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Postby Joshua Kreitzer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:02 am

An earlier version of the misleading "average salary" appeared in Sports Illustrated in 1984 (

A self-explanatory comment from Dr. Lawrence A. Simpson, director of the office of career planning and placement at the University of Virginia, on how members of the school's 1983 graduating class fared in the job market: "Our highest salaries were for graduates of the Department of Rhetoric and Communications Studies, where the beginning average pay was $55,000 a year. Of course, the average height was 6'5". Thanks, Ralph."

(referring to Ralph Sampson)
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