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Old 08-07-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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Bloomington is the best place to live in Indiana. You will love it. I grew up there, went to IU for both degrees. IU is a great school to attend, just not to work for.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Thanks! I wondered if that was possible. It irked me each time I visited C-D.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Thanks! I wondered if that was possible. It irked me each time I visited C-D.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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You guys!!!

In fairness to the OP the university names in IN threw me off at first too!

I wonder how many people outside of the state of IN thinlk "Purdue" is private???

If IN was like CA (the OP's home) we would have "The University of Indiana at Bloomington", "The University of Indiana at Lafayette" and the "University of Indiana at Muncie" etc etc. You get the idea.

What state is "Ball" anyway???

Oh and funny that U Penn and Penn State came up in the thread. Now that is a state with some serious mistaken identity issues. What is up with "California University" and "Indiana University" in Pennsylvania.

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Old 08-09-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I always think it's funny when people who went to the University of Kansas refer to the place as KU ... wha??? Huh???? Ok .. plaidmom ... it's IU, not UI and and and ... if you go to Indiana University ... nowhere does it state University of Indiana. Meeeoowww!!!

I guess Indiana is quirky with school names. But I dare anyone to say Michigan University ... you think we Hoosiers got prickly???
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:43 AM
 
Location: SW Indiana
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Default more alphabet soup

We have much of the same thing in Evansville. We're so close to Illinois, that the IU/UI mixup is common. Add USI (formerly ISUE), which gets mixed up with ISU up the road in Terre Haute. IUSE is a couple of hours east on I-64. Go west a couple of hours and you'll come to SIU. U of E doesn't really get mixed up with anyone, except for the running debate about whether it should be called "U of E" or just "UE."

Oh, and F.J. Reitz High School is "Reitz," but F.J. Reitz Memorial High School is "Memorial." And if you're at "Central" H.S. and want to get to "North" H.S., you drive a mile south, then a mile east.

If it gets too confusing, just cross the "two twin bridges" (huh?) into Kentucky (you're actually a mile into Kentucky when the bridges begin.) Just don't talk about "KU" when you mean "UK," or they'll suggest you get out of town on the "toll road," which (yeah, you guessed it) is free.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: SW Indiana
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To get back on topic, since my previous post wasn't

Bloomington has always had a different feel about it, perhaps because it's the university town... more liberal, more diverse, more tolerant, greener, younger. Stealing a line from a poster on the Louisville forum, Bloomington seems to me to be not so much in Indiana, but surrounded by Indiana.

That's not a complaint, just an observation. I really like Bloomington.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Bloomington has always had a different feel about it, perhaps because it's the university town... more liberal, more diverse, more tolerant, greener, younger. Stealing a line from a poster on the Louisville forum, Bloomington seems to me to be not so much in Indiana, but surrounded by Indiana.

That's not a complaint, just an observation. I really like Bloomington.
You're right about Bloomington. Notre Dame is the same way. More people know what Notre Dame is than where it is located. Most will say it's in South Bend, but if you as alumni, they will say it's in Notre Dame Indiana ... which technically, is true.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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Before you even consider the university you should get the name correct. It's INDIANA UNIVERSITY. It's not now, nor has ever been, the Univ of Indiana.

I've written lots of responses to posts regarding the pros/cons. Use the search function.
Ignore these blowhards who obviously have their panties in a perpetual bunch.

I have a JD from IU and I loved living in Bloomington for three years. It is the quintessential small Big Ten College Town. Even with the small college town feel, you have access to anything you need. And if you need a little of a big city's assets such as upscale shopping and restaurants or professional teams, Indianapolis is only around 45 minutes NE of Bloomington.

With a Big Ten school of 35,000+, you have access to many cultural events, college sports and a lively downtown. And IU's campus has been rated as one of the most beautiful campuses in the US. You should try to visit if you can.
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