Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:56 am

MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.

An undergrad's view:
If you can't live in Ann Arbor comfortably I don't know where you'd go, unless you just can't stand cold weather. If you're really into eating out, there's virtually every kind of food imaginable and, more importantly, usually done quite well. If you like to cook at home there's a farmers market and plenty of places to buy what you need. If you like getting a drink, there are loud undergrad bars and nightclubs, chill grad student bars, and upscale cocktail bars as well. If you like going to concerts/dance shows/other things that take place on a stage there a variety of venues that range from the truly beautiful Hill Auditorium, to the dive (but well-known) Blind Pig. If you're into sports...then I probably don't need to tell you about that scene. If you're a nature person there's the Arboretum and other parks that are well maintained. And if you just want to chill, there are movie theaters nearby, obviously a ton of libraries, and the area housing is nice enough that entertaining friends at home doesn't get too cramped. People are friendly for the most part. I've encountered some townies that just don't like the University and its students, but they are by far the exception. Most non-students seem to genuinely appreciate the vibe and history of Ann Arbor. Also, Detroit isn't far away. I didn't venture that way too often, and never found TONS to do there, but there are some quality destinations there despite the city's struggles.

The only minor annoyance to me was that I always wanted my car around for the sake of convenience. You could get around via bus, but that gets annoying when the grocery stores, good dry cleaners, clothing stores, and some other places you need to go sometimes are mostly a ways south of campus. Everything else is walkable, though in the winter that feels less apparent.

tl;dr: AA is a very livable city.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:08 am

MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.


Seriously +1. I sent my Chicago app yesterday and felt the same way.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby basilseal » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:12 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.


Seriously +1. I sent my Chicago app yesterday and felt the same way.


Haven't submitted yet but I know I'll feel precisely the same way.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby j12 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:58 am

I'm going through the viewbook now. I had to look up the definition of milieu. Maybe I'm not smart enough for Michigan.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:18 pm

j12 wrote:I'm going through the viewbook now. I had to look up the definition of milieu. Maybe I'm not smart enough for Michigan.

lol

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:26 pm

tmon wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.

An undergrad's view:
If you can't live in Ann Arbor comfortably I don't know where you'd go, unless you just can't stand cold weather. If you're really into eating out, there's virtually every kind of food imaginable and, more importantly, usually done quite well. If you like to cook at home there's a farmers market and plenty of places to buy what you need. If you like getting a drink, there are loud undergrad bars and nightclubs, chill grad student bars, and upscale cocktail bars as well. If you like going to concerts/dance shows/other things that take place on a stage there a variety of venues that range from the truly beautiful Hill Auditorium, to the dive (but well-known) Blind Pig. If you're into sports...then I probably don't need to tell you about that scene. If you're a nature person there's the Arboretum and other parks that are well maintained. And if you just want to chill, there are movie theaters nearby, obviously a ton of libraries, and the area housing is nice enough that entertaining friends at home doesn't get too cramped. People are friendly for the most part. I've encountered some townies that just don't like the University and its students, but they are by far the exception. Most non-students seem to genuinely appreciate the vibe and history of Ann Arbor. Also, Detroit isn't far away. I didn't venture that way too often, and never found TONS to do there, but there are some quality destinations there despite the city's struggles.

The only minor annoyance to me was that I always wanted my car around for the sake of convenience. You could get around via bus, but that gets annoying when the grocery stores, good dry cleaners, clothing stores, and some other places you need to go sometimes are mostly a ways south of campus. Everything else is walkable, though in the winter that feels less apparent.

tl;dr: AA is a very livable city.



+1. Michigan is GORGEOUS. The people seem friendly enough. Only down-side is the extremely limited parking. Other than that, I'm currently Michigan's #1 fanboy.

soj wrote:
j12 wrote:I'm going through the viewbook now. I had to look up the definition of milieu. Maybe I'm not smart enough for Michigan.

lol


:lol: :lol: :lol: We (me/Soj/Eich) met Antrim. We went out to dinner, and he bought himself a pitcher, guzzled it down in about 15 minutes, then left to do law stuff. It was hilarious.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:37 pm

I GOT MY FEE WAIVER!

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:24 pm

In honor of PSUDevon getting a fee waiver I will share my favorite Scott Boras quote:

"I have had players call me about bad contracts they had signed and I always advise that the sanctity of the contract is important for the survival of any system based on performance. To change it when there is improvement is a double-edged sword that will inevitably lead to degrading the contract when the player malperforms. "

Let's hope none of us malperform in our cycles.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:43 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:In honor of PSUDevon getting a fee waiver I will share my favorite Scott Boras quote:

"I have had players call me about bad contracts they had signed and I always advise that the sanctity of the contract is important for the survival of any system based on performance. To change it when there is improvement is a double-edged sword that will inevitably lead to degrading the contract when the player malperforms. "

Let's hope none of us malperform in our cycles.


Scott Boras is glad he's not a football agent.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Kurst » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:46 am

PSUdevon wrote:I GOT MY FEE WAIVER!

I told you it was en route. :)

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:46 am

Haha that quote actually came when he was asked about Rosenhaus wanting to renegotiate Terrell Owens' contract.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/ ... 1218312392

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Moomoo2u » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:47 am

basilseal wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.


Seriously +1. I sent my Chicago app yesterday and felt the same way.


Haven't submitted yet but I know I'll feel precisely the same way.


wait you can submit this already? I thought it was a 9/15/2011 thing :X

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:48 am

Yeah it's a 9/15 app all the way.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:04 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:Haha that quote actually came when he was asked about Rosenhaus wanting to renegotiate Terrell Owens' contract.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/ ... 1218312392


That seems about right. Tiago, you're about the only TLSer I feel like I'd actually enjoy grabbing a beer with.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:18 am

PSUdevon wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Haha that quote actually came when he was asked about Rosenhaus wanting to renegotiate Terrell Owens' contract.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/ ... 1218312392


That seems about right. Tiago, you're about the only TLSer I feel like I'd actually enjoy grabbing a beer with.


I'll take you up on that sometime. If you ever start freaking out about needing more safety schools and want to check out ASU I can be your tour guide.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:18 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:Haha that quote actually came when he was asked about Rosenhaus wanting to renegotiate Terrell Owens' contract.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/chat/ ... 1218312392


That seems about right. Tiago, you're about the only TLSer I feel like I'd actually enjoy grabbing a beer with.


I'll take you up on that sometime. If you ever start freaking out about needing more safety schools and want to check out ASU I can be your tour guide.


I feel like I'd probably enjoy that ASW.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:24 am

ITT a serious bromance is forming

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:39 am

UnamSanctam wrote:We (me/Soj/Eich) met Antrim. We went out to dinner, and he bought himself a pitcher, guzzled it down in about 15 minutes, then left to do law stuff. It was hilarious.

LOLno. He left for reasons completely unrelated to law school. :wink:

I'm all but PS at Michigan. Actually, I'm all but PS everywhere. :oops:

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:05 am

soj wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:We (me/Soj/Eich) met Antrim. We went out to dinner, and he bought himself a pitcher, guzzled it down in about 15 minutes, then left to do law stuff. It was hilarious.

LOLno. He left for reasons completely unrelated to law school. :wink:

I'm all but PS at Michigan. Actually, I'm all but PS everywhere. :oops:


Hahaha, I didn't want any Michigan students who might know who he is to think he wasn't doing any law stuff. :lol:

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:40 am

soj wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:We (me/Soj/Eich) met Antrim. We went out to dinner, and he bought himself a pitcher, guzzled it down in about 15 minutes, then left to do law stuff. It was hilarious.

LOLno. He left for reasons completely unrelated to law school. :wink:

I'm all but PS at Michigan. Actually, I'm all but PS everywhere. :oops:

get that shit done... I need to study for LSAT, fuuuuu
tmon wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Give us some info on what struck you! I know I'm particularly concerned about the livability of the next 3 years so I'm curious!

Anyone else have sudden anxiety when hitting the submit button? I was comfortable yesterday with my PS, but now it suddenly looks like crap lol.

An undergrad's view:
If you can't live in Ann Arbor comfortably I don't know where you'd go, unless you just can't stand cold weather. If you're really into eating out, there's virtually every kind of food imaginable and, more importantly, usually done quite well. If you like to cook at home there's a farmers market and plenty of places to buy what you need. If you like getting a drink, there are loud undergrad bars and nightclubs, chill grad student bars, and upscale cocktail bars as well. If you like going to concerts/dance shows/other things that take place on a stage there a variety of venues that range from the truly beautiful Hill Auditorium, to the dive (but well-known) Blind Pig. If you're into sports...then I probably don't need to tell you about that scene. If you're a nature person there's the Arboretum and other parks that are well maintained. And if you just want to chill, there are movie theaters nearby, obviously a ton of libraries, and the area housing is nice enough that entertaining friends at home doesn't get too cramped. People are friendly for the most part. I've encountered some townies that just don't like the University and its students, but they are by far the exception. Most non-students seem to genuinely appreciate the vibe and history of Ann Arbor. Also, Detroit isn't far away. I didn't venture that way too often, and never found TONS to do there, but there are some quality destinations there despite the city's struggles.

The only minor annoyance to me was that I always wanted my car around for the sake of convenience. You could get around via bus, but that gets annoying when the grocery stores, good dry cleaners, clothing stores, and some other places you need to go sometimes are mostly a ways south of campus. Everything else is walkable, though in the winter that feels less apparent.

tl;dr: AA is a very livable city.


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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:08 pm

Quick question... Anyone sending in more than 2 optional essays? I know the instruction say to limit it to 2, but I just wanted to pool responses.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:12 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:Quick question... Anyone sending in more than 2 optional essays? I know the instruction say to limit it to 2, but I just wanted to pool responses.

I refuse to answer until you change your username.

But you should definitely go by their instructions. If it says limit it to 2, don't send 3. Only demonstrates you can't follow directions if you send >2.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:13 pm

tmon wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:Quick question... Anyone sending in more than 2 optional essays? I know the instruction say to limit it to 2, but I just wanted to pool responses.

I refuse to answer until you change your username.

But you should definitely go by their instructions. If it says limit it to 2, don't send 3. Only demonstrates you can't follow directions if you send >2.



I see what you did there.... :wink:

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:25 pm

Whoa, you guys are sending more than one?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:28 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Whoa, you guys are sending more than one?


Just one for me. Instructions say two max.




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