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    teaganc got a reaction from MettaSutta in MLIS - Rutgers, Simmons, or SJSU???   
    Rutgers, because of the low cost; UCLA, because it seems like a better option if you want to stay in SoCal, and if are in-state, it's quite affordable. You've already explained why not SJSU. I think you'll pay a minimum of around 31,000 per year at Simmons, plus a very high cost of living, so it seems silly to do that vs. Rutgers (20k for year 1, 12k each year after as an in-state resident), especially if you are going to get JD (or even not, with the poor job market for MLIS).
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    teaganc got a reaction from MettaSutta in MLIS - Rutgers, Simmons, or SJSU???   
    Rutgers or reapply next year to UCLA. You can be an in-state resident at Rutgers after the first year, and they sometimes give money to current students as they get grants. Also, if you want to be a law librarian, are you planning on also getting a JD? If so, keeping your debt for your MLIS low should be a priority.
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    teaganc got a reaction from JKBFSS in TAX REVOLT TEA PARTIES on April 15th, 2009   
    I plan to show up with a sign that says, "I want federal student loans and low tuition for public universities subsidized by the state, but refuse to pay taxes to fund these services!"
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    teaganc got a reaction from ridofme in HKS worth $130K in debt?   
    In general, glasses, I like you--as much as I can like any faceless internet user--and obviously you feel passionately about it, so I hesitate to comment at all; however, I really think that sometimes this website and its accusations of racism are a little absurd. Assuming that everyone who types on a message board without perfect grammar is international is, in fact, foolish, but honestly, non-native English speakers are reasonably easy to recognize, especially if you have experience with ESL. I've taught ESL students before and the mistakes that they make are very distinct--in fact, I can often identify what the student's native language is by the mistakes that they make in their English, if I have some knowledge of the native language. Native speakers make typos, or have homonym spelling issues, or make more common mistakes like spelling ridiculous "rediculous" and putting commas in crazy places. Non-native speakers often place English words into the grammatical structure of their native language, or have issues with pronouns. Obviously there are many more examples of both, but suffice to say, the types of mistakes are distinct. Thus while "poor English" does not instantly denote an international student, certain types of mistakes can make the author identifiable as an international student. To argue that such identification is racist takes political correctness to Zizekian level and strips it of meaning. And last I checked, "international" is hardly a race, nor is it a pejorative.
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    teaganc got a reaction from Centurion in Minneapolis, MN   
    does anyone know anything about either cable or internet providers? the only one I can find is comcast, and i certainly cannot afford that, especially for internet. The grad students i met, well, they apparently go TV-less and I'm just not ready for that kind of living.
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    teaganc got a reaction from saturation in Best city to go to grad school in your opinion?   
    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but... Ohio is terrible. It has all the negatives of the Mid-west, but without any of the large cities or interesting things to do. Also, it might have the largest population in America of neo-Nazis? (If it's not Ohio, I think it might be central PA). Just driving through it makes me a little depressed. I'm sure you'll make the best of it, and besides, you'll spend all your time on campus anyway. But since you are an international student, I just wanted you know that there are many nicer places in the US; please don't judge us on Ohio alone.
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    teaganc got a reaction from snes in Philadelphia, PA   
    Honestly, Philly is definitely scary when it comes to parking and school districts and crime, but I would give ANYTHING to be moving back there right now. I love, love LOVE Philadelphia more than any other city in the world, and I have lived in a lot of cities. It's an amazing place with tons of different people, great food (including some awesome vegan places, and I'm not even vegan), and of course, it's the best sports town in America.
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    teaganc got a reaction from cogscipixie in Best city to go to grad school in your opinion?   
    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but... Ohio is terrible. It has all the negatives of the Mid-west, but without any of the large cities or interesting things to do. Also, it might have the largest population in America of neo-Nazis? (If it's not Ohio, I think it might be central PA). Just driving through it makes me a little depressed. I'm sure you'll make the best of it, and besides, you'll spend all your time on campus anyway. But since you are an international student, I just wanted you know that there are many nicer places in the US; please don't judge us on Ohio alone.
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    teaganc got a reaction from latte thunder in Best city to go to grad school in your opinion?   
    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but... Ohio is terrible. It has all the negatives of the Mid-west, but without any of the large cities or interesting things to do. Also, it might have the largest population in America of neo-Nazis? (If it's not Ohio, I think it might be central PA). Just driving through it makes me a little depressed. I'm sure you'll make the best of it, and besides, you'll spend all your time on campus anyway. But since you are an international student, I just wanted you know that there are many nicer places in the US; please don't judge us on Ohio alone.
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    teaganc got a reaction from Strangefox in So I chickened out......   
    Post the three schools, with details + funding, and I will make a decision for you, guaranteed by April 15th at 5pm. In fact, my services are free to the general public: come one, come all!
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    teaganc got a reaction from Russophile in Best city to go to grad school in your opinion?   
    I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but... Ohio is terrible. It has all the negatives of the Mid-west, but without any of the large cities or interesting things to do. Also, it might have the largest population in America of neo-Nazis? (If it's not Ohio, I think it might be central PA). Just driving through it makes me a little depressed. I'm sure you'll make the best of it, and besides, you'll spend all your time on campus anyway. But since you are an international student, I just wanted you know that there are many nicer places in the US; please don't judge us on Ohio alone.
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