University of Minnesota Class of 2014

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Tim0thy222
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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby Tim0thy222 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:06 pm

athenian wrote:I'm hoping on moving up there at least a couple weeks beofre the start of school.

As much as I'd love to up and quit my job(s) and move there now, it's simply not feasible.


I know! I'm finishing my undergrad, and I just have this nagging feeling of "why am I still here? I should be a 1L in Minnesota right now!!!"

Oh well, soon enough I suppose :|

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:27 pm

Anyone know how cheap Twins tickets are? I'm an NL guy, but I could put up with the DH

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby kjadkins » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:07 am

Tim0thy222 wrote:
athenian wrote:I'm hoping on moving up there at least a couple weeks beofre the start of school.

As much as I'd love to up and quit my job(s) and move there now, it's simply not feasible.


I know! I'm finishing my undergrad, and I just have this nagging feeling of "why am I still here? I should be a 1L in Minnesota right now!!!"

Oh well, soon enough I suppose :|


My lease ends May 16 so it was either move back in with my parents or move to Minneapolis. I'd have to quit my job either way though.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby weber35 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:51 pm

athenian wrote:Anyone know how cheap Twins tickets are? I'm an NL guy, but I could put up with the DH


I did standing room only tickets last season for $12. The new stadium is great. I ended up just posting up in left field by the bar, which turned out to be a great spot. There were ticket holders with seats actually standing behind me.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby krame245 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:54 pm

athenian wrote:Anyone know how cheap Twins tickets are? I'm an NL guy, but I could put up with the DH


Standing room only is pretty nice, they have ledges for you and whatnot. If you want to sit, the cheapest seats are $14, so still not too bad. It's worth the money.. Target Field is awesome, even for a NL fan.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:59 pm

Although not relevant to Minnesota, this thread reminds me of a story that ocurred in another city during the NFL season. The local NFL franchise was not doing well so on game day a man parked at a restaurant near the playing field & placed his two game tickets on his windshield under the wiper blades. When he returned, there were four tickets.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:22 pm

krame245 wrote:
athenian wrote:Anyone know how cheap Twins tickets are? I'm an NL guy, but I could put up with the DH


Standing room only is pretty nice, they have ledges for you and whatnot. If you want to sit, the cheapest seats are $14, so still not too bad. It's worth the money.. Target Field is awesome, even for a NL fan.


Yeah, new stadiums typically mean higher ticket prices. I'm in Atlanta now and tickets are incredibly cheap for Braves games.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:41 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Although not relevant to Minnesota, this thread reminds me of a story that ocurred in another city during the NFL season. The local NFL franchise was not doing well so on game day a man parked at a restaurant near the playing field & placed his two game tickets on his windshield under the wiper blades. When he returned, there were four tickets.


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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby monarch2007 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:11 am

Speaking of tickets does anyone know how they allocate football tickets for law school students?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby athenian » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:54 pm

monarch2007 wrote:Speaking of tickets does anyone know how they allocate football tickets for law school students?



I have no clue about tickets, but here are the home games:

New Mexico State
Miami (Ohio)
North Dakota State
Nebraska
Iowa
Wisconsin
Illinois

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby youngbuck » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:35 am

monarch2007 wrote:Speaking of tickets does anyone know how they allocate football tickets for law school students?


Its $90. You can buy the tickets now and pick them up when you get to UMN once you have your ID. It will automatically assign you a section, row, seat. You can buy one extra ticket for a non-UMN student, but I think that's like an additional $300 or something. I have to leave to go to class, but when I get back I'll try to find and post the link to the site where you can buy the tickets.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby youngbuck » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:48 pm

youngbuck wrote:
monarch2007 wrote:Speaking of tickets does anyone know how they allocate football tickets for law school students?


Its $90. You can buy the tickets now and pick them up when you get to UMN once you have your ID. It will automatically assign you a section, row, seat. You can buy one extra ticket for a non-UMN student, but I think that's like an additional $300 or something. I have to leave to go to class, but when I get back I'll try to find and post the link to the site where you can buy the tickets.


Here is the site: https://www.mygophersports.com/Online/d ... DE21786871

It's $91 for students and $282 for a non-student.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:49 pm

youngbuck wrote:
youngbuck wrote:
monarch2007 wrote:Speaking of tickets does anyone know how they allocate football tickets for law school students?


Its $90. You can buy the tickets now and pick them up when you get to UMN once you have your ID. It will automatically assign you a section, row, seat. You can buy one extra ticket for a non-UMN student, but I think that's like an additional $300 or something. I have to leave to go to class, but when I get back I'll try to find and post the link to the site where you can buy the tickets.


Here is the site: https://www.mygophersports.com/Online/d ... DE21786871

It's $91 for students and $282 for a non-student.


Oh thank god it's season tickets. For a bit I thought you all were just talking about singles. For a bit, I thought I wouldn't be attending any Gopher games.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby monarch2007 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:10 pm

Edit - thanks for the link. Called the ticket office, looks like football is first come-first served for seats for students get to the game and to get the tickets you just need a student number and payment - much easier than I was expecting. They also said that the student tickets last year didnt sell out so that they had to sell some of the student-allocated tickets to the general public. Maybe hockey tickets will be the tough ones to get!
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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby boozehound » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:43 pm

I started a CivPro study group for anyone interested. So far its just me and a bunch of stuffed animals.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby tropicalpeach » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:09 pm

Are you guys going to bring that big laptop to class everyday? I'm thinking of sticking with my laptop I have now and just bring the big one for exams. Anyone else doing the same?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:12 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:Are you guys going to bring that big laptop to class everyday? I'm thinking of sticking with my laptop I have now and just bring the big one for exams. Anyone else doing the same?


I'm going to try to bring it to start, but I may end up just bringing my iPad and actual paper if the heft becomes annoying. I dragged around a similar sized laptop to class for most of my undergrad though and that wasn't too bad. The textbooks were smaller though.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby boozehound » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:16 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:Are you guys going to bring that big laptop to class everyday? I'm thinking of sticking with my laptop I have now and just bring the big one for exams. Anyone else doing the same?

At ASW, it looked like most of the 2Ls brought their laptop to class.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby minnbills » Sun May 01, 2011 5:16 pm

[/quote]

Oh thank god it's season tickets. For a bit I thought you all were just talking about singles. For a bit, I thought I wouldn't be attending any Gopher games.[/quote]

FYI the "assigned row and section" really just means general admission to the student section.

You won't have any problem getting tickets either, attendance was way way way down for students relative to the year before.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby nihil1315 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:07 am

Hey guys, for anyone who isn't on the accepted students facebook page, they released information about our mandatory laptop purchases:

Class of 2014 - IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T420

* 2.6 GHz Intel i5-2540 processor
4.0 GB of RAM
* 250 GB hard drive
* DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive
* Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3) 802.11n internal wireless card
* 14.1" HD+ monitor (1600 x 900)w/ LED backlight
* 720p HD camera
*

fingerprint reader
* 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 4.9 pounds
* Pre-configured with:
o Windows 7 Enterprise
o Microsoft Office 2010
o Symantec AntiVirus 10


So, for anyone who knows more about computers than I do....is that good/bad/whatever?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Thu May 05, 2011 12:46 pm

nihil1315 wrote:Hey guys, for anyone who isn't on the accepted students facebook page, they released information about our mandatory laptop purchases:

Class of 2014 - IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T420

* 2.6 GHz Intel i5-2540 processor
4.0 GB of RAM
* 250 GB hard drive
* DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive
* Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3) 802.11n internal wireless card
* 14.1" HD+ monitor (1600 x 900)w/ LED backlight
* 720p HD camera
*

fingerprint reader
* 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 4.9 pounds
* Pre-configured with:
o Windows 7 Enterprise
o Microsoft Office 2010
o Symantec AntiVirus 10


So, for anyone who knows more about computers than I do....is that good/bad/whatever?


It's way better than I expected. We're getting a good discount, that's for sure. The i5 chip uses the new sandybridge architecture, so it's really efficient and can switch to using just one processor at over 3 Ghz if you're using a heavy application that isn't optimized for dual-core. That's also a really good resolution on the screen. The basic T420 has 1366X768.

Edit: Yeah they ordered several upgrades from the base T420. Higher resolution, faster processor, more ram, and a better version of Windows 7. Enterprise isn't available to the general consumer, but it's closest analogue is Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I just wish I could get it before orientation so as to start getting used to it!

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby weber35 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:19 pm

Interesting… I just received an email from UMN that includes specs for our laptop. Unfortunately, they provide information on a T410, rather than a T420. The downgrades include a slower processor and a more basic version of Windows 7. What’s the deal?

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Tue May 17, 2011 6:14 pm

weber35 wrote:Interesting… I just received an email from UMN that includes specs for our laptop. Unfortunately, they provide information on a T410, rather than a T420. The downgrades include a slower processor and a more basic version of Windows 7. What’s the deal?


Actually they speed was the same in the errant email. The model number of the chip was wrong though. Anyway, Rachel has confirmed that the T420 specs are the correct ones.

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby walk » Tue May 24, 2011 9:16 am

nihil1315 wrote:Hey guys, for anyone who isn't on the accepted students facebook page, they released information about our mandatory laptop purchases:

Class of 2014 - IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T420

* 2.6 GHz Intel i5-2540 processor
4.0 GB of RAM
* 250 GB hard drive
* DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive
* Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3) 802.11n internal wireless card
* 14.1" HD+ monitor (1600 x 900)w/ LED backlight
* 720p HD camera
*

fingerprint reader
* 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 4.9 pounds
* Pre-configured with:
o Windows 7 Enterprise
o Microsoft Office 2010
o Symantec AntiVirus 10


So, for anyone who knows more about computers than I do....is that good/bad/whatever?


Thanks a lot.
I'm not on the facebook because of government censorship in our country. Hope to join you on facebook when I come to U.S. :)

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Re: University of Minnesota Class of 2014

Postby geoduck » Tue May 24, 2011 1:27 pm

walk wrote:
Thanks a lot.
I'm not on the facebook because of government censorship in our country. Hope to join you on facebook when I come to U.S. :)


Wow they completely block facebook? Are you Saudi or Iranian?




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