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|40 weeks 1 day ago||No engineering at all||
IU doesn't have an engineering program.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Thankfully no one was hurt||
Four teenagers from my hometown were killed by drunk drivers within a week during the end of my sophomore year in HS. The combination of alcohol and driving is deadly, and thankfully Fitz and Stonum were lucky enough to avoid hurting an innocent victim. Perhaps we can all focus on how to prevent this from happening instead of talking about the Bama game. Maybe the parents of the victims listed below (or any others) could meet with the team to discuss the impact drunk driving can have as a start?
|6 years 21 weeks ago||We're All Fans, Just Different Types of Fans||I actually believe, on average, the non-grad fans are more rabid supporters of the football team. I wish there were more of them in the stadium so it would be a bit louder on gameday! UM grads tend to be much more fair-weather than our non-grad comrades, as has been mentioned in other comments here. I totally agree: the more the merrier!! However, I also think grad fans have a greater loyalty to UM as an entire institution vs. the non-grad fans who are loyal to UM ATHLETICS. Example: After the year of infinite pain, I was strongly in the camp of Lloyd Carr supporters. At the time, I volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis and met a person who worked for Indiana U's football coaching staff. I mentioned to this person that I was a UM alum and disappointed with UM's record against tOSU the past few years. Very long story short, the guy said Coach Hep was doing everything he could to emulate UM's program at IU. He said that Lloyd was the ONLY coach in the Big Ten who valued winning AND developing his players through discipline and education AND followed all the NCAA rules. I wasn't surprised to hear about the shortcomings of the buckeye program, but I was very surprised to find out he had a lot of negative things to say about JoePa's behavior, too. I was never more proud to be a UM alum than on that day. Bottom line, I think the non-grad fans at that point would be more likely to say: "I don't care that more of his kids go to class, they went 7-5! Time to retire!" Whereas, more of the grads would be more likely to say: "I'll put up with one bad year if I know he will continue to represent our school so well."|