Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:46 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
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.


If I believed that gunning actually worked, I'd do it.

I'm not going in with the mentality that transferring is a main goal, but if I pull top 10% I'll probably be headed to Stanford.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:01 am

Sent my deposit off to Duke about 15 mintues ago :D

Do I get a 2010 Champions t-shirt by being the first to act?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:04 am

What a great way to start the next three years

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:05 am

johndh wrote:What a great way to start the next three years


I am hoping there is a pattern to 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2011

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:21 am

Jericwithers wrote:Sent my deposit off to Duke about 15 mintues ago :D

Do I get a 2010 Champions t-shirt by being the first to act?


You should. :mrgreen:

Barring a miracle from Chicago, I'll be joining you very soon.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Boba Fett » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:26 am

los blancos wrote:I'm not going in with the mentality that transferring is a main goal, but if I pull top 10% I'll probably be headed to Stanford.


Good idea. There you'll be able to enjoy a Women's Basketball Championship . . . or a thrashing by UConn. Wise choice!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:13 am

Jericwithers wrote: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.


Here is where I found most of the good info on the course: http://golf.duke.edu/.

The secret to playing golf well is understanding that you have to swing down on the ball to make it go up. I've played golf for years and I only figured that out about 3 weeks ago...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:20 am

I am extremely worried that Duke is going to over enroll now. Did their yield formula take into consideration a National Championship? I would like to think people act more rationally than that, but people love to go to schools that are the best at something (or else why would anyone go to Yale?).

insidethetwenty wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: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.


Here is where I found most of the good info on the course: http://golf.duke.edu/.

The secret to playing golf well is understanding that you have to swing down on the ball to make it go up. I've played golf for years and I only figured that out about 3 weeks ago...


Thanks for the tip, I need to find someone with experience to go with so I can leech for pointers.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:08 am

Jericwithers wrote:I am extremely worried that Duke is going to over enroll now. Did their yield formula take into consideration a National Championship? I would like to think people act more rationally than that, but people love to go to schools that are the best at something (or else why would anyone go to Yale?).

insidethetwenty wrote:
Jericwithers wrote: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.


Here is where I found most of the good info on the course: http://golf.duke.edu/.

The secret to playing golf well is understanding that you have to swing down on the ball to make it go up. I've played golf for years and I only figured that out about 3 weeks ago...


Thanks for the tip, I need to find someone with experience to go with so I can leech for pointers.


Some advice that I should heed myself is to go take a lesson or two from a teaching pro. I've never taken a lesson so I feel like I have a whole set of swing "ideas" (i.e. keep the left arm straight, turn the hips, swing down...) but without a solid grasp on how to put them all together when I'm standing over the ball in the middle of an actual round of golf.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:12 am

insidethetwenty wrote:Some advice that I should heed myself is to go take a lesson or two from a teaching pro. I've never taken a lesson so I feel like I have a whole set of swing "ideas" (i.e. keep the left arm straight, turn the hips, swing down...) but without a solid grasp on how to put them all together when I'm standing over the ball in the middle of an actual round of golf.


Ya I am thinking about dropping $20 for a swing class lol. After that it gets too expensive for me to take 1on1 lessons, until I have some basics down.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:45 am

Only $25 for "Duke Student Late Play".

:shock:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:47 am

DallasCowboy wrote:Only $25 for "Duke Student Late Play".

:shock:


Pretty good. This isn't the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Course though, right? Oh, I guess it is. Sweet!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:43 pm

I don't think I am ever going to understand the roads in Durham. Why can't they be a grid like a normal city?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:48 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I don't think I am ever going to understand the roads in Durham. Why can't they be a grid like a normal city?


The freeways do twist and turn a lot, you're right about that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:26 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I don't think I am ever going to understand the roads in Durham. Why can't they be a grid like a normal city?



Navigating downtown sucked so much. I told my wife that we're definitely finally going to buy a GPS if we move there because I would really rather not get lost in Durham.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:32 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:I don't think I am ever going to understand the roads in Durham. Why can't they be a grid like a normal city?



Navigating downtown sucked so much. I told my wife that we're definitely finally going to buy a GPS if we move there because I would really rather not get lost in Durham.

Don't do it. It will ruin your ability to self navigate!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:43 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:I don't think I am ever going to understand the roads in Durham. Why can't they be a grid like a normal city?



Navigating downtown sucked so much. I told my wife that we're definitely finally going to buy a GPS if we move there because I would really rather not get lost in Durham.

Don't do it. It will ruin your ability to self navigate!


I make the same recommendations for washing machines and dishwashers. I would rather be self-sufficient than have the comforts of modern day life.

Oh, and fire departments too. I have to keep sharp my ability to stop my own house from burning down. :wink:

With my GPS, navigating Durham was extremely easy. If I may recommend, get the GPS which has Snoop Dogg's voice giving the directions.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:48 pm

Is there any thought on whether the deposit has to be received by April 30th or just postmarked by April 30th. The acceptance letter says 'Must be sent no later than April 30th' but included in the same acceptance packet is a info sheet which says 'The deposit must be received by the date set forth in the included letter.' I guess I should call and ask.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:01 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Is there any thought on whether the deposit has to be received by April 30th or just postmarked by April 30th. The acceptance letter says 'Must be sent no later than April 30th' but included in the same acceptance packet is a info sheet which says 'The deposit must be received by the date set forth in the included letter.' I guess I should call and ask.


Overnight it on the morning of the 29th and you're solid either way. Keep in mind that if you mail it USPS it probably has to go through a central campus mail center and then make its way out to the law school, which could add a delay to delivery. That FedEx truck is probably going to pull right up to the building and the driver will hand deliver to the admissions office. I'm overnighting mine even if I send it in early.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Boba Fett » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:05 am

thickfreakness wrote:That FedEx truck is probably going to pull right up to the building and the driver will hand deliver to the admissions office. I'm overnighting mine even if I send it in early.


This is very good information. Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:29 am

I think you own stock in FedEx, thick.

Everyone should watch the first story of this show: --LinkRemoved-- Hah!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:00 am

Jericwithers wrote:I think you own stock in FedEx, thick.

Everyone should watch the first story of this show: --LinkRemoved-- Hah!


I wish that my current income level afforded me the opportunity to purchase stock. Unfortunately, living almost paycheck to paycheck kind of precludes one from entering the market.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby mlf1939 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:25 am

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Is there any thought on whether the deposit has to be received by April 30th or just postmarked by April 30th. The acceptance letter says 'Must be sent no later than April 30th' but included in the same acceptance packet is a info sheet which says 'The deposit must be received by the date set forth in the included letter.' I guess I should call and ask.


Overnight it on the morning of the 29th and you're solid either way. Keep in mind that if you mail it USPS it probably has to go through a central campus mail center and then make its way out to the law school, which could add a delay to delivery. That FedEx truck is probably going to pull right up to the building and the driver will hand deliver to the admissions office. I'm overnighting mine even if I send it in early.


Definitely agree with overnighting...I sent my deposit to admissions and scholarship contract to financial aid by USPS priority mail for a 4/1/10 deposit deadline. The tracking info indicates that both were delivered 3/23/10 but, as of today, neither envelope has been received by its intended recipient. Both offices were really nice about it and said that USPS mail takes a while to get through their system...I'm really doubting whether mine will ever make it through at this point.

I finally just FedEx-ed everything and it was received without a problem. I will definitely not be using USPS again.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:08 pm

mlf1939 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Is there any thought on whether the deposit has to be received by April 30th or just postmarked by April 30th. The acceptance letter says 'Must be sent no later than April 30th' but included in the same acceptance packet is a info sheet which says 'The deposit must be received by the date set forth in the included letter.' I guess I should call and ask.


Overnight it on the morning of the 29th and you're solid either way. Keep in mind that if you mail it USPS it probably has to go through a central campus mail center and then make its way out to the law school, which could add a delay to delivery. That FedEx truck is probably going to pull right up to the building and the driver will hand deliver to the admissions office. I'm overnighting mine even if I send it in early.


Definitely agree with overnighting...I sent my deposit to admissions and scholarship contract to financial aid by USPS priority mail for a 4/1/10 deposit deadline. The tracking info indicates that both were delivered 3/23/10 but, as of today, neither envelope has been received by its intended recipient. Both offices were really nice about it and said that USPS mail takes a while to get through their system...I'm really doubting whether mine will ever make it through at this point.

I finally just FedEx-ed everything and it was received without a problem. I will definitely not be using USPS again.


How much did it cost?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:13 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
mlf1939 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Is there any thought on whether the deposit has to be received by April 30th or just postmarked by April 30th. The acceptance letter says 'Must be sent no later than April 30th' but included in the same acceptance packet is a info sheet which says 'The deposit must be received by the date set forth in the included letter.' I guess I should call and ask.


Overnight it on the morning of the 29th and you're solid either way. Keep in mind that if you mail it USPS it probably has to go through a central campus mail center and then make its way out to the law school, which could add a delay to delivery. That FedEx truck is probably going to pull right up to the building and the driver will hand deliver to the admissions office. I'm overnighting mine even if I send it in early.


Definitely agree with overnighting...I sent my deposit to admissions and scholarship contract to financial aid by USPS priority mail for a 4/1/10 deposit deadline. The tracking info indicates that both were delivered 3/23/10 but, as of today, neither envelope has been received by its intended recipient. Both offices were really nice about it and said that USPS mail takes a while to get through their system...I'm really doubting whether mine will ever make it through at this point.

I finally just FedEx-ed everything and it was received without a problem. I will definitely not be using USPS again.


How much did it cost?


I think overnight service usually ranges from 10 to 20 bucks. Honestly, though, it's kind of an important thing you're sending so I think the cost is worth it.

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