Overly optimistic URMs?

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jlk411
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Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby jlk411 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:00 pm

Just saw the following post from another thread on this site...is it possible we are being too optimistic re our URM status? no, right?

"Haha oh man I feel you. I'm in a worse spot. I had a 3.61/161 last year and I used my ED at Columbia where I got held and then finally rejected after waiting about seven months. I honestly feel if I had used it at a school like Michigan or Duke I would have been set. I slacked off my whole senior year of college because some TLS posters told me I would get into the T14 because of being a URM and my GPA dropped to 3.49. I ended up getting WL'ed and rejected at five T14's."

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:01 pm

I wouldn't take DaRascal too seriously =/

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby dredougpondcumings » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:05 pm

He is just the wrong type of URM. If you check the current URM thread and LSN, black applicants are getting in to T14s with his stats.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby twenty » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:30 pm

dredougpondcumings wrote:He is just the wrong type of URM.


Careful with this.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:31 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:I wouldn't take DaRascal too seriously =/

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby jlk411 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:17 pm

dredougpondcumings wrote:He is just the wrong type of URM. If you check the current URM thread and LSN, black applicants are getting in to T14s with his stats.



Yeah, I thought so (re AAs getting in with those stats) I just wanted to make sure. I'm fairly new, so wanted to make sure I wasn't overestimating my chances. (AA/Native American Female 3.5/160-- going to retake in June)

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby dredougpondcumings » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:39 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:
dredougpondcumings wrote:He is just the wrong type of URM.


Careful with this.


Careful with what? You're being overly senstive. I merely stated that he was the wrong type of URM to assume that large of a boost. Hasn't this been established on this site? Geez, lighten up son.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby twenty » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:45 pm

And if that's all you're trying to say, no worries. You can understand, however, seeing as there are an abundance of trolls that seem to materialize whenever affirmative action is mentioned, wording "African-Americans, historically speaking, receive a quantitatively larger boost" as "he wasn't the right kind of URM" (while true), detracts focus a bit.

Apologies, since that's apparently not what you're going for.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:05 am

dredougpondcumings wrote:He is just the wrong type of URM.



"You People?"


(Anger Management- funniest movie ever)

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby twenty » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:07 am

So good of you to join us. ;)

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby DaRascal » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:38 am

Heard there was a party and thought I'd get in on the action. 8)

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby dredougpondcumings » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:16 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:And if that's all you're trying to say, no worries. You can understand, however, seeing as there are an abundance of trolls that seem to materialize whenever affirmative action is mentioned, wording "African-Americans, historically speaking, receive a quantitatively larger boost" as "he wasn't the right kind of URM" (while true), detracts focus a bit.

Apologies, since that's apparently not what you're going for.


No worries! Didn't know we had to be so PC around here though.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby dredougpondcumings » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:18 pm

DaRascal wrote:Heard there was a party and thought I'd get in on the action. 8)


Side note: Come to Valpo, Rascal. I know PR's get full rides here. The midwest is not so bad.

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Re: Overly optimistic URMs?

Postby Black_Swan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:41 pm

dredougpondcumings wrote:He is just the wrong type of URM. If you check the current URM thread and LSN, black applicants are getting in to T14s with his stats.


Waow hope u ve automatic log in with that username :mrgreen:




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