The Cheif of Political Operations at the US Embassy in Morocco leaned over to me and said, "Don't feel bad that you're the only one here from a state school. You should be proud. I'm a Badger too."
Other Sconnie Love I've encountered in the past 3 days in Morocco:
-On the Sky Mall airplane Magazine, Madison's farmer's market was named one of the Top 10 in the world...next to Paris, london, and Portland
-A random Moroccan historian asked me where I was from and when I told him he said, "OOOohh...Madison is very wel-known here. We love Wisconsin!" What a jolly fella.
-Professors from the UW-Mad are head honchos of the Agricultural Science Department in the Ministry of Agriculture
You keep it real, Madison.