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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:34 pm 
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Since when do freshmen get to live in aron?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Since when do freshmen get to live in aron?

Probably since they built several new and better dorms? Oh, and they're football players

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Maybe they try to set up the freshmen with some upperclassmen with good dorm situations?

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Oh, and they're football players

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:47 pm 
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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
Since when do freshmen get to live in aron?

Probably since they built several new and better dorms? Oh, and they're football players


Uh I had football players in my dorm freshman year.

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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
Oh, and they're football players

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:51 pm 
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windywave wrote:
krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
Oh, and they're football players

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False

your wife must be against football players getting preferred housing

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Good to know our dual sport Equestrian/Football player is at school for spring ball.

Seriously, looks like a well rounded person.


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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
windywave wrote:
krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
Oh, and they're football players

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False

your wife must be against football players getting preferred housing


She told me what to think for the day this morning when she was putting on some woollen slacks

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Good to know our dual sport Equestrian/Football player is at school for spring ball.

Seriously, looks like a well rounded person.

Looks like he likes the weight room. Wonder if he will bring his horse over to New Orleans. Don't know if 'pets' are covered in athletic scholarships. Tulane/Newcomb did offer Equestrian riding classes back when I was enrolled.


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Was just coming to post about the same thing after seeing a second signee tweet about coming to NOLA this weekend.

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Aron used to require you to be a junior to live there. But there are also strange rules about mid-year enrollees, and there are more open rooms that pop up in Aron, so maybe they make exceptions. My last year, I was in a 4-bedroom place with randomly drawn roommates and one fell through so we only had three. Then one was a grad student studying archeology and he went off to dig in Central America the second semester, so we only had two. Then (long story) a guy who'd been living off-campus needed to move and the only place with openings after school had started was Aron, so he ended up taking that other room.

(Or maybe the Aron rules have changed in the past 25 years. 8))


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Pete, The best way still to get into your target college, dorm, whatever is to come in as a mid-year and/or upperclass transfer. Tulane still leads the world in attrition. (It's one of the ongoing killers in USNWR rankings.)


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Pete, The best way still to get into your target college, dorm, whatever is to come in as a mid-year and/or upperclass transfer. Tulane still leads the world in attrition. (It's one of the ongoing killers in USNWR rankings.)


I perefer to call it Darwinism

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windywave wrote:
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Tulane still leads the world in attrition. (It's one of the ongoing killers in USNWR rankings.)

I perefer to call it Darwinism

In my day it was "inability to handle school work and heavy drinking". 8)
(I knew a guy whose first semester midterm GPA was 0.0)

These days it's probably inability to deal with the overwhelming stress of climate change, the inability to hug every tree daily, dorms not conducive to emotional support animals, too few safe spaces, and too few classes on the legacy of Scott Cowen.



(and for the love of God, please don't turn this thread into discussions on any of those topics. It was a joke)


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too few classes on the legacy of Scott Cowen.

That certainly can't be the case, as there's at least one of those. And you're right, it's a joke.
My freshman and sophomore year roommates attrited, but not at semester break

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PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
Baywave1 wrote:
Tulane still leads the world in attrition. (It's one of the ongoing killers in USNWR rankings.)

I perefer to call it Darwinism

In my day it was "inability to handle school work and heavy drinking". 8)
(I knew a guy whose first semester midterm GPA was 0.0)

These days it's probably inability to deal with the overwhelming stress of climate change, the inability to hug every tree daily, dorms not conducive to emotional support animals, too few safe spaces, and too few classes on the legacy of Scott Cowen.



(and for the love of God, please don't turn this thread into discussions on any of those topics. It was a joke)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:57 pm 
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PeteRasche wrote:
In my day it was "inability to handle school work and heavy drinking". 8)
(I knew a guy whose first semester midterm GPA was 0.0)


was his last name Blutarsky?

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Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
In my day it was "inability to handle school work and heavy drinking". 8)
(I knew a guy whose first semester midterm GPA was 0.0)


was his last name Blutarsky?


The Senator?

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Not only drinking, back in the day.. but, Senator, I have no recollection of anything that happened in the 80’s. :-D

Unfortunately, from what I hear, things haven’t changed all that much. If you want to work hard, and study, all of the tools are there for you to succeed.

On the other hand, there are a lot of distractions, including recreational distractions (drinking/chemical), and being away from mom and dad... With so many national freshman (whereas State schools tend to get regional freshman), it’s easy to see why retention is such an issue.

Tulane is working hard on this issue, and hopefully they will make significant progress. In the end, the institution can only do so much. And yes, I have 2 kids in college...


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Not only drinking, back in the day.. but, Senator, I have no recollection of anything that happened in the 80’s. :-D

Unfortunately, from what I hear, things haven’t changed all that much. If you want to work hard, and study, all of the tools are there for you to succeed.

On the other hand, there are a lot of distractions, including recreational distractions (drinking/chemical), and being away from mom and dad... With so many national freshman (whereas State schools tend to get regional freshman), it’s easy to see why retention is such an issue.

Tulane is working hard on this issue, and hopefully they will make significant progress. In the end, the institution can only do so much. And yes, I have 2 kids in college...

Well stated, nd. My freshman year roommate in Phelps went home every weekend to Biloxi. Before midterms in October he never came back. Had the place to myself the rest of the way. All my life I had dreamed of going to college and for the life of me could not understand squandering the opportunity.

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noladave wrote:
Not only drinking, back in the day.. but, Senator, I have no recollection of anything that happened in the 80’s. :-D

Unfortunately, from what I hear, things haven’t changed all that much. If you want to work hard, and study, all of the tools are there for you to succeed.

On the other hand, there are a lot of distractions, including recreational distractions (drinking/chemical), and being away from mom and dad... With so many national freshman (whereas State schools tend to get regional freshman), it’s easy to see why retention is such an issue.

Tulane is working hard on this issue, and hopefully they will make significant progress. In the end, the institution can only do so much. And yes, I have 2 kids in college...


My father told me what his father told him: "You can either have fun for a semester, or you can study an hour/day and have fun for 4 years. Your choice."

I think kids have to be conditioned about independence starting about 7th grade. Mollycoddle them and they will get homesick and not be able to handle it. Me, it took about one semester to adjust and get settled in. Many people cannot handle having a roommate in such a tight space--having had their own bedroom since birth. Others don't have the discipline to handle the freedom of college. My kids' HS had a great way to prep kids for it, which was to have recent alums come in and "counsel" soon-to-be-grads about the adjustment.

Anyway, I'm sure we all have stories about peers who went the 0.0 route, the AA meetings, the didn't-come-back-after-break, etc.

As a professional investment banker I networked with, who had a Tulane MBA, said to his clients,"if you interview a person who got through Tulane with a 3.5 or better in four years, hire them immediately. They know how to work hard, play hard and thrive."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:07 am 
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Johnny Mac wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
In my day it was "inability to handle school work and heavy drinking". 8)
(I knew a guy whose first semester midterm GPA was 0.0)


was his last name Blutarsky?

A. Not all of them....
B. Just the one 0.0? Pete was obviously a bit more sheltered than I was....


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The football twitter account just welcomed Jalen McCleskey and Christian Montano to the squad.

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