Como no. Vivi en Mexico por dos "years" (avoiding fodder for trolls) mientras servi una mision para mi iglesia. De hecho, platique en espanol con una senora durante una cena en las actividades de GW el jueves.
Double ditto on the history lesson. I really enjoyed hearing the history, actually, but I don't see its importance/relevance in the situation. And did anyone else attend the Contracts class at 11 am (Groups 15-20 I think) and notice that the professor would make small side jokes that merited perhaps a smile or smirk--and then the class would ERUPT in laughter? Are they just that dull? Am I going to turn into that? :O
I'm also hoping to be able to barter at least a bit, letting Chicago know that I've been offered significant money from GW, UVa, and Duke. Hopefully doing it in person next weekend will be the best route. I'm kind of concerned about coming off the right way, though. Maybe calling would be best? In any event, Jeff, I would definitely just be up front and honest to see what they can offer you.