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Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« on: January 16, 2005, 05:36:33 PM »
If you got into a school because of a URM advantage, would you accept the admission? Or would you turn it down and go to the school you deserve? (Lets just pretend that you know, without any doubt, that you got in because URM advantage.)

I would definitely turn it down.

1. A URM advantage often isn't that huge. It puts a Columbia/NYU student into HYS. Or it puts a Georgetown person into Columbia/NYU. So its not like you're getting a huge boost.

2. The damage done to my self-esteem and principles would haunt me for the rest of my life. I do not want to be known as someone who undeservingly stole somebody else's deserved admission. Its just not worth the guilt.
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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2005, 05:39:17 PM »
Oh yeah, please stay on topic and do not hijack this thread.
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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2005, 05:42:33 PM »
i think you would be an absolute moron not to take it.

i would GLADY take any top-14 acceptance any way i can get one.  i have no shame, if i got in because of connections i would be perfectly fine.  you have to take advantage of every opportunity you are given if you want to succeed.

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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2005, 05:49:00 PM »
i think you would be an absolute moron not to take it.

i would GLADY take any top-14 acceptance any way i can get one.  i have no shame, if i got in because of connections i would be perfectly fine.  you have to take advantage of every opportunity you are given if you want to succeed.

Interesting. I'm curious,
1. Would you perform sexual favors (on a man) for one?
2. Would you commit fraud (if you were guaranteed you wouldn't get caught) for one?

Please be honest.
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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2005, 05:50:00 PM »
you're hijacking your own thread!

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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2005, 05:51:20 PM »
you're hijacking your own thread!

It's OK to talk about degrading ways to get an admission. I just didn't want this to turn into an affirmative action debate.
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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2005, 05:51:20 PM »
goodadvice...more like badadvice (in Adam Sandler voice)

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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2005, 05:51:44 PM »
"1. Would you perform sexual favors (on a man) for one?
2. Would you commit fraud (if you were guaranteed you wouldn't get caught) for one?"

1. no.  if it was a woman, yes.

2. no.


edit// my answer to #1 would be yes if the guy was a masochist and the sexual favor was beating the *&^% out of him.  anything invovling tube snake = hell no.

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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005, 05:53:08 PM »
I would definitely accept admission... anything to get into the best law school I possibly can. ;D

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Re: Poll - If you were given URM advantage, would you take it?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2005, 05:53:29 PM »
i think you would be an absolute moron not to take it.

i would GLADY take any top-14 acceptance any way i can get one.  i have no shame, if i got in because of connections i would be perfectly fine.  you have to take advantage of every opportunity you are given if you want to succeed.

Interesting. I'm curious,
1. Would you perform sexual favors (on a man) for one?
2. Would you commit fraud (if you were guaranteed you wouldn't get caught) for one?

Please be honest.


I would DEFINITELY take any sort of advantage and not think twice. Then again, that's the kind of person I am.

As far as committing fraud etc. while guaranteed not to get caught? I wouldn't stop at fraud  :P
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