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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is this sad or just really annoying?
« on: April 26, 2007, 10:04:51 PM »
I think perhaps awareness and intelligence are related. But I don't know which came first.

I was reading some evangelical article today about the "fascism" of higher education. How they tow the liberal line and "force Christians to denounce their beliefs". What they are talking about, and I'm sure everyone who's been to college is aware of it, is the tendency for professors to draw you out to make you think more critically about the ideas you have. Whereas most thinking people feel that this is a growing experience evangelicals feel attacked and forced to stop believing what they have faith in. Then they are resentful and believe that liberalism is some church that's competing with theirs. The net effect is that, because they cannot question what they believe, they cannot truly learn critical thought. Also, they enforce a limited awareness upon themselves that, if they had let it grow, may have enriched their beliefs.

Now, does this mean they are unintelligent? And if so, was it their forced lack of awareness that caused the limit on their intelligence, or vice versa?

If you stand for a culture of life, then stand for a culture of life. Just as with abortion there are perfectly viable alternatives to this occupation (republicans call it a war).

Here is what Bush/Cheney/Rice/Wolfowitz/Limbaugh/Gingrich/etc.'s heart looks like.

Got comments for that as well?

A fine 15 yr. single malt & Air Supply  :'(


Alright, I'm currently wait listed at American WCL (in at Temple) so this is a hypothetical. But anyway...

I'm interested in Int'l Law. So much so that I applied to the dual degree program at American for the JD/MA in International Affairs. I was accepted at American SIS (School of International Service) and I'm hoping once WCL realizes this they will take me off the wait list (they'd be squeezing a beautiful penny out of me). I know that American has a superior reputation for Int'l Law and Int'l Affairs, but the primary advantage is that they offer this dual degree program.

But here's the problem. To complete the dual degree program you must get your JD with a focus on Int'l/Comparative Law, get the MA in Int'l Studies, and you must be proficient in a foreign language. I only speak a tiny bit of Spanish and that's the extent of my bilingualism.

So, in the event that I get off the wait list at WCL, would it even be possible for me to accomplish all 3 of these requirements in the time required? If not, since Temple will cost less, would it be worth the additional cost to attend WCL? And finally, based on law schools alone, how would you compare the two?

Any help is appreciated.

Has anybody gotten off the waitlist at WCL? I've been accepted at Temple and Seton Hall but I'd prefer to go to American.

BTW, possibly important: I applied for the dual JD/MA in International Affairs. I got accepted to the American School of International Service but waitlisted at WCL. If I mention this in a LOCI will this have a significant effect?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Waitlisted at WUSTL
« on: April 09, 2007, 03:53:13 PM »
This is great. In Feb. I get an email from Janet Bolin. She apparently wants to have an over-the-phone interview with me to "talk about my goals", etc. So I set it up for the next Thursday at 1pm. 1pm comes and goes and I email saying "perhaps we missed each other, care to reschedule?" No answer. Emailed her again: "I've had some email troubles so I'm resending this." Still no reply. I emailed her four more times. I never called, maybe I should have. Anyway, finally I get an email from old Janet saying... "Hi Colin, WAITLISTED BIATCH".

Anyway, I thought it was a nice story.

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