title says it all, would have been a nice player I thought.
OT: Anthony Standifer to Ole Miss
I hope he does well at Ole Miss. I will always be baffled by why he chose not to finish the foreign language credit and join his friends at Michigan. I wish him the best.
So... How did he get in?
He got in because it is Ole Miss - fergodsake.
I thought 2 years of a foreign language was a prereq for all universities?
~10 years ago, Michigan's College of Enineering did not require any forgeign launguage. That might have changes since then, but I got my degree from MICH without being able to hardly speak english, much less any other languages.
Yes, I remember, the only language required was FORTRAN.
Is that a forgeign launguage or a dead launguage?
Honestly, was harder than Japanese, I am not Japanese, which I foolish took. Definitely dead, very dead.
I did the same thing my senior year of college. Biggest mistake I ever made. I thought I failed the class but, somehow, ended up passing it.
So you are majoring in a 3000 year old dead language?!?....Latin, here you go, the best I can do.
Yes I took Fortran many years ago.
+1 for all PCU references.
Since you mentioned it, I took Latin in High School and completely forgot it by the time college rolled around.
I took ancient Greek to fulfill the second year requirement in college. That wasn't a bad idea until I had a visiting professor for the third quarter. I remember learning, and I use that term loosely, FORTRAN and Pascal in a hs class. Those were the days.
I'm just thankful I never had to use a slide rule or those computer punch out cards.
Come on, I'm not THAT old. No offense to our elder statesmen on the site.
Unfortunately I've used both.
Oh, and get off my lawn.
Used punch cards for a Cobol program in a bschool Computer class. It was extremely frustrating. Had professor Severance. He was a great lecturer but much of what he tested was worthless facts and figures. "How much information is stored on one inch of 3250 tape?" The exact opposite of CK Prahalad who taught you all about how to approach a problem and not the answer.
The first Cobol program we had to write was on punch cards and we them moved to a terminal. Pre PC days by a couple of years. After 30 years in the high tech industry I can confidently say nothing I learned in my bschool computer class was ever applied in the real world.
I wouldn't say FORTRAN is completely dead. There's tons of legacy code out there that is still in fortran.
I've done some work in Ada too.
Did you use Apex to write your Ada code? They are still writing Ada today but it's not exactly thriving.
Wow, FORTRAN, that is old school. When I graduated about 11 years ago we did C, C++, Java... oh yeah and a ton of assembly. Ah, the memories. But yes, no foreign language credit required. Did this change?
A follow up quick question. This past week I went to a Michigan alumni entrepreneurs event in SF. I noticed there that everyone who had studied computer engineering they listed their degree on their badge as 'CO' (rather than CE). Does anyone know why this is?
of FORTRAN minesweeper...
Before Ross was Ross the bschool did not require a language either. I was sweating not getting in and having to cram a foreign language into Junior and Senior year as I had never taken a language class at any level before. Insert ignorant American joke here...
Ross and the COE both still dont, woohoo, but I've heard thats changing in the next couple of years
It's Ole Miss. Applicants with 3 or more syllables in their last name get early action instant approval.
Seriously though, I don't think all school require the foreign language credits that UofM does.
Good luck, I wish we could have kept him.
Nice, is Ole Miss still the Running Rebels? Good luck to Anthony despite being a former pledge I wish him well.
I'm pretty sure they replaced Colonel Reb with Admiral Ackbar. The Ole Miss Calamaris?
Seriously, though, UNLV is the runnin' rebels, Ole Miss are just plain Rebels, and their new mascot is a black bear.
He'll be in for a bit of a culture shock at Ole Miss... hope he likes khakis and sperrys
We do not need to comment or run down other schools academic credentials, all we ever need to do is merely promote our own.
D1 football, is D1 football friend.
Can someone with a background in education explain to me the supposed importance of being able to mumble a few words of a foreign language before being allowed to enter Michigan? Not to sound xenophobic, but if a student wants to say... own a small bicycle business in Kansas after graduating, why force him to take a foreign language at all? In my experience, it would have been very beneficial for me to take, say... a few extra semesters of Economics in high school and college, rather than being able to ask (poorly) "Where is the bathroom?" in Spanish... which after a few years without classes, is the extent of my knowledge in the language.
If all you want to do is own a small bicycle business in Kansas, why are you wasting time and money at a university?
You have to go to school for that...don't need to know how to ask where is the bathroom in Spanish.
Unless by football, I meant futbol --- which I didn't.
He gets the opportunity to play FBS football and most likely Michigan will never have to play against him.
You must be my long-lost uncle that I've heard so much about.