"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|8 hours 2 min ago||I note that a lot of those||
I note that a lot of those positions you mention are only tangentially related to the core mission of education, and the rest is bureaucratic overhead.
|10 hours 48 min ago||Except that these crap bowls||
Except that these crap bowls almost universally cost the schools a ton of money. The revenue is negative.
|10 hours 55 min ago||Honestly the real issue in my||
Honestly the real issue in my mind is lousy primary and secondary education. An awful lot of high schools suck, and anybody with a pulse graduates. So a diploma isn't worth a damn to employers. Now you need a college degree to manage a freaking burger shop.
|11 hours 10 min ago||You call Campos disingenuous,||
You call Campos disingenuous, then you quote state funding as a "share of college budget". Well shoot, if the school budget doubles the state share gets cut in half just by staying the same.
|11 hours 19 min ago||Even with scholarships, a lot||
Even with scholarships, a lot of low income kids are still paying more than what college would cost if it just kept pace with inflation.
|11 hours 23 min ago||Well yeah, but I hear Captain Obvious gets paid a quarter mil||
Well yeah, but I hear Captain Obvious gets paid a quarter mil
|13 hours 21 min ago||So now there is >1||
So now there is >1 administrator per professor. What the hell do they do all day? I doubt it's something you really need a masters degree (and associated salary) for most of them.
|13 hours 28 min ago||The rich girl from San Fran||
The rich girl from San Fran is hardly the only one hurt. If you're paying out of state tuition, odds are your loans are pretty huge even with the subsidy (the subsidy is not that high even if you're lower middle class - maybe enough to cover costs at community college but only a fraction of major university cost)
|13 hours 41 min ago||Of course the number of||
Of course the number of students per capita is going up as well. Is college funding per taxpayer going down? I doubt that number is as drastic.
|14 hours 23 min ago||I knew (at an acquaintance||
I knew (at an acquaintance level) a couple other members of Earthwork (Rachel Davis and Seth Bernard) growing up in the Cadillac / Lake Michigan level.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Seriously. Those were all||
Seriously. Those were all just really popular songs, maybe a little dated/cheesy, and other than "Call Me Maybe" I don't think you'd get a second glance for playing any of them. Hell people would probably sing along with you.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I'll be in my bunk. But yeah.||
I'll be in my bunk.
But yeah. Toxic for me too. For, uh, reasons.
More current - I really like the Fields of Gold cover that Michigan native Josh Davis performed on The Voice last week. Actually bought it on iTunes. Said I was doing it to support a local artist (it counts as votes on the show) but really I've listened to it at least a dozen times.
|5 days 15 hours ago||"Color the damn bunnies"A||
"Color the damn bunnies"
|5 days 19 hours ago||I'd actually agree this is||
I'd actually agree this is getting better, precisely because of the increased visibility. We'll probably go a bit too far the other way (some would say we already have) but it certainly seems like we're making progress on denormalizing most of the most egregious stuff (which isn't to say that egregious stuff will never happen, but the response to it will be different).
|5 days 19 hours ago||Even more important is||
Even more important is teaching how to be irresponsible responsibly. Always plan ahead, because once you voluntarily put yourself outside your normal state of mind, it's dangerous. Too many bad people looking to take advantage of that, and even if you're surrounded by otherwise good people in an equally inebriated state, it's easy to find yourself in a situation you later regret. Figure out your limits and your exit strategy while you're sober.
|5 days 21 hours ago||The Dark Knight Trilogy may||
The Dark Knight Trilogy may have had "better" movies but I had way more fun watching The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and most of the Iron Man films.
|1 week 23 hours ago||Heh barley pop. That's a Canuck term, no?||
Heh barley pop. That's a Canuck term, no?
|1 week 23 hours ago||Hooray for Bundy! Best pop I||
Hooray for Bundy! Best pop I ever had was a Bundaburg Dark n' Stormy (yes I know a cocktail is kind of cheating) floating over the Great Barrier Reef. You can get Bundaburg ginger beer (and sometimes some of their many other flavors) at World Market.
|1 week 5 days ago||Eh, Martin left right before||
Eh, Martin left right before the whole Uniformz movement started taking off. I guarantee we'd have had a Pro Combat look if we had stayed with Nike, and Martin probably would have signed off on it. RR almost definitely would have been cool with it (he's had alternates in AZ) and Hoke obviously did too.
|1 week 5 days ago||OTOH, they will have actually||
OTOH, they will have actually used Adidas gear, and so will be better positioned to actually comment on how well it stacks up, as opposed to high school kids responding mostly to advertising.
|1 week 5 days ago||But you'd drop $100 if it had||
But you'd drop $100 if it had a swoosh/three stripes/puma on it? Sounds like you're more a fan of the brand than the team.
|1 week 5 days ago||But football tickets don't||
But football tickets don't seem like a good metric - I mean, attending Michigan games while at Western doesn't make you a "Michigan" alum.
|1 week 5 days ago||So saying "Given the choice,||
So saying "Given the choice, I would prefer to do fun thing A early, so that I may also do fun thing B" means that fun thing A must be a hassle?
|1 week 5 days ago||I've hidden at least 3||
I've hidden at least 3 michigan themed items in geocaches in Arizona, so there's that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well I hope you don't||
Well I hope you don't consider yourself an Alumni, unless there's more than one of you ;)
|1 week 5 days ago||Can you explain why it's||
Can you explain why it's different though? I mean, yes, UM Dearborn/Flint/Ann Arbor all share a president and Board of Regents - but so does the UW system! The level of "official" independence seems similar.
|1 week 5 days ago||Does someone who went to||
Does someone who went to UW-Green Bay say they went to "Wisconsin"? Does someone who went to UM-Duluth say they went to "Minnesota"? Do grads of UIC say they went to "Illinois"? I don't think so, and I don't think they should. Hell, how often do Puerto Ricans get referred to as "Americans"? If you drive a Chevy can you say you drive a Cadillac?
It doesn't make you a bad or dumb or unsuccessful person if you went to UM-Dearborn or Flint (any more than going to UMAA makes you automatically good, smart, or successful). They are fine schools and might be a great choice for any number of reasons. I'm glad they exist. But they aren't the same thing as the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. There's a reason they get ranked separately in college rankings, and there's a reason admissions (and costs to attend) are much different between the two.
If you spent your entire college career without taking a class at UMAA, then I really don't think you went to "Michigan", any more than someone who went to State did. Certainly less then someone who took a couple years at UMAA and then went somewhere else. A college is a lot more than the name on the door and the colors on the flag. Frankly, going to Dearborn and insisting you went to "Michigan" speaks to an unpleasant sort of inferiority complex. You went to a good school, you're successful. Own it! Don't try to sell yourself as something you aren't, because you know damn well that 99% of people think of Ann Arbor when you say "Michigan", and you know damn well that you're hoping they make that erroneous assumption.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Seems like the decision||
Seems like the decision between 2 and 3 is always pretty arbitrary/subjective. I don't like handing out a bye based on that.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Yep. A bye is too huge a||
Yep. A bye is too huge a reward for a subjective difference between being ranked #2 vs #3.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||I take it you really hated the movie Cinderella.||
I take it you really hated the movie Cinderella.