My older son was 2 months old when ND played at UM 2011. As soon as UM took the field he started crying and wailing violently. Atta boy.
At 3-4 he took the habit of cheering for whatever random "blue" team was playing any sport on TV. Mom and I both reminded him--not THAT blue team!
I have since extended the list to:
my kids want to go to school there, I'm all for it, especially with the in-state tuition rate. I see from your profile that you're from Chicago so I'm not sure I would pay the higher freight to go there but it is a VERY good school.
except to push the button.
As with many industries, tech and automation are eating away at jobs college grads could once count on. Michigam grads can no longer rest easy that their future career path is safe.
Been there. But in my case it was Southern Cal. She took it down to the last day and then chose ND.
if she attends Michigan, there's a high probablility that's where she'll meet her future husband. It also means your grandchildren will likely be Michigan fans.
They were welcome to go to any college they wanted, but if they wanted to go to USC or Michigan, they'd have to pay for it themselves.
...her interests and what schools she's been getting onto her radar. Michigan, apart from our football rivalry, is a pretty highly-rated college--probably the best public university in the Midwest. A good number of Chicago-area kids look at it and many wind up there.
It may or may not be the best fit for what interests her, but it's not an unreasonable academic option. What you're getting for your dollar may be another issue. The out-of-state tuition, room and board is about $10,000 less than full fare at ND. Finally, for someone from Chicago, the local ND network is far superior to Michigan's.
I mean, she might've joined the crack whore division of ISIS.
How are you using 'crack?'
Are they whores that smoke rock? Or are they top flight, A+ whores? Like a 'crack' squad?
Also, you misspelled hooor.
They are highly experienced prostitutes who use a lot of rock cocaine and also are willing to do butt stuff.
Thus, "crack whores."
If you were anyone else, I'd be concerned. But you just drink wine and know things.
school friends went to U of M for undergrad. Their experiences were mixed. Many got lost in the massively large classes and the Greek focused social life.
Those that had a good experience knew exactly what they wanted, and were on top of what was needed to give them what they wanted.
In my opinion, Michigan's reputation is built on their graduate schools and professional schools (law, medical, business).
And then there is the pressure to become a Michigan fanboy.
Head on over to the NDNation posting HOF
To be honest, I have a masters from that place and think I survived. (I never cheered for their FB team in my year there; so I kept some self-respect). At times we justly demonize other schools' football teams, administration, and fans (USC, Michigan, tOSU, Miami, Alabama to name a few). However, that doesn't mean one can't get a good education at them, especially if they're aware of the issues.
My impression of the school is that top students can get a very good education, but the rest may be processed in large classes taught by grad students. Ultimately she has to make the decision that's best for her.