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Old 08-15-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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I've always loved Bloomington... It is a fun place to go and to be. I might be easily entertained but I have always found plenty to do there.

Some of the best times I'll never remember were in Bloomington.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:02 PM
 
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Three states use "state" in the name of their primary public flagship:
Ohio State, Penn State, LSU. And only one, Ruters, goes with no mention of the state's name or the word state in anything but its extended name.
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Gonna be fighting words to some Boilermakers.


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which, when the Big Twelve came into existence happily didn't have us calling the Univ of Texas "TU"
Hear hear.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I like your list. Bloomington, Iowa City, Ann Arbor, and Madison are total gems. but as for Illinois, I'd give Evanston a definite nod over Champaign-Urbana.
No kidding. I love Evanston. But then again, we are talking about public, state funded universities.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Gonna be fighting words to some Boilermakers.




Hear hear.
Purdue has my full respect. I should have rephrased as the "oldest instate flagship". No question, plaid, that IU and Purdue are equals at the top of Indiana public higher education.

New Jersey is a state with only one public flagship.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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No panties in a perpetual bunch. I simply think if someone is seriously considering a university, at the very least one should be able to get the name correct.
You definitely should take a long hard look in your personal mirror of reality. And then take a highly potent chill pill.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Playin' with me dingy!
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Born and raised here, I have lived here for 40 years. I enjoyed it as a child, adolescent, teenager, and even well into my 20s, but after I turned 30, I began to really dislike Bloomington. This city is about as far left as it can get, it caters to every whim of the university, and is a horrible place to try to find a good paying job anymore, unless you are a professor, a doctor, or an attorney.

The city does nothing during the summer months to try and entertain it's local citizens who put up with the swarms of idiots and morons who move here each August.

We have an even called "The Taste of Bloomington" held around the first or second weekend of June, and that's about it.

We used to have a nice fall festival downtown called Hoosierfest, until some liberal wuss was injured and sued the city. We haven't had it since.
If you want fun, you HAVE to travel to Indianapolis or Louisville. You are unlikely to find it here.

The housing market is nuts. If you don't earn a decent six figure salary, you can just about forget trying to afford a brand new home here. And that's pretty much all they are building, are luxury homes.

All and all, I would say if you are just going to be here to finish your education, you likely won't find a better school, but after the fact, you better find someplace else, unless you are content with boring.

I can't wait to get out of here.

I don't expect I will make it to 2011 in Indiana.
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:16 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???
What do you call IU Southeast and IU South Bend and Purdue Calumet, etc.?

Although the weirdest ones have to be IUPUI and IPFW. Does any other state have a situation like this?

And what happened with the naming of USI? It's the only state school with "University" at the beginning.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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This city is about as far left as it can get, it caters to every whim of the university, and is a horrible place to try to find a good paying job anymore, unless you are a professor, a doctor, or an attorney. The city does nothing during the summer months to try and entertain it's local citizens who put up with the swarms of idiots and morons who move here each August.
So based on your opinion, the city is full of high-payed liberal folks who don't like to have fun, because that's normal. I'm going to guess that they'll throw some big festival when you actually move out.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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So based on your opinion, the city is full of high-payed liberal folks who don't like to have fun, because that's normal. I'm going to guess that they'll throw some big festival when you actually move out.
no fun in Bloomington??? Ha!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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And what happened with the naming of USI? It's the only state school with "University" at the beginning.
As an alum of the prestigous University of Southern Indiana, I have two theories:

1) They did not want to be confused with the nearby and well established Southern Illinois University (SIU).

2) USI was involved in a fierce battle with ISU for independence. USI is the reverse of ISU.
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