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post #6571 of 14041
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I can't feel sorry for anyone dumb enough to incur that much debt for a bachelor's degree. There are cheaper universities out there. If you can't afford a Bentley, don't buy one.
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

The cost of college tuition is in my mind a big problem, but the examples they pull out always seem to be middle class kids going to insanely overpriced private liberal arts colleges that were created so young aristocrats can hob nob.

The college industry has successfully convinced a whole generation of students that "falling in love with a school" is the reason to make a school choice. Price is obviously a distant second consideration. Considering her parents had their house foreclosed on, I'm guessing she didn't get the best financial teaching at home. You want what you want, you deserve it, and so you buy it. Doesn't matter what you can afford, right?
post #6572 of 14041
Colleges are also some of the only organizations that can come to you with a straight face and say "we think you should give us thousands of dollars because you feel an affinity to our institution and you want to see us do well even though you no longer receive services from us and are likely still paying off the handsome fees that we charged you to develop that said affinity"
post #6573 of 14041
People have just ordered their coffee at Starbucks. Certainly they know the next phase of the transaction: the cashier asks you to pay. Why do people just start the process of fishing through their wallets for money at the point when the cashier asks for the money? Just grinds my gears, so to speak.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Colleges are also some of the only organizations that can come to you with a straight face and say "we think you should give us thousands of dollars because you feel an affinity to our institution and you want to see us do well even though you no longer receive services from us and are likely still paying off the handsome fees that we charged you to develop that said affinity"

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Charities?
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

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Charities?

College alumni associations are even worse/more shameless.

Think about it... half the time they are targeting the parents of the student before they even fucking graduate, then afterwards? They hit up graduates who are still paying off loans - but want to look like ballers/alumni success stories.
post #6576 of 14041
Every time I get one of those fundraising things from my law school, I just think "what did you do with that 70 grand I paid you a few years back? Oh right, built a shrine to George Bush. Fool me once..."
post #6577 of 14041
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

College alumni associations are even worse/more shameless.

Think about it... half the time they are targeting the parents of the student before they even fucking graduate, then afterwards? They hit up graduates who are still paying off loans - but want to look like ballers/alumni success stories.

Both of my alma maters hit me up for donations before I even graduated. Come on, at least let me get a damn job first.
post #6578 of 14041
I don't get the obsession with Mercer collars or the old Brooks Brothers button downs.

Even if it does achieve the "perfect roll" (which I find highly unlikely, a bespoke shirt will likely be better), the dimensions can be easily copied by any half decent tailor so there's absolutely no reason to covet them.
post #6579 of 14041
Plenty do--just go see the Luxire thread. They are just used as ideals, examples for people to strive towards. Or, if you buy your shirts RTW, good candidates.
post #6580 of 14041
I have a letter saved in Word I send to my undergrad institution inside the stamped self-addressed envelope they include with all their solicitations for donations. It basically reads that when I attended there was a book of literally several hundred scholarships, none of which I qualified for, as I was a white heterosexual male. I qualified for exactly one, the Presidential scholarship and while I am thankful there was on academic scholarship I was not disqualified for based on how I came out of my mother's womb, I shall refrain from donating until a scholarship specifically for white heterosexual males is created.

They keep sending me solicitations but never one that creates that "affinity" development officers try to hard to achieve and I never get return correspondence specifically addressing my very generous offer to donate to a fund that I find affinity with. confused.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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post #6582 of 14041
Colleges have gotten even worse. I know of some colleges that actually police their students' behaviors to the point of kicking out of the school someone with, say, an eating disorder*. I mean wtfizzle?

* - there may be more to the story... i'm really hoping there is.
post #6583 of 14041
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I have a letter saved in Word I send to my undergrad institution inside the stamped self-addressed envelope they include with all their solicitations for donations. It basically reads that when I attended there was a book of literally several hundred scholarships, none of which I qualified for, as I was a white heterosexual male. I qualified for exactly one, the Presidential scholarship and while I am thankful there was on academic scholarship I was not disqualified for based on how I came out of my mother's womb, I shall refrain from donating until a scholarship specifically for white heterosexual males is created.

They keep sending me solicitations but never one that creates that "affinity" development officers try to hard to achieve and I never get return correspondence specifically addressing my very generous offer to donate to a fund that I find affinity with. confused.gif

How much do you want to donate? It doesn't actually cost that much to set up a scholarship...you could just set up a $1000 white heterosexual male scholarship where by you donate $1000 per year and they find a candidate (or you can screen candidates if you are in to that...you would be surprised how few applications you will get because people are lazy fucks who don't believe in themselves).
post #6584 of 14041
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How much do you want to donate? It doesn't actually cost that much to set up a scholarship...you could just set up a $1000 white heterosexual male scholarship where by you donate $1000 per year and they find a candidate (or you can screen candidates if you are in to that...you would be surprised how few applications you will get because people are lazy fucks who don't believe in themselves).

To them I want to donate dick. I'm also fairly savvy about charitable giving and would only give to help create an endowed principle with a responsible and conservative spending rate, like 4%. If they only knew I've got my grad school in my will for 10% of my estate...
post #6585 of 14041
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Colleges have gotten even worse. I know of some colleges that actually police their students' behaviors to the point of kicking out of the school someone with, say, an eating disorder*. I mean wtfizzle?

* - there may be more to the story... i'm really hoping there is.

There were always rumors that my school used to kick kids out ("encourage them to leave") if they discussed suicidal tendencies with a counselor, in order to manipulate the suicide statistics. I suspect the reality was otherwise.
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