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Subject: Re: U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class

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Date Posted: 18:15:48 04/16/17 Sun
In reply to: Parent 's message, "U Chicago Reports 2021 Football Recruiting Class" on 12:19:04 04/15/17 Sat

In defense of where I went to grad school

1) Excellent academics. As good or better an undergrad eduction as any Ivy or Stanford. They expect students to work.

2) Chicago is a great town. Like New York except the people are not full of themselves and are polite.

3) They have gone beyond the old quote of President Hutchins "Whenever I feel the need to exercise I lie down until it goes away". The athletic facilities now are now quite nice.

As per the Northwestern comment they are basically Princeton on Lake Michigan.

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Date Posted: 11:51:04 04/17/17 Mon

While I fully agree that U Chicago is an excellent university academically, the surrounding neighborhood (Hyde Park) is not good and somewhat unsafe. To illustrate this point, well over 90% of the U Chicago MBAs commute to campus from downtown Chicago to avoid living in this neighborhood. In sharp contrast, Northwestern has over 90% of its MBAs living near the campus in Evanston.

As a graduate student, you do not mind commuting to the U C campus from downtown Chicago, but for undergraduate student athletes, they strongly prefer to be part of a campus with a good social life. Until U Chicago truly regentrifies the surrounding neighborhood, U Chicago will always struggle in its recruiting process.

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