Northwestern '11

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby mumbling2myself » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:21 pm

Merrill wrote:
nonunique wrote:I did not attend (nor was I invited), but I recall reviews that were middling at best. You'll learn to brief (a skill you'll likely stop utilizing within two weeks...assuming you ever start) and a couple of other throwaways. In exchange, you miss out on mid-day trips to the beach, a friends apartment, or a bar.

On the other hand, it IS free.


Wait, so not everyone is invited? Why are some invited and others not? Have some of us been tagged as needing "extra help?"


I think it's primarily for diverse students (or at any rate, it was last year). Nonunique probably didn't get the nod because he's white as the driven snow. He's a mid-southern boy who wears jorts to school... seriously. ;)

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Merrill » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:24 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:
Merrill wrote:
nonunique wrote:I did not attend (nor was I invited), but I recall reviews that were middling at best. You'll learn to brief (a skill you'll likely stop utilizing within two weeks...assuming you ever start) and a couple of other throwaways. In exchange, you miss out on mid-day trips to the beach, a friends apartment, or a bar.

On the other hand, it IS free.


Wait, so not everyone is invited? Why are some invited and others not? Have some of us been tagged as needing "extra help?"


I think it's primarily for diverse students (or at any rate, it was last year). Nonunique probably didn't get the nod because he's white as the driven snow. He's a mid-southern boy who wears jorts to school... seriously. ;)


Jorts? Srsly? Sorry, nonu, we can't hang out.

I'm about as white as they come too.... maybe I got the email because I'm a non-trad? But aren't most NU students? Maybe I'm just more "non-traditional" than most...

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby mumbling2myself » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:25 pm

Corsair wrote:A friend of mine is trying to sublet her apartment near NU. Contact e-teetshorn2010@nlaw.northwestern.edu if you're interested.

480 sq foot studio on the 51st floor for rent/sublet. Huge closet, large coat closet, large bathrooom with shower and tub, carpeting, wall to wall windows overlooking the city and lake. Kitchen has stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Available Aug 1, lease goes until Oct 31 and is renewable (6,9,12 month). Rent is 1190 a month and includes water, trash and gas. Only bill is electric which is usually around 20 per month. Bike room and separate storage locker. Fitness center with large swimming pool. Sun deck on 60th floor. 24 hour doorman, laundry room. Very close to NMH, Northwestern Law and Med Schools. Three blocks from Michigan Ave/Mag Mile.


By the way, not to screw your friend or anything, but that's a pretty high rent for <500 sq ft.; I had a considerably larger place than that and paid $20 less (though my heat was not included). You should suggest that she post a craiglist ad w/ photos , because that rent seems off to me (I'm guessing it's a damn nice apartment, and would be better sold by showing it off).

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby mumbling2myself » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:26 pm

Merrill wrote:Jorts? Srsly? Sorry, nonu, we can't hang out.

I'm about as white as they come too.... maybe I got the email because I'm a non-trad? But aren't most NU students? Maybe I'm just more "non-traditional" than most...


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SRSLY.

They may have expanded the program. Or perhaps non just doesn't remember the email ;)

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Merrill » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:27 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:
Merrill wrote:Jorts? Srsly? Sorry, nonu, we can't hang out.

I'm about as white as they come too.... maybe I got the email because I'm a non-trad? But aren't most NU students? Maybe I'm just more "non-traditional" than most...


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SRSLY.

They may have expanded the program. Or perhaps non just doesn't remember the email ;)


I hear having a mullet is bad for your memory.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby mumbling2myself » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:32 pm

Merrill wrote:I hear having a mullet is bad for your memory.


It turns out it's AMAZING for picking up the ladies, though. You just have to make sure it doesn't get tangled the NASCAR lanyard you use to hold your student ID...

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby brillig » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:49 pm

The summer prep email did come from Diversity Outreach, so I'm guessing it went out to the people who were already on their email list.

Merrill, maybe they also invited people who were already in the area and therefore might be interested?

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby nonunique » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:51 pm

My jorts have been excepted by a panel of experts from the scorn that most jorts rightfully deserve.

This has not:
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Also, the skullet is both more stylish and more successful on every metric.
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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Corsair » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:55 pm

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby BlueDevilSarah » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:56 pm

Wow....that looks like a kid I went to high school with. Scary.....

Merrill, is it possible you indicated on your application or acceptance that you would be interested in such a program? I think maybe that's why they'd be reaching out to you. I don't recall having any such email last year, but I think I probably would have benefited from the program, spending most of my education in math/science and not really having to do much else other than write tersely for 8 years. An extra bit of review during time when I wouldn't have been hung over from dealing with these party animals would have been helpful.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:19 pm

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Merrill » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:08 pm

nonunique wrote:
Also, the skullet is both more stylish and more successful on every metric.
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Oh god. Terrifying.

I'm sorry, nonunique, but everyone knows that there are no exceptions for jorts--they are all deserving of scorn.

Merrill, is it possible you indicated on your application or acceptance that you would be interested in such a program? I think maybe that's why they'd be reaching out to you. I don't recall having any such email last year, but I think I probably would have benefited from the program, spending most of my education in math/science and not really having to do much else other than write tersely for 8 years. An extra bit of review during time when I wouldn't have been hung over from dealing with these party animals would have been helpful.


I probably did check a box or something. I'm always checking boxes. I have been out of school for a bit, but I've also been working like crazy for the last few years, so I feel like free time and some relaxation before school starts is probably worth more to me than any sort of "warm-up" or review. Thanks for the perspective, though, BDS.

The summer prep email did come from Diversity Outreach, so I'm guessing it went out to the people who were already on their email list.


Oh, I didn't even notice that! So much for close reading. And hi, Brillig!

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Pilobolus » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:17 pm

What are jorts? We don't have them in California.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby nonunique » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:44 pm

Denim shorts...jean shorts...jorts. They can be godawful, or they can look like every other kind of cargo short, but with a durable fabric...mine are of the latter variety, but they are a rarity.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby mumbling2myself » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:58 pm

nonunique wrote:Denim shorts...jean shorts...jorts. They can be godawful, or they can look like every other kind of cargo short, but with a durable fabric...mine are of the latter variety, but they are a rarity.


Dude, you are sorely tempting me to take/post photos of your jortitude... ;)

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby nonunique » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:02 pm

I ain't a'scurred. I'm telling you, I have a Fashion Institute of Technology wonk on my side.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:07 pm

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby nonunique » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:11 pm

When I get some firm money in my pocket, I'm going to buy enough jorts (and winter undergarments) to wear them 365 days of the year just for you and M2M (and, to a lesser extent, BDS) as you're the only ones with a problem. A problem that has no logic you can articulate, mind you. Well, except that wearing jorts at any time of year is like wearing seersucker before Seersucker Thursday...and I'm not one for social conventions that exist solely for determining who is in the "in" crowd. kthxbai :)

From a MSM outlet (LinkRemoved):
But how did this happen? As a kid, everyone in Nashville wore jorts -- black people, Asian people, straight men, gay men, illegal immigrants. Basically, if you could wear jorts you did. I'll admit it, I wore jorts. And so did you, or you're lying. They combined the comfort of jeans with the airiness of shorts. Plus, man, they let your knees breathe.

There was no culture of idiocy being espoused by their wearing. But then, amazingly, circa 1995, jorts came in for ridicule in Nashville. It happened suddenly and without warning. Like 9/11. One day a kid wore jorts to school and left Algebra II that same day on the verge of tears. I knew how he felt because the fashion tides had similarly turned on me a year earlier for wearing a pink shirt.

Here today, gone tomorrow. That's the fashion world. Suddenly Nashville, like Paris and Milan, became a jort-free zone. At least for white people.*

*Interestingly, black men have escaped universal derision for wearing jorts. After deep contemplation I have two hypotheses for why this is: 1. Black men's dark legs look better in denim shorts than white men's pale legs; 2. White people are afraid to make fun of black people.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby brillig » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:30 pm

Merrill wrote:Oh, I didn't even notice that! So much for close reading. And hi, Brillig!

Howdy, Merrill. I decided against the prep thing, too. I figured that since I would never have considered a program like that if it hadn't been offered for free, it wouldn't really be much of a "deal" anyway.

The jorts issue, however, is clearly a subject worth considerable study this summer. When you see a guy in skintight, acid-washed jorts walking down Chicago Avenue, just yell "Hi, Nonunique!"

To be fair to Nonu and his fashion sense, I will admit that I have a picture of my best friend and me in exactly such jorts. Granted, we were 12 and it was the nineties. And we're girls. But still ;)

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Merrill » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:08 pm

brillig wrote:The jorts issue, however, is clearly a subject worth considerable study this summer. When you see a guy in skintight, acid-washed jorts walking down Chicago Avenue, just yell "Hi, Nonunique!"


I don't know--have you seen the summer tourists in Chicago? If I yelled at every single one wearing jorts, I'd be hoarse in about two blocks.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby jgarr » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:20 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:
Corsair wrote:A friend of mine is trying to sublet her apartment near NU. Contact e-teetshorn2010@nlaw.northwestern.edu if you're interested.

480 sq foot studio on the 51st floor for rent/sublet. Huge closet, large coat closet, large bathrooom with shower and tub, carpeting, wall to wall windows overlooking the city and lake. Kitchen has stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Available Aug 1, lease goes until Oct 31 and is renewable (6,9,12 month). Rent is 1190 a month and includes water, trash and gas. Only bill is electric which is usually around 20 per month. Bike room and separate storage locker. Fitness center with large swimming pool. Sun deck on 60th floor. 24 hour doorman, laundry room. Very close to NMH, Northwestern Law and Med Schools. Three blocks from Michigan Ave/Mag Mile.


By the way, not to screw your friend or anything, but that's a pretty high rent for <500 sq ft.; I had a considerably larger place than that and paid $20 less (though my heat was not included). You should suggest that she post a craiglist ad w/ photos , because that rent seems off to me (I'm guessing it's a damn nice apartment, and would be better sold by showing it off).


Not all of the high rises count the square footage the same way. The Onterie, where I'm going to be living, doesn't count kitchen or bath or closet sq. footage [God only knows why] in their quotes. I checked them out and they are comparable to the 6-700 sw. ft. studios elsewhere, even though they only call it 480 or thereabouts.

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Corsair » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:25 pm

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby jgarr » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:33 pm

^^^


Tryin to help out ur girl...

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby TTT-LS » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:52 pm

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Re: Northwestern '11

Postby Merrill » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:35 pm

Does anyone know where I can find my user name and password to access the admitted student site?




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