Tulane 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
CassieRae
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:13 pm

broadhead wrote:
nianlong wrote:
Well yes everyone loves it! But that's probably what makes it unsafe. VERY unsafe, it is.


What do you mean?

And here's another question: If parking in New Orleans, especially around the school, is difficult, the street cars are unreliable, and since it is apparently unsafe to walk around the city alone, how exactly do students travel within the city?


i'm a new orleans native who's lived in some other cities, and i'm happy to answer questions. (i'm also considering joining the tulane class of 2012.)

i just want to say real quick that while i'm all for caution, especially since some people will be coming to town from very different places, my opinion is that this thread's vibe is unnecessarily fear-producing. the only crime my family and i have experienced in 20+ years in the tulane neighborhood is the time my bike got stolen... because i left it unlocked in the park while i flirted with a girl. so.

to answer this particular question, i think new orleans is a good bike city, esp. for tulane students. buses and streetcars work too (i used to ride the bus to my job downtown--if you budget a few extra minutes and use the schedules, you won't have a problem). but a lot of this stuff has to do with what you're used to. if you're coming from nyc, you'll be appalled by the public transportation but pleasantly surprised by the weather/atmosphere/safety. if you're coming from someplace more rural, it might be the reverse.

by all means look at the nopd crime maps - a great tool. but if you find yourself getting freaked out, be sure to check on your current campus's crime stats (if like most people you don't do that regularly). you might be surprised... and i think you'll see that tulane students are very safe and that the crime situation is comparable to (if not better than) most any other major university campus.

edit to add: the nopd found and returned my bike.


YAY, positivity! Thanks for that insight!

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thucydides
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby thucydides » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:02 am

Does anyone know if there is a Tulane Prospective Students of 2012 Facebook group?

CassieRae
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:43 am

thucydides wrote:Does anyone know if there is a Tulane Prospective Students of 2012 Facebook group?


i dont think so, i checked before lol. we should make one though! Tulane Law School Class of 2012!

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby billykelly76 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:39 am

I'm from DC, another city with a reasonably large amount of crime. Unfortunately adding to that is the incredibly corrupt police force whose officers enjoy harrassing law-abiding citizens at every opportunity. How is the NOPD?

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby midwesterner » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:50 am

CassieRae wrote:
thucydides wrote:Does anyone know if there is a Tulane Prospective Students of 2012 Facebook group?


i dont think so, i checked before lol. we should make one though! Tulane Law School Class of 2012!



I second this notion!

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby criket876 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:28 am

Another nola native here also considering Tulane in the fall. The crime thing on this thread is definitely way out of whack. Yeh this is a fairly dangerous city, but 99.9% of people don't have any problems. This isn't Mexico. To stay away from violent crime, don't sell drugs. Period. You're a lot more likely to get beat up by being an a**hole to a cop during Carnival.
Also, I don't know why the earlier poster was dissing Craigslist. I love our local Craigslist and use it for everything, including housing. But when you visit, definitely talk to some students because they have the connections for some excellent deals.
As for hotels, we got a million good ones to choose from. Way too many options. I can't imagine you'll spend much time there, however. At least you better not IMO. If you don't expect to do some partying while you're here, I question your reason for choosing Tulane. We like to party here way more than you are used to--I guarantee it. Which could be problematic for 1L.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby nolaben » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:24 pm

As a current Tulane UG, i also feel the need to make a post about the "rampant crime" being reported in this thread. I've lived here for four years now, on and off-campus, and have never had a single issue. It's all about being smart - i.e., locking your doors at night and not walking around alone after dark. Like others have said, the majority of crimes are drug-related and occur in other parts of town. That being said, New Orleans has been an amazing place to go to school and I have no doubt that whoever ends up at Tulane for law school will thoroughly enjoy their three years here. I have a million and one suggestions about places to visit, eat, live, go out, etc., so if anyone has any questions/concerns please feel free to PM me. Lastly, it's really easy to have a car here, even around campus - I live like 3 blocks away and have never had an issue parking. I would highly recommend a car, especially for things like grocery shopping, going out to eat, and running any kind of errand - it's almost a necessity.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby jas167 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:12 pm

I want to ASD on March 6th and loved it and have decided it's my first choice.. It seems like such an awesome place to go to school.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby nkrienke32 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:24 pm

Ditto. The activities themselves were slightly boring for me,but then again I was basically sold when I stepped off the airplane and it was 75 and sunny out, so I didn't need 8 hours of convincing. All of the people I met, both current and prospective students, were extremely nice and friendly. And, of course, I had a blast in the French Quarter friday night, even though I don't remember any of it.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby davefromfl » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:48 pm

Hey guys, how many people were at the March 6 ASW? (about) I'm going on 3/20 and all this Tulane talk is getting me really excited.

nkrienke32
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby nkrienke32 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:42 pm

Just a guesstimate, but I'd say about between 50-60 prospectives plus guests. You have reason to be excited, this school is really really cool.

CassieRae
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:56 pm

I would highly recommend a car, especially for things like grocery shopping, going out to eat, and running any kind of errand - it's almost a necessity.[/quote]

wow thanks for that tip! everyone seemed to kind of discourage it or say there is no need for one so its nice to get another view. i felt the same way though, about parking lately. i stayed with a friend for asd only a couple blocks from campus and it seemed like parking was fine. :)

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:58 pm

nkrienke32 wrote:Ditto. The activities themselves were slightly boring for me,but then again I was basically sold when I stepped off the airplane and it was 75 and sunny out, so I didn't need 8 hours of convincing. All of the people I met, both current and prospective students, were extremely nice and friendly. And, of course, I had a blast in the French Quarter friday night, even though I don't remember any of it.



hahahaha, nick. i wish i made it out! we'll have a re-do in august for "disorientation." (the bus driver on the tour mentioned it. if you havent heard about it, get pumped).

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:00 pm

davefromfl wrote:Hey guys, how many people were at the March 6 ASW? (about) I'm going on 3/20 and all this Tulane talk is getting me really excited.


I'd even venture to say maybe a few more than 60. but i agree on everything else. sometimes it got boring but thats the nature of financial aid lectures lol. and everyone was super friendly. loved it!

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby aguacaliente » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:14 pm

glad to see that you guys enjoyed tulane.

i got to eat lunch with some of you guys. it was quite enjoyable to get a free lunch and talk about school. ha.

good luck choosing!

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby calfootballfan » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:39 pm

saar wrote:Anyone for the April ASD??? I think that's when I am coming!


I'm going to the April ASD too! Anyone else?

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby williambrianlondon » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:39 pm

i'll be there, but that's mainly because i'm a 1L.

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aguacaliente
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby aguacaliente » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:46 pm

williambrianlondon wrote:i'll be there, but that's mainly because i'm a 1L.


me too. goodbye brief and lrw.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby volfan6415 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:58 am

Is there a facebook group for the class of 2012?

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby volfan6415 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:12 pm

wow this thread died.....

nianlong
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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby nianlong » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:10 pm

Can anybody else give a good reason to choose Tulane$$ over UGA in-state?

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby rosieposie » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:10 pm

I'm excited about my trip to nola in a few weeks! Was just admitted yesterday, about 75%decided.

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby tigerl » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:43 pm

I might go to Tulane this summer. The 25k scholarship is really tempting, considering this economy. And the city looks awesome. The bohemian artist in me is getting all vibes. :lol:

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby tigerl » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:46 am

volfan6415 wrote:Is there a facebook group for the class of 2012?


here it is: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51947398018

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Re: Tulane 2012

Postby CassieRae » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:31 pm

volfan6415 wrote:wow this thread died.....



hahaha, its just.... all the people, like you said, who are writing about tulane, are writing about their "eternally eligible" status in the other thread. but i agree, more conversation should be made amongst us definite tulanians. after all we will be seeing plenty of each other in a few short months!




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