What makes your College Special

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In summary, Victoria University of Manchester is a university with a special history in the field of science. It is known for its Vimto brand of cola, Bounty (the Stronger Soaker Upper) product, and other achievements in the field of science.
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I believe most(or atleast some!) of you here are students(level may be diff.),
I would love to hear ,what are the special features and facilities (if any!) which makes your college unique and extraordinary.
 
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My college was special because i went to it!
 
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Andy said:
My college was special because i went to it!

So does that mean it is no longer special?
 
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Nope, in fact it now sucks. lol.
 
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Andy said:
Nope, in fact it now sucks. lol.

Oh the vanity...I approve... :rofl:
 
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heman said:
I believe most(or atleast some!) of you here are students(level may be diff.),
I would love to hear ,what are the special features and facilities (if any!) which makes your college unique and extraordinary.

The fact that we rave over increased enrollment each year while making sure the system to add/drop classes gets stupider and stupider each year while over-enrolling more and more classes each year. If that doesn't qualify as a "special" feature, i don't know what does.
 
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... mine has a radio station. Even more impressive, it had a radio station that people actually like and listen to (although I havn't listened to it yet)
 
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Oh! And it's built on the side of a hill. It has more stairs in it than the eiffel tower.
 
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heman said:
I believe most(or atleast some!) of you here are students(level may be diff.),
I would love to hear ,what are the special features and facilities (if any!) which makes your college unique and extraordinary.

Unfortunately my college is not extraordinary, but it is indeed unique in the way it seems like a fridge. It is filled with only engineering students who are not prone to parties and those sort of things.
 
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Smurf said:
... mine has a radio station. Even more impressive, it had a radio station that people actually like and listen to (although I havn't listened to it yet)

We have one too...the problem is that the school had to oust the last DJ for sexual harassment of an employee and they don't have a new one yet.

I have a lot of complaints about my school but there are things I like about it too. http://www3.sdstate.edu/Academics/CollegeOfAgricultureAndBiologicalSciences/HorticultureForestryLandscapeandParks/McCroryGardens/Sights/Index.cfm [Broken] is an absolutely awesome place that is run by my school. I use the jogging trail there for some cardio exercise as often as possible.
 
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Pengwuino said:
The fact that we rave over increased enrollment each year while making sure the system to add/drop classes gets stupider and stupider each year while over-enrolling more and more classes each year. If that doesn't qualify as a "special" feature, i don't know what does.

let me guess, you got a UC (universit of california) campus.
 
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The free pool tables are all that springs to mind...
 
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unggio said:
let me guess, you got a UC (universit of california) campus.

CSU - Fresno.

What in gods name are they thinking when they think "Hey we need a new UC campus. Let's put one in Merced!". If anyone wants to know where the UC budget is being pissed away to...
 
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Pengwuino said:
CSU - Fresno.

What in gods name are they thinking when they think "Hey we need a new UC campus. Let's put one in Merced!". If anyone wants to know where the UC budget is being pissed away to...

I was stationed at NAS Lemoore...it's about 45 mins from Fresno. The nice thing about CSU Fresno is that the campus is pretty nice. The bad thing about it is that the air quality is among the worst air the world... :yuck:

I was glad to come home where I can breath again but I miss IN N OUT dearly :cry:

[edit] In fact we might have even had some of the same instructors...While I was still in the service I was taking classes part time at a little community college in Lemoore called West Hills CC, I took calculus there with Dr. Ganter who taught at Fresno before moving to a CC. Know her by any chance? [/edit]
 
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Don't they shoot off rockets from Lemoore? I remember people going insane one day when the exhaust from a rocket from what i think was Lemoore was lit up in the sky. It had been a while so the smoke was scattered about and people thought it was crazy aliens or something :D

And nope, never heard of that instructor.
 
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Pengwuino said:
Don't they shoot off rockets from Lemoore? I remember people going insane one day when the exhaust from a rocket from what i think was Lemoore was lit up in the sky. It had been a while so the smoke was scattered about and people thought it was crazy aliens or something :D

And nope, never heard of that instructor.

They don't shoot off rockets from Lemoore, that is a Naval Air station (they just fly jets and stuff like that)...that's the Airforce rockets from,,,I don't remember the base. The first time I saw one I was like, "Are we being nuked?" They are seriously creepy...but they just go up and burn up at an extremely high altitude...
 
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oh right right. It was Edwards AFB
 
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Pengwuino said:
oh right right. It was Edwards AFB

Yep, :smile:
 
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My school is the center or a reality show on TV named "Tommy Lee goes to College." Oh yay.
 
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Well other than the girls, my college pretty much sucks. But it must be special since I've spent 3 years now this semester at a JC...Oh yeah that's right, I took classes that I later learned were not needed.
 
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champ2823 said:
Well other than the girls, my college pretty much sucks. But it must be special since I've spent 3 years now this semester at a JC...Oh yeah that's right, I took classes that I later learned were not needed.

I would say exactly opposite for my college.
gals are too less(32/600) and the ones who are possesses somewhat male characteristics.(like Mauresmo! )

Actually most of peoples here at Pf are unaware of status of IIT,may be you must have had come across to guys preparing for it on Pf..!
The Times Higher Education supplement the top universities worldwide for IT and Engineering are http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ti...ineering_and_IT [Broken]
1 University of California, Berkeley, USA
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology,USA
3 Stanford University,USA
4 Indian Institutes of Technology,India
5 Imperial College London,UK
6 California Institute of Technology,USA
7 University of Tokyo,Japan
8 University of Cambridge,UK
9 National University of Singapore,Singapore
10 Peking University,China
 
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One is because it has the Stephen Hawking Chair of Physics something or other and NO cheerleaders only yell leaders...The second because it's the whopping hugest.
 
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http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/images/towercollage2.gif


I am studying in BITS,India , some of its achievements:

1. First university in the world to introduce Practice Schools for all of its 20 courses.MIT,USA did it for only one course and later MIT assisted BITS .

2. Hotmail-founder Sabeer Bhatia , who now sold it to Microsoft for billions passed out from BITS.

3. Wipro CEO --- passed out from BITS

4. Best connectivity - WiFi and LAN , best in India.Take your laptop anywhere , even if you are inside your toilet , you will get the connection right , its THAT WELL connected.

5. BITS has asia's largest library.

6. And best of it all , you never get bored here , its so damn hectic here.
 
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Dr.Brain said:
http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/images/towercollage2.gif


I am studying in BITS,India , some of its achievements:

1. First university in the world to introduce Practice Schools for all of its 20 courses.MIT,USA did it for only one course and later MIT assisted BITS .

2. Hotmail-founder Sabeer Bhatia , who now sold it to Microsoft for billions passed out from BITS.

3. Wipro CEO --- passed out from BITS

4. Best connectivity - WiFi and LAN , best in India.Take your laptop anywhere , even if you are inside your toilet , you will get the connection right , its THAT WELL connected.

5. BITS has asia's largest library.

6. And best of it all , you never get bored here , its so damn hectic here.



Its which one?
Pilani or Dubai!
I too was offered admission here and i really think Bits is one of great college of India.
 
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Echo 6 Sierra said:
One is because it has the Stephen Hawking Chair of Physics something or other and NO cheerleaders only yell leaders...The second because it's the whopping hugest.
Isn't stephen hawking in cambridge?
 
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Smurf said:
Isn't stephen hawking in cambridge?
Yes, but some rich guy named ?. Mitchell from Houston donated a butt-load of money to Texas A&M's Physics Dept and named the chair after him. Dr. H came to annoint it and install the first sitter and gave several talks to the department. What jacked me out of whack was that in the auditorium when he gave the speech for the "masses" the audience was half full of kids 10 and under. I had a nosebleed seat. :grumpy: That was 3 or 4 years ago.
 
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What is special about my school? Well the graduate students in the physics department don't hang out at all outside of classes... it is very disturbing. I just transferred to Worcester Polytechnic Institute after two years of graduate school at UW-Milwaukee (to follow my advisory like a good little fellow...). At UWM, the grad students would party together , go to lunch together, get coffee together... here nothing. Nobody is ever around in their offices and if they are the doors are closed... very, very weird. I am very disappointed.
 
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Please tell me this isn't special and people actually survive it: We will start on monday with a schedule of 20h lectures + 6h exercices per week in mathematics alone and they are calling it a 'soft start'! :eek:

In addition my university has a list of scientific achievements, of which I only can remember that they have set the world record of lowest temperature.
 

1. What sets your college apart from other colleges?

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