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|1 week 23 hours ago||Perfect combo||
David's wife Nic runs those events and I can attest that she is pretty much a human ray of sunshine. Or comes as close as anyone I know :)
It's a little hard to imagine this crowd without a beer in our collective hands but when the sports season winds down I am definitely giving Brillig a try.
|2 weeks 23 hours ago||Hey dude you know what I see||
My ads are for saddles and knitting equipment. You do know each of us sees ads based on our browsing history right?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I also live in Detroit||
(Part-Time) and I will miss when Detroit FC moves!!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I get why you prefer full-time||
But if you don't get into the full-time program, it is something to consider. I'm pretty sure it's easier to get in :) although the program is quite strong.
You could actually get some part-time work instead of your current job, if that will sustain you, and you still wouldn't need to relocate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well that works if you just go to network||
If you actually learn anything while you're at school, that has a separate effect on your employability relative to the networking factor.
And you don't seem to have suffered for lack of networking abilities yourself.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If it doesn't come to pass||
Consider our weekend MBA program - every other weekend for two years. If you are not an epic distance away from A2 this is a workable alternative to full time, providing your current job is not too miserable to endure through that period.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dear god please do not let||
Dear god please do not let this man reproduce.
|3 weeks 37 min ago||Geez I hope not.||
If that happens to you, you should definitely see a doctor.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Be careful||
A lot of child tuition benefits have disappeared over the last generation. There's non at UM so far as I know. Have a plan B
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am a fan of altering loan payment schemes||
One possibility that has been suggested is putting a cap on loan payments of day 10% I come with forgiveness after a certain number of years.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes and||
As an earlier poster points out, many perfectly white-bread schools in Michigan have similar four-year rates - EMU for example
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Can't edit from iPhone sorry||
Can't edit from iPhone sorry
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Um||
Except us business professors.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hey isn't the main thing to say||
....congrats and good luck to your awesome daughter!
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||I don't think we can blame "culture of success" re: Detroit||
Let me tell you what it takes for a kid to get involved in, say, robotics, in local suburban schools: you show up to the robotics club meeting at lunch or after school. Done.
Let me tell you what it takes for one kid to get involved in robotics in Detroit: every Saturday he has to get on one bus to downtown, then another to Midtown, where the only robotics team in town operates. This is the DETROIT bus system we are talking about. Then he has to make the return trip. He has to do this around any opportunity for employment, homework time, the needs of his family, etc.
Or what about this kid: she's in foster care, has been in three different schools in five years, has got herself a job and gets herself there and back every week, college counsellor literally once in ten years sent a kid past community college, has 500 kids on her roster, and has no earthly idea what the Common App even IS?
How can we attribute this to "no culture of success? rather than NO RESOURCES FOR SUCCESS. You're right that the system are poorly funded, but how we can attribute this to having, well, the wrong "culture", I dunno man that seems pretty mean. I don't think you meant it that way but it does.
PS These kids are real not theoretical - the first one got admitted to Harvard but chose Stanford. The second one is applying to schools this year.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Alum?||
If you ever want to do alum interviews of local kids, let me know (unless you already do!). There are some really amazing HS kids around here.
It is also often cheaper for a low SES kid to go to Harvard than to UM.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This is a fantastic book||
And should be required reading for everyone on this thread interested in the topic.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty Much the Opposite of the NYTimes' take on it||
Which was much more balanced.
Sometimes I think that this blog is the only place where the words "sports" and "journalism" genuinely belong in the same sentence.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You don't lack the grace||
But you do lack the facts. A wealthy kid can afford to screw around in a major where a bootstrap kid cannot. You won't find so many art history majors with mechanics dads, but if your folks can pop for grad school someplace maybe you can swing art history.
And really what is meant by a "competitive" major - have you got anything other than your own prejudices to show that working class kids are not working as hard as you?
And you think sociology is easy? Not if you do it right.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Thank you sir||
This is a pet issue of mind as I came from regular folks and went to a school full of posh people. And that was back when posh was 6200 a year not 62000.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Oh dear||
People who think the money is a non issue are less likely to have any. The premium is $120k you could invest in grad school. The NU option leaves you rolling in debt for years compared to the UM option
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
Think of the extra 120 to Northwestern as money you would no longer have for grad school
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan is better in every way||
I used to be on the Northwestern faculty so I am pretty confident in saying that although it may be a bit "posher" than UM, on average UM is the better school.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Whereas Petteway||
Has chicken legs, and a 1-11 shooting record. WTG Max! Some hustle tonight
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hold on there pardner||
You can tell the race of the shooter from listening to their gunshots? Do tell.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hoo boy||
Dude it's not because folks are BLACK that they need remediation - it's because they've had a pisspoor education or they have learning disabilities or or or....
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Education thoughts||
I'd say the high schools are better here than in South Lyon, if you are ambitious (sends lots of kids to elite schools), although this is likely to change eventually. I have a niece and nephew raising a family in South Lyon, they get more for their money in terms of real estate but less in terms of culture, walkable "town" vibe, etc.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Doesn't make sense to me||
Having sufficient capacity for the strongest surges would be like building a 250.000 seat Big House. It would be expensive, and Most of the time it would be an underutilized resource; and prevent us from making more important investments (coaching).
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Or me!||
My husband thinks I am nuts and football is fascist, but my son and nephew are co-dependent.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Why||
Oh why are you giving him the airtime?