Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby hereforhelp » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:37 am

I have the same question.

On a related note, does anyone know who determines the amount you can take out for each loan (subsidized federal loan, unsubsidized federal loan, gradplus loan, etc.)? Is it the Financial Aid Office or government...? Thanks!

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby holybartender » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:51 am

There are federal maximums for the Stafford subsidized ($8,500?) and unsubsidized loans ($12,000?). The gradplus loans can cover up to the cost of attendance, I believe.

Today was a bad day of work. I am considering just leaving and going somewhere and relaxing. Taking suggestions.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby NeXP » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:13 am

Bora Bora

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby sjsteece » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:49 am

hereforhelp wrote:I have the same question.

On a related note, does anyone know who determines the amount you can take out for each loan (subsidized federal loan, unsubsidized federal loan, gradplus loan, etc.)? Is it the Financial Aid Office or government...? Thanks!



Cornell determines the amount for gradplus. They should have sent you a letter detailing what their expectations for our cost of living expenses next year will be. This, plus tuition and minus any grants and Stafford loans is the amount you can request from gradplus. They do let you request increases for child care, medical care, and a one time computer purchase.

Also for anyone trying to apply, you apparently can't do gradplus online, you have to fill out the paper form that was attached to the email and send it in.

Things are starting to feel pretty real!

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby vexion » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:27 am

holybartender wrote:Today was a bad day of work. I am considering just leaving and going somewhere and relaxing. Taking suggestions.

Hawaii, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peru, St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Trinidad, Argentina, Brazil...

I just quit my job yesterday. I'll go with you. :D

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby AdamatUCF » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:50 am

Big Tuna wrote:
AdamatUCF wrote:
Big Tuna wrote:and restaurant guide.


I don't recall getting this. If you've got a scanner, I'd love to see it. :-D


I'll see what I can do after work :)



So, Big Tuna, any update on this?

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby holybartender » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:02 pm

vexion wrote:
holybartender wrote:Today was a bad day of work. I am considering just leaving and going somewhere and relaxing. Taking suggestions.

Hawaii, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Spain, England, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peru, St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Trinidad, Argentina, Brazil...

I just quit my job yesterday. I'll go with you. :D


I kind of want to go to Mexico since I've never been. Although a cruise in the Caribbean isn't a terrible idea.. they aren't -incredibly- expensive.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby sjsteece » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:04 pm

AdamatUCF wrote:
Big Tuna wrote:
AdamatUCF wrote:
Big Tuna wrote:and restaurant guide.


I don't recall getting this. If you've got a scanner, I'd love to see it. :-D


I'll see what I can do after work :)



So, Big Tuna, any update on this?



There's an insider's guide on the website that lists the restaurants they recommend:

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... _guide.cfm

and also I found this site a while ago, it seems pretty cool:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=&n ... haca%2C+NY

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:24 pm

sjsteece wrote:
AdamatUCF wrote:
Big Tuna wrote:
AdamatUCF wrote:I don't recall getting this. If you've got a scanner, I'd love to see it. :-D


I'll see what I can do after work :)



So, Big Tuna, any update on this?



There's an insider's guide on the website that lists the restaurants they recommend:

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... _guide.cfm

and also I found this site a while ago, it seems pretty cool:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=&n ... haca%2C+NY

If you're looking for good restaurants, I'm sure current students can help you out.

My favorites are Maxie's Supper Club (New Orleans style cuisine), Stella's (fantastic but somewhat expensive food near the law school, Wednesday is half off burgers night, good breakfasts), The Noodle House (good noodles, cheap, also near the law school), The Bandwagon (near the commons), and as the Cornell website's "insider guide" notes, Madelines does have kick ass dessert, as well as kick ass dinners, but it's also fairly expensive. IMO the best Indian food is at Diamond's near the commons, best Thai food is Taste of Thai on the commons. The best waffles are at the Mate Factor. Best coffee is at Gimme Coffee, but there isn't a Gimme near the law school, so most people seem to go to CTB (Collegetown Bagels) for the Ithaca Bakery coffee, which is decent.

Anyone else want to pitch in their favorites?

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby fsohn » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:54 pm

Other25BeforeYou wrote:If you're looking for good restaurants, I'm sure current students can help you out.

My favorites are Maxie's Supper Club (New Orleans style cuisine), Stella's (fantastic but somewhat expensive food near the law school, Wednesday is half off burgers night, good breakfasts), The Noodle House (good noodles, cheap, also near the law school), The Bandwagon (near the commons), and as the Cornell website's "insider guide" notes, Madelines does have kick ass dessert, as well as kick ass dinners, but it's also fairly expensive. IMO the best Indian food is at Diamond's near the commons, best Thai food is Taste of Thai on the commons. The best waffles are at the Mate Factor. Best coffee is at Gimme Coffee, but there isn't a Gimme near the law school, so most people seem to go to CTB (Collegetown Bagels) for the Ithaca Bakery coffee, which is decent.

Anyone else want to pitch in their favorites?

There's a newish Indian restaurant where Sammy's Pizzeria used to be on Eddy Street. I think it is superior to New Delhi Diamond. It almost reminds me of the amazing Indian restaurants back home in Chicago. Almost.

For more of the greasy spoon fare, State Street Diner and Hal's Deli are good. There's also a very good pizza place in Trumansburg. Four Season's is pretty good for Korean food. Koko's is closer to the law school, but I can't really recommend it heartily.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby Big Tuna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:16 am

Sorry about the delay... :oops:

I found better scans of the map and guide online than I would have ever been able to make myself, so here are the links:

Map of the area with a few points of interest getting their own points on the map: --LinkRemoved--

Restaurant list: --LinkRemoved--

Restaurant menu guide, has a map on pages 21+22 that corresponds with the restaurant list so you can see where they all are: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby interalia » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:39 am

Dining:

Sangam for decent indian lunch buffet (on Eddy Street right where it meets the bottom of Dryden)

The Thai Cuisine is the best Thai in town and has a pretty good dim sum as well

The Carriage House has the best breakfast in town, but Stella´s is great for everything, including breakfast (served until 4 pm)

Try Cafe Pacific across from Plum Tree : relatively inexpensive and they have great dishes, ie yakinku don, they also serve sushi that is about half the price of plum tree but not as good.

The house casserole at Souvlaki House is very good

Willow is a good but fairly expensive date option

Pangea is a very hard to fine restaurant, but is probably the best in Ithaca.


Bon Appetit

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby turkishangora » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:27 pm

is anyone still waiting for their net ID?

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby sjsteece » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:53 pm

I am....

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby mec30 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:58 pm

Hey, Cool! I made the list at the beginning of the thread. I feel special now.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby holybartender » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:40 pm

sjsteece wrote:I am....


Yeah but aren't you in Austria?

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby acdisagod » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:43 pm

mec30 wrote:Hey, Cool! I made the list at the beginning of the thread. I feel special now.


holy crap that list grew from the last time i saw it. We got about a quarter of our entire class in this group lol. Btw, I saw somone named law and golf, if you are looking for someone to play with one day, send me a pm.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby sjsteece » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:57 pm

holybartender wrote:
sjsteece wrote:I am....


Yeah but aren't you in Austria?


I am in Austria, but I told them to send it to my parents' house in the US. I also got an email at the beginning of the year saying that my net ID was coming "soon" since I had already deposited the year before. Le sigh.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby jks289 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:56 pm

sjsteece wrote:
holybartender wrote:
sjsteece wrote:I am....


Yeah but aren't you in Austria?


I am in Austria, but I told them to send it to my parents' house in the US. I also got an email at the beginning of the year saying that my net ID was coming "soon" since I had already deposited the year before. Le sigh.


You can look yourself up on the people finder so at least you'll know your email address. Not much you can do sans activation code, though. :(

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby holybartender » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:12 pm

I'm predicting.. sjs451@cornell.edu

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby vexion » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:10 pm

...There's a people finder?

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby mec30 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:18 pm

On the university website in the search bar on the top right, you can switch it to search people.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby vexion » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:26 pm

mec30 wrote:On the university website in the search bar on the top right, you can switch it to search people.

There's an alum with my exact first, middle and last name. I've been scooped!

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby holybartender » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:53 pm

vexion wrote:
mec30 wrote:On the university website in the search bar on the top right, you can switch it to search people.

There's an alum with my exact first, middle and last name. I've been scooped!


There are two buildings on campus that share my last name. I think it's time to exploit that.

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Re: Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

Postby CyLaw » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:21 pm

vexion wrote:
mec30 wrote:On the university website in the search bar on the top right, you can switch it to search people.

There's an alum with my exact first, middle and last name. I've been scooped!


If they are a Law School alum, you could just use their information and bypass the whole law school thing.




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