Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Tucker Max University Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:36 am

Jericwithers wrote:Not sure if you should tell them you are about to commit with less money, have to incentivize them to give you more so you will go. Let me know how it works, I will be sending mine in a week or so.




FWIW I talked to Dean Hoye about this and it was my impression that the opposite could also be true. My impression was that he really only felt compelled to give people more money when someone's situation was along the lines of "I really want to go to Duke, but ___ offer elsewhere is making it difficult for me to commit, if you can match it I'll come".

Basically, he said they didn't like money being the only reason someone would have to end up choosing another school.

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Re: Tucker Max University Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:16 am

los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Not sure if you should tell them you are about to commit with less money, have to incentivize them to give you more so you will go. Let me know how it works, I will be sending mine in a week or so.




FWIW I talked to Dean Hoye about this and it was my impression that the opposite could also be true. My impression was that he really only felt compelled to give people more money when someone's situation was along the lines of "I really want to go to Duke, but ___ offer elsewhere is making it difficult for me to commit, if you can match it I'll come".

Basically, he said they didn't like money being the only reason someone would have to end up choosing another school.


That makes sense, and explains why people who write a 'why duke' get more money.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:48 pm

GO DUKIES beat Butler and their prepubescent coach!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:21 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:GO DUKIES beat Butler and their prepubescent coach!


The guy is 33, but I wouldn't have guessed that. Butler worked hard to be where they are at, but the 25 game winning streak comes to an end tonight. I feel like I am rooting for 'the machine' against John Henry when I wear my Duke t-shirt though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:49 pm

I'll laugh if Duke loses, but I'm still cheering for them.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:02 pm

thickfreakness wrote:I'll laugh if Duke loses, but I'm still cheering for them.


Butler has taken down some serious contenders, so I give them props for that. Duke better not get 'David and Goliath' syndrome on me now.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:05 pm

i just want to brag to my friends that im getting a 4th title in 5 years.

edit. 5th

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:08 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:i just want to brag to my friends that im getting a 4th title in 5 years.

edit. 5th


I find it sad that you come here first to try out said bragging, and that you associate the efforts of others with your own accomplishments.

I eat gator for lunch, I hope you know. The sad part? It doesn't even taste good without buttery-ranch sauce.

<--- Bitter Bevo

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:14 pm

At least we don't accept everybody who is top 10% of their high school

signed,
guy from top 15% of high school

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:16 pm

withers and cowboy,

You guys should stop arguing and focus on hating Alabama, since we whooped that ass consecutively this year.

hth.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:30 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:At least we don't accept everybody who is top 10% of their high school

signed,
guy from top 15% of high school


I was top 10.1% so I worked to get where I am lol. Also, its top 8% from here on out.
thickfreakness wrote:withers and cowboy,

You guys should stop arguing and focus on hating Alabama, since we whooped that ass consecutively this year.

hth.


I just figure that Alabama will recede back into irrelevancy soon enough that I won't even need to acknowledge the freak occurrence that your team used to slip out a victory with.

Can't we just settle this by which of our Universities has the best Law School? :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:35 pm

I will direct all of my hate at McElroy, who ruined my high school homecoming as well as Tebow's farewell tour.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:38 pm

Jericwithers wrote:I just figure that Alabama will recede back into irrelevancy soon enough that I won't even need to acknowledge the freak occurrence that your team used to slip out a victory with.

Can't we just settle this by which of our Universities has the best Law School? :lol:



I guess I could live with that since we still beat UF.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:39 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I will direct all of my hate at McElroy, who ruined my high school homecoming as well as Tebow's farewell tour.


I've never had to hate Alabama before, but half my family lives in Florida so we all have a lot of anger for the opposite side of the Gulf. Sorry.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:40 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I will direct all of my hate at McElroy, who ruined my high school homecoming as well as Tebow's farewell tour.


Tebow was a great football player but he's dumb as a rock. McElroy was selected to interview for a Rhodes after graduating with a 4.0 in three years. Keep hatin'.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:43 pm

Here's hoping Timmy gets drafted by the Panthers. A) to get to watch him every Sunday. B) To see everybody else groan at the coverage.

This just made me very sad. Although I am glad I don't have to watch the Bucs and Fins on both channels, the thought of Panther action is worse. Maybe it will encourage me to study more. Plus, the Cowboys are on nationally 80% of the time, anyway.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:32 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:I will direct all of my hate at McElroy, who ruined my high school homecoming as well as Tebow's farewell tour.


Tebow was a great football player but he's dumb as a rock. McElroy was selected to interview for a Rhodes after graduating with a 4.0 in three years. Keep hatin'.


Given the explicit preference for athletes in the Rhodes selection process (and the fact that it's BAMA - what other grade would a prof give McElroy), color me unimpressed (unless you're Myron Rolle - that guy was a bona fide freak). Dumb Tebow is credited, though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:36 pm

So, I picked up golf as a hobby over the weekend (odds are in favor of me dropping it next weekend though). TCR is calling me crusty white, BTW. Any good courses around Duke?

Also, can any current students attest to the fact that Duke does not give additional financial aid/grants besides loans once they give you an award statement after enrolling? I just hate to think that the scholarship amount they give you includes all the money possible, including need.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:48 pm

Michigan wl makes it more and more likely...

GO BLUE DEVILS! :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:51 pm

los blancos wrote:Michigan wl makes it more and more likely...

GO BLUE DEVILS! :mrgreen:


I saw, and you also posted that you want to transfer to YHSB. We should gun together: I become top of the class at Duke and you leave for another school. Win win.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm

Jericwithers wrote:So, I picked up golf as a hobby over the weekend (odds are in favor of me dropping it next weekend though). TCR is calling me crusty white, BTW. Any good courses around Duke?


The Duke University Golf Course was named #2 on Travel and Leisure's list of the Top 10 Collegiate Golf Courses. It looks awesome and is reasonably priced, esp. for students. It looks like there are a few public courses around there, but non-affiliated-with-a-college public courses are generally goat ranches, so beware. I've been playing a lot recently and am seriously trying to improve my game (my goal is to break 100 by the time I graduate in May, and be shooting in the low 90s consistently by the time I start LS.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:54 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:So, I picked up golf as a hobby over the weekend (odds are in favor of me dropping it next weekend though). TCR is calling me crusty white, BTW. Any good courses around Duke?


The Duke University Golf Course was named #2 on Travel and Leisure's list of the Top 10 Collegiate Golf Courses. It looks awesome and is reasonably priced, esp. for students. It looks like there are a few public courses around there, but non-affiliated-with-a-college public courses are generally goat ranches, so beware. I've been playing a lot recently and am seriously trying to improve my game (my goal is to break 100 by the time I graduate in May, and be shooting in the low 90s consistently by the time I start LS.


I'm still working on the goal of not hitting people on the driving range, hah! Is that the Washington Duke Inn? I could only find rates for RTP residents ($60?), but no kind of student rate or any kind of university club.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:09 pm

almost time for tip-off...the Cinderella garbage stops here. :evil:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:12 pm

soullesswonder wrote:almost time for tip-off...the Cinderella garbage stops here. :evil:

+1

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:44 pm

This thread is now the envy of the rest of TLS :mrgreen:




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