Jerome wrote:jaskat wrote:I also thought the people were really nice, and the atmosphere was relaxed.
Also FWIW, I'm flying back home to NY which requires a stop over at O'Hare. My connecting flight out of O'Hare was delayed an hour which meant that I wouldn't be able to make the connection flight that would take me home to NYC. When I went to the United counter and explained my story, the lady immediately smiled at me and said, "Don't worry, we take care of our Hawkeyes." (I had my Iowa law hoodie on) She proceeded to tell me how her daughter had graduated from there and was in one of the best law firms in Chicago, (while she totally upgraded my ticket and gave me a direct flight to NYC). All I'm saying is that I didn't realize how well known and liked/respected Iowa is, (not saying that this incident automatically makes it better than Harvard or anything, but the point still stands). The respect and good treatment that I got all weekend from the people in IC, and the recognition, (even on a small scale), in Chicago along with the stats given to us in ASW and how friendly and approachable everyone was made me realize that I'll be very, very happy coming out of this school. Again, this is just my two cents.
I feel the same, despite the fact that I wasn't treated as well by Alamo car rental (those shits).
Note to self: wear Hawkeye gear, get free stuff.
Yes, I do think that is the lesson of the day.
As you mentioned in your previous post, the ability to talk to the professors so candidly and without tons of intimidation made me like the school that much more. I got to meet a professor from Brooklyn who reassured me that the transition from big city to small rural town wasn't a terribly hard adjustment to make..... and then we started reciting Chaucer in middle english because he found out that I had just finished studying him last semester. That made my day, (yeah I'm a dork! So sue me. )