Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:33 pm

Internet is hurtful and mean place. I guess what really bothers me is, you could let some politically incorrect statements stand, but no one ever does. Each inciting statement succeeds, regardless of original intention and an off topic debate about how wrong it is to post whatever ensues, clogging up my only semi-reliable news source for Harvard admissions or ruining my fun (see Ding Bar). So, yes, there are misogynists, homophobics, pedophiles, zoophiles, necrophiles and otherwise hurtful individuals on the internet. You just do not need to call out each and every one. Because some of these twisted individuals feed on your attention (tears?), and ignoring them is the only logical solution.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:41 pm

honestly we can't do anything about them switching the dean....all u can really do is change your prayer/hopes from JS1s/JS2s to KB1s/KB2s.....
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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:49 pm

would someone please link me to the js/kb blog(s)? thanks a bunch!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby zworykin » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Geneva wrote:would someone please link me to the js/kb blog(s)? thanks a bunch!


NP.

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=hls+admissions+blog

:wink:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby pupshaw » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:24 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:Internet is hurtful and mean place. I guess what really bothers me is, you could let some politically incorrect statements stand, but no one ever does. Each inciting statement succeeds, regardless of original intention and an off topic debate about how wrong it is to post whatever ensues, clogging up my only semi-reliable news source for Harvard admissions or ruining my fun (see Ding Bar). So, yes, there are misogynists, homophobics, pedophiles, zoophiles, necrophiles and otherwise hurtful individuals on the internet. You just do not need to call out each and every one. Because some of these twisted individuals feed on your attention (tears?), and ignoring them is the only logical solution.


So first you deny that there was any misogyny, and then when I point out specific examples you say we should just ignore it. Sorry, but words matter. Would we all be quite so sanguine about this if people were suggesting that a Dean shouldn't have gotten a job because of his or her race? These old canards--"you're being uptight; it's harmless; it's just a bit of fun"--are simple excuses for hate speech, and I don't think we ought to let them go unchallenged.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:29 pm

cerealdan wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:Internet is hurtful and mean place. I guess what really bothers me is, you could let some politically incorrect statements stand, but no one ever does. Each inciting statement succeeds, regardless of original intention and an off topic debate about how wrong it is to post whatever ensues, clogging up my only semi-reliable news source for Harvard admissions or ruining my fun (see Ding Bar). So, yes, there are misogynists, homophobics, pedophiles, zoophiles, necrophiles and otherwise hurtful individuals on the internet. You just do not need to call out each and every one. Because some of these twisted individuals feed on your attention (tears?), and ignoring them is the only logical solution.


So first you deny that there was any misogyny, and then when I point out specific examples you say we should just ignore it. Sorry, but words matter. Would we all be quite so sanguine about this if people were suggesting that a Dean shouldn't have gotten a job because of his or her race? These old canards--"you're being uptight; it's harmless; it's just a bit of fun"--are simple excuses for hate speech, and I don't think we ought to let them go unchallenged.

thank you for this. i agree.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:41 pm

I think Philosophy Majors should exist as trick questions, when student declares Philosophy or similar, they should be booted out of education system.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:23 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:I think Philosophy Majors should exist as trick questions, when student declares Philosophy or similar, they should be booted out of education system.

http://www.phil.ufl.edu/ugrad/whatis/LSATtable.html
Just 'cause I want to start another two page off-topic debate :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:26 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:I think Philosophy Majors should exist as trick questions, when student declares Philosophy or similar, they should be booted out of education system.

http://www.phil.ufl.edu/ugrad/whatis/LSATtable.html
Just 'cause I want to start another two page off-topic debate :wink:


Yeah you could call that link extravagantwaste.html too, what could those obviously smart individuals have done had they chosen an actual major?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:28 pm

Yon thread delivereth

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:Yeah you could call that link extravagantwaste.html too, what could those obviously smart individuals have done had they chosen an actual major?


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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:51 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:I think Philosophy Majors should exist as trick questions, when student declares Philosophy or similar, they should be booted out of education system.

http://www.phil.ufl.edu/ugrad/whatis/LSATtable.html
Just 'cause I want to start another two page off-topic debate :wink:


The best part of those stats is pre-law coming in second to last.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby suspicious android » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:01 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
Yeah you could call that link extravagantwaste.html too, what could those obviously smart individuals have done had they chosen an actual major?


Probably avoid law school all together.

*sigh*

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:14 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
AntipodeanPhil wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:I think Philosophy Majors should exist as trick questions, when student declares Philosophy or similar, they should be booted out of education system.

http://www.phil.ufl.edu/ugrad/whatis/LSATtable.html
Just 'cause I want to start another two page off-topic debate :wink:


The best part of those stats is pre-law coming in second to last.



honestly i did not really know pre-law was a major until 2 years ago..i thought it was just something people said when they were interested in law school..

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:17 pm

curiouscat wrote:
cerealdan wrote:Wow. There are some whiny and entitled misogynists in this thread.


On this topic, I just want to say that I made a pretty self-entitled comment earlier on and I really regret that. I was already feeling edgy before I logged onto the forum because of sleep deprivation and some unrelated stuff that I was on my mind and I took out my frustration in my post. It was inappropriate and very far from the sort of thing that I would usually say. I've just been feeling really bad about it, so I wanted to put that out there and apologize.


Curiouscat, we love you. No need to apologize.

Sometimes we say things and they are interpreted by others in an ignorant light... Ala my comment about HLS admissions hiring two people knowing well that they wont be able to fulfill responsibilities for an entire admissions cycle as being a careless decision. By including the fact for which they knew the two people could not fulfill the task made my remark misogynist?...No, it makes the ignorant reader guilty of presumptuous and most likely careless analysis.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby goducks01 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:34 am

Hey, I have a few questions for all the lucky admits out there..
I had my "JS1" interview 2 weeks ago. It went ok, but I felt that she seemed sort of . . . apathetic? since the interview only took ~6 mins and she seemed a bit disinterested in my replies and ended it rather abruptly.
Did anyone have a similar experience? And how long after the JS1 does it take to hear a decision? Thanks all!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby PopTorts13 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:25 am

goducks01 wrote:Hey, I have a few questions for all the lucky admits out there..
I had my "JS1" interview 2 weeks ago. It went ok, but I felt that she seemed sort of . . . apathetic? since the interview only took ~6 mins and she seemed a bit disinterested in my replies and ended it rather abruptly.
Did anyone have a similar experience? And how long after the JS1 does it take to hear a decision? Thanks all!


+1 here.

Most people that are interviewed hear back within a couple of weeks, however there are others such as you and I that may not hear back for as long as a month. JS behaved the same way with me and that was from the very beginning as well, before I had even answered her questions. Best of luck and Go Ducks!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tomwatts » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:52 am

zworykin wrote:
Geneva wrote:would someone please link me to the js/kb blog(s)? thanks a bunch!


NP.

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=hls+admissions+blog

:wink:

I would like to point out that it's also linked (along with a bunch of other good information) in the first post in this thread. 8)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Vaclac » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:24 pm

goducks01 wrote:Hey, I have a few questions for all the lucky admits out there..
I had my "JS1" interview 2 weeks ago. It went ok, but I felt that she seemed sort of . . . apathetic? since the interview only took ~6 mins and she seemed a bit disinterested in my replies and ended it rather abruptly.
Did anyone have a similar experience? And how long after the JS1 does it take to hear a decision? Thanks all!


Mine was certainly quick too, though I didn't get an apathetic vibe so much as perhaps a rushed one. Think it was about 5 min before she asked if I had questions. She only asked two questions of me and no follow ups. Even when asking if I had questions she told me I didn't have to questions, but I asked a couple just cuz it seemed short. Anyway, she was nice. I think she was just in a rush given she called at the very end of the window she had given. I had my JS1 on a Friday and JS2 on Monday. Also I was a deadline applicant, got my complete e-mail the Thursday, same day as the JS1 e-mail, so I don't know if the waiting times are different for candidates who have been under review for a while or held. Hopefully this info helps somehow. Best of luck!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby mikeylikesit » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:37 pm

Looking forward to being one of those rare limited edition JS1/KB2s. I want to be a collectable.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby bioengineer » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:31 am

submitted late january, got the complete email 2/23. heard nothing since then...any idea what i should be expecting? waitlist? will there be any more interviews?

173, 3.87, engineering (bs and ms) from an ivy

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby lawlcat4179 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:41 am

bioengineer wrote:submitted late january, got the complete email 2/23. heard nothing since then...any idea what i should be expecting? waitlist? will there be any more interviews?

173, 3.87, engineering (bs and ms) from an ivy


Sounds like we're twins. Submitted late january as well, with the complete email 2/23. Silence since then

175, 3.85 from TTT

Maybe our files fell behind a desk?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:16 am

lawlcat4179 wrote:
bioengineer wrote:submitted late january, got the complete email 2/23. heard nothing since then...any idea what i should be expecting? waitlist? will there be any more interviews?

173, 3.87, engineering (bs and ms) from an ivy


Sounds like we're twins. Submitted late january as well, with the complete email 2/23. Silence since then

175, 3.85 from TTT

Maybe our files fell behind a desk?


Similar to you two guys (same GPA but 168 LSAT) and submitted early Jan and went complete Feb 6th. Dunno how to interpret that silence.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:20 am

The above 3 posters:

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To give you guys some perspective:

09 / 21: Applied
10 / 13: Under Review
10 / 27: Complete
02 / 08 / 2012: Held

Nothing since.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:50 am

Nulli Secundus wrote:The above 3 posters:

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To give you guys some perspective:

09 / 21: Applied
10 / 13: Under Review
10 / 27: Complete
02 / 08 / 2012: Held

Nothing since.


:? Haha ok I'm not complaining anymore.

But what I meant (sorry if it wasn't clear is) I don't know how to interpret the TOTAL silence (no "hold", just nothing) ever since I follow this thread closely and I saw tons of people who applied after me (and went complete and UR after me as well) and who've been place on hold ever since.




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