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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby LogosEther » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:06 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:
kings84_wr wrote:
Its funny, cuz I actually was waitlisted and didn't get in till July, now it looks like I would have got in with double the money this year. they are shooting hard for that 166 median, I like it.


Good, I have felt like they ignored the LSAT in favor the undergrad GPA the past few years. Maybe I'm biased, but you could be a playground management major at the worst college and would be 80% in at Indiana in years past. LSAT is something a little more difficult to manipulate. But seriously, I'm glad they are finally trying to bump it up.


I think they're also focusing on the LSAT because they're expecting a bit of a GPA bump from the new direct admit program (the one where current students do not have to even take the LSAT). I definitely forecast another rankings jump one year from now. The question is, how long are they planning on throwing around the scholly money, and how long can they sustain this?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:20 pm

LogosEther wrote:
Spoonmanners wrote:
kings84_wr wrote:
Its funny, cuz I actually was waitlisted and didn't get in till July, now it looks like I would have got in with double the money this year. they are shooting hard for that 166 median, I like it.


Good, I have felt like they ignored the LSAT in favor the undergrad GPA the past few years. Maybe I'm biased, but you could be a playground management major at the worst college and would be 80% in at Indiana in years past. LSAT is something a little more difficult to manipulate. But seriously, I'm glad they are finally trying to bump it up.


I think they're also focusing on the LSAT because they're expecting a bit of a GPA bump from the new direct admit program (the one where current students do not have to even take the LSAT). I definitely forecast another rankings jump one year from now. The question is, how long are they planning on throwing around the scholly money, and how long can they sustain this?


Are they doing that now? I still think that's cheap, but may be because I was a higher LSAT guy.

They did get over $50+ million from Maurer and IU, so I think they can keep it going for more than 3-4 years. The intention was to bring the school up to where it "should" be, or something like that, and the money goes to seriously nothing but scholarships.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:46 am

LogosEther wrote:The question is, how long are they planning on throwing around the scholly money, and how long can they sustain this?


In perpetuity. That is what an endowed scholarship is.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:12 pm

So other than Burnham being expensive, what do you guys think of it? I have decided to try to get a place very close to campus, but they seem to be either a bit pricey or just old and/or crappy. I liked it during the tour, and if I could get some roomies I think the price will be doable.

Also, anyone know anything about those 320 Dunn St apartments? I am sure in looking at those places I am about to seriously overpay, but I cant seem to find any nice places for a reasonable price near campus.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby beidoun » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:25 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:So other than Burnham being expensive, what do you guys think of it? I have decided to try to get a place very close to campus, but they seem to be either a bit pricey or just old and/or crappy. I liked it during the tour, and if I could get some roomies I think the price will be doable.

Also, anyone know anything about those 320 Dunn St apartments? I am sure in looking at those places I am about to seriously overpay, but I cant seem to find any nice places for a reasonable price near campus.


I called most of the apartments on the admitted students website and we missed the boat on most the good apartments near the law school that are reasonably priced.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby downstream » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:46 pm

If anyone is looking for a summer sublet, send me a PM. Parking, nice one bedroom, 15 minute walk from the law school, gym, could extend the lease into the next school year too.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:27 pm

beidoun wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:So other than Burnham being expensive, what do you guys think of it? I have decided to try to get a place very close to campus, but they seem to be either a bit pricey or just old and/or crappy. I liked it during the tour, and if I could get some roomies I think the price will be doable.

Also, anyone know anything about those 320 Dunn St apartments? I am sure in looking at those places I am about to seriously overpay, but I cant seem to find any nice places for a reasonable price near campus.


I called most of the apartments on the admitted students website and we missed the boat on most the good apartments near the law school that are reasonably priced.


We surely did. All that is left is the crappy places nobody wants and the uber expensive places. Oh well, I will likely end up at Burnham and just thanking God that I have a roof over my head near campus, LOL

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby chihuahua12 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:22 am

Does anybody know of places in Bloomington to get furniture other than target/walmart?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby emc217 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:44 pm

chihuahua12 wrote:Does anybody know of places in Bloomington to get furniture other than target/walmart?


I've never been to this, but it could be good:

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/15230.html

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kublaikahn » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:03 pm

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Zapatero » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:16 pm

emc217 wrote:
chihuahua12 wrote:Does anybody know of places in Bloomington to get furniture other than target/walmart?


I've never been to this, but it could be good:

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/15230.html


There are several used furniture stores and consignment stores where you can get quality stuff for cheap.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:26 pm

gatorhoosier wrote:Kings,
I don't know if LP helps much, but OCPD and Henderson sure are pushing us pretty hard to mention it in interviews.
Henderson also pimps his project mgmt class pretty hard.


Henderson also used to teach the LP course. I believe it was his brain child. Things got out of hand, and now he doesn't teach that waste of a class. I have a pretty low opinion of that class, but they still don't let Henderson teach the course. He had a meeting to show off all sorts of statistics and such trying to describe how fantastic the class was, and yet they give the class to the dean in her off time and some clinic teacher.

I do have nothing bad to say about Steele. That guy is the man. I wish he taught every single class at IU.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby danquayle » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:55 am

Spoonmanners wrote:
gatorhoosier wrote:Kings,
I don't know if LP helps much, but OCPD and Henderson sure are pushing us pretty hard to mention it in interviews.
Henderson also pimps his project mgmt class pretty hard.


Henderson also used to teach the LP course. I believe it was his brain child. Things got out of hand, and now he doesn't teach that waste of a class. I have a pretty low opinion of that class, but they still don't let Henderson teach the course. He had a meeting to show off all sorts of statistics and such trying to describe how fantastic the class was, and yet they give the class to the dean in her off time and some clinic teacher.

I do have nothing bad to say about Steele. That guy is the man. I wish he taught every single class at IU.


Wait, whats this business about Henderson and Legal Professions? It's been around for years, and it used to be taught almost exclusively by adjuncts. The Henderson thing was a new revamp of the program, which was suppsed to be a big upgrade... what happened?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:21 am

danquayle wrote:
Wait, whats this business about Henderson and Legal Professions? It's been around for years, and it used to be taught almost exclusively by adjuncts. The Henderson thing was a new revamp of the program, which was suppsed to be a big upgrade... what happened?


An unmitigated disaster. I believe the current 3L's had an entire town hall meeting about the class. The only improvement I can tell form that year to current is bringing in Steele, which was a great move by the school who actually has, you know, experience in the legal profession. Not sure about anyone else. (If you want some specifics, just shoot me a message, but I wasn't in Henderson's class or anything like that).

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby aquasalad » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:54 pm

Can anyone comment on what ISP or cable company to go with in the Poolside apts? I'm looking at AT&T and Comcast, and just need something reliable. I've used Charter before during undergrad but that was in Texas and they sucked.

Thanks

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:08 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:
danquayle wrote:
Wait, whats this business about Henderson and Legal Professions? It's been around for years, and it used to be taught almost exclusively by adjuncts. The Henderson thing was a new revamp of the program, which was suppsed to be a big upgrade... what happened?


An unmitigated disaster. I believe the current 3L's had an entire town hall meeting about the class. The only improvement I can tell form that year to current is bringing in Steele, which was a great move by the school who actually has, you know, experience in the legal profession. Not sure about anyone else. (If you want some specifics, just shoot me a message, but I wasn't in Henderson's class or anything like that).


I think the structure and grading of the class really angered some people in the class of 2011. Also they had to bring in new profs, because some of the traditional Prof. responsibility prof's clashed with Henderson's way. If the profs don't even buy in, there's no way it would work.

Steele even admitted he was brought in to fix some of the problems and he axed several of the problems.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm

aquasalad wrote:Can anyone comment on what ISP or cable company to go with in the Poolside apts? I'm looking at AT&T and Comcast, and just need something reliable. I've used Charter before during undergrad but that was in Texas and they sucked.


I would think that Comcast is providing higher speeds. (I have Comcast here). If AT&T is only providing DSL, then it probably isn't too fast.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby aquasalad » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:01 pm

superflush wrote:
aquasalad wrote:Can anyone comment on what ISP or cable company to go with in the Poolside apts? I'm looking at AT&T and Comcast, and just need something reliable. I've used Charter before during undergrad but that was in Texas and they sucked.


I would think that Comcast is providing higher speeds. (I have Comcast here). If AT&T is only providing DSL, then it probably isn't too fast.


Ok good to know, you are the 2nd person to recommend Comcast and I'm all about speed.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby gatorhoosier » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:12 am

Legal Profession

I don't think it's an entire waste of a class. Then again, I have Steele.
If you get Steele, I think you should consider yourself lucky.
I have no idea what the problems were with Henderson's class. I haven't had a lot of interaction with Henderson. He drops by to talk about why we had to take a survey or whatever and pimps his work.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby brokenwindows » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:19 pm

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:48 pm

Depends on where in Indy, but usually about an hour and 15 minutes. You will occasionally hit traffic, making it a little longer (like 15 minutes... that's traffic in Indy). You will also not be much quicker, because the police presence is unusually high on 37. You may want to convince him to just live in Martinsville, about 15-20 minutes North of Bloomington. I'd assume cost of living is pretty low, too.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby RooksWS6 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:50 pm

If you end up commuting to Indy, you would probably be better off in living in between there and Btown. I cant imagine commuting that everyday. My husband works on the north side of Indy currently. We split the difference and live on the outskirts of Greenwood leaving me with a 40 minute commute. Not the best case scenario as a 1L but I can't imagine asking him to commute from Bloomington.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby chrisnashville » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm

Has anyone been to the apartments above the stores on 3rd and Dunn? Right across the street from Burnham, looks like a tanning salon, a Kaplan place... Colestone Square I think is their name. Seems like a good option, but I wonder why they don't post pictures of the insides ;-)

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington students taking questions

Postby superflush » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:38 pm

chrisnashville wrote:Has anyone been to the apartments above the stores on 3rd and Dunn? Right across the street from Burnham, looks like a tanning salon, a Kaplan place... Colestone Square I think is their name. Seems like a good option, but I wonder why they don't post pictures of the insides ;-)


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