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I held many leardership roles in a black organization- including president- and my main focus was the betterment of the organization as it worked to help blacks both on the campus and in the community.  I was about getting the work done.  WHile we never had a non-minority on the executive board I recall one very dedicated white male who was the committee chair of one of the organizations.  He worked hard and was very dedicated to the organization.

I do feel that blacks should strive to show their strenghts and maintain lead roles over our organization- becuase WE are supposed to be the ones that know what our race needs/wants to hear and see happen.  However, I also belive that we should not get into the habit of ostracizing others who are genuily willing to help. 




I agree.  However we must be careful in distinguishing helping us from leading us.  Leading encompasses helping, but helping does not encompass leading.

Definately- this distinction can only be made by stong black leaders in our organization.  That is why we need to ensure that when we select a leader that the individual is dedicated to both the cause of the organization and the betterment of our race.  When these things are first and foremost on the leader's agenda he/she won't be misled by anyone.

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I held many leardership roles in a black organization- including president- and my main focus was the betterment of the organization as it worked to help blacks both on the campus and in the community.  I was about getting the work done.  WHile we never had a non-minority on the executive board I recall one very dedicated white male who was the committee chair of one of the organizations.  He worked hard and was very dedicated to the organization.

I do feel that blacks should strive to show their strenghts and maintain lead roles over our organization- becuase WE are supposed to be the ones that know what our race needs/wants to hear and see happen.  However, I also belive that we should not get into the habit of ostracizing others who are genuily willing to help.  


no problems with non blacks being members.. but I'd definitely have a problem with them being in leadership positions..the slight isn't against them but the black students who are either apathetic or do not feel that they are capable enough to handle their own BLSA..


I agree... I have witnessed too many instances where blacks shy away from leadership roles that should (and can) be thiers.

Besides, there are many people who are part black that don't have black skin.

You don't have to have black skin to be black- I have many family members in Louisiana who could probably "pass" but if you ask them they are black!  

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During my last year of college I lived in an on campus apartment and didn't have a meal plan.  I didn't spend over $140 a month on food.  You have to remember that somethings that you are placing a weekly amount on you won't have to buy every time you go the grocery store so it shouldn't be averaging it in for every time.  You will spend the most money during your first grocery shopping visit where you will by your necessities and all of the variuos items you will need (budget about $300 for this trip).

Another way to make your grocery shopping more budget friendly is to make a menu for two weeks (or however far out you want to shop).  NOt anything fancy but just an idea of the kind of meals you plan on making for yourself on a daily basis.  This way you can buy items for those meals and many of them will probably overlap. This will also help you not overspend on items that you don't really need (which is something I always do since I have a child). 

Of course this is not for everyone becuase certain cities are higher and some people will obviously have more expensive appetites.  However,  during law school I plan on getting on more of a strict budget than during undergrad where I was working. 

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Georgia-  34
Mercer-  87
Ga state-  97

Thank you.  I was just curious.  

After visting schools I have come to realize that these numbers can't be the deciding factor on such a major decision. My main reasons for deciding to stick with Mercer is because of the close knit atmosphere and the advanced legal writing program they offer- not to mention that their bar passage rate is consistently good. 

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I can't access that on my work computer... Can someone give me the rankings for University of Georgia, Mercer, and Georgia State?

Thanks

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Roommates v. Living Alone
« on: March 22, 2006, 02:25:08 PM »
I was contemplating having a roommate LS because a friend of mine is currently in the LS I will be attending and wants me to room with her.

However, I have been living by myself for two years now and I can still remember my days of roommates back in college.  I have decided that the perks of having a roommate (splitting costs) do not outweigh the perks of living alone.  Living alone means you can have company when you want to and not have it when you don't feel like it.  Lounge whenever and however you want around your apartment.  Won't get distracted by having someone else that you can talk to when you should be studying.  Plus since we aren't living together I can always go visit her when I need a study break. 

Plus I have learned from experience that being cool with someone and hanging out with them is NOT the same as living with them-stay good friends by not becoming roommates.

I would encourage anyone who can afford it to live by themselves- you really can't go wrong. 

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I am waiting for my aid packet to see how much money I am going to have to come up with minus the scholarship they offered.  Does anyone know if you can ask to postpone paying the seat deposit until after I receive the packet?

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Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: March 16, 2006, 02:00:29 PM »
Recieved my acceptance letter from USC and my scholarship notice from Mercer making them my definate choice.  Now I have to wait for the decision on my full scholarship from Mercer...patience is getting hard. 

Got an invite to a reception at King and Spaulding for next week for Mercer's class of 2006.

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Everyone that I know in that is already in law school told me to relax and enjoy my family and friends. 

I am going to quit working in June (that is going to be a weird).  Then my son and I will lounge and travel a little.  A week in Texas, a few days in DC, some days at Myrtle Beach. 

And also tie up some last minute business.

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Mercer University ;D

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