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re: Question about the future of education at LSU - lsuprof
LSU is a very good place to go for bright students who is willing to take their studies seriously and who are willing to engage with their professors. Like most state flagship universities, there are some weak departments with weak faculty at LSU, but there are also many strong departments with stro...
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Watching Aaron Nola's first MLB start? - lsuprof
I would sure like to watch Aaron Nola's first MLB start tomorrow night when the Philadelphia Phillies play the Tampa Bay Rays. Does anyone know how we can catch the game? ...
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re: How hard is it to get a 140 in the verbal and quantitive sect of the GRE? - lsuprof
[quote]155? Did they change the scale or something? When I took it I think the max score for each section was 800.[/quote] The did change the scale a few years ago. It is confusing as hell--I have no idea why they changed it. The GRE used to be scored like the SAT, but now it has a scoring system...
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re: How hard is it to get a 140 in the verbal and quantitive sect of the GRE? - lsuprof
This would be a very low score for either the verbal or quantitative sections. That would be in the 10th percentile for the verbal and 8th percentile for the quantitative. I would be very surprised if there is a graduate program that sets 140 as the bar to be met for admission. If that is the standa...
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re: LSU to drop student health insurance? - lsuprof
My understanding is that this applies to graduate assistants. We've been told that the Affordable Care Act prohibits LSU from treating some part-time employees differently than other part-time employees. Graduate assistants have received a subsidy to purchase student health insurance, but because ot...
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re: What's the worst Supreme Court ruling of all time? (Pre-2015) - lsuprof
All of the disparate impact cases are at the top of the list. Griggs v. Duke Power (1977) is one of the worst, but there are plenty of others, including this week's Texas housing case. Honorable mention: Wickard v. Filburn (1942) was the case that used the commerce clause to greatly expand federa...
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re: This Morning's Boring Supreme Court Opinions - No HUGE cases - lsuprof
[quote]What kind of clowns do we have sitting on the bench in lower courts, arguing the 5th amendment only protects real property (not personal property)??? Seriously, WHAT THE frickING frick.[/quote] Agreed--this line of thinking is crazy. That's what one gets in the 9th circuit. I was on the SCOT...
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re: This Morning's Boring Supreme Court Opinions - No HUGE cases - lsuprof
The case of Horne v. Department of Agriculture is actually a moderately big deal. It places a limit on what the federal government can do in taking private property. These days anything that places some constraint on federal government action and power is at least a moderately big deal....
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re: If the Republican primaries were today, who would you vote for? - lsuprof
Rubio or Walker. I am also taking a close look at Carly Fiorina as a possible VP candidate--she has impressed me of late, though I don't think that she has much of a chance to become a viable candidate for the presidential nomination....
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re: LSU vs TCU--Sunday 2pm...CWS Bracket Link Inside - lsuprof
Did anyone else see that A&M pitcher call out the umpire after giving up the run-scoring double?...
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re: Hanagriff, Wright, Rollins among semifinalists to replace Hawthorne - lsuprof
Rollins--Play by play Hanagriff--Color commentator Both are great but Rollins is likely to be better calling a game and Hanagriff offers great commentary....
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re: Chris Wallace just interviewed Carly Fiorina - lsuprof
I must admit that I have been very impressed with Fiorina over the past several weeks. She comes across very well--very articulate and able to stay on message. I am afraid that it is a huge long shot for her to make progress in moving into the first tier of Republican candidates presidential, but if...
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re: Obama being attacked for sexism against Liz Warren in trade bill disagreement - lsuprof
This comment is mildly insulting, but it is in no way sexist. To make this comment is an insult to those who have truly been the victims of sexism....
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re: Ill. Supreme Court in an unanimous decision strikes down pension reform law - lsuprof
I hate to say it, but I don't see how the Illinois Supreme Court could have ruled otherwise, given the wording in the law. I know, I know--the wording of the law rarely stops high courts from doing whatever the hell that they want to. But in this case the wording of the Illinois Constitution would s...
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re: What was the biggest teacher/professor meltdown you've ever witnessed? - lsuprof
[quote]Not really a teacher meltdown but in a comm class at LSU this guy was doing a Sudoku puzzle during a lecture and the prof told him to stop. He looked her point blank in the face and told her no. She told him to leave the class if he wouldn't stop and he told her no, he wasn't disrupting the c...
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re: Oklahoma St. coach Mike Gundy says they would've beaten LSU by three TDs in 2011 - lsuprof
[quote]quote: "I don’t think there’s any question that we would have lost by three touchdowns," Gundy told the Tulsa World newspaper. "We couldn't stop anybody.” Corrected it for him. That's what he really meant to say.[/quote] This is one of the best posts! Gundy is delusional if he thi...
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re: Baltimore protests - lsuprof
This is one of the strategies being employed by protesters. Instead of marching in the streets or rallying in the park, you confront people at restaurants, sporting events, etc. demanding that they support the cause-du-jour. In New York during the Occupy episode protesters would go into restaurants ...
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re: LSU should have their budget cut if this is the quality of students... - lsuprof
While there are some really bright students in the Manship School, there are also quite a few lightweight students in that program. Unfortunately, it seems that many of the lightest of the lightweights find themselves writing editorials for the Reveille. Most reasonable people come to realize that m...
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re: Christina Sommers discusses "trigger warnings" - lsuprof
Sommers is a brilliant commentator and is essentially correct in her take of modern feminism, particularly academic feminism. This particular video is on a bit of an esoteric topic, but much of what she writes about (e.g., gender wage gap) is right on target....
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re: Game Thread: LSU - 6 vs. Bama - 2 Final!!! Tigers Win! - lsuprof
This is the worst camera work that I have seen in watching a baseball game. The camera person must be an idiot. I can't believe that there aren't complaints about this from the gumps....
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