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#76135 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So Nick’s kids are sick. Is it wrong for me to hope that they’re too sick to go to Thanksgiving tomorrow so I can have the day at home to unpack? I moved in on Saturday, but I was at the condo Sunday and Monday night, last night was our anniversary, so no unpacking (and Nick worked on my wireless modem and setting up the TV). Friday I’m babysitting the boys all day since both parents are working. I would love to have Thursday to get my place in order!
So if the kids are sick, then Nick doesn't get to go anywhere for Thanksgiving either? I grew up not going out for Thanksgiving - my mom made dinner and we ate at home. We didn't have extended family around so even if we were sick, at the least there was a small version of a holiday dinner. That's why I don't quite understand.

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#76136 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know what that means.

Also: I just found out today that Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey. I thought it was private catholic university!
The official name is Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Yes, that whole thing. It is one of the oldest universities in the US (was originally named Queens College in 1766). In 1918 New Jersey College for Women was founded. That eventually became Douglass College, which is now part of RU (the university is divided into several campuses).

The main campus is in New Brunswick/Piscataway, but there are also campuses in Newark and Camden which are pretty much autonomous.

I don't understand how more people don't know of the school. It is huge. When I went there the main campus had 40,000 students.

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#76137 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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So if the kids are sick, then Nick doesn't get to go anywhere for Thanksgiving either? I grew up not going out for Thanksgiving - my mom made dinner and we ate at home. We didn't have extended family around so even if we were sick, at the least there was a small version of a holiday dinner. That's why I don't quite understand.
Well, if the kids are sick, they can't go to Thanksgiving, and the 5yo can't be home alone (the 10yo could, for a few hours). Nick's parents host Thanksgiving. Nick won't have anything close to Thanksgiving food in his house.

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#76138 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
I don't understand how more people don't know of the school. It is huge. When I went there the main campus had 40,000 students.
That's smaller than UW-Madison, U of Minnesota, etc., so it's not that big to me (it's big, but I grew up in the Midwest, where the state schools seem to be big because they have to serve a large population base (covering a larger area than the more heavily densely populated areas would serve, I think).

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#76139 Nov 21, 2012
Not to pick on your beloved alma mater, but I think if they were more of a power house in sports, they'd get more attention. Isn't that true of so many colleges/universities? Who heard of Gonzaga before 10 years ago? Then they got themselves an awesome basketball team and now they're on more people's radar.

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#76140 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Not to pick on your beloved alma mater, but I think if they were more of a power house in sports, they'd get more attention. Isn't that true of so many colleges/universities? Who heard of Gonzaga before 10 years ago? Then they got themselves an awesome basketball team and now they're on more people's radar.
sports is where it's at for attention... does anyone realize that Notre Dame is NOT the largest Catholic university in the US?

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#76142 Nov 21, 2012
Google is my friend! DePaul!

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#76143 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Google is my friend! DePaul!
My alma mater for grad school. The last fundraiser I attended they had upwards of 37,000 students.

“It made sense at the time....”

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Schaumburg, IL

#76144 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Google is my friend! DePaul!
Yup! ;-) and im a proud "Double Demon"! One of DePaul's missions is to help educate first generation and immigrant students. There are a lot of programs, include adult programs, so it doesn't seem to be the size it really is when you're on campus.

Oh, and there are 2 main campuses, too.

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#76145 Nov 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Not to pick on your beloved alma mater, but I think if they were more of a power house in sports, they'd get more attention. Isn't that true of so many colleges/universities? Who heard of Gonzaga before 10 years ago? Then they got themselves an awesome basketball team and now they're on more people's radar.
It also has a lot to do with branding. Princeton and Harvard aren't sports powerhouses, but people know them. Stanford? William & Mary?

Rutgers is comprised of a bunch of small colleges that traditionally have wanted to keep their own identities instead of being part of a bigger university. My husband still tells people that he graduated from Cook College (the Ag school) instead of RU. Maybe that will change now that it's a Big 10 school.

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#76146 Nov 21, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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It also has a lot to do with branding. Princeton and Harvard aren't sports powerhouses, but people know them. Stanford? William & Mary?
Rutgers is comprised of a bunch of small colleges that traditionally have wanted to keep their own identities instead of being part of a bigger university. My husband still tells people that he graduated from Cook College (the Ag school) instead of RU. Maybe that will change now that it's a Big 10 school.
Why does he dislike RU so much?

I think of it as an esteemed school, honestly. I don't know if it's Ivy League, but I think of it as being an excellent school. I don't know anything, that's just the impression I've had all these years.

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#76147 Nov 21, 2012
I agree that she shouldn't, but It is her "right".
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Race, in a way, I agree with you. Because those guys died so she can say/do those things. But BECAUSE those guys died so she can say/do those things, to me, is exactly why she shouldn't.

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#76148 Nov 21, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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Yup! ;-) and im a proud "Double Demon"! One of DePaul's missions is to help educate first generation and immigrant students. There are a lot of programs, include adult programs, so it doesn't seem to be the size it really is when you're on campus.
Oh, and there are 2 main campuses, too.
And back in the day of Ray Meyers we were a basketball powerhouse, too. Many fond arguments with my brother who was at Kentucky when I was at DePaul in mid-70's

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#76149 Nov 21, 2012
Random thought.

Before Dickens wrote A christmas Carol, what did they call "Scrooges"?

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#76150 Nov 21, 2012
RACE wrote:
I agree that she shouldn't, but It is her "right".
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I agree.

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#76151 Nov 21, 2012
RACE wrote:
Random thought.
Before Dickens wrote A christmas Carol, what did they call "Scrooges"?
curmudgeon

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#76152 Nov 21, 2012
RACE wrote:
Random thought.
Before Dickens wrote A christmas Carol, what did they call "Scrooges"?
miser

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76153 Nov 21, 2012
RACE wrote:
Secondly, those soldiers died to protect her right to act in such a manner, and I think firing her over this is a bigger disrespect to them.
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I see your point, but I think her "right" is to not be arrested or anything. It's not her "right" to stay employed after acting the fool.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76154 Nov 21, 2012
Jess, in high school I had a friend whose dad was (possibly still is) a professor at Rutgers. Her family was constantly dealing with people saying "he teaches WHERE?" and that was *in* NJ. I find it strange too that it's unfamiliar to so many people.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#76155 Nov 21, 2012
Note to self: don't go to Total Wine on the afternoon before Thanksgiving. What a zoo! And that was just the parking lot. The cashier who rang me up was either senile or just over it for the day, it took forever. But I'm fully restocked and happy. Originally, my plan was to drink all my inventory before moving so I wouldn't have to, yanno, move it. But then I realized that I'm moving significantly farther from the store (it's only a few minutes away now, very easy to just pop over) and it will be nice to have a few bottles on hand right away before planning a shopping trip.

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