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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:29 pm

D Brooks wrote:
Maybe they are going to admit some of those who wrote the scholly Why Chicago essay.


Very possibly TCR. They could have spent much of today talking with the Financial Aid people about who made the cut for the scholarship.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:39 pm

managamy wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Maybe they are going to admit some of those who wrote the scholly Why Chicago essay.


Very possibly TCR. They could have spent much of today talking with the Financial Aid people about who made the cut for the scholarship.


Looking at the TLS LS bio of Chicago, I don't think they care about what you write in the essay. I think that they care that you actually took the time to write one.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:43 pm

booboo wrote:
managamy wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Maybe they are going to admit some of those who wrote the scholly Why Chicago essay.


Very possibly TCR. They could have spent much of today talking with the Financial Aid people about who made the cut for the scholarship.


Looking at the TLS LS bio of Chicago, I don't think they care about what you write in the essay. I think that they care that you actually took the time to write one.


Whew... that's good. I guess that essay about clubbing seals won't keep me out :roll: Obviously they care.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby holybartender » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:43 pm

crackberry wrote:That said, it is the place where fun goes to die. My sister went to Chicago for UG. It was perfect for her. I think I would enjoy it for law school. But for UG, man oh man. She had a shirt that said, on the front, "The Top 5 Party Schools in the U.S." and the list was something like:

1. University of Wisconsin, Madison
2. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. University of Southern California
4. University of Texas, Austin
5. University of Florida




Blatant anti-Santa Barbara trolling.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby johnstuartmill » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:44 pm

crackberry wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:I think I'm only person who's posted in the last couple of pages who is in at Chicago and likely/certain to go, so don't hate on the school because of this thread's sour turn.

The truth is I really respect Chicago. It's one of the few schools (with Yale, Harvard, NYU and Berkeley ....... yes that is blatant anti-Columbia trolling) that I would have considered/visited/waited for $$ offers from at this point. I think there is something to be said for the academic rigor of the school.

That said, it is the place where fun goes to die. My sister went to Chicago for UG. It was perfect for her. I think I would enjoy it for law school. But for UG, man oh man. She had a shirt that said, on the front, "The Top 5 Party Schools in the U.S." and the list was something like:

1. University of Wisconsin, Madison
2. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. University of Southern California
4. University of Texas, Austin
5. University of Florida

The back said: "The Bottom 5 Party Schools in the U.S." and the list was (exactly this time, the Top 5 were random):

296. U.S. Air Force Academy
297. U.S. Military Academy
298. BYU
299. U.S. Naval Academy
300. University of Chicago

And she wore it proudly!


:lol: :lol:

I only know one guy who went to UChicago undergrad, and although he has some pretty nerdy interests, he's an amiable and good-humored guy. He's at the law school now. I don't doubt that you're probably right about the seriousness/humorlessness of the undergrad, though -- "one guy" is an awfully small sample size.

The law school is also reputed for being cerebral, but thankfully the consensus seems to be that it's not as harsh as the undergrad. And being cloistered and nerdy in grad school is not full of fail as being cloistered and nerdy in undergrad -- hopefully we've all "found ourselves" by now. As someone who wants to go into academia, and who has interests in Legal Philosophy and Law and Economics, I probably would have chosen UChicago over every other school but Yale. (Yes, really: for me, UChicago's intimate, shamelessly intellectual environment trumps Harvard's superiority in other measures.) The only regret I have about EDing to Chicago is the thought that I might have been able to use an NYU/Columbia acceptance to wring scholarship money out of the school I'll ultimately attend.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:46 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:
booboo wrote:
managamy wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
Maybe they are going to admit some of those who wrote the scholly Why Chicago essay.


Very possibly TCR. They could have spent much of today talking with the Financial Aid people about who made the cut for the scholarship.


Looking at the TLS LS bio of Chicago, I don't think they care about what you write in the essay. I think that they care that you actually took the time to write one.


Whew... that's good. I guess that essay about clubbing seals won't keep me out :roll: Obviously they care.


Ah, another seal-clubber! I was wondering if anyone else on this board had my WE...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:48 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
Ah, another seal-clubber! I was wondering if anyone else on this board had my WE...


Hehehe...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby johnstuartmill » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:49 pm

holybartender wrote:
crackberry wrote:That said, it is the place where fun goes to die. My sister went to Chicago for UG. It was perfect for her. I think I would enjoy it for law school. But for UG, man oh man. She had a shirt that said, on the front, "The Top 5 Party Schools in the U.S." and the list was something like:

1. University of Wisconsin, Madison
2. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. University of Southern California
4. University of Texas, Austin
5. University of Florida




Blatant anti-Santa Barbara trolling.

Oh, man, if there were ever a post that called for a TITCR... !

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:51 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:
holybartender wrote:
crackberry wrote:That said, it is the place where fun goes to die. My sister went to Chicago for UG. It was perfect for her. I think I would enjoy it for law school. But for UG, man oh man. She had a shirt that said, on the front, "The Top 5 Party Schools in the U.S." and the list was something like:

1. University of Wisconsin, Madison
2. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. University of Southern California
4. University of Texas, Austin
5. University of Florida




Blatant anti-Santa Barbara trolling.

Oh, man, if there were ever a post that called for a TITCR... !


Fuck, can we please, please replace TITCR with "right"? I'm tired of having to mentally say "tit-cur."

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:53 pm

D Brooks wrote:Maybe they are going to admit some of those who wrote the scholly Why Chicago essay.

*crosses fingers*

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:55 pm

You are right.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby Fancy Pants » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:19 pm

managamy wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Why are they stretching out the WLs/dings? I mean it shouldn't take that long to send out a generic ding e-mail.

<insert [strike]false[/strike]hope here>


ftfy. Shouldn't the most recent tweet tell even the most dispirited among you that more good news is coming? How busy could they be if they're just going to send out a bunch of a generic emails?


You beat me to the "ftfy" post. :D

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:17 pm

Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby opus127 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:19 pm

crackberry wrote:Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?


OK, I was away from e-mail for several hours, and I've come back to find 1) no news from Chicago in my e-mail inbox; 2) a discouraging tweet from Chicago; and 3) all kinds of crazy stuff in the Chicago thread. What in the world is going on?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TheWire » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:19 pm

crackberry wrote:Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?


The girls at UCSB are less attractive, about equally as intelligent, much poorer, and more infested with STDs.

IN GENERAL and in all seriousness...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TheWire » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:20 pm

eas331 wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?


OK, I was away from e-mail for several hours, and I've come back to find 1) no news from Chicago in my e-mail inbox; 2) a discouraging tweet from Chicago; and 3) all kinds of crazy stuff in the Chicago thread. What in the world is going on?


clearly, a lack of acceptances or any word for that matter, from Chicago

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:21 pm

TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?


The girls at UCSB are less attractive, about equally as intelligent, much poorer, and more infested with STDs.

IN GENERAL and in all seriousness...

Fight on.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TheWire » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:27 pm

crackberry wrote:
TheWire wrote:
crackberry wrote:Are the girls at UCSB hot? I've heard mixed reviews. How do they compare to USC?


The girls at UCSB are less attractive, about equally as intelligent, much poorer, and more infested with STDs.

IN GENERAL and in all seriousness...

Fight on.


USC def. has a boatload of drop-dead rich blondes...

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby legalnoeagle » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:35 pm

Dec 29th complete. Still waiting to go under review.
And yes, USC girls FTW.

That is all.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby jumpinjackflash » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:38 pm

does "within the next few days" from twitter mean that could be tomorrow?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 pm

legalnoeagle wrote:Dec 29th complete. Still waiting to go under review.
And yes, USC girls FTW.

That is all.


+1 to the USC part.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:49 pm

jumpinjackflash wrote:does "within the next few days" from twitter mean that could be tomorrow?


Theoretically, it does, but I would imagine that they would have explicitly said "tomorrow" if they meant "tomorrow."

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:53 pm

managamy wrote:
jumpinjackflash wrote:does "within the next few days" from twitter mean that could be tomorrow?


Theoretically, it does, but I would imagine that they would have explicitly said "tomorrow" if they meant "tomorrow."


I think they want to keep it an open possibility. For all we know, they could've wished to have made the calls today, but since they were busy, they had to put it off. This could also happen tomorrow. (Not sure why I am saying they, when I really mean her/she...)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:55 pm

booboo wrote:
managamy wrote:
jumpinjackflash wrote:does "within the next few days" from twitter mean that could be tomorrow?


Theoretically, it does, but I would imagine that they would have explicitly said "tomorrow" if they meant "tomorrow."


I think they want to keep it an open possibility. For all we know, they could've wished to have made the calls today, but since they were busy, they had to put it off. This could also happen tomorrow. (Not sure why I am saying they, when I really mean her/she...)


Your quote is credited, but it reminded me of the story about St. Patrick and the snake. :lol:

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby TheWire » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:56 pm

booboo wrote:
managamy wrote:
jumpinjackflash wrote:does "within the next few days" from twitter mean that could be tomorrow?


Theoretically, it does, but I would imagine that they would have explicitly said "tomorrow" if they meant "tomorrow."


I think they want to keep it an open possibility. For all we know, they could've wished to have made the calls today, but since they were busy, they had to put it off. This could also happen tomorrow. (Not sure why I am saying they, when I really mean her/she...)


It is optimism like this that has destroyed my life over the last 3 months




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