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|1 week 3 hours ago||I see that his friend Will||
I see that his friend Will Small is also visiting with him. Did we give a conditional offer to Will Small? I read a few tweets where he seemed to mention that he had an offer, but I didn't see it up on any sites yet. He seems like a real go-getter, hopefully, he'll rise up in the rankings too.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Harbaugh is coming!||
Harbaugh is coming!
|1 week 6 hours ago||IBD||
|1 week 1 day ago||Calling China a "third world||
Calling China a "third world shithole" seems way off base considering that they're the second largest economy, but whatever, I guess that's just according to Google.
|1 week 2 days ago||I heard Harbaugh's been||
I heard Harbaugh's been talking with Garth Brooks working on the new song. /s
|1 week 2 days ago||Is that Eminem?||
Is that Eminem?
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm so happy I made that PSA||
I'm so happy I made that PSA post. She jumped from 1300 followers to over 2000 and the behind-the-scenes look is much appreciated during the off-season!
|1 week 3 days ago||They represent all students.||
They represent all students. Grad students really don't have as much of a voice though since they're pretty disjointed - many different schools and programs and the experiences vary widely amongst schools.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's just not true. If you||
That's just not true. If you are a permanent resident, you have to file a US tax return and disclose all sources of income, foreign or domestic. In addition, there is a law, FATCA, that requires disclosure of all foreign bank accounts as well.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yea, my mantra is if the||
Yea, my mantra is if the issue is not material, then it's probably better to save your energy for the bigger fights.
Also, I'm sorry to hear that your acquaintance doesn't have health insurance. Hopefully, they can figure that out whether through a job that provides one or otherwise.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm so proud of him, I named||
I'm so proud of him, I named a building after him! The Bielfeldt Administration building... Oh wait, too late for that one. Bielfeldt beat me to it!
|1 week 3 days ago||It's not a "need" per se, but||
It's not a "need" per se, but it's a decision that the athletic department made to make student tix more accessible. If this gives kids a chance to see their team and become fans, then great, lets do it.
|1 week 3 days ago||I get your moral hang-up with||
I get your moral hang-up with respect to recipients of discounted tickets from reselling them, but it's probably one of those things that are not worth the effort to police. For all intents and purposes, if a student can't attend a game, then he should get it to another student that will attend and fill the seat. If there are a few bucks to be made, then so be it.
I don't see this any differently than students who are on scholarship getting grant money to buy textbooks. After all, we all know that those textbooks get resold right after the semester is over and the student gets to pocket a few bucks there as well. I can't imagine placing restrictions on resales of textbooks if they were bought with grant money, nor can I see restrictions on resales of tickets because they were initially discounted.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, if they bought it 20||
Yes, if they bought it 20 years ago for like $250k like a third of the people in Silicon Valley. Otherwise, probably not even on that "middle class" 250k salary.
|1 week 3 days ago||Pell grants are only for||
Pell grants are only for American citizens and permanent residents (green card holders). Therefore, not sure what you're referring to when you say there may be gaps due to income from other countries. In fact, Americans and permanent residents would need to report all sources of income on their IRS filings, therefore, your point seems incorrect (and permanent residents aren't even allowed to leave America for extended durations or else they would lose their permanent residency).
Practically speaking, the typical "gaps" are wages earned from cash jobs - i.e., baby-sitting, tutoring, delivering pizzas, etc. that never get reported.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think the problem that no||
I think the problem that no one mentioned yet with respect to basing the discount on Pell Grants is the fact that graduate students typically do not receive Pell Grants. Therefore, it seems rather arbitrary that lower-income undergrads would get discounted tickets whereas lower-income grad students (who probably have much more debt and would be in a worse financial position) would have to pay full price.
Also, this seems like an adminstrative hassle since now the Athletics department would need to pull information from the financial aid department to flag each student as a Pell Grant recipient or not.
|1 week 6 days ago||So much smile! Only thing||
So much smile! Only thing that would make me smile more is:
|1 week 6 days ago||what does it mean to have||
what does it mean to have Austin medicaled? Is that a medical redshirt? Sorry, I'm not familiar with what the process is. Are there pros/cons?
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Oh, and yes, ppl buy houses||
Oh, and yes, ppl buy houses in NYC. Manhattan is mostly co-ops and condos, but the rest of the boroughs have a fair amount of housing stock. Also the suburban counties of Westchester and Nassau have lots of houses. Some people commute in from houses in NJ and CT too.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||In the USA. Around the||
In the USA. Around the world, you have like Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, etc.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Wow, 1000 square feet.||
Wow, 1000 square feet. That's huge! (/s) NYC costs $2k per square foot these days... so picture half of that.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Because I wanted to be closer||
Because I wanted to be closer to my parents who live in NYC and are not in good health. In addition, my wife is also from the NYC area, so we're kind of entrenched now.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||CA is like Greece. There are||
CA is like Greece. There are more people making money off the books than on the books... There goes your tax base right there.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||My point was kind of a faux||
My point was kind of a faux Romney line, but whatever, guess it wasn't obvious.
Anyway, few quibbles - plenty of middle class OOS kids go to Michigan... they just take out lots and lots of student loans. I sure did.
In addition, my definition of the different classes are as follows:
LOWER CLASS - you work full time and/or two full time jobs and you still can't pay your bills.
MIDDLE CLASS - you work full time and/or two full time jobs and you can pay your bills, but if you are out of work for a month, then you can't pay your bills anymore.
UPPER CLASS - working is optional. you can pay your bills regardless.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Oh, come on. That's bs.||
Oh, come on. That's bs. Plenty of OOS students come to Michigan, bust their chops, take out huge amounts of student loans, and are very proud of going to Michigan! Heck, I go back every time that I get!
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||There's your business idea||
There's your business idea right there. Tong dak in Ann Arbor. I'll come visit and you can give me a free round for the inspiration.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Any good places to get tong||
Any good places to get tong dak in Ann Arbor?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||No one's really arguing with||
No one's really arguing with the subject matter. 90% of Americans think they are "middle class". It has no definition except for how you feel.
I think most people are finding fault in her "written voice". It sounds like "omg, I don't know why people think I'm rich, I'm just average from where I come from, but I guess compared to all of you people in Michigan, yea, I guess we just make a lot more money than you, but I swear, it's all pretty much the same."
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I don't think people are||
I don't think people are disagreeing with the facts. Cost of living differences are real and there could be many multiples of variance. Rather, it's the tone of the article... it sounds very naive and a bit judgmental.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Deontay Anderson put out his||
Deontay Anderson put out his top ten last night and Michigan wasn't on it.