Quote from: bamabanana on April 20, 2006, 01:57:10 PMHowever, a school of thought has existed for some time now that insists that the geophysical characteristics of NOLA make its long-term survivability infeasible (i.e. 20ft below sea level, located between a lake and an expanding river, and prone to tropical storms).New Orleans is at varying elevations, as was obvious from Katrina. Parts of it flooded to something like 10+ feet, other parts didn't flood at all.If you are saying that New Orleans should not survive, you must feel the same way about all of Southeastern Louisiana, much of which is closer to the Gulf of Mexico than New Orleans, is that what you're saying?Last time I checked, there was also a school of thought that said by allowing some of the flooded areas to return to wetlands it would provide a better barrier against future hurricanes. Is that option no longer on the table? Maybe we should just nuke New Orleans so you don't have to worry about people living there against your will.
However, a school of thought has existed for some time now that insists that the geophysical characteristics of NOLA make its long-term survivability infeasible (i.e. 20ft below sea level, located between a lake and an expanding river, and prone to tropical storms).
In all fairness, bamabanana, I think you're really underestimating the people who have decided to attend Tulane. When I first applied, I did enough research to realize what I was getting myself into. I know about the levee situation, local politics, population, housing problems, etc. I've considered what effect the problems in New Orleans will have upon Tulane. I firmly believe that every person who is attending in the fall has taken these issues into account. For whatever reason, you seem deadset on warning people about the negative aspects of Tulane/NOLA as if they have no clue. We do! Can this thread get back to what it was intended to do: share much needed info about Tulane with those who have decided to attend? Please? Oh yeah, congrats withj!!
Background: I'm what they call a non-traditional applicant (I'll turn 40 first week of December). I took the February 2005 LSAT and scored 168. I retook in October 2005 but cancelled my score.The real kicker: I don't have an undergraduate degree. There's a whole history behind that fact I won't bore anybody with, but I included a fairly detailed addendum with all my applications explaining why, and why I thought I merited consideration under the ABA 502(b) rule.