor's Academy) founded in 1763, the oldest college (Harvard University) founded in 1636 and the oldest women's college (Mount Holyoke) founded in 1837.
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who understands all the intricacies of the . military: each layer of bureaucracy; the relationships among every service, command, and office; the nature of every program. It's more than any one head can hold -- and difficult to capture succinctly in words. (Perhaps that's why the Pentagon relies so heavily on PowerPoint.) So, to present Shawn Brimley and Paul Scharre's concept for a military built from scratch, FP 's editors opted to show, not just tell. This visualization illustrates the key elements of the authors' full-scale redesign and underscores its stark contrast with the status quo. It's amazing what you can do with a blank slate.