|By Moxiepoxiedeux (Moxiepoxiedeux) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 05:05 pm: Edit|
I got my email today from the Telluride Association.. I'm in, to Cornell 2!
Feel free to email me (see my profile, under 'actual email')
|By Lki (Lki) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit|
Cornell 2? Me 2!
send me an email too
lets get a yahoo group going! (or at least email each other ;)
|By Glucose (Glucose) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 05:43 pm: Edit|
Ah! But where are the people that got into UT Austin?
I read your posts under my original message. I am equally interested in the sciences and the humanities, so that was a helpful comment, thank you.
As for MIT compared to RSI, I think that RSI has traditionally been more competitive. However, WTP is a new program (this being only its third summer in existence) and the number of applications that they receive keeps growing. This year they got four times as many as they did last year, so they only had room for 5% of the applicants.
I don't know... I think I'm leaning towards TASP, but I still feel quite twitchy about this whole decision making process. :-/
Hmmm... so, any UT Austin people out there?
|By Springfieldchri (Springfieldchri) on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 07:54 pm: Edit|
Michigan '04, Baby
How cool, seems we CC people got in!
|By Esmeralda (Esmeralda) on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 10:50 am: Edit|
I just found out that I got into the Michigan TASP so I looked for stuff about the program online and came across this discussion board.
For people that got in...how did your interview go? I was really surprised that I was accepted because I thought mine was, shall we say, not too great. Did anyone here do their interview at Yale? I did...they talked to me about Hitler and privacy vs. national security for about half and hour
Anyway, I can't wait for the summer - it looks like everyone who's done TASP loved it
|By Mumaush (Mumaush) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit|
I will be at the Cornell I program. Can't believe I'm in! Is anyone from this board going to the Cornell one? I wonder if Cornell I and Cornell II TASPs will see each other a lot; that'd be sweet!
|By Springfieldchri (Springfieldchri) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 01:27 am: Edit|
My name is Chris and I guess we'll be spending our summer together at UM TASP. If you want to email me, do so at: SH734@socal.rr.com
Funny, I felt the same way you did after my interview. My interviewers came to my school and we spent an hour and a half talking about all sorts of stuff, from dollar diplomacy to the passion of the christ
|By Moxiepoxiedeux (Moxiepoxiedeux) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 02:12 am: Edit|
hey mumaush, i think that we'll be spending 21 hours of each day together (separate for 3 hours of seminar). awww i cant wait until we get our forms and stuff. + i wish the summer was longer, im turning down so many freaking great debate scholarships to go to tasp. but its worth it.
I was an usher in my school musical tonight and I led the crowd in a rousing rendition of "Yeah!" Yeah! Yeah Yeeeah. ~stacey
|By Mumaush (Mumaush) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 12:42 pm: Edit|
Hey stacey, which debate scholarships did you turn down?? I think I'm in the same position as you....but TASP will be better by far, I think!It'll be fun to be with double the amount of people at Cornell.
|By Moxiepoxiedeux (Moxiepoxiedeux) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 02:43 pm: Edit|
well im a north texas scholar and a gonzaga scholar, which is pretty neat for policy debate (dunno what kind you do). and then some other minor area stuff for free camp or work or what-not. and im not even applying to dartmouth/senior assistants, which was a pretty sweet scholarship as well.
|By Lki (Lki) on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit|
Besides the course/seminar itself, which is presumably only 3 hours a day, what else exactly do we DO at TASP?
|By Phira (Phira) on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 01:37 pm: Edit|
Heh. Well, for starters, you have a lot of reading--and, often, writing. Say, three hours a day of reading/writing in addition to seminar. Then, a few times a week, there will be special public speaking events--either presentations by other TASPers ("Pubspeaks") or "academic affairs" with faculty guest speakers ("AcAffs"). Plus, you'll have some chores to do (washing dishes, etc.). The rest of the time, though... well that just depends on what you as a group decide to do . My TASP involved a lot of late night conversations, creative dance parties, walks through campus, lounging around... We also went on some trips, did community service projects--it just depends on the group. How cool and creative ARE you?
|By Mumaush (Mumaush) on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 06:36 pm: Edit|
Phira- which TASP did you do? Any suggestions on what to bring?
|By Moxiepoxiedeux (Moxiepoxiedeux) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 06:34 pm: Edit|
people accepted to tasp, did you get your 2nd letter yet? (the one with medical forms and stuff)
|By Springfieldchri (Springfieldchri) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:14 pm: Edit|
|By Glucose (Glucose) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:15 pm: Edit|
Yeah, I got that letter today... there are a lot of forms! I'm a bit freaked out by the one that goes something like 'sign here, that way, no matter what happens to you at the program, you can't sue us'
|By Lki (Lki) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:21 pm: Edit|
Don't worry - it's compeletely standard. What interests me is the Cornell specific note about how going off designated trails in the national (state?) park is grounds for immediate dismissal. Sounds like they've had trouble with this in the past.
It does sound like maybe I should bring my hiking boots. Maybe I'll get to do some hiking after all!
|By Glucose (Glucose) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:56 pm: Edit|
Alright then... hmm... I wonder what kinds of thinas I should bring with me... on one hand, Texas is really hot during the summer, then again, how heavily are the dorms and classrooms air-conditioned? (Like, pleasantly cool, or "I've just walked into a huge refrigerator" cold? Because that's what classrooms at the CTY programs I've been to felt like, regardless of how hot it was outside.) So anyway, I know that I'll be packing plenty of shorts and tank tops, but should I also grab some long pants for seminar and a blanket for the night-time?
|By Mumaush (Mumaush) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 08:18 pm: Edit|
I'm also wondering how summer weather is in Ithaca... one of my friends told me it's in the middle of nowhere, but I'm excited to see the gorges that everyone has been talking about.
|By Mumaush (Mumaush) on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit|
|By Varr (Varr) on Friday, May 07, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit|
|By Slowloris (Slowloris) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 03:01 am: Edit|
Texas is, indeed, hot as hell during the summer, but the house is nicely air-conditioned. Your suite (shared with 3 others) will have its own AC control, so you can hammer out personal temperature levels with your roommates. The seminar room can be cold, although that can sometimes be a good thing considering the average amount of sleep you'll be getting. If you have any other questions about Austin, or TASP in general, feel free to email or instant message me.
|By Lki (Lki) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit|
Slowloris, you mention sleeplessness
I assume this is not, for the most part, due to a heavy workload and no fun (considering that the seminar is only 3 hours a day (?) and the workload 4-5 hours)?
I'm going to TASP to learn, but i do hope one is sleepless because one is enjoying oneself.
|By Victimofapathy (Victimofapathy) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 01:22 pm: Edit|
I am also wondering what TASP is.
|By Mimi (Mimi) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 01:25 pm: Edit|
aww... can seniors do tasp?
|By Victimofapathy (Victimofapathy) on Saturday, May 08, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit|
Oh nevermind. I looked it up. I think it's pretty cool that it's free. I'm doing the Duke TIP thing (I did it last year too), but maybe, once I'm old enough, I'll do TASP. It sounds like fun.
|By Glucose (Glucose) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 07:36 pm: Edit|
Hey, has anyone else gotten their letters from the factota?
I'm going to be attending the UT Austin TASP, and in reference to transportation, my letter says that I should use either a taxi or a bus to get from the airport to the campus.
This surprised me a bit as all of the other summer programs that I have attended send people to meet their students at the airport and drive them to the campus.
Is this "find your own way" business standard for TASP, or is it specific to my site, or this summer?
Also, since I'll have to drag my suitcase to a taxi, I was thinking of mailing some of my belongings rather than packing them (for example, pillows and blankets)
What's the easiest and most inexpensive way to do this?
|By Moxiepoxiedeux (Moxiepoxiedeux) on Sunday, May 09, 2004 - 09:08 pm: Edit|
depends on where you live, what kind of airport youre close to, stuff like that. so try usps, ups and fedex- put your zipcode and an estimated weight into the calculator, theyre good estimates of the price. do this with plenty of time to spare because priority/express rates can get pretty ugly. also, you'll have to make a decision about when you want your package to arrive, b/c its probably nicer to unpack the first day yet nobody delivers on sundays (and sat. might be more expensive? i dunno). on the other hand, youll have to check with your factota to see WHEN people will actually be at the place you're staying at, so that someone can sign for the package and safeguard it.
in summary, do you really think you'll need blankets in austin? :-)
|By Phira (Phira) on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 03:29 pm: Edit|
As far as the "find your own way" question--I don't know whether there is a standard procedure, but I know there were no special Telluride vans waiting to meet the people who arrived via airplane to my TASP. As long as you have the address of the place you're staying, just take a cab or one of those airport shuttles (which are sometimes cheaper)--it's not *that* hard.
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