At 2/12/13 11:09 AM, Travis wrote:
I go to a college that is literally only 400 dollars less a year, but they have handed me grants out the ass. So out of curiosity has Harvard gave you any scholarship or grant money?
Oh yes. I could never afford it otherwise. Luckily we have need-based financial aid which reduces costs significantly. There are some scholarships too.
Where do you go?
At 2/12/13 11:16 AM, Protagonist wrote:
Do you ever feel pressured to do exceptionally well since you're going to one of the most well known universities in the United States?
Yes! It can almost be a bit too much sometimes. If you don't do something amazing during your "summer recess" you would be considered a bad student (and human). Luckily we are blessed with grade inflation which mitigates pressure a little bit, but you still get busy!
At 2/12/13 11:40 AM, Jumbe wrote:
what do you think of the cheating scandal
I think both students and faculty were at fault in this case. The gov course in question used to be pretty easy but I heard it was made more difficult which compelled some students, especially some recruited athletes, to stretch the definition of open book exam a bit too far. On the other hand, I think the professor and TAs weren't too clear about what you could and couldn't do. It is a complicated situation and I don't really know what to make of it. It's easy to blame the other party, you know.
At 2/12/13 11:50 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
They have no future, with an alternative that actually cares about the people you'll have their heads in no time. :P
A question, hmm. Why Harvard?
Strong academics, engaged student body, many opportunities and very generous financial aid! Cambridge and Boston are really nice too. You don't really have to leave Cambridge much but if you want you can just take the Red Line to downtown Boston in no time.
At 2/12/13 12:57 PM, naronic wrote:
What private prep school did you attend before Harvard?
How much did it cost?
I did not attend a private prep school at all actually, so $0. You don't have to go to Exeter to get into Harvard ;P (those are way too expensive by the way).
At 2/12/13 02:25 PM, Trillionaire wrote:
I knew this would come up! I'm reluctant to tell you but okay. Just SAT I though. 2 290. Fine. There you go. What about yourself, huh? 2 400 first sitting? I had a bad day, okay?
At 2/12/13 02:30 PM, BrockManson wrote:
How did your parents get so rich?
My parents? Who said they were rich? Harvard has financial aid, hello! It's not full of rich WASPs anymore.
At 2/12/13 03:09 PM, Elitistinen wrote:
Going work for Silicon Valley? Can you write a fizzbuzz program in C? How much money is your parent throwing at Harvard?
I don't think so ;P. I am super crappy at programming, even if my life was at stake I would hardly be able to set up a simple html website. I will take CS though, intro to CS (CS50) is extremely popular here. Which reminds me - I'm a bad student.
Oh and stop talking about my parents! I'm not rich, nor are my parents, we don't have any money for you!
At 2/12/13 03:13 PM, Spretznaz wrote:
I think Fuuka's one of the character names on my long-disused WoW account.
That confused me. World of Warcraft? I didn't even know that thing still exists. I tried it once in 2004 (or 2005?) for like two hours, and I never played since. Is it true that some people literally spent over a year in time inside the game? Sorry for sprinting off topic.