Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby zlatanlaw » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:19 am

cannibal ox wrote:Do they give you an estimate of time before a decision, and has anyone had a decision after being held? Are you informed by status checker or email/mail/whatever?

We were all informed by email that we'd hear back by the 28th of February. Doesn't seem like any held applicants have gotten a decision yet.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:56 am

Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:32 am

scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.

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Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:35 am

lawschool22 wrote:
scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.


I don't know if it's true, but someone told me today that the city doesn't even own their own plow trucks. So...

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby mx23250 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:37 am

lawschool22 wrote:
scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.


Indeed. DC seems all too comfortable with "shutting down". Almost seems like a default response.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Ambi-Turner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:43 am

ohpobrecito wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.


I don't know if it's true, but someone told me today that the city doesn't even own their own plow trucks. So...

It's true, we get them from Virginia and Maryland. It only snows a few times each winter, and up until a few years ago, rarely ever snowed at all. The city's still not used to the change. Also DC has one of THE most inefficient governments in the country, and it doesn't help that congress controls our budget, making it much harder to get anything new. FWIW, we're slated to get about 5 inches today, and possibly 8 by tomorrow.
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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:44 am

mx23250 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.


Indeed. DC seems all too comfortable with "shutting down". Almost seems like a default response.

I remember back before undergrad there were several times when school would shutdown the night before a large storm, there is little to no snow, yet everything has to remain closed. Snow cripples DC.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:45 am

Ambi-Turner wrote:FWIW, were slated to get about 5 inches today, and possibly 8 by tomorrow.

Ugh no I want my decision :cry:

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:45 am

Ambi-Turner wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
scotth724 wrote:Looking online it says that classes are cancelled for today, so I wonder if the admissions office is closed as well.


I never realized, until this year when I started paying attention to GULC and DC, how frequently it closes/shuts down for weather. I would have figured they were fairly used to snow during the winter, or at least fully equipped to deal with it, it being our nation's capital and all.


I don't know if it's true, but someone told me today that the city doesn't even own their own plow trucks. So...

It's true, we get them from Virginia and Maryland. It only snows a few times each winter, and up until a few years ago, rarely ever snowed at all. The city's still not used to the change. Also DC has one of THE most inefficient governments in the country, and it doesn't help that congress controls our budget, making it much harder to get anything new. FWIW, were slated to get about 5 inches today, and possibly 8 by tomorrow.


We are supposed to get ten here in Boston and nobody gaf.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:46 am

That's all really interesting to me. Even though they don't get much snow, you would still think that would be something the Capital would want to be prepared for, considering they seem to be prepared for almost any other eventuality.

Although the comments regarding Congressional funding and the inefficient DC local government provide an explanation that is not all that surprising :D

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:49 am

lawschool22 wrote:That's all really interesting to me. Even though they don't get much snow, you would still think that would be something the Capital would want to be prepared for, considering they seem to be prepared for almost any other eventuality.

Although the comments regarding Congressional funding and the inefficient DC local government provide an explanation that is not all that surprising :D

Maybe GULC can spin this into marketing: the T14 that has the most snow days, hooray.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Ambi-Turner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:51 am

lawschool22 wrote:That's all really interesting to me. Even though they don't get much snow, you would still think that would be something the Capital would want to be prepared for, considering they seem to be prepared for almost any other eventuality.

Although the comments regarding Congressional funding and the inefficient DC local government provide an explanation that is not all that surprising :D

Haha no man, the folks up on Capitol Hill love to have an excuse not to work (not that they generally need one.)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby apartius » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:09 pm

I am surprised by how we all sling the typical DC stereotypes here. The city does have their own plows they recently bought a new fleet after 'Snowmageddon' where DC government was overwhelmed because a snow like that happens about once every one hundred years (think 100 year hurricane). With thirty inches of snow over just three days even the more experienced counterparts in Pennsylvania had issues. The Midwest and Northeast in general get a lot more snow and thus are more equipped to handle it spending a larger amount of capital and resources on their snow.

In the last few years D.C. has become more efficient with their snow removal and snow mitigation tools. D.C. is prepared for snow but when the city's population swells to over 1 million during a typical workday it is better safe than sorry situation to have people at home instead of the potential to snarl traffic and have mass injuries. Especially with technology today most people can work just as efficiently at home.

Most of D.C. government (local) inefficiencies come from the federal government so when you all become lawyers fight to allow D.C. to become autonomous of the federal government. Overall when allowed to handle their own affairs D.C. is very efficient and that shows with the reduced crime, increased economic development, and general welfare of its citizen in the last 20 years.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Ambi-Turner » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:31 pm

apartius wrote:I am surprised by how we all sling the typical DC stereotypes here. The city does have their own plows they recently bought a new fleet after 'Snowmageddon' where DC government was overwhelmed because a snow like that happens about once every one hundred years (think 100 year hurricane). With thirty inches of snow over just three days even the more experienced counterparts in Pennsylvania had issues. The Midwest and Northeast in general get a lot more snow and thus are more equipped to handle it spending a larger amount of capital and resources on their snow.

In the last few years D.C. has become more efficient with their snow removal and snow mitigation tools. D.C. is prepared for snow but when the city's population swells to over 1 million during a typical workday it is better safe than sorry situation to have people at home instead of the potential to snarl traffic and have mass injuries. Especially with technology today most people can work just as efficiently at home.

Most of D.C. government (local) inefficiencies come from the federal government so when you all become lawyers fight to allow D.C. to become autonomous of the federal government. Overall when allowed to handle their own affairs D.C. is very efficient and that shows with the reduced crime, increased economic development, and general welfare of its citizen in the last 20 years.

You can't forget that part of the reason Snowmaggeden was so bad was because the city used almost all of the salt on the paltry "snowstorm" a week before. I bike to work, so I'm glad to have the day off today, but we've gotten to the point where the city really should be better equipped to handle snow. And I don't know which part of DC's government you've dealt with, but "very efficient" is not how I'd describe the offices I've dealt with.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby midwest17 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:44 pm

DC shuts down for snowstorms that wouldn't even prompt Chicago to get out the plows.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Joining the party, just submitted. Although looks like they may not be requesting my report anytime soon, if they are indeed paralyzed by the snowstorm.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:19 pm

My friend who lives in DC posted this on Twitter :D :

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Just seems so extreme for 8ish inches of snow lol.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby John Everyman » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:02 pm

midwest17 wrote:DC shuts down for snowstorms that wouldn't even prompt Chicago to get out the plows.


This.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wealtheow » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:16 pm

I take it back. They just requested/received my report. :o

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Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:25 pm

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:28 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:I don't mind DC's quick-trigger on making a snow day call. I like four day weekends :)


I think we're all just secretly jealous :)

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby chuckbass » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm

wealtheow wrote:I take it back. They just requested/received my report. :o

:shock:

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby apartius » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:38 pm

wealtheow wrote:I take it back. They just requested/received my report. :o


When did you apply?

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:40 pm

apartius wrote:
wealtheow wrote:I take it back. They just requested/received my report. :o


When did you apply?


I always presumed that this was automated.

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Re: Georgetown c/o 2017 Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby apartius » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:42 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
apartius wrote:
wealtheow wrote:I take it back. They just requested/received my report. :o


When did you apply?


I always presumed that this was automated.


I thought so as well.




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