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To: afraidfortherepublic; sinkspur

Ya shoulda gone to Stanford, where there is a TERRIFIC choir which sings Chant and 16/17 century stuff.

One is not surprised to hear that Texas was rather dry...


106 posted on 09/25/2004 4:31:22 PM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, TomasTorquemadaGentlemen'sClub)
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To: ninenot

Stanford!!! Arrrrrrrrgh! The skewl that invented grade inflation!

The engineering and math profs sued the academic senate 20 years ago over it and were put down big time by the other departments. It seems that if you have the money and the pull to go there, you are not supposed to have your ego wounded by anything less than a B.

I remember when a PhD student got mad at his prof because the prof would never approve his thesis. He'd been enrolled in the program about 12 years. The student shot the prof dead in his office. Big scandal. Ever since then, Stanford has been very generous with the As and Bs.

So, when a job applicant says he has a 3.5 grade point from Stanford, you can equate it with a 2.0 from Cal.


111 posted on 09/26/2004 3:06:34 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (An "Old Blue' talking...)
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To: ninenot

To be fair about Texas, it was still considered mission Territory when we lived there. It wasn't so bad around Houston where we had ample south of the border and Italian influence, but my daughter went to college at Baylor U in Waco where most of the student body had never met a Catholic. All they knew was that you weren't supposed to date them!


112 posted on 09/26/2004 3:10:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (An "Old Blue' talking...)
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To: ninenot

And for chant? There was nothing more beautiful than to sit on the lawn at St. Mary's College in Moraga at 6 PM and listen to the Christian Brothers sing Gregorian Chant.


113 posted on 09/26/2004 3:13:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (An "Old Blue' talking...)
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