in re: is GRIII on a tear
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|5 days 10 hours ago||Michigan Man Morgan is a Mensch!||
Hail! to the Leaders and Best, with a capital M.
|5 days 11 hours ago||O Canada, with no disrespect intended.||
For real chills, you need to have heard Roger Doucet sing his bilingual version before a Habs game at the Montreal Forum. The French stanzas were glorious, a loving tribute to Canada's epic history. Then he'd switch to a commanding, martial tone in English to "Stand on Guard."
The mp3 recordings online don't quite capture the resonance.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Eliminate the holder. Kickers||
Eliminate the holder. Kickers can dropkick or placekick with the ball placed flat on the ground, as in a penalty kick. If a special "K" ball is needed, the kickoffs should also be flat on the ground. The ball used to be rounder, back in Michigan's glory days, before the oblate spheroid was elongated to make it easier to throw,
|1 week 11 hours ago||Elephantiasis||
An outbreak of massive size.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like this move. It frees||
I like this move. It frees Coach Hoke up to see and work wherever he thinks he'll be most effective. Molk said he learned a lot from Hoke.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Tincture of Time||
When you don't have a torpedo bearing down on you, it can be wise to wait before making critical decisions to let pressures and passions settle. Time will often eliminate distractions, making it easier to see what's truly important and what isn't. Besides allowing the breathing room that individuals and families need and reducing uncertainty, time also makes it possible to get good counseling and professional help in resolving differences.
While I do not know this family at all, my advice would be to continue to lengthen their end game if they can and use the time to work with a good, experienced MFCC, or perhaps a trained pastor. They have far more at stake than the schools and coaches. Possibly someone from Wayne State would have no partisan ties, yet understand their problems and concerns very well.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||What evidence does the||
What evidence does the competent authority have access to? The University of Michigan owns UMMC and (at least in theory) all its privileged records, and employs physicians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, etc.
I don't like the idea of yielding privileged information without free and informed consent from all parties.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Drunken sex isn't safe for||
Drunken sex isn't safe for many reasons. One is that alcohol impairs the ability to accurately assess a partner's willingness, truthfulness and motives. It's involved in reports of sexual assault more often than not.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I bet Coach Hoke told him CFB||
I bet Coach Hoke told him CFB was over, and tried to protect his former player's privacy, legal rights and career opportunities. That does not mean a good character reference.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Committed without valid||
Committed without valid consent is a key phrase. A person who is under the influence of alcohol or another substance that impairs good judgment cannot give valid consent. Nor, for that matter, judge the validity of a consent. In this case, it's likely the preponderance of evidence (from witness accounts, physician's clinical assessment, blood alcohol level, etc.) proved the complainant had enough alcohol on board to impair good judgment, so no valid consent could have been given. In the words of a Navy master chief, in a course I was teaching on sexual assault, "Doc, you're telling me that if she's drunk, then I'm screwed, and if I'm drunk, too, then we're both screwed!"
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I've been involved with||
I've been involved with admissions at some top universities (med school and some undergrad) so I know something about what colleges look for. You need grades and scores above the hard cutoffs. An unweighted 4.0 is great; but depending on how your h.s. weights grades, a weighted 4.0 could be iffy. When our daughter was accepted from out of state in 2007, I was told Michigan wanted SAT scores over 600. (Admissions exams are predictors for freshman success, and the individual review process provides a way for students with disabilities to be accepted, when they are expected to be successful.)
Repeat the ACT, but identify areas of weakness and study to improve them before you do.
Consider taking a college course or two this summer. Ideally it would be at Michigan, but success at a community college also helps. Be sure it's transferrable and work your tail off to make A grades. Required language or math courses tend to work well, because they can be tested with placement exams.
Get a job or internship if possible. Volunteer with a nonprofit if you can't. It shows work ethic, reliability and discipline.
If your school participates in National History Day, National Science and Engineering, arts contests, etc. try to do a project this spring. It shows initiative, creativity and a passion for learning.
Get elected as a club officer, team captain, etc. It's best if this is something you've partucipated in for several years, but start a school club if you need to. It shows leadership..
Good Luck! And Go Blue!
Addendum: Really polish your essays. Check out books on creative writing and learn to write so your voice comes through clearly. Tailor your supplementary essays to the particular school and program you are applying to. Reading what they write about themselves can help, but don't be obvious..
Select recommenders who communicate and write well. Ask if they feel they know you well enough to be able to write a strong letter of recommendation. That gives them an out. But if you sense any hesitation or lack of enthusiasm and support, ask someone else. Provide them with your bio info and how they know you, plus anecdotes and specific examples they might like to use.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||No. The ACT lets you choose||
No. The ACT lets you choose which set of scores you want to submit. The College Board (SAT, AP) and International Baccalaureate report all scores.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||A friend transferred to||
A friend transferred to Northwestern's School of Engineering after two years at the Naval Academy. His father died and he needed to be near home with more flexibility. Northwestern accepted all his academic credits.
I agree that honorable military service is usually a solid plus in admissions.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The April 4, 2011 "Dear||
The April 4, 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Dept. of Education's Office of Civil Rights put schools and universities receiving federal funds on notice that their Title IX obligations pertaining to Sexual Harrassment include Sexual Violence. It states that sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person's will, or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the use of drugs, alcohol or other disability. Criminal acts were explicitly included.
The numerous objections to this centered on the lower evidentiary standard for Title IX violations (predominance of evidence) than for criminal acts and related concerns about due process. It's, therefore, not at all surprising that the University of Michigan (and others) established interim policies for compliance and waited for clarity before setting a final standard and enforcing it. Last summer's settlement agreement between the University of Montana, the OCR and the US Department of Justice probably helped to move things along.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||He's a serious biomedical||
He's a serious biomedical scientist turned academic administrator, rather than a practicing clinician. I didn't find his name in the Doc Finder database, and the only license I found was issued in Maryland in 1991and expired in 1993. But he did complete a Hopkins residency in internal medicine and was board certified. He's cared for sick patients and knows what it is to be entrusted with, and lose, a life. So, in my book, he's a real doctor with a love for learning.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||A strong portfolio isn't||
A strong portfolio isn't enough, I agree. But it definitely helps. When my daughter went through the process, I learned that a highly creative student with a portfolio demonstrating talent and academic ability that is judged sufficient can be accepted with merit scholarships at Michigan and some of the top art schools in the country.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||A major is a structured||
A major is a structured curriculum with requirements and electives that provide a comprehensive foundation and prepare students to enter a variety of related fields. I think a well-designed performance major that is rigorous enough to withstand the inevitable criticism, could be a way for some student athletes to get a meaningful education in a subject which greatly interests them. Athletes could certainly major in something else, or add a minor. However, they often have physical, kinesthetic learning styles with great motion awareness. They use the body to solve problems and get more out of courses that play to these strengths by being interactive and hands on.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Why can't athletes major in performance?||
Why can't there be an academic Sports Department with academic majors? Many music departments have majors in performance. They audition and recruit promising young musicians aiming for pro careers as performers, offering them scholarships, practice facilities, lessons (with credit) and opportunities to practice and perform in orchestras and ensembles (with credit). Performing groups may also charge admission, travel and compete for awards and prizes. And, as is true in other schools and departments, students and former students get mentoring and career assistance.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Strong work!||
Chemo saves lives, but man, it sucks. Thank you, Mr. Shallman, for transfusing courage to a young man who really, really needs it.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Hail to the Victors!||
Go Blue for Gold!
For those who don't follow ice dancing, Meryl and Charlie are defending World Champions hoping to add gold medals to the silvers they won four years ago. And Madison and Evan are serious contenders to be standing with them on the podium.
Watch their footwork, if the tv cameras aren't stupidly focused somewhere else. Ice dancers may not do the jumps and throws of pair skating, and the rules limit their lifts and spins. It's the close, intricate footwork, always perfectly together with partner and music, and dance moves, which aren't anywhere near as easy as they Iook, that make ice dancing an Olympic sport.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Are you predicting Nussmeier||
Are you predicting Nussmeier will greatly improve the offense and move up to a good HC position or NFL OC?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Most Michigan Men move on||
Most Michigan Men move on after a few years in Ann Arbor. And to paraphrase Coach Hoke, a Michigan coach is an educator who uses the game of football to make men who will always be among the leaders and best.
Thank you Coach Borges for doing your best to help boys become Michigan Men. I wish you and your family good fortune as you move on after a few years in Ann Arbor.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||The pars interarticularis||
The pars interarticularis (pars for short) is like a bony bridge in the facet joints between two vertebrae (spinal bones). The defect is commonly a stress fracture.
Facet joints between vertebrae are formed by rearward projections (called processes) from the main bodies of the spinal bones. There is a facet joint to each side of the disc, which cushions impact between the vertebrae. Normally, on X-rays from the side (obliques) the pars looks something like the neck of a Scottie dog (Scottie Dog Sign). A stress fracture looks like a collar around the Scottie's neck, while a fracture with slippage looks like a broken neck.
Sometimes a fracture that isn't immediately visible on X-rays, shows up on later X-rays as the bone reacts to heal the break.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Lies, damn lies and statistics.||
To avoid lying with statistics, it's essential to pay attention to denominators and make sure they are comparable. I.e. one must avoid cherry picking data and compare the same number of passers (no more than two, because in 2013 there were only two), the top four receivers, the top five rushers, the starting linemen, etc.
It's also important to point out possible sources of bias. For example, one could say that in Rodriguez's third year, the top two passers were his own recruits; whereas in Hoke's third year, only one was his recruit, then point out biases (small numbers), and potential biases such as attrition, retention and injury.
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||Hoke never wore that long||
Hoke never wore that long sleeve T in San Diego (currently 73).
Maybe it's electric underwear, with an electronic sound system built in.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's inconceivable that the||
It's inconceivable that the ER docs, whose names are on the purported discharge instructions, would make a primary diagnosis of "assault." It isn't a clinical diagnosis, and without a clinical diagnosis and the corresponding ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes (which are used for billing), UMMC and the doctors won't be paid.
The only codes for assaults in ICD-9-CM are E codes, which are supplementary codes intended to provide statistical data about the external causes of injury and poisoning for research on injuries and prevention strategies. As a research center, UMMC may use E codes (they aren't mandated by the Healthcare Finance Administration and generally aren't used) but E codes are explicitly "never to be used as a primary diagnosis code."
Medical records are legal documents; altering or falsifying them is unlawful. I know nothing about possible penalties for altering discharge documents and publishing on the internet. But I'm certain the doctors would detest being used to sully a reputation.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Dangit!||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Double post||
Sorry. I haven't quite gotten the hang of this tablet.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||It's great to have your||
It's great to have your perspective, MGoBender. It helps the discussion no end.
But do you think enforcing current rules more strictly will be enough to stop the trend toward hard fouls? It may be too soon to tell, but it seems to me that kids are colliding just as often, no less hard, and possibly more off balance.
The Broadstreet Bullies era in hockey didn't really end until the rules were changed.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Your feelings, expressed so||
Your feelings, expressed so movingly, are a tribute to your grandfather. Please do write Coach Carr and tell him about your grandfather's pride in him. So often the things we care the most about go unsaid, and he clearly cared for your grandfather.
If I may make a suggestion, you might ask him about their high school coach and others who were their role models.