|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 06:16 pm: Edit|
I applied to the Oberlin Scholars Program for minority students (applied after the deadline actually, and then apologized in a letter for doing so) and I just receieved an e-mail saying I was invited! It's a four-day event with all expenses paid. I'm excited, but a bit nervous. I don't know what to expect. I heard it was a, say, proud school and extremely liberal. How is their student body? Will an opera-singing, scientifically interested (interested in neuroscience, if that didn't make sense) Indian like me fit in? I'm filled with questions that I desperately need answers to. Please respond!
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 07:36 pm: Edit|
Spiffybrownguy - That's great news. The best way to answer your questions is to actually go on the 4-day visit and talk to as many students as possible. No one can tell you if Oberlin - or any school - is a fit for you. If you haven't already, you may also want to do a search for Oberlin at www.epinions.com There are quite a few in-depth student reviews there about Oberlin and to me it sounds like an exciting and challenging place. I do know that Oberlin is well-respected in academic circles and its neuroscience program is reputed to be very good.
In any case, DO come back and tell us your thoughts and experiences.
|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 10:46 pm: Edit|
Thanks Carolyn. I'm still a bit apprehensive, but your response was reassuring. I'll just have to experience it all for myself.
Oh, and I'll definitely come back and share what I experienced.
|By Culovv (Culovv) on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 11:55 pm: Edit|
Would you guys happen to know of any schools that have these programs of which the deadline has not passed? Im the program seems interesting, and im sure i qualify, but a list of schools offering it would be great.
|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Thursday, November 13, 2003 - 03:44 pm: Edit|
Sorry culovv, I don't have a list of schools offering this type of program. I myself did not know of any such programs until I ventured onto Oberlin's website one day and found it. Sometimes, you can find these programs through your school's guidance office, but of course, they won't have programs available at every college you're looking into. Your best bet is the go to the websites of all the colleges you are interested in and see what they offer for prospective students. You're bound to come across something.
|By Koyaanisqatsi (Koyaanisqatsi) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 01:25 am: Edit|
|By Culovv (Culovv) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 02:39 am: Edit|
Orgies and radicals... my kind of school.
|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 03:08 pm: Edit|
I don't know if that article is scary or hilarious. lol! Maybe I'll get to witness some of this action first-hand. :þ
|By Polly (Polly) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 01:07 am: Edit|
My violin teacher's daughter goes there.
She majors in piano, I think, and the teacher was so surprised to see one day she dyed her hair red.
Then, no wonder, he found out that some professors have also dyed hair colorfully, like green or something.
I'm not such a kind of person, so maybe I won't apply to this school... but I heard this school has a very good music conservatory.
|By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 02:25 am: Edit|
My take on some sections of this very informative and worthwhile article
"In April, Carmen Vazquez, a self-avowed butch *[i'm certainly glad the article included that she was butch, because that alone makes a woman outrageously radical and disgraceful. what's next, are women going to want to wear pants and have jobs!? women should be without muscles and in the kitchen i say]* lesbian socialist, gave a lecture ...Then she encouraged students to have sex." *[sex?! *gasp* what's that? we shouldn't be...having sex should we? goodness gracious! these people at oberlin act like sex is some sort of natural, human act! how dare they. the sheer nerve of these people, embracing their bodies and their sexuality. forshame.]*
i say we should all go to school where instead of the "indoctrination at oberlin" there are informative and partriotic sessions about America the Beautiful
|By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 11:56 am: Edit|
hehehe I agree.
|By Masataka (Masataka) on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:55 am: Edit|
Hello there, I'm Masa from Tokyo Japan.
I'm now applying RD to Oberlin and wondering if I'm going to receive some kind of confirmation letter from the college, saying that they have received my application, but has anyone here received one?
|By Star_Sail (Star_Sail) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit|
Ummm....if you explore the Front page site after reading the article, you will see that is obviously an
extremely conservative, biased site and so everything said in that article is to be taken with a [MASSIVE] grain of salt. Especially since it blatantly denounces the LBGT community.
I believe that many gay students go to liberal arts
schools to be more accepted. (I am not one, but I know
some...) What is wrong with that? That article says
nothing factual, it's just extremely exaggerated.
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