University of North Carolina 2013

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby TornadoTarHeel » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:55 pm

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby manceia » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:10 pm

First off, good luck to everyone still waiting!

About this police issue...

I've lived in NC since 1999. Seven years in Boone, the rest in Raleigh and now Durham. I've also worked at the state ACLU for five years, and we work on police corruption issues on a daily basis. We have the added perspective of having sister affiliates in all of the 50 states who work on the same issues we do (brutality/profiling/forfeiture/searches). Knowing what I do about them, I wouldn't say we're above average in terms of police corruption/harassment. I think we've got our share, certainly, particularly in some of the mountain counties mentioned, where sheriffs have a uniquely different idea of what that role entails. But that mentality persists throughout the southeast; it's definitely not unique to North Carolina.

Boone certainly has a rep, and well deserved, for aggressive drug enforcement. In 2002, the D.A. there tried to prosecute 7 meth cooks under federal anti-terrorism statutes (passed after 9/11) on the theory that they were "manufacturing chemical weapons." The old sheriff from that era, Mark Shook, had a bad rep as well for his anti-drug campaigns. It is also true that we are probably above the national average for sheriffs convicted of felonies while in office. Just do a google search and you will see many have gone to jail just in the past decade. But I also think we do a better job than most when it comes to cleaning up our messes. This past year, we had an entire police department fired (Spring Lake) and numerous corruption prosecutions. The state troopers have fired many troopers after an internal audit revealed some shady business. We also established the nation's first innocence commission to address wrongful convictions often resulting from police misconduct.

That said, police still shoot people with impunity in this state. The SBI definitely has a rep for rubberstamping any in custody death, as they've done on over a hundred in the past 10 years. I can only think of one case in that period where an officer was convicted for an in custody death, and he only got 2 years in prison. And we've definitely taken a step backwards in the past 3 years with the 287g immigration enforcement program that's been adopted in a number of counties, which has resulted in widespread profiling of hispanics and an enormous uptick in petty police harassment. I know for a fact that's caused real quality of life issues for hispanic Americans in certain communities. I get calls all the time from people who get stopped and asked to produce their papers.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 pm

Waitlisted.

If I had received this notice 6 weeks ago, I might have been more broken up over it. Now, I am almost indifferent. I won't be staying on the list, but good luck to those of you who choose to fight it out.

I'll pop in every now and then to smack talk UNC a little more with you guys.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby as stars burn » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:52 pm

traehekat wrote:Waitlisted.

If I had received this notice 6 weeks ago, I might have been more broken up over it. Now, I am almost indifferent. I won't be staying on the list, but good luck to those of you who choose to fight it out.

I'll pop in every now and then to smack talk UNC a little more with you guys.


+1

jerzgrl630
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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby jerzgrl630 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:05 pm

omg i just feel like i'm the last person waiting. time to prepare for my rejection letter

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby insertclevernamehere » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:08 pm

jerzgrl630 wrote:omg i just feel like i'm the last person waiting. time to prepare for my rejection letter


goshhh me too. are we alone?

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby jerzgrl630 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:13 pm

probably. now that i've been rejected by UGA after sitting on their waitlist for a month, i've given up all hope. even if i didn't attend a school in the top 50, i just wanted to get into one! ugh.

ps- i am buzzed and mopey. please excuse me.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby seanbickford » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:19 pm

Right there waiting with you. My facade of not worrying about UNC is crumbling.

traehekat, sorry to hear it. When did you get your waitlist notification?

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:31 pm

seanbickford wrote:Right there waiting with you. My facade of not worrying about UNC is crumbling.

traehekat, sorry to hear it. When did you get your waitlist notification?


Around 8:00 PM CT.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby jerzgrl630 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:44 pm

traehekat wrote:
seanbickford wrote:Right there waiting with you. My facade of not worrying about UNC is crumbling.

traehekat, sorry to hear it. When did you get your waitlist notification?


Around 8:00 PM CT.


i'm sorry dude. you seem pretty cool, i harbored some hopes of us being classmates one day!

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby traehekat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:56 pm

jerzgrl630 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
seanbickford wrote:Right there waiting with you. My facade of not worrying about UNC is crumbling.

traehekat, sorry to hear it. When did you get your waitlist notification?


Around 8:00 PM CT.


i'm sorry dude. you seem pretty cool, i harbored some hopes of us being classmates one day!


No worries - I'm pretty happy with my other options, so I guess that softens the blow.

Total shame we won't be classmates, though. One thing UNC has going for it is a bunch of awesome applicants. Everyone in this thread has been pretty cool, whether or not they were accepted, and I'm sure it'll be a good class for UNC.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby meggers88 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:17 am

i'm still waiting too....i feel there are a fair number of us who are

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Dr. Review
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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:23 am

i feel a little old when i see screen names with stuff like '88' on it. i know i'm only two years older, but it's enough.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby meggers88 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:26 am

Bedsole wrote:i feel a little old when i see screen names with stuff like '88' on it. i know i'm only two years older, but it's enough.


haha well just consider me young i guess, im even young to be graduating this year.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:27 am

meggers88 wrote:
Bedsole wrote:i feel a little old when i see screen names with stuff like '88' on it. i know i'm only two years older, but it's enough.


haha well just consider me young i guess, im even young to be graduating this year.


I'll just commit suicide when I see a sn with '90' in it. Problem solved.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby tstyler98 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:19 am

I'm still waiting. Applied back in October shortly after the application was available. I figured I would have heard by now. I'm in-state, 164/3.7 with 7 years work experience. Like many others, I'm pretty much indifferent by now, and plan to attend Wake. But it's just annoying that so many of us, especially those of us that applied back in October, are still waiting.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:35 am

meggers88 wrote:i'm still waiting too....i feel there are a fair number of us who are

+1, have been complete since 1/27. Meh

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Scribbly » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:37 am

jlnoa0915 wrote:
meggers88 wrote:i'm still waiting too....i feel there are a fair number of us who are

+1, have been complete since 1/27. Meh


+2 and I've been complete since 1/10. *Headdesk*

My uncle got off the waitlist at UNC the day he moved into his apartment to go to Campbell. He didn't go.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Dr. Review » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:04 pm

Scribbly wrote:
jlnoa0915 wrote:
meggers88 wrote:i'm still waiting too....i feel there are a fair number of us who are

+1, have been complete since 1/27. Meh


+2 and I've been complete since 1/10. *Headdesk*

My uncle got off the waitlist at UNC the day he moved into his apartment to go to Campbell. He didn't go.


I would assume this was back when he was moving to Buies Creek, and not Raleigh?

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby viro8 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:59 pm

also waiting, been complete since 11/20

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby brittainyb » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:23 pm

viro8 wrote:also waiting, been complete since 11/20



me too. been complete since early december.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Scribbly » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:25 pm

Bedsole wrote:
Scribbly wrote:
jlnoa0915 wrote:
meggers88 wrote:i'm still waiting too....i feel there are a fair number of us who are

+1, have been complete since 1/27. Meh


+2 and I've been complete since 1/10. *Headdesk*

My uncle got off the waitlist at UNC the day he moved into his apartment to go to Campbell. He didn't go.


I would assume this was back when he was moving to Buies Creek, and not Raleigh?


I'm not sure, but he's in his 50s, so probably. My aunt (his wife) told me that to make me feel better... It didn't work.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby TarHeel11 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:26 pm

Scribbly wrote:
Bedsole wrote:
Scribbly wrote:
+2 and I've been complete since 1/10. *Headdesk*

My uncle got off the waitlist at UNC the day he moved into his apartment to go to Campbell. He didn't go.


I would assume this was back when he was moving to Buies Creek, and not Raleigh?


I'm not sure, but he's in his 50s, so probably. My aunt (his wife) told me that to make me feel better... It didn't work.


Campbell just moved to Raleigh last fall.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby Scribbly » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:19 pm

TarHeel11 wrote:
Scribbly wrote:
Bedsole wrote:
Scribbly wrote:
+2 and I've been complete since 1/10. *Headdesk*

My uncle got off the waitlist at UNC the day he moved into his apartment to go to Campbell. He didn't go.


I would assume this was back when he was moving to Buies Creek, and not Raleigh?


I'm not sure, but he's in his 50s, so probably. My aunt (his wife) told me that to make me feel better... It didn't work.


Campbell just moved to Raleigh last fall.


Ah, got it. I don't know too much about NC. My parents moved there while I was in college.

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Re: University of North Carolina 2013

Postby makingasnack » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:33 pm

Waitlist via e-mail 10:28 p.m. Central.
161/3.5x, if anyone is curious.

Not one bit surprised, but I will definitely be riding this one out.




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