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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 03:55
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Those of you not going on a RW... should we plan a gmatclub get together for late August?

It would be great.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 07:58
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rhyme wrote:
Those of you not going on a RW... should we plan a gmatclub get together for late August?

It would be great.


When is everyone getting into town?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 03:24
I'll probably get into town the last week in July, or around the first of August.

Don't we find out about random walks today???? :-D
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 11:31
August 15th for me.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 16:45
Right now I have a ticket for Aug 17. Looks like we are all coming to town around the same time frame. Anyone hear back regarding RW?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 10:44
The exact date of my arrival is not set yet - probably sometime in the middle of August. My lease runs out on the 19th of August, so probably around that date. I am not going on a Random Walk, so I will be around.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 14:37
For those who are going to RW, where are you headed? I'm headed for Honduras.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 07:35
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For those who are going to RW, where are you headed? I'm headed for Honduras.


Brazeeeeeeel!
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 15:26
I'm joining Chicago Booth for class of 2011 :-D

I'm looking for apartments in the loop area .. any suggestions ?
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 23:08
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I'm joining Chicago Booth for class of 2011 :-D

I'm looking for apartments in the loop area .. any suggestions ?


Mda is one popular at the loop, I live at River North at the Marina City Towers (Corn Cobs), I don't know if there are other students here though, but is very close to everything. All the Lake Shore East buildings are pretty close to the Loop, and the list includes (I may forget some): Millennium Park Plaza, Park Millennium, Tides, Shoreham, Columbus Park Plaza, North Harbor Tower, and this year Acqua seems to be one very popular.

The good news is that with a couple of new buildings ready, the supply is very high and consequently prices are already down, there are places 1BR that last year I saw for $1600 that are now around $1300.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 29 May 2009, 07:47
Today the management conference:

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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 29 May 2009, 07:50
Has anyone seen this? - http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 7353.story

Is this having any impact on the Booth community?

chicagotribune.com

'Power' move by male students ruffles U. of C.

By Sara Olkon

Tribune reporter

11:34 PM CDT, May 27, 2009



A group of University of Chicago students think it's time the campus focused more on its men.

A third-year student from Lake Bluff has formed Men in Power, a student organization that promises to help men get ahead professionally. But the group's emergence has been controversial, with some critics charging that its premise is misogynistic.

Others say it's about time men are championed, noting that recent job losses hit men harder and that women earn far more bachelor's and master's degrees than do men.

"It's an enormous disparity now," said Warren Farrell, author of "The Myth of Male Power" and former board member of the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women. He noted, among other things, an imbalance in government and private initiatives that advance the interests of women and girls.

Further, Farrell said, just because some men are doing well is hardly a reason not to applaud efforts to boost the careers of other men.

"It's like saying 'is it OK for the Yankees to keep recruiting new players because the Chicago Cubs have not won as often?' "

Steve Saltarelli, the president of Men in Power, wrote a satirical column in March in which he suggested forming such a group. "Anyone with an interest in both studying and learning from men in powerful positions, as well as issues involved with reverse sexism, may become a member of MiP," he wrote.

Shortly after the column ran, Saltarelli started getting e-mail messages from men eager to join.

"Mainly people are just excited about the idea that men can have a group as well," Saltarelli explained.

Sharlene Holly, associate dean of students and the director of student activities, said the University of Chicago has approximately nine women's advocacy groups on campus; this group would be the first male advocacy group.

Saltarelli said some 125 students -- including a few women -- have joined the group via its Facebook page. He said the group would host pre-professional groups in law, medicine and business, foster ties with alumni, bring in speakers to discuss masculinity and mentor local middle school students as part of its "Little Men in Power" program.

Holly said she expected to approve the organization's application this week. As a registered student organization, Men in Power could then apply for event funding. The group plans to hold its first event, a student panel discussion titled "Gender and Media: Trespassing the Taboo," on June 2.

Saltarelli, who plans to attend law school, said the emergence of Men in Power has angered some students, especially "people very set in their ways."

To be sure, its title attracts attention.

"The name implies some things that I don't love," said Liz Scoggin, a third-year student who joined the group a couple of weeks ago and now heads its outreach efforts. "I feel like it implies there aren't enough men in power or that kind of thing."

But Scoggin, who is close friends with Saltarelli, said she joined after learning more about the group's aims and after she felt assured that the organization would not pursue a sexist agenda.

Jessica Pan, president of Women in Business and a fourth-year student, questioned whether Men in Power's goals were being met by existing student groups.

"I'm not sure we really need another student organization that focuses on pre-professional development for men," Pan said, noting that, in just the area of business, there were five or six students groups that were gender-neutral.

Similarly, Ali Feenstra, a third-year student and a member of the Feminist Majority, questioned Men in Power's utility.

"It's like starting 'white men in business' -- there's not really any purpose," she said.

Fred Hayward, founder of Men's Rights Inc., would disagree.

Hayward, who is based in Sacramento, Calif., started his men's group in 1977. Then and now, he said, women have not paid enough attention to what it means to be a man in modern society.

Hayward said one of the biggest myths borne of the women's movement was that men like to help each other out.

"We are competing directly for access to women and jobs," he said.

The group's birth comes at a time when the recessionary ax has fallen especially hard on men. In April, the national unemployment rate for men was 10 percent compared with 7.6 percent for women, said Mark Perry, an economist at the University of Michigan in Flint.

That gap is an "all-time historical high," said Perry, who attributed it in part to a loss of jobs in male-dominated fields such as manufacturing and construction.

At the same time, he noted, women today hold about three out of the four jobs in education and health care -- both stable or expanding job fields.

Future employment is also an issue, some experts say. Since 1981, women have collected 135 for every 100 bachelor's degrees awarded to men, according to Perry. The gap is even wider at the master's level, with women trumping men 150 to 100, he said.

Saltarelli hopes Men in Power will help more men get ahead while raising awareness of the male experience.

"If we have good men in our society, everyone benefits," he said.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 29 May 2009, 22:08
I've heard about this, someone from the K school trying to make fun of us.

I don't think this is a "real" movement. But in times of protectionism in the USA, what else would you expect :shock: :roll: :lol: ? I know, bad joke...
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 13:30
Sorry for the post in the admitted thread.
I'm still a WLed candidate holding on to my dream school! Adcom said that June 1st was another deadline for admitted students t pay more $$$. Has anyone from this thread decided not to join Booth now? Hopefully there is movement at this time :)
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2009, 14:33
The deadline is actually June 5 for the second deposit for R2 admits (not sure for R2 admits.) Sorry to disappoint you, but I'll be paying my deposit.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2009, 10:46
Hey guys,

In the most recent admit news letter, they were introducing Dell Computer Bundles. Is this a good deal? I am not a PC guru, so I often have hard time noticing the difference.

Also, do they come with Microsoft office or do we have to purchase it separately most of the time? It is usually expensive, but on UChicago's online shop, I saw Microsoft office for the University's students, and it was about $25! I wonder if that has all the programs I need in b-school...
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2009, 20:42
Well it depends on what you define as a good deal.

Is it cheaper than buying it straight from Dell? When I tried to customize a laptop with almost identical specs, it did come up to be around $150~200 cheaper, so it is a good deal from that perspective.

Is it a good deal in terms of cost, i.e. for $1500 is this a good laptop? That's a more subjective question. I'm still probably going to end up getting a Lenovo X200 or X200s. I will sacrifice performance for portability.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2009, 07:09
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Well it depends on what you define as a good deal.

Is it cheaper than buying it straight from Dell? When I tried to customize a laptop with almost identical specs, it did come up to be around $150~200 cheaper, so it is a good deal from that perspective.

Is it a good deal in terms of cost, i.e. for $1500 is this a good laptop? That's a more subjective question. I'm still probably going to end up getting a Lenovo X200 or X200s. I will sacrifice performance for portability.

I would love to buy a Dell for school, but have heard nothing but complaints regarding the build quality. When one considers how frequently we'll be lugging these things back and forth, build quality (and portability) probably outweigh performance. Still, I'm not sure I could ever get by without a touch pad. Unfortunately, the X300 is a bit too expensive.
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Re: Admitted to Chicago Booth Class of 2011 Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2009, 07:19
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xenok wrote:
Well it depends on what you define as a good deal.

Is it cheaper than buying it straight from Dell? When I tried to customize a laptop with almost identical specs, it did come up to be around $150~200 cheaper, so it is a good deal from that perspective.

Is it a good deal in terms of cost, i.e. for $1500 is this a good laptop? That's a more subjective question. I'm still probably going to end up getting a Lenovo X200 or X200s. I will sacrifice performance for portability.

I would love to buy a Dell for school, but have heard nothing but complaints regarding the build quality. When one considers how frequently we'll be lugging these things back and forth, build quality (and portability) probably outweigh performance. Still, I'm not sure I could ever get by without a touch pad. Unfortunately, the X300 is a bit too expensive.


Thanks guys! It seems like buying Lenovo is the consensus here. Everyone I talk to recommends Lenovo. I really really don't like the design, but I guess I should listen to everyone else.

By the way, why is this thread under business schoollife? It was difficult to find.
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