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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:33 pm

Whelp, I slept on it, and because I don't think NW can pull me from my current options, even with a significant scholarship, I'm gonna withdraw. Hope that helps someone out in the next wave :)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:40 pm

Kretzy wrote:Whelp, I slept on it, and because I don't think NW can pull me from my current options, even with a significant scholarship, I'm gonna withdraw. Hope that helps someone out in the next wave :)


Thanks, Kretz. Maybe they'll take a chance on me ;)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:49 pm

violaboy wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Whelp, I slept on it, and because I don't think NW can pull me from my current options, even with a significant scholarship, I'm gonna withdraw. Hope that helps someone out in the next wave :)


Thanks, Kretz. Maybe they'll take a chance on me ;)


I'd be honestly surprised if they didn't.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:51 pm

MF248 wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
violaboy wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:
it's a chilly 55 where i am and i'm so looking foward to 66 on saturday.




EE! This is what scares me. Northwestern = PERFECT. Chicago weather = not so much (particularly after living through the insanity of DC's snow this month).

Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


I don't think it's that bad, but I've also lived here my entire life (minus the four years in Illinois cornfields). When & it's cold & windy, that's when you'll feel it. I don't think snow is that bad compared to the east coast.


MF, what year did you graduate UIUC?


'09. You?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:53 pm

Kretzy wrote:
violaboy wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Whelp, I slept on it, and because I don't think NW can pull me from my current options, even with a significant scholarship, I'm gonna withdraw. Hope that helps someone out in the next wave :)


Thanks, Kretz. Maybe they'll take a chance on me ;)


I'd be honestly surprised if they didn't.


We'll see. I don't have post-ugrad work experience, but I've worked full time for the past two years and did a 2 year LDS mission. They said that they'd take it into account when I was at my interview, so we'll see.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:04 pm

MF248 wrote:
MF248 wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
violaboy wrote:


EE! This is what scares me. Northwestern = PERFECT. Chicago weather = not so much (particularly after living through the insanity of DC's snow this month).

Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


I don't think it's that bad, but I've also lived here my entire life (minus the four years in Illinois cornfields). When & it's cold & windy, that's when you'll feel it. I don't think snow is that bad compared to the east coast.


MF, what year did you graduate UIUC?


'09. You?


08

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby los blancos » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:07 pm

dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:10 pm

los blancos wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.


wait, wha? :(

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:11 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
los blancos wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.


wait, wha? :(


It does get muggy and all, but it's a great place still!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:34 pm

Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:40 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby beef wellington » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:41 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?

Beautiful and all too brief.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:43 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?


Spring is rainy, but Sept and half of October is amazing.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby poprox » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:49 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?


Short and mostly pleasant - think jeans and a short-sleeved shirt. Occassionally you'll need a light coat or raincoat. Re the humidity, for someone from St Louis, I don't ever notice the humidity in Chicago during the summer. I think for anyone who lives in STL or points further south/east, humidity will be a non-issue. It's all relative. For me, Jan and Feb in Chicago feel absolutely brutal, and I try to stay inside as much as possible when I visit. That'll probably help with your spring semester grades though! It's good motivation to hit the library :lol:

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:55 pm

poprox wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?


Short and mostly pleasant - think jeans and a short-sleeved shirt. Occassionally you'll need a light coat or raincoat. Re the humidity, for someone from St Louis, I don't ever notice the humidity in Chicago during the summer. I think for anyone who lives in STL or points further south/east, humidity will be a non-issue. It's all relative. For me, Jan and Feb in Chicago feel absolutely brutal, and I try to stay inside as much as possible when I visit. That'll probably help with your spring semester grades though! It's good motivation to hit the library :lol:


i'm from new orleans, so i'm ok with humidity and rain (even if it leads to the occassional flood). the cold, though: brrrrrrrr.
but, i'd take NU in a heartbeat, lurking adcomms. it's my no. 1. love me back! :D

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby poprox » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:03 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:
poprox wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:Despite the humidity, Chicago summers are fabulous and they make it worth living through Chicago winters.


hope this isn't too silly a question, but what are fall and spring like? pleasant? cold? jacket weather? coat weather? shorts weather?


Short and mostly pleasant - think jeans and a short-sleeved shirt. Occassionally you'll need a light coat or raincoat. Re the humidity, for someone from St Louis, I don't ever notice the humidity in Chicago during the summer. I think for anyone who lives in STL or points further south/east, humidity will be a non-issue. It's all relative. For me, Jan and Feb in Chicago feel absolutely brutal, and I try to stay inside as much as possible when I visit. That'll probably help with your spring semester grades though! It's good motivation to hit the library :lol:


i'm from new orleans, so i'm ok with humidity and rain (even if it leads to the occassional flood). the cold, though: brrrrrrrr.
but, i'd take NU in a heartbeat, lurking adcomms. it's my no. 1. love me back! :D


I hope they do show you some love! They're my no. 1 as well. I'm thrilled to be in, but really wary of the weather (no joke). I'd much prefer Durham or Nashville, cost of living and weather-wise. At the same time, Chicago is an AWESOME city (can't emphasize that enough) with a lot to offer. Decisions, decisions.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby tarvis79 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:25 pm

To whoever asked, I have 2 years work experience (in the lab at a hospital, of all places) and interviewed way back on 12/15.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:47 pm

los blancos wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.


You have never experienced a summer then in Houston, D.C., or anywhere in FL then?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:50 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
los blancos wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
Seriously though, is the winter really as bad as people say it is, for those not really used to the cold?


It depends on you. I've lived here all my life and I still loathe it with every ounce of my being. Chicago basically has crappy weather all year long. It's a great city in the summer but it's muggy and there are mosquitos everywhere.


You have never experienced a summer then in Houston, D.C., or anywhere in FL then?


I've lived in Houston too. Houston's humidity is worse than Chicago's.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby jfonz » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:58 pm

"A heads up for our Twitter followers - when decisions for those on hold begin to go out, we'll denote Hold, not JD, in our updates."

Foreshadowing for today? or too soon?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:01 pm

jfonz wrote:"A heads up for our Twitter followers - when decisions for those on hold begin to go out, we'll denote Hold, not JD, in our updates."

Foreshadowing for today? or too soon?


Sounds like foreshadowing that it won't be soon.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MF248 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:09 pm

MF248 wrote:
MF248 wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
violaboy wrote:
I don't think it's that bad, but I've also lived here my entire life (minus the four years in Illinois cornfields). When & it's cold & windy, that's when you'll feel it. I don't think snow is that bad compared to the east coast.


MF, what year did you graduate UIUC?


'09. You?


08


What type of engineering did you study again?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:10 pm

MF248 wrote:
MF248 wrote:
MF248 wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
MF, what year did you graduate UIUC?


'09. You?


08


What type of engineering did you study again?


Electrical.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:33 pm

no decisions yet? looks like this might be the first friday in a month that we haven't received decisions on a friday?

edit: scratch that. doesn't apply to me, but nu tweets

A small batch of decisions are going out today for the LLM in Taxation Program. Be sure to check your email!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:04 pm

Assuming the random FedEx tracking number that was texted to me is from Northwestern, since the package originated in Chicago. Was extremely confused at first when I got a text from FedEx in French. haha




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