Columbia 2011!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:19 am

The Stig wrote:eski will be natty p

I assume you mean Natalie Portman? In which case this is probably relevant:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:20 am

Also I need to pick uglier avatars so when I don't look like a movie star people aren't disappointed. hahaha

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:21 am

eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:eski will be natty p

I assume you mean Natalie Portman? In which case this is probably relevant:

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Except from what I hear these days the one on the left is a wee slighter than the one on the right... :?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:22 am

Dunno if that's an anorexia joke, a pregnancy joke, or both. :lol:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:23 am

eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:eski will be natty p

I assume you mean Natalie Portman? In which case this is probably relevant:

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even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:24 am

also, this thread's mood has been lifted significantly since earlier today...I think the lolcats are the key :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:25 am

You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Melo15 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:27 am

mel2010 wrote:
eskimo wrote:
Melo15 wrote:Sorry to interrupt the cats! Just wanted to add myself to the not-held category. 173/3.85. Best of luck everyone.

Good luck! 173 not-held club for the win!


+1


I have my fingers crossed 173ers.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:27 am

eskimo wrote:You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek


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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:27 am

eskimo wrote:You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek


that trivia tidbit alone has justified my entire night spent on or around this thread :D

and knock's picture just made me laugh out loud

ETA: OMG THAT IS A GIF!, didn't notice that before, it was just an exploded head

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:30 am

The Stig wrote:even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

Image

And if you haven't seen Atonement, you need to!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:30 am

Knock + Eski make for a fun thread!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:31 am

The Stig wrote:
eskimo wrote:You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek


that trivia tidbit alone has justified my entire night spent on or around this thread :D

and knock's picture just made me laugh out loud

ETA: OMG THAT IS A GIF!, didn't notice that before, it was just an exploded head


Edited in the gif :mrgreen:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:32 am

eskimo wrote:Knock + Eski make for a fun thread!


Credited

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:33 am

eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

Image

And if you haven't seen Atonement, you need to!


excellent!

and FYI, this is a 100% accurate depiction of myself
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Raramuri415 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:34 am

Knock wrote:
eskimo wrote:You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek


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+1. hilarious.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Knock » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:34 am

The Stig wrote:
eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

Image

And if you haven't seen Atonement, you need to!


excellent!

and FYI, this is a 100% accurate depiction of myself
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More like:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby The Stig » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:35 am

Knock wrote:
eskimo wrote:Knock + Eski make for a fun thread!


Credited


so true. also, we are pretty much the only people on this thread... so cool right?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby akikaze » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:39 am

eskimo wrote:You know when Natalie Portman played Amidala in Star Wars? Keira Knightley was one of the handmaidens who were body doubles for the queen.

/geek



HAHAHAHA

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Dany » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:54 am

Guys this time last year the CLS thread had 128 pages. We have over 250. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby D. H2Oman » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:01 am

eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

Image

And if you haven't seen Atonement, you need to!





It's a really good movie!!!


k I don't belong here, good luck everyone but knock

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:20 am

I'm pretty sure there will be another batch of holds today. I'm 4.4 (highest) index so not good enough to beat out some of these hold people but hopefully not ding material either. I went complete in mid-January but since other Jan completes have heard I don't think thats an issue anymore. And I'm abroad so if I'd been accepted I would have gotten an email. blargh

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby boushi » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:55 am

boushi wrote:I've been mulling the hold thing over quite a bit and, while there may be multiple reasons for holds (one applicant may be held as yp, one for having borderline numbers), I'm having a hard time reconciling my hold with any of the rubenstein/rankings-gaming theories, beyond the general aspiration I assume every school has for higher yields (though that interpretation would seem to cut both ways in my case).

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/boushi

I'm 172/3.88/4.39index, Oct. submission with solid work experience, recs, PS, and softs. (I feel confident in the strength of those unquantifiables by way of getting one of the higher scholarship offers possible at UVA for OOS RD with my numbers -- 30k per year). I'm in so far at D/NU/V$$/NYU/C, Held at H, Pending at B(no 4 pg. PS)/S.

The only ways I would fit under a yield-increasing theory is if (1) they had reason to believe I would take more money at a lower ranked school. or (2) they thought I would get into HYS.

Honestly, I think compared to people with a 173+ LSAT or a 3.9+ GPA, I stand a substantially worse chance of breaking HYS while not hurting Columbia's medians at all, and thus, in the eyes of Columbia, I would be a solid admit choice from a YP perspective; if Columbia REALLY wanted to just increase their yield, I think numbers like mine would be exactly their sweet spot. Moreover, I'm a NY resident (living abroad now, but family/mailing address still in NY), and my language skills line up very closely with their research institutes, so I think a holistic consideration of my app would also lead an admissions officer to conclude that, among applicants in my numbers sweet spot, I would have among the highest chances of attending.

Would the Rubensteins really affect my hold decision?

While I may stand to benefit from some coattails effects from the rubensteins (allowing the non-rubensteins like me to receive more freed-up aid), I'm not sure how this would really affect Columbia's outlook on my app in the larger game theory of admissions choices. If anything, waiting to see who is snipered away with Rubensteins and HYS offers and then offering me an "off the hold" admission down the line, would, in theory, decrease my likelihood of attendance since I'd have more time to be courted by other schools and consider scholarships, etc. (not saying that's the case -- but it stands to reason).

Conclusion: I think Columbia just doesn't really like me for whatever reason.


Further adding to the mystery of these new holds, I just spent a good hour on LSN checking the profiles of every Columbia applicant in the past two cycles who had a 3.80-3.89 and a 171-173. There were some WLs and Rs for sure (mostly late applicants), but I could not find a single profile that mentioned being held. We really seem to be in uncharted water here.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby freon » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:46 am

eskimo wrote:
The Stig wrote:even better! my eyes are apparently too bad to tell the two apart on the tiny TLS tar

Image

And if you haven't seen Atonement, you need to!


+1. The book is a classic.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby arism87 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:27 am

Is there an easy way to find the medians/quartiles of those who HAVE been admitted?

I'm curious about it since the medians of helds AND non-helds aren't far from CLS's actual medians, IIRC




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