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Old 03-21-2011, 08:53 AM
VJP
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Side note: I was one of those that chose to come to tech over other places (carnegie mellon, rochester institute of tech, rice university) and paid the out of state tuition. The total tab for ALL expenses for four years came out to just under 90k.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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#3 is not very important. I was apprehensive about it when I was 17 and arrived on campus, but Atlanta is a big city with plenty of women. Forget about trying to improve that by adding degree programs (they already have STAC and a lot of useless "management" classes), and if recruiting women for engineering doesn't work, so be it.
"Management" is not useless; it's what allows Tech to be competitive in sports. I remember one year the women's basketball team was marketed as "Strictly Business"....um why do you think they used that line?

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GT grads are just fine at "team playing" when necessary.
Key phrase "when necessary". Honestly, I met some Tech people who really believed they were "God's gift to mankind".
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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Side note: I was one of those that chose to come to tech over other places (carnegie mellon, rochester institute of tech, rice university) and paid the out of state tuition. The total tab for ALL expenses for four years came out to just under 90k.
Given those options, I'd have picked Carnegie-Mellon or Rice.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I am 35 and work amongst probably 20-30 other people in the 30-50 year old age range, from all over the country/world. The only people who I could really tell you where they went to school are the Tech people, because they are the only people who seem to think anyone cares. It's like some sort of bizarre competition for them to prove how great their school is when, ironically, no one could care less. Actually, I learned more about UGA rankings from Tech grads because they seem to be obsessed with them, which is just silly. I think once you get 5+ years under your belt in your field, where you went to school becomes mostly irrelevant.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:52 AM
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Location: Decatur, GA
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It might be a geek thing. Virginia Tech folks are like that too, I work with plenty of them.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Yeah so? The Asian population was small, so exceeding 100% growth isn't hard. Atlanta, though, has a HUGE, established black populace that continues to grow as a percentage of population and is still regarded as a black mecca . So, my perception of Atlanta is still in line with 2011.
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Pecentage growth in this case means nothing...100% increase is nice and all, but when you're still at 3%, it's still nothing....

If I have $1, and get another dollar....that's a big percentage increase, but I'm still broke....
I find it amusing when people minimize the growth of other minority groups in Atlanta. It's so obvious they are threatened by any of Atlanta's associations that contradict their Afrocentric worldview of the city.

They might not want to take a look at the projections for Asians in metro Atlanta for 2030. The harsh dose of reality will likely ruin their day in addition to dashing their dreams.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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I find it amusing when people minimize the growth of other minority groups in Atlanta. It's so obvious they are threatened by any of Atlanta's associations that contradict their Afrocentric worldview of the city.

They might not want to take a look at the projections for Asians in metro Atlanta for 2030. The harsh dose of reality will likely ruin their day in addition to dashing their dreams.
This guy again
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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I know GT well and have many friends who graduated from there and most are great people and have very good careers. GT seems to give them a great foundation to apply skills learned instead of just having a degree.

I remember them complaining how hard it was and the long nights many put in. Seems to have paid off. I think its great to drive thru the campus and see the great changes and how they have helped out Spring st etc (convention center etc).

The worst part are the useless, abusive, craptastic GT COPS who are good for nothing.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I find it amusing when people minimize the growth of other minority groups in Atlanta. It's so obvious they are threatened by any of Atlanta's associations that contradict their Afrocentric worldview of the city.

They might not want to take a look at the projections for Asians in metro Atlanta for 2030. The harsh dose of reality will likely ruin their day in addition to dashing their dreams.
Dude...

(Why am I even bothering?)
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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I find it amusing when people minimize the growth of other minority groups in Atlanta. It's so obvious they are threatened by any of Atlanta's associations that contradict their Afrocentric worldview of the city.

They might not want to take a look at the projections for Asians in metro Atlanta for 2030. The harsh dose of reality will likely ruin their day in addition to dashing their dreams.
If it's not Cobain (Btw, Kurt is dead...stop asking him to come back ), it's BlondeandFun! (Where is your brother btw?).

What does that have to do with what I said? What are you talking about? Something seems to be itching you....I'm all for diversity, but 100% of a small amount like 3% is still less than 5% of of 45%....Do the math...

Deal with your inadequacies.....
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