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Hey, I'm self-tarred until Friday. As for this Sunday brunch thing - can we make it something simple, like "congregate at the end of the registration table at 11 am"?
yeah, let's just make a crowd near the registration table at 11.

Sunday at 11 am?  I'll be there!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Stanford vs. Columbia
« on: March 16, 2007, 06:48:24 AM »
Stanford is very generous with need-based aid whereas Columbia's scholarships are all ostensibly based on merit.  You could probably bargain with Columbia, but Stanford might end up giving you a much better deal.

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: March 16, 2007, 06:38:12 AM »
Mike, I may come up for part of the Unbound conference.  Will you have time for a drink?

Miss P--  I'd love to meet up with you!  I'll be there from Saturday morning until Tuesday afternoon...what days will you be there?

Sadly, I've just figured out that I can't come!  >:(  I hope you have a great time, though, and I'll make it up there sometime next year to take you out, I promise -- if you do decide to keep that HLS email account. :)

Awww...too bad I won't get to meet you this weekend, but that sounds like a deal!  HLS is looking better and better these days--now, if my SO can get job in Boston...

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: March 14, 2007, 09:34:07 PM »
Mike, I may come up for part of the Unbound conference.  Will you have time for a drink?

Miss P--  I'd love to meet up with you!  I'll be there from Saturday morning until Tuesday afternoon...what days will you be there?

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: March 13, 2007, 07:18:46 PM »
Hey guys, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question or not, or if it has already been answered elsewhere, but does anyone know if being gay actually boosts chances of admission? Like a gay affirmative action? I'm gay and black, and I know being black will help with admissions, but I wonder how mentioning that I'm gay might go over with the adcomms. Would it be a positive (Wow! Two minorities in one!)? Or would it be a negative (Great, the last thing we need in this school is another godless homosexual)? How has it played out with you guys?

Again, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this.

This is purely anecdotal, but I know a guy who wrote his statements about being gay and black, and he's currently at one of the Top 3. 

I don't think being a double minority hurts your chances, and if it does, you probably wouldn't feel comfortable there anyway.

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Financial Aid / Re: ITT We Post Financial Aid Offers We Recieve
« on: March 13, 2007, 01:29:10 PM »
Congrats! when did you submit your forms?

Thanks, Kaltluva33!  I submitted my forms mid-February and received a complete notice on 02/28.  Good luck!

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Minority Topics / Re: LGBT Thread for Fall 2007 Cycle
« on: March 13, 2007, 01:27:57 PM »
Bouzie-- Belated congratulations on Michigan!  That is such awesome news!

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Law School Applications / Re: Harvard March ASW Roll Call
« on: March 13, 2007, 04:58:31 AM »
Under a week to go--I'm pretty excited. Do we want to organize any kind of LSD thing or do we just hope that everyone slowly recognizes the people with the self-tars?
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I'd be up for an LSD thing, but just in case, I've put up a temporary self-'tar. :)

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Financial Aid / Re: ITT We Post Financial Aid Offers We Recieve
« on: March 12, 2007, 08:31:37 PM »
I just got my first financial aid offer from Harvard.

~$27,000 in scholarships
~$30,000 in loans (mix of perkins, stafford, etc.)

Very excited about the offer, but it's going to make my decision even harder!

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Columbia Admit Days Recap
« on: March 04, 2007, 02:24:57 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and happy Columbia students are, and aside from a few pre-gunner admits and that one girl who asked about the Hamilton, everyone seemed genuine and down to earth.  The school did a good job trying to combat its corporate image with lots of great public interest speakers and panelists, although some of them painted a pretty grim picture of the cut-throat competition among top public interest fellowships: some people don't hear back about jobs until the summer after 3L, and one student apparently has been rejected from five programs already.

In contrast to the school, Manhattan came across as intense and dreary-- very cold weather, lots of tall gray buildings, trash bags littering up all the sidewalks, and people who always seemed to be in a rush.  The SF Bay Area has made me soft, and I'm not sure if I could handle three years out in NYC.  It seems like a fun place to be, but definitely a bit overwhelming.

Hank, Saja and Lawschoolisevil-- Nice to meet all of you!  I skipped out a bit early on the program, but maybe I'll bump into you guys at a few other admit weekends in the next few weeks.  :)

Any updates on Moni Li's Sharp interview???

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