Chicago Class of 2014

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noclue
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby noclue » Thu May 26, 2011 4:32 pm

Why do we think lots of people are turning down Rubensteins? Is this a bad sign for us?

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Muenchen
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Thu May 26, 2011 4:36 pm

noclue wrote:Why do we think lots of people are turning down Rubensteins? Is this a bad sign for us?


Most if not all of them are opting for HYS. I'm not sure what you mean by bad sign, but we're not privvy to the whole picture and we know they offered more than intended with the expectation that people would turn them down. I ain't scurred.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu May 26, 2011 4:37 pm

noclue wrote:Why do we think lots of people are turning down Rubensteins? Is this a bad sign for us?

Lol bad sign for whom?

The people you hear about turning down Rubensteins are on TLS, the most prestige-obsessed place I've ever seen. They want the Yale/Harvard/Stanford name, prestige, and the (few) advantages that those schools have over Chicago. There's nothing wrong with that, but I think it's a reflection on their priorities, not on Chicago.

And as far as my personal feelings on it, I want people to want to be at UChicago, not people who feel obligated to attend because of money. I think it's all for the best, and that the people turning down Rubensteins will be successful/happy where they go, and we'll have a great class full of people who are excited to be at Chi. Win-win.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bellamy » Thu May 26, 2011 4:43 pm

I personally know 3 people that have taken the Rubie who would have otherwise gone to HYS or CLS. If you look at the Hamilton at CLS there are always those who pursue "prestige' at any price, even at the cost of $150,000 by taking HYS rather than the Hamilton .Clearly the Rubie is doing in large part what it was suppose to do ; attract people with great numbers who would otherwise have gone elsewhere. I am sure no one ever expected that every offeree who be wise enought to take the money over marginally greater prestige.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 26, 2011 6:12 pm

Mailed my deposit check today. Happiest I've ever been to part with $500. :D :D :D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Thu May 26, 2011 6:23 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:Mailed my deposit check today. Happiest I've ever been to part with $500. :D :D :D


Glad you're coming to Chicago!

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Thu May 26, 2011 7:00 pm

Dany wrote:
noclue wrote:Why do we think lots of people are turning down Rubensteins? Is this a bad sign for us?


And as far as my personal feelings on it, I want people to want to be at UChicago, not people who feel obligated to attend because of money. I think it's all for the best, and that the people turning down Rubensteins will be successful/happy where they go, and we'll have a great class full of people who are excited to be at Chi. Win-win.


I second this! Personally, chicago was my number one.
Muenchen wrote:
d34dluk3 wrote:Mailed my deposit check today. Happiest I've ever been to part with $500. :D :D :D


Glad you're coming to Chicago!


Seconded

Thanks for the weather info everybody

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu May 26, 2011 7:25 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Thu May 26, 2011 7:36 pm

@Ghost is it possible that your ghost and wolf picture are referring to a song of ice and fire. Sorry if it isn't

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 26, 2011 7:37 pm

bruinrandy wrote:@Ghost is it possible that your ghost and wolf picture are referring to a song of ice and fire. Sorry if it isn't

I think you will fit in just fine here.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Thu May 26, 2011 8:00 pm

d34dluk3 wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:@Ghost is it possible that your ghost and wolf picture are referring to a song of ice and fire. Sorry if it isn't

I think you will fit in just fine here.


haha at least someone knows where i'm coming from

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu May 26, 2011 8:01 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:08 pm

Ghost wrote:I'm not the only one with a reference to that series in this thread. Look harder friend. :D

Is it Muenchen? Muenchen is in Westeros, right?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Thu May 26, 2011 8:56 pm

I'm not the only one with a reference to that series in this thread. Look harder friend. :D


is it "Dany", maybe i'm stretching the reference but that's Daenerys Targaryen's nickname i believe.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu May 26, 2011 9:05 pm

bruinrandy wrote:
I'm not the only one with a reference to that series in this thread. Look harder friend. :D

is it "Dany", maybe i'm stretching the reference but that's Daenerys Targaryen's nickname i believe.

I like you already. :D

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Xifeng » Thu May 26, 2011 9:18 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Thu May 26, 2011 9:21 pm

:|

Actually I'll just use another gif.
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu May 26, 2011 9:25 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Ghost wrote:In.

I would host viewing parties, but I will have neither a couch nor a tv. So unless huddling around a laptop is an option I will defer the hosting job to someone else. :D

I'm down as well. I have both of the above, so I can definitely host if needed.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu May 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Muenchen wrote: :|

Actually I'll just use another gif.
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What are you sassypantsing about?

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby d34d9823 » Thu May 26, 2011 9:29 pm

Dany wrote:sassypantsing

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Ghost » Thu May 26, 2011 9:29 pm

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby bruinrandy » Thu May 26, 2011 9:34 pm

Xifeng wrote:
We should all definitely have Game of Thrones bonding in September :D


I'm in.

Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:
I'm not the only one with a reference to that series in this thread. Look harder friend. :D

is it "Dany", maybe i'm stretching the reference but that's Daenerys Targaryen's nickname i believe.

I like you already. :D


Does this mean I'm right? haha

So why is Muenchen looking down on us? Is that gif from madmen or am I just seeing things? (I've only watched a few episodes of madmen, it just seems the right era.)
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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Muenchen » Thu May 26, 2011 9:36 pm

Dany wrote:What are you sassypantsing about?


All of this Game of Thrones business. I'm on the outside, so I don't approve.

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Re: Chicago Class of 2014

Postby Dany » Thu May 26, 2011 9:40 pm

bruinrandy wrote:
Dany wrote:
bruinrandy wrote:
I'm not the only one with a reference to that series in this thread. Look harder friend. :D

is it "Dany", maybe i'm stretching the reference but that's Daenerys Targaryen's nickname i believe.

I like you already. :D


Does this mean I'm right? haha

So why is Muenchen looking down on us? Is that gif from madmen or am I just seeing things? (I've only watched a few episodes of madmen, it just seems the right era.)

Yep, you're right! and Muenchen is just jealous because he hasn't read the books (yet).




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