Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

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Plainsman11011
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Plainsman11011 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:39 pm

fiji wrote:I'm really excited to see the types of offers Duke is giving this year. Top 10, great clerkship placement, amazing weather, ridiculously cheap COL (and did you SEE the gorgeous housing options), and uhh really good southern food (I love ribs and brisket).... what's not to love. All I need is some $$$, please!

First lesson on the South - we all have different kinds of BBQ. It's fairly hard to find brisket in NC (that's more of a Texas thing) but don't worry, NC BBQ is delicious too!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:42 am

Plainsman11011 wrote:
fiji wrote:I'm really excited to see the types of offers Duke is giving this year. Top 10, great clerkship placement, amazing weather, ridiculously cheap COL (and did you SEE the gorgeous housing options), and uhh really good southern food (I love ribs and brisket).... what's not to love. All I need is some $$$, please!

First lesson on the South - we all have different kinds of BBQ. It's fairly hard to find brisket in NC (that's more of a Texas thing) but don't worry, NC BBQ is delicious too!


Yum. Vinegar-based Carolina style BBQ is the best. And yeah it's gonna be pork.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby 06102016 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:59 am

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:35 am

slackademic wrote:tbh I'm not that into the pork bbq, esp with the vinegar. Brisket>all, imo. I had a pretty bomb brisket sandwich from a food truck here the other day, though.

You don't have to worry about food here. If you're coming from NYC, L.A., etc. then you'll miss certain things, but there's a lot of good food in Durham.


Brisket is delicious as well. I don't discriminate when it comes to BBQ haha :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby fiji » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Plainsman11011 wrote:
fiji wrote:I'm really excited to see the types of offers Duke is giving this year. Top 10, great clerkship placement, amazing weather, ridiculously cheap COL (and did you SEE the gorgeous housing options), and uhh really good southern food (I love ribs and brisket).... what's not to love. All I need is some $$$, please!

First lesson on the South - we all have different kinds of BBQ. It's fairly hard to find brisket in NC (that's more of a Texas thing) but don't worry, NC BBQ is delicious too!


Yum. Vinegar-based Carolina style BBQ is the best. And yeah it's gonna be pork.


Haha thanks for the beginner's southern BBQ lesson! I've never been to the South yet actually, so it's much needed. I love vinegar-based BBQ, so looks like I'm set regardless!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:39 pm

guys, stop making me hungry

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby 06102016 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:13 pm

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:14 pm

fiji wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Plainsman11011 wrote:
fiji wrote:I'm really excited to see the types of offers Duke is giving this year. Top 10, great clerkship placement, amazing weather, ridiculously cheap COL (and did you SEE the gorgeous housing options), and uhh really good southern food (I love ribs and brisket).... what's not to love. All I need is some $$$, please!

First lesson on the South - we all have different kinds of BBQ. It's fairly hard to find brisket in NC (that's more of a Texas thing) but don't worry, NC BBQ is delicious too!


Yum. Vinegar-based Carolina style BBQ is the best. And yeah it's gonna be pork.


Haha thanks for the beginner's southern BBQ lesson! I've never been to the South yet actually, so it's much needed. I love vinegar-based BBQ, so looks like I'm set regardless!


Please direct any and all questions about BBQ to your Southern TLSers. In my experience, anyone who grows up in the south has been thoroughly educated in BBQ and has strong opinions on the subject matter...(like, Carolina BBQ>Texas BBQ, which is true)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:21 pm

slackademic wrote:People have said this before on here but it's worth repeating: when you guys visit, make a reservation at Dame's. It's a chicken and waffles place and it is 180. You can also just show up, but it gets pretty crowded so call the day before or something.


Let's talk chicken and waffles for a minute. Is it Gladys Knight's chicken and waffles good? If so, I'm there.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby fiji » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:27 pm

KatyMarie wrote:
slackademic wrote:People have said this before on here but it's worth repeating: when you guys visit, make a reservation at Dame's. It's a chicken and waffles place and it is 180. You can also just show up, but it gets pretty crowded so call the day before or something.


Let's talk chicken and waffles for a minute. Is it Gladys Knight's chicken and waffles good? If so, I'm there.


Good to know there will be an adequate replacement for my beloved Roscoe's chicken and waffles.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:27 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:guys, stop making me hungry

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby 06102016 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:28 pm

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:40 pm

slackademic wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:
slackademic wrote:People have said this before on here but it's worth repeating: when you guys visit, make a reservation at Dame's. It's a chicken and waffles place and it is 180. You can also just show up, but it gets pretty crowded so call the day before or something.


Let's talk chicken and waffles for a minute. Is it Gladys Knight's chicken and waffles good? If so, I'm there.

I don't know man I've never had that but it is really really good. There are these flavored spreads and different cuts/waffle flavors. The chicken and/or waffle game in the Triangle is generally on point. Waffle Houses as far as the eye can see, as well, so you're never to far from a drunken 3 a.m. serving of smothered/covered/diced/whatever hash browns.


I'll have to try it! And it's good to know that I'd still be in Waho wonderland if I attended Duke :)

There's a place around here that just started serving Fried Chicken w/ Red Velvet Cake Waffles. I love the south so much sometimes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Plainsman11011 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:47 pm

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:20 pm

I'm a vegetarian... would I survive at Duke?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:31 pm

fkt18 wrote:I'm a vegetarian... would I survive at Duke?


Yes. I went to Duke undergrad, am a pescetarian but eat predominantly vegetarian, and I survived :) When I was there, there was a decent variety of vegetarian options, and plenty of my friends were vegan and didn't have any trouble. Some of the dining options have changed since I graduated, but if anything, I think they've improved. It's never been a problem any time I've been back to campus.

There's also always the option to get groceries, and there's a Whole Foods directly across from East Campus. You may not have tons of time to cook, but in a pinch, a ready-made vegetarian entree is available from the store.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:34 pm

jasper09 wrote:
fkt18 wrote:I'm a vegetarian... would I survive at Duke?


Yes. I went to Duke undergrad, am a pescetarian but eat predominantly vegetarian, and I survived :) When I was there, there was a decent variety of vegetarian options, and plenty of my friends were vegan and didn't have any trouble. Some of the dining options have changed since I graduated, but if anything, I think they've improved. It's never been a problem any time I've been back to campus.

There's also always the option to get groceries, and there's a Whole Foods directly across from East Campus. You may not have tons of time to cook, but in a pinch, a ready-made vegetarian entree is available from the store.

Great, I'd heard the South wasn't exactly vegetarian-friendly so I'm happy that I won't starve. Thanks, fellow Hermione!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:34 pm

^emma's talking to herself again

zing

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby fiji » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:41 pm

lastsamurai wrote:^emma's talking to herself again

zing


:lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:10 pm

fiji wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:^emma's talking to herself again

zing


:lol:


hahaha :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:43 pm

All this food talk is making me hungry... I can't wait to meet you all and explore these
restaurants :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby name of user » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:34 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
carolinainmymind wrote:
cotiger wrote:Anyone know if there is a particular date we have to accept the Mordecai by, or is it just the same as everything else?


My letter said 4/14. Send in the Mordecai acceptance form with $500 deposit.


Interesting that they're requiring a tuition deposit for students not required to pay tuition imo


The deposit is credited to your student account in the fall.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pishee77 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:07 pm

Has Duke given out scholarship offers yet?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:09 pm

Pishee77 wrote:Has Duke given out scholarship offers yet?


They're in the process of doing it now. Some have received theirs. Others had theirs go out yesterday (according to the status checker's mailings list). Many have yet to receive any word, but should in the next week or two.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:16 am

FWIW, I got my scholarship offer by e-mail on 3/13, the same day it was listed under 'mailings'. They sent a nice e-mail saying they wanted it to get to me faster than snail mail and attached a scanned version of the letter. I'm international, but Canadian. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Good Guy Duke..




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