bgc wrote:In iago's defense (which isn't really needed--I don't think anyone is accusing him of elitism), I think he's probably the least pompous poster on TLS. There's obviously a good deal of overlap between the applicant pools of the two schools (e.g., The Yale Waiting Room), so students at the two schools tend to be familiar with each other already.
Ha, thanks bgc. I wasn't going to respond because I always feel badly crashing y'all's thread, but it really had nothing to do with the "I only associate with HLS/YLS people." It was more that there is 1) a big rivalry between HLS and YLS which I thought it would be cool to try and bridge, 2) they are relatively close, thus making it at least fesable to hang out IRL on occasion in the future (which is why I didn't include SLS when it is, let's face it, at least as good as both of our schools, no matter what the rankings may say), 3) because, as bgc noted, there is a huge overlap between our applicant pools and, as I got to know a decent number of you from the waiting room, I really woudl like to keep in touch and 4) because we all will be very busy next year and, as someone who coordinates a lot of things, I know that it is hard enough to work with two different groups in two different states without throwing on 5-6 more groups and states.
If this thing takes off (which I'm still not sure it will,) I would be thrilled if it would expand to include more schools and whatnot. However, the key to success, as my father always told me, is to start small and grow. If I came across as arrogant or pompous, I'm really sorry. Looking back, I see how this could be read this way. However, please know this was the furthest from my mind. I think those of you who have dealt w/ me on TLS before would attest to this.
Also, I apologize for my habit of making numbered lists. It's something I fall back into when I feel defensive/hurt and its something I am still working on.
Ok, leaving you all in peace.... now!