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|9 weeks 6 days ago||Twas||
The former title of the thread, for those who are new.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Title||
"What impact WILL Harbaugh have" sounds like cart before the horse to me.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Hmmm||
|10 weeks 11 hours ago||Yum||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||BOOOOOOOO||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||IBD||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You mean...||
Second choice for worst possible outcome of this coaching search.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||IBD||
I'm sick of this redundant, repetitive, over-and-over posting!
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||PHEW||
Saving grace for the jinx
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Tsk||
The gods are unhappy with your overzealousness, Ares.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||IBD||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Heh||
Nice little Freudian slip there in the first couple sentences.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Sigh.||
Seems like just yesterday we were praising 2014 for basketball purposes...how times have changed.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Please.||
Even the pursuit of performance itself is beyond just a physically executive act. Consider a jazz major, for example, who spontaneously improvises (yes, there is a jazz studies degree at U of M). Even in the midst of performance, the jazz major must have total intellectual and social awareness in order to perform within the context of an improvised music group. And sure, you may make the argument that a lineman needs to be cognizant of who to block, pass vs. run, what yardline he's on...but come on man. Apples to oranges. It's a completely different pursuit to be a performing musician, involving all parts of the brain, backed by extensive research which you obviously haven't read (though, if you want to read some, I'd be willing to point you in the right direction; music education majors have to be immersed in said research).
|15 weeks 4 days ago||My||
Ah, my apologies then for not fully understanding what you meant.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree.||
There are more majors within the music school that are not performance-related.
Every single Masters and Doctoral program, which are almost entirely academic.
These are all academic pursuits within music that are augmented BY performance, not subordinate to performance.
I am a double major in performance and music education, and I can assure you I have a very rigorous academic plate before me. I wish I had more time to perform and practice. Instead I'm studying the history of jazz, or the theories present in the music of Bach, or how to better understand the needs of special needs students in a music classroom.
Certainly, there are musicians within the school who are trying to be performers, and who value performance over all else. But even they all took a LOT of academic classes, even if said academic class was related to music.
I think this metaphor was a solid attempt, but not as informed and equivalent as it is being made out to be.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Brian, I believe you should reconsider some of what you're saying. I'd be glad to discuss stuff via email or something, because I don't feel this post is entirely correct.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I disagree||
I am a music major at U of M, though obviously not an athlete.
To solely consider being a music major a performance-based pursuit is incorrect, as a few informed individuals have pointed out. I have homework to the same extent that my peers in the other various schools do. I just also have to practice and perform on top of that. I would argue that my time is just as restricted as an athlete's, because music students, by nature, have to be pursuing a TON of out-of-class pursuits, both academic and performance-based. Furthermore, music majors are often taking more academic classes per year (I take about 9 per semester) than the typical LSA student, because each class is 0-2 credits for the most part, due to the fact that there is simply that much to learn in the same 4-5 year span that a typical LSA student would have in his/her major.
This is not a perfect parallel at all, though a venerable, virutuous, and valiant attempt. There is simply nothing exactly like college athletics.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Respectfully,||
UofM is not IU.
Higher academic standards, lower admission rates, and arguably a better school, and factually a smaller school (Jacobs is one of the largest in the country, whereas Michigan, including theatre and dance within the music school, is considerablly smalller).
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Cordially disagree.||
I'm a music major at U of M. Lots of great schools, including Rice, Vanderbilt, and Yale have fully-functioning, conservatory level schools within their respective universities.
The misconceptions seemingly implied in what you're saying are that the music school doesn't consider grades to be an important part of the admission process, and that those who are admitted have less-than-stellar grades. On the contrary, in my class, the average ACT score was 29, the average incoming GPA, unweighted, was 3.7. We are not a bunch of dummies, and in fact many music majors contribute to the university in many excellent ways, via CSG, volunteerism, and other avenues.
Furthermore (and I can't speak to this for athletics), a myriad of research suggests that musicians and music students do better in class than other majors. Music majors are among the top majors accepted into medical school and law school. Graduates such as Derren Criss, Theo Katzman, and several others who all took part in SMTD activities are fine representations of the University at large.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||:)||
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
Agree to disagree. No petty rivalry stuff necessarily intended...I've just come to use the term to refer to them. Plus it's more abbreviated!
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Yes!||
As a southerner attending U of M, I have been slowly dying without any Chik-fil-A in the general viscinity. This is a major victory. Now if we could only get a Waffle House...
|44 weeks 5 days ago||If I remember correctly||
This has happened a time or two in the past couple seasons...I think this one is just blown up due to Yankees-Sox. But obviously my answer is super specific about who they were.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Hah||
Yeah, if we lose to Kentucky, they might not believe we can win it all.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Thankfully we have a week to||
Thankfully we have a week to prepare for them.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Damn||
Oberon for now, Jack and Coke to follow. PHEW
|49 weeks 8 hours ago||All in favor||
Let's blame Gottlieb. He's an ass.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Check||