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Old 06-19-2011, 11:39 PM   #61
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A former USNA classmate and later roommate of mine got his BS from USNA, his MBA from Harvard Business School and then an MD from Cornell Medical School.
We can only hope that someday he'll see the light, decide what he wants to be when he grows up, turn his life around, and try to live up to his potential...

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Old 06-20-2011, 03:36 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by dancinmama View Post
I hate to say it, but I left UCSB after my freshman year and transferred to UCR because I saw too many spoiled little rich kids cheating their way through college there. I'm sure it wasn't the majority of students, but I lived with a whole bunch of them at the Trop in IV and couldn't stomach it.
I saw some kids from affluent backgrounds attempting to get a degree with the minimal amount of studying and class attendance but nobody was talking about cheating. I was class of '77, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

I have fond memories of Trop. Lived there the first year because I didn't know anybody in IV. Lived there a second year to enjoy the place's unofficial motto: "If you cant get l**d at Tropicanna Gardens, then you just can't get l**d".
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:12 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
That's quite an education. I have always been blessed to have lived with people smarter than me. A former USNA classmate and later roommate of mine got his BS from USNA, his MBA from Harvard Business School and then an MD from Cornell Medical School.
1st and last are real qualifications. Middle one isn't that impressive, most HBS students are not that smart, anyway it's just a trade school
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:22 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by DFW_M5 View Post
For me it was RPI.
Same here - BS (Mgt.) 1972, and ME (Mgt. Eng.) 1973. I still thank those degrees every day for helping me attain my early (full time) retirement at 49.

I started at RPI in 1968 in Naval ROTC (thanks to that Nam fiasco, in it's heyday at the time), but dropped that the day after the first lottery when my number came up in the 200's. Anyone else remember that lottery?

I also wrestled there my first two years. We were in the ECAC, and I'm pretty sure it was actually considered D1 way back then. Wrestling as a regular sport is long gone at RPI, but they do have a very good club team these days.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #66
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BSFS Georgetown University. What is a Hoya!
Isn't a Hoya like a nittany lion, only smaller?
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