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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Worst movies ever
« on: November 27, 2006, 09:06:42 PM »
Bring It On: Again and Bring It On: All or Nothing.  the second movie (in which Whittier rediscovers her cheer spirit) was truly the worst of the trilogy, but the third (with frequent use of the word cheer-topia) was close behind, redeemed only by the fact that they got both Solange Knowles and Rihanna.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The "Today ROCKS because..." Thread
« on: November 27, 2006, 08:42:52 PM »
because I was in the bathroom at work and overheard the following conversation at the front desk:

"wow, you're going to law school?  that's wonderful!  where are you headed?"

"it's this great place in Michigan called the Thomas Cooley Law School!"


and, for those of you worried about LGBT mailings at home, the envelope was plain- no nudity or rainbows, just the hofstra address.  the letter said the fellowship is open to all students regardless of orientation, so even if your parents open it, it can be one of those "they send it to everyone" deals.

funny you should ask...  I got a mailing today from Hofstra about a fellowship for students who want to work as LGBT advocates.  it doesn't give an exact dollar amount, but it says something like "substantial" plus funding to work with LGBT related non-profits during the summers.

UChicago has the Stonewall Scholarship, which again isn't listed as a specific amount.  But I like to think they don't name and publicize a scholarship if it's $50 a year and a free school sweatshirt.

University of Washington has a new-ish program funded by the Gates Foundation that provides full tuition and a living expenses stipend for students committed to public interest in general.  many other schools have public interest scholarships- georgetown and nyu for sure.

On a related note, I went to a workshop about anti-gay statistics at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to find it was being given by a team from the Williams Institute of UCLA's law school.  I had no idea such a thing existed.  It's a whole institute devoted to sexuality law at a great school.  I was really impressed and after more research, am applying to UCLA.  They have a special concentration in Public Interest and Policy that looks really cool, too.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: November 18, 2006, 11:33:59 AM »
got one from Drake in the mail maybe a week ago.  UCLA e-mail thursday,  UMich mail yesterday.  seems sort of late for a michigan waiver though.  I wonder why....  it does give me some hope of a Northeastern waiver, since it seems everyone else has already gotten theirs.

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: November 13, 2006, 05:28:36 PM »
got Drake today via snail mail with a letter about the  "Opperman scholars" program.  Also got a card from Rutgers offering a free t-shirt if I apply.

I really don't get the logic of fee waivers though.  it can't just be numbers.  geographic desireablility?  looking for alphabetic diversity so they pick 100 people with last names of each letter?

Law School Admissions / Re: Fee Waiver Rollcall
« on: November 06, 2006, 04:20:20 PM »
george mason "fall foliage and fee waiver" card by snail mail today.  the bed bath & beyond coupon that was with it in the box will be a lot more useful.

Dukie, I'm happy to read your PS. 

and as a general piece of knowledge, I've had my queer-related PS/DS read by lots of people on this board and haven't had any disrespect- lots of constructive criticism and support.

Law School Admissions / Re: Not feeling the love from UMich...
« on: November 04, 2006, 01:05:39 PM »
I feel your pain... I was excited to get a mailing from them at the same time everyone else was reporting getting fee waivers, and then I opened it to find a form letter about diversity and how much they look forward to my application.

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