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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby superflush » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:32 pm

danquayle wrote:Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.


Yea, it depends on your definition. But for me (and others as well), Bloomington definitely walls into the middle of nowhere. The combination of being over and hour from a major city and being surrounded by general nothingness makes it qualify.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Mulliganstew » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:02 pm

superflush wrote:
danquayle wrote:Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.


Yea, it depends on your definition. But for me (and others as well), Bloomington definitely walls into the middle of nowhere. The combination of being over and hour from a major city and being surrounded by general nothingness makes it qualify.


That implies that Bloomington itself isn't by far one of the best places to live in America. (Which it is.) There are so many things to do here it's crazy. Bloomington actually has more asian style karaoke places than the entire city of St. Louis has. That blew my mind when I moved here.

Besides, Bloomington's close proximity to Indianapolis, Louisville, Cinci, St. Louis, and Chicago is amazing placement. I have made weekend trips back home to St. Louis and I fully plan on doing the same to both Cinci and Louisville before all is said and done.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby danquayle » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:07 pm

Halibut6 wrote:
danquayle wrote:
Halibut6 wrote:Image

Bloomington is in the absolute middle of nowhere.

Well, I guess it's just such in my frame of reference. Consider the following map with similar scale.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=35.5 ... 510132&z=8


I mean I'm from Detroit, which is a clusterf**k in its own right. But there is something charming and quite unexpectedly enjoyable about living in a town like Bloomington. I hated it when I first got there, but once I lost my bias, I ended up loving it. It's much more a city lifestyle than many larger cities because its pedestrian friendly. I'd live in a town like Bloomington over a city like Jacksonville, FL any day.

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Postby superflush » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:35 pm

Mulliganstew wrote:
superflush wrote:
danquayle wrote:Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.


Yea, it depends on your definition. But for me (and others as well), Bloomington definitely walls into the middle of nowhere. The combination of being over and hour from a major city and being surrounded by general nothingness makes it qualify.


That implies that Bloomington itself isn't by far one of the best places to live in America. (Which it is.) There are so many things to do here it's crazy. Bloomington actually has more asian style karaoke places than the entire city of St. Louis has. That blew my mind when I moved here.


Ah, I didn't mean to imply that. Bloomington is cool. Some of the best college towns are surrounded by nothingness.

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Postby badwithpseudonyms » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:01 pm

danquayle wrote:And Vault Rankings: http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/edu ... mtype=2954


Thanks! That's a pretty nice showing. Who are these IU-loving hiring partners? I want their names and contact information.

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Postby Spoonmanners » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:53 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
danquayle wrote:And Vault Rankings: http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/edu ... mtype=2954


Thanks! That's a pretty nice showing. Who are these IU-loving hiring partners? I want their names and contact information.


I do too :lol: Then I will know where to send internship applications.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:37 pm

danquayle wrote:
Halibut6 wrote:Image

Bloomington is in the absolute middle of nowhere.

A lot of towns named after colors are nearby, though, if you're into that kind of thing. Greencastle, Greenfield, Greenwood, Greensburg, Brownsburg, Brownstown....


Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.

And Vault Rankings: http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/edu ... mtype=2954


Henceforth, I'll be claiming that I'm going to a T-14 next year. I think if we all adopt the Hannity model- repeat, repeat, repeat- the rest of TLS will follow.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:37 pm

How's the vibe in Indiana after this [strike](presumptive)[/strike]upset?

WHO DAT!
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Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:41 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:How's the vibe in Indiana after this (presumptive) upset?

WHO DAT!


I'm a Steelers fan so I don't have a dog in this fight, but...

Image

:wink:

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Postby RMstratosphere » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:46 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:How's the vibe in Indiana after this (presumptive) upset?

WHO DAT!


Enjoy Tulane.

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Postby Veritas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:48 pm

Those Vault rankings are really surprising.

If you click on the school, you see this quote about IU students: "Students who do well here do well in the real world. It is a shame that they do not get as much of a chance."

That is a disconcerting statement.

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Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:06 pm

Veritas wrote:Those Vault rankings are really surprising.

If you click on the school, you see this quote about IU students: "Students who do well here do well in the real world. It is a shame that they do not get as much of a chance."

That is a disconcerting statement.


Eh, I don't know, V. We already know everyone in the industry is a prestige whore gunner and quality law students outside the T14 don't get the same sort of chance at a Vault 100 firm. That's a pretty safe conclusion based on the numbers. (Well, maybe not the first part.) It was reassuring to hear that they do well in the real world. Nicer than some of the things said about grads from much higher (USNWR) ranked schools. Of course, all of that is anecdotal.

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Postby Veritas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:09 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Veritas wrote:Those Vault rankings are really surprising.

If you click on the school, you see this quote about IU students: "Students who do well here do well in the real world. It is a shame that they do not get as much of a chance."

That is a disconcerting statement.


Eh, I don't know, V. We already know everyone in the industry is a prestige whore gunner and quality law students outside the T14 don't get the same sort of chance at a Vault 100 firm. That's a pretty safe conclusion based on the numbers. (Well, maybe not the first part.) It was reassuring to hear that they do well in the real world. Nicer than some of the things said about grads from much higher (USNWR) ranked schools. Of course, all of that is anecdotal.

I was thinking today about my other options, mostly about W&L but I keep coming back to IUB. CA schools are not working out so far. I think I need a couple more weeks before figuring out where to visit, though.

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Postby badwithpseudonyms » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:38 pm

Veritas wrote:I was thinking today about my other options, mostly about W&L but I keep coming back to IUB. CA schools are not working out so far. I think I need a couple more weeks before figuring out where to visit, though.


The hardest part about making a decision is trying to do it with imperfect information and a situation that is in flux. You never know where else you might get in or who else might give you more money. Right now I don't feel as though I have any bad options. And even though I know there aren't any "wrong" choices, I can't help feeling as if there is a "right" choice.

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Postby Veritas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:45 pm

badwithpseudonyms wrote:
Veritas wrote:I was thinking today about my other options, mostly about W&L but I keep coming back to IUB. CA schools are not working out so far. I think I need a couple more weeks before figuring out where to visit, though.


The hardest part about making a decision is trying to do it with imperfect information and a situation that is in flux. You never know where else you might get in or who else might give you more money. Right now I don't feel as though I have any bad options. And even though I know there aren't any "wrong" choices, I can't help feeling as if there is a "right" choice.

exactly, couldn't have said it better myself. I just need to sit tight and wait a little longer.

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Postby Mulliganstew » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:03 am

RMstratosphere wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:How's the vibe in Indiana after this (presumptive) upset?

WHO DAT!


Enjoy Tulane.


:lol:

TITCR

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Postby scionb4 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:47 am

superflush wrote:
danquayle wrote:Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.


Yea, it depends on your definition. But for me (and others as well), Bloomington definitely walls into the middle of nowhere. The combination of being over and hour from a major city and being surrounded by general nothingness makes it qualify.


I hate it when people say shit like "the middle of nowhere." Just because it's a smaller town doesn't mean it's nowhere. I personally like to be able to go outside and see trees that WEREn't artificially planted, thank you very much.

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Postby superflush » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:51 am

scionb4 wrote:
superflush wrote:
danquayle wrote:Depends on your opinion of middle of nowhere. You can make it to Indy in 45-60 minutes, and lots of other cities are within 2-4 hours driving time. When I think of middle of nowhere, I think more of U of Iowa, which is an hour from Davenport, 2 hours from Des Moines and 4 hours from Chicago. Bloomington is relatively remote relative to other cities, but that's the situation for many, if not most, college towns.


Yea, it depends on your definition. But for me (and others as well), Bloomington definitely walls into the middle of nowhere. The combination of being over and hour from a major city and being surrounded by general nothingness makes it qualify.


I hate it when people say shit like "the middle of nowhere." Just because it's a smaller town doesn't mean it's nowhere. I personally like to be able to go outside and see trees that WEREn't artificially planted, thank you very much.


umm. okay. just relax.

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Postby HungryHippo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:02 am

Hi, I have finally decided to make an account after months of reading everybody posts, especially "veritas". You just seem like a really cool guy rather than some of the jerks on this site. I applied to about 15 schools, and i'm only starting to hear back from these schools. I'm from California, but my prospects in CA doesn't seem so great. However, I would LOVE to go to Indiana. I have a 165, 3.7. Do you guys think it would be tactless if I send them a letter of intent before a decision has been made?

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Postby Zapatero » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:14 am

HungryHippo wrote:Hi, I have finally decided to make an account after months of reading everybody posts, especially "veritas". You just seem like a really cool guy rather than some of the jerks on this site. I applied to about 15 schools, and i'm only starting to hear back from these schools. I'm from California, but my prospects in CA doesn't seem so great. However, I would LOVE to go to Indiana. I have a 165, 3.7. Do you guys think it would be tactless if I send them a letter of intent before a decision has been made?


I think it's entirely unnecessary. You should get some money from them.

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Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:16 am

floppymex wrote:Let's rock IUB in the Fall Veritas. My mom made some milanesas today, and I'm sure I'll have the recipe down by August.

:mrgreen:
HungryHippo wrote:Hi, I have finally decided to make an account after months of reading everybody posts, especially "veritas". You just seem like a really cool guy rather than some of the jerks on this site. I applied to about 15 schools, and i'm only starting to hear back from these schools. I'm from California, but my prospects in CA doesn't seem so great. However, I would LOVE to go to Indiana. I have a 165, 3.7. Do you guys think it would be tactless if I send them a letter of intent before a decision has been made?


Hippo! Nice to meet you. Seems like we are in the same predicament, with CA prospects not really working out. As for your IU question, I would wait to send intent until you have your decision. I think you have a more than great shot at an acceptance and a nice scholarship packet!

(how are you feeling about moving to Indiana, btw? I'm still unsure about making the move myself)

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:18 am

also, fyi to the c/o 2013, there is a fb group called "Indiana University - Bloomington, Class of 2013!" on fb! Add up!

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Postby RMstratosphere » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:29 am

Veritas wrote:also, fyi to the c/o 2013, there is a fb group called "Indiana University - Bloomington, Class of 2013!" on fb! Add up!


It just occurred to me that your username appears in the IU motto. Looks like a match to me!

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:31 am

RMstratosphere wrote:
Veritas wrote:also, fyi to the c/o 2013, there is a fb group called "Indiana University - Bloomington, Class of 2013!" on fb! Add up!


It just occurred to me that your username appears in the IU motto. Looks like a match to me!

too bad Harvard didn't think so :wink:

(I do love lux et veritas, though)




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