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(NBC Connecticut)   The decades-old rivalry between Harvard and Yale may have taken a turn for the worse   (nbcconnecticut.com) divider line 36
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2013-11-25 11:34:39 AM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-25 11:40:33 AM
New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final
 
2013-11-25 12:36:26 PM
A neighbor's kid was just accepted into Yale, so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2013-11-25 12:36:54 PM
Where was the car parked? This is important.
 
2013-11-25 12:37:01 PM
Fight fiercly, Harvard.
 
2013-11-25 12:38:06 PM
chef apron or umbrella?
 
2013-11-25 12:39:04 PM
This is in Haven? Then they've got more troubles then they're letting on.
 
2013-11-25 12:40:48 PM
"confirmed report" ... you can practically hear the drool coming from the editor's mouth.


fark the facts, lets double-speak out way into infamy!

/I hope it's another umbrella
 
2013-11-25 12:45:13 PM
The male voice said a Yale student had a gun? E'lies!
 
2013-11-25 12:47:18 PM
So someone from New Haven made it onto the Yale campus, then?
 
2013-11-25 12:47:21 PM

bongmiester: New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final


Definite possibility.  Also, wait phone booths still exist?  Can't remember the last time I saw one around here.
 
2013-11-25 12:47:27 PM
It was probably just an MIT prank.
 
2013-11-25 12:47:34 PM
Hmm, sounds like a nightmare. On Elm street, even. Who didn't see that coming?
 
2013-11-25 12:50:00 PM

bongmiester: New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final


At Yale?  Not likely.  If you forgot to study, you just take the "Gentleman's C," or if you care about your GPA, write whatever and challenge your grade later.

I was once a TA for a senior-level elective course at Princeton.  The professor gave out some easyish lab assignments and a final paper, and graded the final paper himself with scores ranging from 50% to 89%.  I saw the scores and asked, "are you sure they were that bad?  Some of these 50s are the top students in the class on the labs."  So he had me go over the papers as a second opinion, and he was right:  they were among the worst papers I've ever graded.  They wrote like teenagers talked.

So I went back to the prof and apologized for doubting him.  He then showed me a printout of the score totals with two big modes and one outlier on the low end, and said, "I'm thinking these are the As, these are the A-minuses, and we can give this one a B."  The B student challenged the grade.
 
2013-11-25 12:55:33 PM
My brother flipped out his first year at Yale, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

/'78
 
2013-11-25 12:55:43 PM

Xcott: bongmiester: New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final

At Yale?  Not likely.  If you forgot to study, you just take the "Gentleman's C," or if you care about your GPA, write whatever and challenge your grade later.

I was once a TA for a senior-level elective course at Princeton.  The professor gave out some easyish lab assignments and a final paper, and graded the final paper himself with scores ranging from 50% to 89%.  I saw the scores and asked, "are you sure they were that bad?  Some of these 50s are the top students in the class on the labs."  So he had me go over the papers as a second opinion, and he was right:  they were among the worst papers I've ever graded.  They wrote like teenagers talked.

So I went back to the prof and apologized for doubting him.  He then showed me a printout of the score totals with two big modes and one outlier on the low end, and said, "I'm thinking these are the As, these are the A-minuses, and we can give this one a B."  The B student challenged the grade.


Complain until you get what you want. Otherwise known as the "American Way"
 
2013-11-25 12:58:57 PM
And be on the lookout for this guy
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-11-25 01:00:57 PM
I'm working at Yale New Haven Hospital so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-11-25 01:04:25 PM
I have two presidents of Harvard in my family tree so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2013-11-25 01:10:04 PM
Needless panic because, having read a few FARK threads in my time, I know there is no need to panic even when a whole group of hostile people wielding guns appear in the parking lot of the restaurant here you are meeting. This is normal. Just not a big deal. Happens ALL the time.

He'll probably go away if we just ignore him.
 
2013-11-25 01:16:33 PM
Yale has a kind of creepy campus. It's scattered all over downtown, and most of the buildings (in particular the doors) have huge well-secured iron gates. There are often two or three electronically-secured gates between you and the inside of any building. It's like some weird kind of distributed fortress.

Of course, a short walk around New Haven at night will be sufficient to explain why it is set up this way. The whole town feels sketchy and when we were there, our contacts with the school pointed out some roads that it was... inadvisable to end up on the other side of.

On a final side note, Fairbanks puts up their conference attendees in nicer buildings than Yale does. 90+ degrees and high humidity, no air conditioning, and sometimes you couldn't even get cold water out of the showers.
 
2013-11-25 01:23:04 PM

Xcott: bongmiester: New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final

At Yale?  Not likely.  If you forgot to study, you just take the "Gentleman's C," or if you care about your GPA, write whatever and challenge your grade later.

I was once a TA for a senior-level elective course at Princeton.  The professor gave out some easyish lab assignments and a final paper, and graded the final paper himself with scores ranging from 50% to 89%.  I saw the scores and asked, "are you sure they were that bad?  Some of these 50s are the top students in the class on the labs."  So he had me go over the papers as a second opinion, and he was right:  they were among the worst papers I've ever graded.  They wrote like teenagers talked.

So I went back to the prof and apologized for doubting him.  He then showed me a printout of the score totals with two big modes and one outlier on the low end, and said, "I'm thinking these are the As, these are the A-minuses, and we can give this one a B."  The B student challenged the grade.


I hate assholes like that, because I think they're one of the reasons I had trouble getting into grad school at first.

Xavier's physics undergrad does not, as far as I can tell, suffer from grade inflation. But Xavier doesn't do a good job *ADVERTISING* that...
 
2013-11-25 01:26:11 PM
I work on the other side of the New Haven green from the closed off area, I'm really getting a kick from these replies!
 
2013-11-25 01:42:32 PM

Mitrovarr: Yale has a kind of creepy campus. It's scattered all over downtown, and most of the buildings (in particular the doors) have huge well-secured iron gates. There are often two or three electronically-secured gates between you and the inside of any building. It's like some weird kind of distributed fortress.

Of course, a short walk around New Haven at night will be sufficient to explain why it is set up this way. The whole town feels sketchy and when we were there, our contacts with the school pointed out some roads that it was... inadvisable to end up on the other side of.

On a final side note, Fairbanks puts up their conference attendees in nicer buildings than Yale does. 90+ degrees and high humidity, no air conditioning, and sometimes you couldn't even get cold water out of the showers.


New Haven isn't some kind of war zone. Yale is in the downtown green area. I have stumbled around there drunk at all hours on plenty of occasions. It really isn't a scary place at all. It is a small city, it has tougher areas but if you feel nervous in a city like New Haven I am not really sure you should go to any city.

Right around the campus is a lot of awesome restaurants and bars etc.
 
2013-11-25 01:55:31 PM
"They are walking through what appears to be a door..."
 
2013-11-25 02:05:30 PM

kindms: Mitrovarr: Yale has a kind of creepy campus. It's scattered all over downtown, and most of the buildings (in particular the doors) have huge well-secured iron gates. There are often two or three electronically-secured gates between you and the inside of any building. It's like some weird kind of distributed fortress.

Of course, a short walk around New Haven at night will be sufficient to explain why it is set up this way. The whole town feels sketchy and when we were there, our contacts with the school pointed out some roads that it was... inadvisable to end up on the other side of.

On a final side note, Fairbanks puts up their conference attendees in nicer buildings than Yale does. 90+ degrees and high humidity, no air conditioning, and sometimes you couldn't even get cold water out of the showers.

New Haven isn't some kind of war zone. Yale is in the downtown green area. I have stumbled around there drunk at all hours on plenty of occasions. It really isn't a scary place at all. It is a small city, it has tougher areas but if you feel nervous in a city like New Haven I am not really sure you should go to any city.

Right around the campus is a lot of awesome restaurants and bars etc.


Yeah, it's alright. No worse than any other city of 130,000 in the post-industrial northeast.
 
2013-11-25 02:14:47 PM

Felgraf: Xavier's physics undergrad does not, as far as I can tell, suffer from grade inflation. But Xavier doesn't do a good job *ADVERTISING* that...


Meh.  A lot of state schools don't have much of a grade inflation problem either.  Grade inflation tends to go hand-in-hand with competitive students, and students from higher socioeconomic classes.  I now teach at a state school, and rarely ever do my students ask for a higher grade---the one exception being a specific group of foreign grad students who belong to an elevated social class in their home country.

Not everyone seems aware of that fact, and if anything they will discount your non-Ivy-league grades even more on the basis of your admission to a lower-ranked school.  This pattern appears to continue through graduate school all the way up to the academic job market.
 
2013-11-25 03:03:41 PM

tuxq: "confirmed report" ... you can practically hear the drool coming from the editor's mouth.


fark the facts, lets double-speak out way into infamy!

/I hope it's another umbrella


I shouldn't laugh at potential school shootings, but I work at RIT and just made a joke not 20 minutes ago about not wanting another Umbrella Incident on our hands.

/never gets old
 
2013-11-25 03:06:33 PM
So far they have:

University Police
Local Police
State Police
Border Patrol
FBI
Homeland Security

for an anonymous phone call from a phone booth.
Wow.
 
2013-11-25 03:07:10 PM
Woops...forgot ATF.
 
2013-11-25 03:13:12 PM

luniz5monody: So far they have:

University Police
Local Police
State Police
Border Patrol
FBI
Homeland Security

for an anonymous phone call from a phone booth.
Wow.


luniz5monody: Woops...forgot ATF


Can't let a good panic situation go to waste.  The plebes can't be allowed to live without their daily dose of pants-wetting fear.
 
2013-11-25 03:31:13 PM
The people on the street are basically ignoring whats going on. If it wasn't for the helicopter circling, it's like any other day in New Haven.
 
2013-11-25 05:20:34 PM

luniz5monody: So far they have:

University Police
Local Police
State Police
Border Patrol
FBI
Homeland Security

for an anonymous phone call from a phone booth.
Wow.


It's an Ivy League school.  Important people send their kids there.
 
2013-11-25 05:22:17 PM
So what was it?

A streetlight carrying a skunk ape carrying a L shaped pop tart?
 
2013-11-25 06:32:12 PM
Lockdown's back on; somebody asked for ketchup on their Louis Lunch burger.
 
2013-11-26 01:00:30 AM

Tman144: Xcott: bongmiester: New Haven Police received an anonymous call from a phone booth ...

I think someone forgot to study for their lit final

At Yale?  Not likely.  If you forgot to study, you just take the "Gentleman's C," or if you care about your GPA, write whatever and challenge your grade later.

I was once a TA for a senior-level elective course at Princeton.  The professor gave out some easyish lab assignments and a final paper, and graded the final paper himself with scores ranging from 50% to 89%.  I saw the scores and asked, "are you sure they were that bad?  Some of these 50s are the top students in the class on the labs."  So he had me go over the papers as a second opinion, and he was right:  they were among the worst papers I've ever graded.  They wrote like teenagers talked.

So I went back to the prof and apologized for doubting him.  He then showed me a printout of the score totals with two big modes and one outlier on the low end, and said, "I'm thinking these are the As, these are the A-minuses, and we can give this one a B."  The B student challenged the grade.

Complain until you get what you want. Otherwise known as the "American Way"


In Japan it's not terribly uncommon for a student to ask a Prof to change them from a much lower grade to an A, or from failing to passing, because they have an otherwise perfect record. Sometimes it works.
 
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