Why all the hate for Duke?

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NayBoer
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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?
We can pop more than one collar at a time?

If only I'd known sooner. My whole life until now has been wasted.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?


:lol: This made me laugh.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:23 pm

NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?
We can pop more than one collar at a time?

If only I'd known sooner. My whole life until now has been wasted.


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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:23 pm

NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?
We can pop more than one collar at a time?

If only I'd known sooner. My whole life until now has been wasted.


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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?
We can pop more than one collar at a time?

If only I'd known sooner. My whole life until now has been wasted.


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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby ze2151 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:27 pm

postit- while the "lay prestige" of uva and duke may lag behind others in the t-14 (at least from your perspective as a westerner), both schools do extremely well nationally.

disagree with the comment that it's fine as long as you're a wasp. go to c-ville. it is a tremendously progressive town. i've visited durham and would say similar things about the research triangle area, though i don't know the area as well.

if you want to dismiss these two schools out of hand as "southern" and therefore on a lower echelon, that's your business. but as a northeast corridor, philly-born "yank," i see a lot to love in both schools and would eagerly choose them over a comparably ranked northern school. it's a matter of taste.

op- in case you haven't noticed, TLS has within its population a strong contingent of arrogant rankophiles who are married to leiter, usnews, gourman, tls, or other rankings systems, systems that largely show a preferential option for the northeast (at the expense of the south, southwest, and west). if you like duke, go for it.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:30 pm

See my thread from last year here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58243 .

Also, I chose Duke over UVA, Mich, Berk, etc. PM me if you'd like.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby postitnotes » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:39 pm

ze2151 wrote:postit- while the "lay prestige" of uva and duke may lag behind others in the t-14 (at least from your perspective as a westerner), both schools do extremely well nationally.


Beyond HYS and maybe Columbia, schools are still somewhat regional. I didn't have any desire to work in the South nor DC. Also in secondary markets a lot of employers don't look at rankings. If I wanted to return to my secondary market in the West , it's probably easier from a school that has more recognition.

disagree with the comment that it's fine as long as you're a wasp. go to c-ville. it is a tremendously progressive town. i've visited durham and would say similar things about the research triangle area, though i don't know the area as well.


I visited when I was applying. They are generally WASPier than most of the other t-14. I think they offer pretty good QOL though.

if you want to dismiss these two schools out of hand as "southern" and therefore on a lower echelon, that's your business. but as a northeast corridor, philly-born "yank," i see a lot to love in both schools and would eagerly choose them over a comparably ranked northern school. it's a matter of taste.

op- in case you haven't noticed, TLS has within its population a strong contingent of arrogant rankophiles who are married to leiter, usnews, gourman, tls, or other rankings systems, systems that largely show a preferential option for the northeast (at the expense of the south, southwest, and west). if you like duke, go for it.


TLS probably has a stronger contingent of UVA trolls than anyone else if you haven't noticed. I was just being honest about what I thought when I was applying.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:44 pm

NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:How many collars are you currently popping?
We can pop more than one collar at a time?

If only I'd known sooner. My whole life until now has been wasted.


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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby hopefulincal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:47 pm

ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:See my thread from last year here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58243 .

Also, I chose Duke over UVA, Mich, Berk, etc. PM me if you'd like.


Thanks for this and the other replies. I can't believe the above thread didn't show up on my searches.

For people who have been to the Triangle, is it anything like suburban California (whether bay area or SoCal)?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby sckon » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:48 pm

...because Duke sucks

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:54 pm

TITCR: the basketball team.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby jay115 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:55 pm

My ex (gay male) is a PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill, and while not at Duke he's having a great time in the triangle. Not at all what he expected. That said, I wouldn't go to most southern schools bc I prefer to live in CA, thus I will go to law school in CA.




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