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|1 week 3 days ago||Apologies that it took so||
Apologies that it took so long to finally respond to your comment; I saw it this morning and am only now giving it the attention it deserves.
As was already articluated by another reader, you sir are an ignorant ass-hat. As a former member of a transplant team, I can honestly say that many people in the general population opt not to donate their organs due to misinformation and fear-mongering generated by uninformed Luddites like yourself. Less donors mean less organs, and less organs means fewer lives saved. On behalf of modern medicine and those desperately waiting for life-saving transplants, please crawl out from under the rock where you reside and get a clue.
1) Multiple studies are conducted to establish clinical brain death over a period of time. It's not a "snap-judgement" and would have to be incorrectly diagnosed multiple times over that period.
2) Brain death is irreversible. This is NOT a coma. It is impossible to awaken from brain death. Saying it's a "fine line between being alive and death" is like suggesting that a broken television isn't actually broken so long as you leave it plugged into the wall.
3) Coroners do NOT pronounce brain death. Licensed physicians board-certified in neurology do.
4) The medical team working to save the paitent's life has no association to the transplant team, and thus no financial nor other incentive to get "greedy" and "hot for your insides." The regional transplant organization is only contacted after brain death has been established.
I really hate to be that guy on the internet who has to log on just to say that you are wrong, but your comments go beyond unenlightened and ignorant when they perpetuate myths and stereotypes that have real life-or-death consequences. Here's a new strategy that might serve you well in life:
Think first. Open pie-hole second.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I can't speak for previous||
I can't speak for previous years given I'm only in my rookie season, but I saw in an email that went out from the Alum Ass'n a few days ago that they were advertising vacancies for week 11. Tood bad you are tied up Vaugn, otherwise might have been worth a try.
Out of curiousity, how tough is it to "win" the lottery? Are there many years where familes don't place?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes to little ones and||
Yes to little ones and pre-bedtime milk. Very glad you mentioned that!
2 fans per room or 1 for each?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Just received my email||
Just received my email confirmation. This is our first trip to the camp and we are already quite excited. I know a bunch of lifelong campers and they literally sound like Jobs disciples, all stating that camp is "magical." Needless to say we are pretty pumped. Week 6.
Question to Camp veterans:
What should we bring (besides the obvious stuff)?? Any inisights/things we should know?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Check it||
Check it out:
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty sure on a scale of 1||
Pretty sure on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being Elmo and 10 being some unholy alliance of the antichrist, global warming, and world hunger, that Comcast scores a solid 13.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||1) Get the ACT up 2 points||
1) Get the ACT up 2 points -- it's not that hard. Find a tutor. Avoid Kaplan / Princeton. Leverage reading, english, and math as the new ACT science is really tough to prepare for. Time spent on math and english ACT preparation have the higest return on investment. Reread geometry and algrebra 1 text books. The McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar is quite useful. Strunk and White might help as well.
2) Have smart people (English teachers, college prep advisors, etc.) proof and advise you on your essays. Make them GREAT. Remember this cardinal rule: the more your essay reflects your own life, opinions, emotions, and experiences, the more it will stand out from the crowd. We are all unique though not everyone writes a unique essay. Prety much every story has already been told once on a college admissions essay; there's nothing novel you can do there but you can tell it through your OWN eyes and using your own perspective. Don't underestimate this.
3) YES do the joint BME BS/MS program. And definitely do consider stat's as well. Double major and take hard classes while here. Your GPA might get dinged but your education will be well worth it. You will never have an issue finding employment with a double in BME and stats.
4) Sometimes ROTC offers a "trial" year. MY cousin did this here at UofM a few years ago. He signed up for a year, tried it, they paid his entire tuition and fees, and after a year he had the option to stay in the program or go (he opted to leave). You get to keep the free year of tuition.
5) Once you enter grad for the MS program you can apply to become a TA (free tuition and health care, $2400 / month stipend).
6) If you are good at explaining stats and/or physics you can tutor on campus for pretty good money. If you are excellent explaining at stats and/or physics you can tutor on campus for amazing money (and I will hire you do that).
7) Engineering interships tend to pay very well during the summer. It definitely limits your options away from start-ups and academic research, but you can easily pull down $10-15k in a summer working your tail off for a big firm.
8) If all else fails go somewhere else and transfer in. It's easy after your first year at any major University so long as you have good grades.
Best of luck!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Notre Dame||
I thought for sure that Notre Dame - Purdue would be on that list...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||^^^^ THIS !!!!!!!||
Regardless of whether you like the hire or not, how #$@*ing refreshing is it that this was handled the right way -- top to bottom. None of the Sailor Bill BS; the firing was kept a secret and less than 24 hours Brandon and Hoke are announcing their replacement.
I love it when a plan comes together...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||To answer the inevitable||
To answer the inevitable follow-up (how did these kids get accepted to umich), reading is but 1 of 4 sections on the ACT and many (!!!) college students have begun using "application advisors" to assist them with their college application essays.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry to nit-pick, but you||
Sorry to nit-pick, but you might want to adapt your survey.
Instead of saying things like "my students would perform better in school if they were better readers" (similar to "chocolate is tasty," "water is wet," and "pope is Catholic") you might want to consider numerical rankings.
It might be more informative to say for example that 87% of primary educators surveyed said improved reading skills is the No. 1 or most important thing their students require to achieve higher grades than 99% of educators think reading is important.
For whatever it is worth, reading levels at UM among college students are (in my opinion) declining and often attrocious. I frequently teach undergraduates science, and am astounded at how few of them ever crack the textbook. Granted science texts rarely read like Harry Potter, but in my experience these students demonstrate an inability to even approach technical writing and glean any useful information from their books.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||This is ridiculous. She||
This is ridiculous. She should retire immediately - totally unacceptable behavior.
If this were due to a legitimate medical condition, I'm sure it would have been disclosed to the University community by now and especially so to the Board of Regents.
I've never been fond of MSC before, but I can't stand her now.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Might be hard to pry him away||
Might be hard to pry him away from the booth, but Matt Millen is available. He has quite a keen eye for offensive skill players, and a proven track record with elite wide receivers.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||If you watch the footage||
If you watch the footage closely, you will see the lines judges approaching the ball from two different yard marks at the end of that play -- and separated by what appears to be about two yards. The line judge on the bottom of the screen had NWU with the first down, whereas the judge at the top had them behind the marker.
As they approach the ball the line judge along the bottom sees he has the ball marked different than his colleague and steps back, stealing the first down from NWU.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||we've been kicking around the||
we've been kicking around the idea of going for a couple of years now... you all have definitely tipped the scale. see everyone there next summer, and many thanks to the OP for the great LC story.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||He didn't appear to be||
He didn't appear to be traveling any faster than the white car that came before him. Then again, any time something like that enters your path and you hit it, the case can always be made that you were going too fast.
My question is where in the hell was the Lexus going? The angle she/he took was stoopid to make a left turn and sure as hell wasn't proceeding to the right. If straight was an option, it would have seemed as though the BUS IN THE WAY would have prompted the Lexus to wait another few seconds for it to pass.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Logged in just to down-vote||
Logged in just to down-vote you, sir!
If you actually rode a motorcycle on a street in America you would know that with each and every ride there are a series of life-threatening obstacles in our path each day, the vast majority of which are terrible drivers. I do not deny there are a few ass-hat motorcyclists out there, but much fewer than hundreds of ass-hat drivers I encounter each day.
Now think about what you said and go sit in the corner.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, the fighting was||
Yes, the fighting was excellent, but controlling the ship on the jumbo screen between periods and destroying the space invaders was a stroke of pure genius.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||well put.||
|38 weeks 1 day ago||from an||
from an educational/pedagogical they both suck. unfortunately the test has only become harder with time, and while the actual aamc tests are the most true representation of the actual mcat, even they are a half step too easy.
by the way, wasnt take a shot at your teaching skills there wolverswede. i know there are a few quality people at kaptest, just woudnt say most are not.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||ive taken the test twice,||
ive taken the test twice, most recently scored abover the 99th percentile.
ive taught at princeton review. ive taken a kaplan course. i am currently an mcat instructor at an independent agency in ann arbor with a decade of experience.
kaplan courses are complete garbage. most of the instructors are terribly underqualified. the materials are poorly constructed in that they are not representitive of the type and feel of the actual aamc material. princeton review is slightly better in that their materials are more comprehensive, but ultimately is also a waste of money. similar to kaplan, the feel and design of the question material misses the mark. best metaphor i can use is would be the equivalent of watching game film for indiana when you are actually playing wisconsin. its still football -- but not your actual oponent. worst of all, princeton believes that their methods are so good that they apply to all students taking all standardized tests. hate to break it to you, but what works on the ACT wont fly on the MCAT.
both of these courses are great if youre an all A student who only needs a basic review and only wants a low 30s score. obvious flaw is most students dont have a 4.0 and so need a bit more than a brief review in different subjects, and those students who have achieved that level of excellence in their courses need more that a cursory review because they want to score higher than a 32.
(assuming your in aa) i dont have a lot of familiarity with institue of higher learning. they employ some smart people and dont limit themselves to one agencys style over another. their rates are astronomical and while better than kaplan and princeton, i dont think they are worth triple.
sad but true: many of my clients have come to me after having dumped tutors from all three agencies after not feeling as though they were receiving high-quality instruction.
if you opt to take a run at it on your own:
1) use textbooks to study. its really not that hard nor takes that much longer. the depth and detail gives you the necessary foundation you require when weak in an area.
2) make your own outlines/study materials/notecards. make sure these materials are high yield and not too long. then rep them DAILY.
3) practice reading science journal articles. the biological and physical is almost entirely passage based and this definitely helps get you ready.
4) only use AAMC tests to practice on. always check your answers, going through every question whether you got it right or wrong.
my company is developing something unique for verbal prep but it wont be ready til fall so cant help you there. if you want to talk, im not going to advertise here but suffice it to say im in ann arbor and not too hard to find if you ask colleagues/current umich students.
best of luck!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not so sure about||
I'm not so sure about that...
Considering how fast the Ford family drove Millen out of town, Mayhew may get at least another 6 or 7 seasons to reeallllly see how his picks turn out. After all, if you don't give management at least until his draft picks retire from the NFL, you really never gave him a chance at all.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||why not matt millen?||
why not matt millen? he brings great nfl insight with him to the broadcast, and is excellent at identifying which of these college kids will grow up to become the big dogs down the road.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||how will i deal?||
how will i deal? easy...
just renewed my tickets.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||it's all that crap booze they||
it's all that crap booze they use in the shark bowls....
|47 weeks 4 days ago||I think Trey will be back||
Had they lost in the sweet 16, he's gone. Team would have played as expected.
Had they won, he's gone. Can't have anything more spectactular than a victory after an incredible run. Nothing left for him.
But now, there's an odd serenity around this team after the loss. I think in some ways they affirmed what they always knew about each other, while at the same time really surprised themselves with what they both are each capable of and capable of together as a team. This unit is special, and may just come back with a vengeance and chip on it's shoulder to essentially do what they now know and believe could have been done. I see him coming back for his teammates (though I won't BKFinest it).
|1 year 4 weeks ago||tell me about it. somehow||
tell me about it. somehow people on the board found out i'm in the sausage industry and now everyone won't stop hounding me for free samples.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure almost every||
I'm pretty sure almost every quaterback who started for michigan over an almost 20 span eventually drew a check in the NFL. Suit yourself, but I take no issue in proclaiming us as QB-U.
*Exceptions (of course).
Also I think safe to say both Denard and Devin will eventually make it into the NFL
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Arstechnica.com EXCELLENT||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||leave an upper decker while||
leave an upper decker while you're there?